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World Cup highlights Asia’s illegal betting boom

In this June 9, 2014 photo, officers from Hong Kong Police’s organized crime and triad bureau, display stacks of cash seized after they launched an operation with counterparts in mainland China to smash a cross-border illegal gambling syndicate days before the start of the World Cup in Brazil. As teams battle for glory at football’s biggest event, the biggest winners may be Asia’s illegal bookmakers, who are thriving because demand from sports fans to place bets is surging but legal options are few. AP

As teams battle for football glory at the World Cup in Brazil, the biggest winners from the tournament may be illegal bookmakers in Asia.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PH complaint upheld: Fifa fines HK over fans’ behavior


The International Football Federation (Fifa) has cracked the whip on the Hong Kong Football Association for the unruly behavior of its national team supporters that marred the Philippines’ 1-0 win over Hong Kong in a friendly at Mong Kok Stadium last June.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

FIBA Asia: Japan claims ninth place; India nips Bahrain in battle for 11th

GREWAL Nerender of India (light) and WATANABE Yuta of Japan (dark)   NUKI SABIO / PBA IMAGES

Japan pulled away in the second half to trounce Hong Kong, 79-50, and claim ninth place in the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong, Japan set up tiff for 9th place

LAM Man Chun of Hong Kong and SAKURAGI Jr. of Japan   PBA IMAGES/NUKI SABIO

Hong Kong and Japan triumphed in their respective classification matches on Fridcay to arrange a meeting for ninth place in the 27th FIBA Asia men’s championships.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Gilas PH tops group as Qatar nips Taiwan


“I think I can run for president of the Philippines right now, don’t you think?”

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

FIBA Asia: Gilas Pilipinas defeats Hong Kong to clinch top spot in group E

Japeth Aguilar rebounds over WONG Chun Wai while Gary David at the middle

Philippines bucked an upset-minded Hong Kong, 67-55, to officially clinch top spot in group E Wednesday in the 27th FIBA Asia men’s championships at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Elite Hong Kong golf course earmarked for development

hongkong golf course

Hong Kong’s search for much-needed living space is training its sights on the southern Chinese city’s most prestigious golf course, as lawmakers push to have the site redeveloped for housing.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Jordan picks up first win in 2nd round of FIBA Asia

HADRAB Mohammad vs REID Duncan FIBA Asia Photo by Nuki Sabio

Jordan ran away in the second half to fashion out an 80-51 over winless Hong Kong in day two of the second round of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

FIBA-Asia: Chinese Taipei rolls anew, routs Hong Kong

LU Cheng-Ju of Chinese Taipei (light) vs LI Kim Wong  PBA IMAGES/NUKI SABIO

Riding high on its comeback win over host Philippines, Chinese Taipei continued its winning ways following a 94-55 rout of Hong Kong in the second round of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Japan bounces back, trips Hong Kong in FIBA-Asia Championship

Yuta WATANABE (light) of Japan vs Siu Wing CHAN (dark) of Hongkong. Nuki Sabio

Japan rebounded from its opening game defeat to Qatar with a 76-59 hard-fought win over debuting Hong Kong in Group B of the 27th FIBA-Asia men’s Championship Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

Azkals make Fifa work harder


RACIAL abuse occurs at soccer stadiums in Europe with alarming regularity. In contrast, such incidents happen only sporadically in Asia. But they are ugly as sin when they do.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Philippines files racism complaint against HK football fans


The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has asked FIFA to investigate allegations that Filipino supporters were subject to racist abuse during last week’s friendly football match in Hong Kong.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

HK investigates racism against PH at a football friendly


Hong Kong football authorities are investigating reports of racist abuse during a home friendly against the Philippines this week.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »



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