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Hong Kong to host Asian University Table Tennis Championships

The 2nd Asian University Table Tennis Championships (AUTTC) will be held in Hong Kong Polytechnic University from July 3 to 6, the organizers said here on Friday.

World Cup: Netherlands shocks Brazil 2-1

Don't call the Dutch underachievers anymore. Not after the way the Netherlands rallied to upset five-time champion Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup quarterfinals 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.

Tennis star escapes lifetime ban from Wimbledon tournament after being accused of SPITTING at crowd

A tennis player who spat at spectators at Wimbledon has escaped a lifetime ban from the All England Club. Romanian Victor Hanescu was instead fined a total of 15,000 US dollars (£10,000) by All England Club chiefs for unsportsmanlike conduct and '...


FIFA World Cup: Germany takes England 4-1

SHAUN CUSTIS The Sun 28.06.2010
FIFA World Cup: Germany takes England 4-1

FOR a while this apology for an England football team had a ready-made excuse. Uruguayan assistant ref Mauricio Espinosa, who must have been half-blind, somehow failed to notice that Frank Lampard's shot had travelled a good four feet over the lin...

Entrapment sets new HK record with seventh win

james reed Racing Post 28.06.2010
Entrapment sets new HK record with seventh win

THE unbeaten Entrapment (John Size/Douglas Whyte) established a new record for most wins in a single Hong Kong season at a rain-drenched Sha Tin on Sunday when he recorded his seventh straight victory.


Marathon man Isner loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

STEPHEN WILSON Yahoo! News 26.06.2010
Marathon man Isner loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

One day after winning the longest tennis match in history, John Isner lost the shortest men's match at Wimbledon so far this year.

Hong Kong Intends to Bid for 2023 Asian Games

Wang Wenwen CRIENGLISH.com 26.06.2010
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.


John Isner

WIMBLEDON, England — When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one last burst of energy, springing to his feet to applaud along with the crowd.

Mixed Martial Arts Back in Hong Kong

Emily Veach The Wall Street Journal 23.06.2010
Mixed Martial Arts Back in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s only professional mixed martial arts tournament is back for more Thursday night in the form of Legend Fighting Championship 2 in Kowloon Bay. The combination of specialties such as Brazilian jujitsu, muay Thai boxing and wrestling, has...


South Africa stuns France 2-1

RYAN LUCAS Breitbart.com 23.06.2010
South Africa stuns France 2-1

Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela scored first-half goals to lead South Africa to a 2-1 win over 10-man France at the World Cup on Tuesday, though South Africa still became the first host nation to be eliminated in the group stage.

Portugal Beats North Korea in 7-0 Rout

JONATHAN CLEGG The Wall Street Journal 22.06.2010
Portugal Beats North Korea in 7-0 Rout

In a World Cup full of surprises, here's another shock: Portugal scored a goal. Make that seven.


'We let him in,' joke Princes Wills and Harry as they reflect on angry fan in dressing-room with football royalty David Beckham

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.

Vuvuzela craze spreads to baseball

Reuters Canada 21.06.2010
Vuvuzela craze spreads to baseball

Get your ear plugs ready, the Vuvuzela is going global.The Florida Marlins baseball team handed out free horns to the first 15,000 fans through the gate for their game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.


Rooney Fury At England Fans As Team Flops

England's players were booed from the pitch after a dire World Cup performance, prompting a furious response from star striker Wayne Rooney.

Tour de France bikes to be scanned for motors

Bikes used at the Tour de France will be scanned to make sure they do not contain illegal motors, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Friday.


World Cup: Swiss Make Melted Cheese out of Spain

Spain isn't supposed to lose to Switzerland. Spain has never lost to Switzerland. Perhaps Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas believed that would last forever just a little too much.

World Cup 2010: BBC may offer vuvuzela-free matches

Owen Gibson, Steven Morris The Guardian 15.06.2010
World Cup 2010: BBC may offer vuvuzela-free matches

The BBC was investigating the possibility of transmitting an alternative "vuvuzela free" version of its World Cup coverage tonight, as the fierce debate over the buzz of the horn looked set to be heading for football grounds all over Britain.


Beadman "Under Scrutiny" In Hong Kong

Story By Chris Scholtz Racing and Sports 14.06.2010
Beadman "Under Scrutiny" In Hong Kong

Champion Australian jockey Darren Beadman has been warned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club that his riding will be under close scrutiny by officials during the 2010/11 racing season

Zenyatta remains unbeaten in 17 races

Unbeaten Zenyatta won her 17th consecutive race on Sunday, giving the mighty mare the longest winning streak in unrestricted races by a modern-day US thoroughbred.



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