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Other Sport 09 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong gives Brazil the cold shoulder

World football champions Brazil appeared to have got the cold shoulder from the Hong Kong public yesterday as 15,000 tickets for their upcoming friendly remained unsold a day before kick off, organisers said.

Other Sport 24 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hi-Fidelity get tangled up as Mandrake cruise home

Former Olympian Neil Pryde got more than he bargained for when he sailed his 46-foot I>Hi-Fidelity /I>yacht straight into a fisherman' net south of Penang in the second leg of the Raja Muda International Regatta yesterday.

Other Sport 23 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

It’s ‘Happy Endings’ for Mahony after all

Singaporean Jonathan Mahony beat former Olympic contender Neil Pryde of New Zealand by nearly two minutes to win the opening race of the 15th Raja Muda International Regatta from Port Klang to Pangkor Island yesterday.

Other Sport 13 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fans club boss blasts United’s ‘money-grabbing’ Asian tour

A row erupted over Manchester United's money-spinning Asian tour yesterday when the head of the Hong Kong supporters club called for next summer's visit to be cancelled.

Other Sport 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beijing Games gets boost from Hong Kong tycoon

Hong Kong's and Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing donated HK$100mil (US$12.8mil) to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the city's top Communist Party official promptly declared him a patriot, local media reported yesterday.

Other Sport 12 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank are still sore over mauling

If Public Bank manager Razak Dali had his way, his players would be swimming across the South China Sea instead of taking a flight back home from Kuching. That's how sore the manager is over his team's 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Sarawak in a Group C Malaysia Cup match at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching on Friday.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bitter history between China and Japan sets stage for fiery showdown

From territorial claims, to war atrocities and outrage over sex orgies, tensions between China and Japan are never far from bubbling to the surface.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Velappan backtracks on Beijing Olympic outburst

A top Asian soccer official backtracked and offered an apology yesterday after launching a scathing attack on Beijing at the weekend.

Other Sport 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong legal bookmaker struggle against illegal ones

Hong Kong's only legal bookmaker says it will struggle to compete with unauthorised bookies during the Euro 2004 football tournament because of the time difference between host nation Portugal and the Chinese territory, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Other Sport 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank hungry for more wins

Club side Public Bank will remember their first trip across the South China Sea for a competitive match for a long, long time and for many reasons, especially when their 2-1 win over Sarawak at the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching on Saturday night, gave them pole position in the eight-team Super League.