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Pay dispute forces Denmark to cancel World Cup qualifier with Sweden in women’s soccer

Pay dispute forces Denmark to cancel World Cup qualifier with Sweden in women’s soccer

19/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24518128
A pay dispute involving the Danish women’s national team has forced the country’s soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. The DBU said on Wednesday it has informed UEFA and Fifa and “expects now a disciplinary decision,” including being excluded from 2019 World Cup qualifying. The match had been scheduled for Friday in Gothenburg. The federation had set a Wednesday morning deadline for the women’s side to come back to the table....

http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/2115973/pay-dispute-forces-denmark-cancel-world-cup-qualifier-sweden-womens
Karis Teetan waves his wand to take a treble at Happy Valley

Karis Teetan waves his wand to take a treble at Happy Valley

19/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24517808
Karis Teetan emerged victorious in the battle of the magicians at Happy Valley on Wednesday night with a winning treble and some might have considered it a four-timer. Joao “Magic” Moreira was back from suspension with some good horsepower at his disposal but only managed to collect the Wayfoong Centenary Bowl with Wah May Baby for Tony Cruz. However Teetan, the Mauritian Magician, knocked London Master, Fruitful Life and Charity Glory into the back of the net and must have narrowly...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/2115972/karis-teetan-waves-his-wand-take-treble-happy-valley
Assistant trainer Cody Mo fined for using ‘buggy’ whip on Pakistan Star

Assistant trainer Cody Mo fined for using ‘buggy’ whip on Pakistan Star

19/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24517111
The Pakistan Star saga has taken another turn with Tony Cruz’s assistant trainer Cody Mo Wai-kit fined for wielding a “buggy” whip on the Sha Tin course proper in an effort to get the reluctant superstar to gallop. Since Pakistan Star stopped in a race in June, then again in a trial at the same spot on the track earlier this month, Cruz has attempted to remedy the horse’s issues. After Pakistan Star was again reluctant to move past the same spot at the 1,400m at...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/2115965/assistant-trainer-cody-mo-fined-using-buggy-whip-pakistan-star
Cafe de Coral to shut all outlets in eastern China as the Hong Kong flavour goes out of favour

Cafe de Coral to shut all outlets in eastern China as the Hong Kong flavour goes out of favour

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24516072
Cafe de Coral, one of Hong Kong’s most popular fast food chains, said it would close all of its restaurants in eastern China by the end of this month, as its business on the mainland had struggled to capture the palettes of Chinese diners. The chain would “close all its eastern China stores” in Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuxi by late October, according to an October 14 announcement on its official account on the WeChat social media service, urging customers to cancel their...

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2115950/cafe-de-coral-shut-all-outlets-eastern-china-hong-kong-flavour-goes-out
More say for Hong Kong’s youth as government recruits them for input on policymaking

More say for Hong Kong’s youth as government recruits them for input on policymaking

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24515700
The government would launch an open recruitment exercise this month for Hongkongers between the ages of 18 and 35 to join its advisory committees on social and youth matters, as part of its efforts to give the younger generation more say in policymaking. Young people lament lack of influence in shaping Hong Kong policy, survey shows The city’s secretary for home affairs Lau Kong-wah told a radio programme on Wednesday that the government wanted around 10 youth to join five committees: the...

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2115942/more-say-hong-kongs-youth-government-recruits-them-input
Hong Kong snooker queen Ng On-yee eyes career first women’s world number one spot

Hong Kong snooker queen Ng On-yee eyes career first women’s world number one spot

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24514428
Snooker queen Ng On-yee is on course to become number one for the first time as the race for top spothots up with incumbent Reanne Evans of England. “This is my target and I look forward to accomplishing it, though I have not set any timetable,” said Ng, the 2017 world champion after her victory over Vidya Pillai of India in Singapore in April. “I know I am getting better as I used to lose to Evans, but now I have beaten her more often than before. “Of course, there are...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2115902/hong-kong-snooker-queen-ng-yee-eyes-career-first-womens-world-number
Where have the trees gone? Scott Hend realigns his sights at typhoon-hit Macau Open course

Where have the trees gone? Scott Hend realigns his sights at typhoon-hit Macau Open course

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24513762
Two-time Macau Open champion Scott Hend knows the Macau Golf & Country Club course like the back of his hand but there was no mistaking the changes after Typhoon Hato cut a swathe through the city last month. The deadly storm claimed at least 10 lives in Macau, leaving almost half of the city paralysed and economic losses of 11.47 billion patacas (US$1.4 2 billion). The golf course did not escape unscathed with many trees felled, target points golfers rely on. “Some of my...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/2115881/where-have-trees-gone-scott-hend-realigns-his-sights-typhoon-hit-macau
Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle break overshadows Cavs win over Celtics in NBA opener

Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle break overshadows Cavs win over Celtics in NBA opener

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24512544
Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list. Boston’s season changed in a gruesome instant. Hayward, one of the new Celtics who was going to help them close the gap on Cleveland, broke his left ankle just five minutes into his debut, and Boston were beaten 102-99 by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Hayward’s horrific injury...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2115856/gordon-haywards-gruesome-ankle-break-overshadows-cavs-win-over
Rafael Nadal knee injury gifts Roger Federer chance to close gap on year-end No 1 spot at Basel

Rafael Nadal knee injury gifts Roger Federer chance to close gap on year-end No 1 spot at Basel

18/10/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 24512432
World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said. With the ATP Finals coming up next month, Nadal said on his Facebook page he had made the decision to pull out of next week’s Basel tournament after getting medical advice. Nadal’s 16-match winning streak was ended in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday by world number two Roger Federer, who will now have the chance to make up some ground in the rankings...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/2115842/rafael-nadal-knee-injury-gifts-roger-federer-chance-close-gap-year-end
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