British punters will be able to bet into the Hong Kong tote pools with an agreement reached between the Hong Kong Jockey Club and UK Tote.The Hong Kong parimutuel tote pools are the largest in the world.The agreement means betting shops and online operators including Betfred, Coral and Ladbrokes will also accept bets starting with Wednesdays meeting at Happy Valley which will be broadcast to UK audiences.Given its tremendous legacy in the sport of horse racing, it is a great pleasure to welcome the UK to our expanding list of commingling jurisdictions, HKJC executive director, customer and marketing, Richard Cheung said.There are a great number of former British horses racing in Hong Kong and with an average field size of over 12 horses per race combined with tremendous liquidity in our pools, there is no doubt our races will be very attractive to UK racing fans.The HKJC said it anticipated agreements with more UK operators to be finalised in the coming months. Bill Hamid USA Jersey ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Chris Pontius Jersey . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. http://www.usasoccerauthority.com/kellyn-acosta-usa-jersey/ . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Timothy Weah Jersey . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. John Brooks Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama soccer team lost to Samford, 1-0, on Tuesday night at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium to conclude its non-conference portion of the schedule. The Crimson Tide falls to an overall 6-2 record, while the Bulldogs improve to 3-2-2.The first half was a possession battle as the score was tied at 0-0 going into halftime. Alabama led in shots (6-3) and corner kicks (3-0) going into intermission. Sophomore Abbie Boswell registered five shots plus one shot on goal, while senior Auburn Mercer tallied one shot in the half. Junior goalkeeper Kat Strattons lone save of the half came in the 19th minute.In the second half, Samfords Jermaine Seoposenw converted from 15 yards out in the 49th minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Alabama tried to make a late second half push, but it wasnt enough as Seoposenws goal resuulted in the final score.dddddddddddd. The Tide recorded nine shots, two shots on goal and three corner kicks in the second half. Stratton collected seven saves between the posts, and Boswell led the Tides offensive attack in the half registering four shots including one shot on goal.Alabama compiled 15 shots, three shots on goal and six corner kicks in the 90 minute affair. Stratton tallied eight total saves in the contest, and with tonights loss her overall record between the posts falls to 6-2.The Tide will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 18, when it travels to Lexington, Ken., to continue Southeastern Conference play taking on Kentucky in a match that will be broadcasted on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. CT. ' ' '