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Hong Kong mourns ‘Crazy Sword’ Chow Chee Keong – earned more than Europeans and once arrived a

Hong Kong mourns ‘Crazy Sword’ Chow Chee Keong – earned more than Europeans and once arrived a

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25859296
He was a Chinese footballer who was paid more than his European counterparts and he was once brought to the stadium for a match by helicopter – that’s how much former Malaysia goalkeeper “Crazy Sword” Chow Chee Keong was revered in Hong Kong. Chow died on Wednesday morning in his native Malaysia at the age of 69. The former South China goalkeeper is one of Asia’s greatest players, having won the Asian Football Confederation best goalkeeper award five years in a...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2134110/hong-kong-mourns-crazy-sword-chow-chee-keong-earned-more-expats-and
Fans fly the flag and Forlan frustrated: 10 things we learned from Kitchee’s Champions League loss

Fans fly the flag and Forlan frustrated: 10 things we learned from Kitchee’s Champions League loss

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25858436
Just looking at the scoreline it’s clear that Kitchee were taught a lesson in their first home game in the AFC Champions League but what else did we find out from the visit of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors? While 6-0 doesn’t make for comfortable reading, there were actually plenty of positives for the Hong Kong Premier League champions going into their next group game. Can they build on their performance and do they stand a chance of getting their first point, or Hong Kong’s first...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2134083/fans-fly-flag-and-forlan-frustrated-10-things-we-learned-kitchees
Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in Olympic downhill and says ‘my body probably can’t take another four

Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in Olympic downhill and says ‘my body probably can’t take another four

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25858351
Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders after seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy. Goggia won the women’s downhill on Wednesday at Jeongseon Alpine Centre and Vonn earned bronze. The American was looking at a higher finish before Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway turned in a surprise silver-medal performance as the 19th racer...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2134079/my-body-probably-cant-take-another-four-years-lindsey-vonn-takes
Lee Chong Wei says he was approached by badminton match-fixer amid investigation of Malaysian player

Lee Chong Wei says he was approached by badminton match-fixer amid investigation of Malaysian player

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25858098
Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was “ashamed” two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over claims of fixing, a report said on Wednesday. World number two Lee said he was approached a few years ago, without giving further details. “Money is not everything to me,” he was cited as saying in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia’s New Straits Times newspaper. “For me, national pride comes first and it...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2134071/lee-chong-wei-says-he-was-approached-badminton-match-fixer-amid
Popular greys Fifty Fifty and Pingwu Spark give Chinese trainers a shot at Group One glory

Popular greys Fifty Fifty and Pingwu Spark give Chinese trainers a shot at Group One glory

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25858019
Fifty Fifty and Pingwu Spark have plenty in common, both are big striding greys, late bloomers with Chinese trainers who have treated their prized acquisitions with extreme care, and both have burst on to the scene with a series of eye-catching performances this season. The parallels don’t stop there – the two horses even suffered their first defeats of the season in the same race, Pingwu Spark finishing just ahead of Fifty Fifty in a memorable Class Two stoush when upset by Marvel...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/2134066/popular-greys-fifty-fifty-and-pingwu-spark-give-chinese-trainers-shot
Lionel Messi scores against Chelsea at 9th attempt but Blues can still do the ‘incredible’ again

Lionel Messi scores against Chelsea at 9th attempt but Blues can still do the ‘incredible’ again

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25857023
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the English champions can do “something incredible” by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League at the Camp Nou on March 14, despite blowing a lead to draw the first leg of their last-16 tie 1-1. Willian gave reason to a bold team selection from Conte by putting the English champions ahead just after the hour mark, having also hit the woodwork twice before half-time. However, Barca pounced on a very rare Chelsea mistake on the night as...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/2134042/lionel-messi-scores-against-chelsea-9th-attempt-blues-can-still-do
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in pole position after cruising past Kitchee in AFC Champions League drubbing

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in pole position after cruising past Kitchee in AFC Champions League drubbing

21/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25851335
It was meant to be Kitchee’s big night but dreams of a first AFC Champions League victory for a Hong Kong side were swiftly put to bed by South Korean cham­pions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in a 6-0 drubbing at Hong Kong ­Stadium on Tuesday night. After the match, Kitchee coach Chu Chi-kwong stayed upbeat. “Even though they lost, credit to the players. They lost a goal through a penalty so early and that set the course of the game,” he said. “In the second half they...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2134025/jeonbuk-hyundai-motors-pole-position-after-cruising-past-kitchee-afc
A hat-trick of gold medals for Hong Kong cycling ace Sarah Lee at the Asian Championships

A hat-trick of gold medals for Hong Kong cycling ace Sarah Lee at the Asian Championships

20/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25850063
Sarah Lee Wai-sze gave herself a shot in the arm ahead of the World Championships as she wrapped up the Asian Championships with her third gold medal in Malaysia on Tuesday. In a tough six-rider final, Lee narrowly edged out Lee Hye-jin, of South Korea, in the finish with Zhong Tianshi, of China, coming in third at the National Velodrome in Nilai. Lee won all three events she was competing in, including the 500-metre time trial and sprint, in the regional championships, emulating her feat of...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2134008/hat-trick-gold-medals-hong-kong-cycling-ace-sarah-lee-asian
Born In China can thwart rival bids for Happy Valley Million Challenge

Born In China can thwart rival bids for Happy Valley Million Challenge

20/02/2018, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 25849988
The Francis Lui Kin-wai team is on fire at present and Born In China can take out the Happy Valley Trophy for him on Wednesday night and turn the final act of the Hong Kong Airlines Happy Valley Million Challenge into a fizzer. The annual Million Challenge runs through more than five months from early September to this meeting and the winners come in many forms. Some dominate from the start, some win through sheer consistency and then there are those who opportunistically find their way to the...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/2134007/born-china-can-thwart-rival-bids-happy-valley-million-challenge
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