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Jeremy Noseda's Rebel Soldier recruited to race in Hong Kong

York's Ebor meeting is still a week off but it is already proving expensive for some punters, as the news broke today that two of the more fancied contenders had been sold to new owners who have no interest in the action on the Knavesmire.

Tiger Woods cards career worst score at Firestone

Tiger Woods carded his career worst score at Firestone, a shocking four-over-par 74 in the opening round at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday.


Hong Kong Mogul Said to Be in Talks for Liverpool

Kenneth Huang, a Hong Kong businessman, is in talks to acquire Liverpool Football Club by the end of the month, The Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Iranian women's rugby team take to the field wearing modesty-preserving headscarves and tracksuits

If the rugby-playing women of Iran's national sevens team had cauliflower ears, no-one could tell. Kitted out in tight-fitting headscarves and full tracksuits to protect their modesty, the players caused quite a stir when they played in Europe for...


Hong Kong wants Lions match in 2013

Reuters Africa 01.08.2010
Hong Kong wants Lions match in 2013

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) has held preliminary talks about hosting a British and Irish Lions match before the tour of Australia in 2013, local media reported on Saturday.

Cricket: Afghanistan, Hong Kong to help Pakistan revival

Cricket teams from Afghanistan and Hong Kong are to appear in a club-level event in Pakistan, in a tentative step towards reviving the sport in the violence-hit country, an official said Wednesday.


Floyd Landis Tells Cameras for First Time: 'I Saw Lance Armstrong Using Drugs'

KARLINSKY, ELOISE HARPER, KATIE HINMAN and SALLY HAWKINS ABC News 26.07.2010
Floyd Landis Tells Cameras for First Time: 'I Saw Lance Armstrong Using Drugs'

On a warm summer's night this week in Bend, Ore., the man at the center of one of the biggest scandals in sports history couldn't have looked more out of place. Floyd Landis was racing his bike in a simple T-shirt -- no fancy cycling jersey. It ha...

New putter daliance ends in disaster for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods learned the hard way at the British Open about taking something he trusted and relied upon for a long time and tossing it aside for a fling with an attractive newer model.


Cash Strapped US Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save

TAMARA AUDI The Wall Street Journal 19.07.2010
Cash Strapped US Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save

Faced with a $118 million budget deficit, the city of San Jose, Calif., recently decided it could no longer afford its own janitors. So the city's budget called for dropping its custodial staff and hiring outside contractors to clean its city hall...

Hong Kong XI 2 Birmingham 3: Garry O'Connor's late winner seals victory for Blues

Garry O'Connor scored an 88th-minute winner as Birmingham City began their three-match tour of the Far East with a narrow victory over a Hong Kong XI at Hong Kong Stadium.


Hong Kong Horse-Racing Racks Up $9.6 Billion

Emily Veach The Wall Street Journal 16.07.2010
Hong Kong Horse-Racing Racks Up $9.6 Billion

Hong Kong’s horse-racing season ended with a bang, with punters wagering some 1 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $129 million, in its Thursday finale, the Standard reported.

Belly-buttons key to success in sport: study

Karin Zeitvogel Yahoo! News 13.07.2010
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.


Armstrong Says His Tour Is 'Finished'

The Wall Street Journal 12.07.2010
Armstrong Says His Tour Is 'Finished'

Lance Armstrong said his hopes of Tour de France victory are finished after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an eighth stage won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg on Sunday.

Spain crowned champions: Netherlands 0 - 1 Spain [VIDEO]

In a game when a record number of yellow cards were given and John Heitinga was sent off in extra-time, both sides missed great chances from Arjen Robben and Cesc Fabregas, but Andres Iniesta netted in the 116th minute to give European champions S...


Sacred Kingdom named Hong Kong Horse of the Year

SACRED KINGDOM (Encosta de Lago), a three-time Group 1 winner this season, was crowned Horse of the Year as well as champion sprinter at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony Sunday during the final Sha Tin race meeting o...

'Psychic' parakeet picks Netherlands as World Cup winners

Paul the "psychic" octopus has a rival: a Singapore parakeet which correctly predicted all four winners in the World Cup quarter-finals has picked the Netherlands to trump Spain for the championship, local media said Friday.


World Cup final: Paul the psychic octopus predicts Spain will beat Holland

Paul the psychic octopus has predicted Spain will beat Holland and win World Cup 2010 while Germany shall be triumphant in the third and fourth place play-off.

Puyol sends Spain into the Final with Netherlands

First Europe and now, possibly, the world for Spain, who won through to the Final of South Africa 2010 with a 1-0 victory over Germany in Durban. Carles Puyol's 74th-minute header repeated the single-goal triumph over Germany that secured La Roja ...


Dutch beat Uruguay, head to World Cup final

The Netherlands will face either Spain or Germany in the Final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after beating Uruguay by the odd goal in five in the first of the tournament’s semi-finals at Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium.

Uruguay challenge European powers

Andrew Cawthorne Yahoo! News 05.07.2010
Uruguay challenge European powers

South America's sole survivor Uruguay stole the limelight on Sunday in their quest to surpass Europe's three World Cup semi-finalists and lift the trophy for the first time since 1950.



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