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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 »

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