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General News

Hong Kong Readies Bid for Asian Games

The Wall Street Journal 24.09.2010
South Korean athletes prepare for the upcoming Asian Games, to be held in Guangzhou, China, in November. Hong Kong is preparing to make a bid to host the games in 2023.

Cramped spaces, pollution and punishing working hours mean Hong Kongers are not exactly known for leading active lifestyles. That fact isn’t stopping the government from bidding to host the 2023 Asian Games, even if it means racking up a loss of H...

The club has a strong presence in Hong Kong

Manchester United has signed a deal with Hong Kong firm PCCW for it to become the telecoms and broadcast partner of the club in the region.

Diamonds for record-breaking Hong Kong athletes

Athletes from Hong Kong will receive a diamond worth 100,000 yuan ($14,770) if they break a world record at the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China in November this year.

Hong Kong player 'shot' at baseball world cup

A player has been shot during a women's baseball world cup match in Venezuela, where the Australian team was preparing to take the field.

Thousands arrested in Asia soccer gambling raids

An operation targeting illegal soccer gambling in Asia during the World Cup has resulted in the arrests of over 5,000 people and the seizure of nearly $10 million, Interpol said on Friday.

Belly-buttons key to success in sport: study

Karin Zeitvogel Yahoo! News 12.07.2010
Belly-buttons key to success in sport: study

Scientists have found the reason why blacks dominate on the running track and whites in the swimming pool: it's in their belly-buttons, a study published Monday shows.

Flamengo goal keeper Bruno Fernandes Das Dores de Souza refused to answer questions, police say.

A Brazilian goal keeper, whom police named a prime suspect in the disappearance and murder of a woman said to be his former girlfriend, has refused to answer questions on his alleged involvement, police said Friday.

Tiger Woods pays $750 million in divorce settlement

Vicki Walker and Randy McMullen San Jose Mercury News 02.07.2010
Tiger Woods pays $750 million in divorce settlement

Tiger Woods has agreed to pay his wife Elin Nordegren $750 million in a divorce settlement, claims the London Sun. And he still might have gotten a bargain.

Hong Kong Intends to Bid for 2023 Asian Games

Wang Wenwen 25.06.2010
Hong Kong Intends to Bid for 2023 Asian Games

The Hong Kong government announced on Friday that they would support the sports authority in its potential bid for the 2023 Asian Games instead of the 2019 edition which was proposed first.

Messing around: David Beckham poses with Prince William (left) and Prince Harry at an FA reception in Johannesburg

Prince William joked last night that he and his brother were to blame for the security breach after England’s dismal World Cup performance against Algeria.

I had Tiger's son, claims porn star: Golf star 'refuses to acknowledge boy, nine'

Tiger Woods may have been hoping that he had put scandal behind him.But now a porn actress has come forward to claim that he is the father of her nine-year-old son.

North Korea's World Cup fans who are really 'volunteers' from China

Shekhar Bhatia and Jack Lefley This is London 16.06.2010
North Korea's World Cup fans who are really 'volunteers' from China

PERHAPS it was their identical red outfits or how their applause was directed by a "conductor" that suggested the North Koreans in the Ellis Park stadium in South Africa were no ordinary fans.

South Africa whips up World Cup frenzy

South Africa whipped itself into a World Cup frenzy on Wednesday as the national side paraded through Johannesburg and holders Italy flew in to defend their crown, two days before the kick-off.

Chinese soccer player jailed 10 months in Hong Kong for attempting bribe

A Chinese soccer player has been jailed in Hong Kong for 10 months for trying to bribe an opponent into throwing a top division match.

Hong Kong Open retains title sponsor for 2010

The Times of India 11.05.2010
Hong Kong Open retains title sponsor for 2010

The Hong Kong Open, greater China's oldest professional golf tournament, has retained Swiss bank UBS as a title sponsor for 2010, organisers said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong broadcasters resolve World Cup row

Three Hong Kong broadcasters have ended a dispute that would have shut out free coverage of the World Cup in this soccer-crazed city of 7 million people but the partial solution only airs matches to households with digital decoders.

Tiger Woods (left) and Ari Fleischer (right)

Tiger Woods has reportedly turned to Ari Fleischer, the former presidential advisor to George W. Bush and the man who helped restore the steroid-shattered image of Mark McGwire, to help prepare a strategy for his wildly anticipated comeback to gol...

Violent Thai Port fans get suspended jail terms

A Bangkok court on Friday sentenced 10 fans of the Thai Port Football Club to a one-month jail term, suspended for one year, 12 hours of public service and a fine of 2,000 baht for assaulting Muang Thong United fans on Feb 20, Bangkok Post reported.

Tiger Woods apologizes again... this time to preschool parents

Tiger Woods apologized in a letter to parents of children at the preschool where his 2-year-old daughter, Sam goes to, Orlando television station WFTV reported.

Tiger Woods Stages Paparazzo-Style Photo Op

Tiger Woods was caught on camera jogging in Florida. This has been the very first photo of the embattled golfer since last November. However, it turns out that the seemingly spontaneous paparazzo shot was staged by reputable photo agency Getty.

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