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Magpies show they mean to hold on to HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens title

Fast and furious: Singapore Cricket Club's Josh Douglas takes on the Sunderland team during their 1-1 draw. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Magpies won all three of their matches at Hong Kong Football Club, scoring nine goals without reply, to top group B. Striker Sammy Ameobi led the way with four goals.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 10:21am

HKTA should not block promoters

I am a retired promoter and refer to Alvin Sallay's column ("Beware wolf at HKTA door", May 12) which I found to be confusing. It attacks private promoters and the national tennis association, easy targets when you can tap freely into a computer.

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

Newcastle names top squad for HKFC soccer sevens

Newcastle United's James Tavernier

Captain James Tavernier, an irresistible force in midfield a year ago, returns together with goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, defender Paul Dummett and midfielders Steven Logan and Bradden Inman. For goals, the Magpies will look to striker Sammy Ameobi, who has already played 19 times for the club's first team.

22 May 2013 - 5:12am

Mega Ice Hockey 5s tournament draws former NHL pros to Kowloon

Swiss Select goaltender Andy Schaub juggles the puck during a Mega Ice Hockey 5s clash with CCHA in Kowloon. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

It has been three years since Primeau called time on a career that saw him lace up his skates for seven teams over 14 years, and his appearance at the Mega Ice Hockey 5s - playing for the Kreuz Subsea Sharks - is the first time he's been able to blow off a little bit of the competitiveness that these days only gets released through his role as a coach of his 11-year-old son's team. Or maybe when he wins a race to the checkout line as he does the weekly shopping for his family back home in Toronto.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Beware wolf at the HKTA door

John McEnroe in BNP Paribas Showdown friendly tennis match. Photo: Reuters

The BNP Paribas Showdown in March featured two legends - John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl - as well as Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska for a night of exhibition showmanship. Organisers promised this was the first of an annual event to mark the International Tennis Federation's World Tennis Day.

12 May 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

Players present the bare facts of US 'lingerie league'

Angela Rypien (left), Natalie Jahnke (centre), and Liz Gorman. Photo: Jonathan Wong

If the old saying "love is blind" is true, then why is looking at women in sexy lingerie popular? Whatever your sentiment on the issue, it's this popularity that has helped the women's Legends Football League become a huge hit since it began in 2009.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Hong Kong Tennis Association seeks HK$1m from next BNP Paribas Showdown

Juan Martin del Potro, Lleyton Hewitt, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na have already been lined up for next year. Photos: Reuters, AP, AFP

Unhappy Hong Kong Tennis Association officials have asked the organisers of last month's BNP Paribas Showdown for a million-dollar sanction fee if next year's event is to go ahead.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

James Hansen wins Hong Kong International Diamond Mile

James Hansen wins the Hong Kong International Diamond Mile in Central yesterday from compatriot Nathan Down. Photo: Richard Castka

Tasmanian James Hansen, 19, took the men's title in four minutes and 20 seconds, but had to work as gusty conditions hit over the second leg of the two-lap course to hold off fellow Australian Nathan Down (4:21) and Kenya's Solomon Kipyego Keter (4:24).

23 Apr 2013 - 5:22am

Round the Island Time Trial runners face e-mail threats

Organisers of Round the Island Time Trial have received an e-mail from a group who said they may sabotage the painted blue dots that mark the route. Photo: SCMP

The organisers of this Sunday's Round the Island Time Trial have warned of a "potentially life-threatening" risk to runners in the 65 kilometre race, after receiving an e-mail from a group who said they may sabotage the painted blue dots that mark the route.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:43am

Manchester City to face league rivals in Soccer Sevens

Tony Bratsanos, chairman of the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

Manchester City will find Sunderland barring the way when they make their debut in next month's HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

Fiji celebrate their 26-19 win over Wales in a final played before a sell-out crowd at the stadium in Causeway Bay. Photo: K.Y.Cheng

In front of a raucous, capacity crowd in the cup final Fiji came from a 19-0 deficit against Wales at half-time to level the match at 19-19. With all left to play for and minutes left to go - local broadcasters cut to the news.


25 Mar 2013 - 8:58am 17 comments

'Super Bowl of Rugby' suffering in a stone-age stadium

The Beach Boys perform at the second day of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2013. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong Stadium simply does not have the capability to properly host a top-rate act. The sound system and jumbotron screen capabilities are an antiquated albatross of a joke.

25 Mar 2013 - 9:02am 2 comments

Benson lifts Mount Butler Race trophy despite finishing second

Darren Benson. Photo: Richard Castka

This anomaly occurred because Chan Ka-ho, who crossed the finish line in 57 minutes and 11 seconds for the 15-kilometre event, had entered the team competition and, as a result, was not eligible for the overall first prize.

25 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

Taking centre stage in the south stand, Sailor Moon and the Silver Surfettes set the pace on the tournament's second day. Photo: Nora Tam

In a move sure to generate a furious reaction from local rugby fans, Hong Kong Sevens organisers have said it is "inevitable" that even fewer tickets will go on sale to the public next year.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am 4 comments

Fun, fun, fun for everyone

A fan joins the Beach Boys as they jam during yesterday’s performance. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The sun was shining like it was a Californian summer's day, and although the stadium is a long way from the beach, 40,000 fans rode the wave of the smooth harmonies and almost achingly beautiful lyrics of the Beach Boys.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am