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A Good Week for … , March 17, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 7:32am


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The Argentinian soccer club is suddenly in the limelight thanks to its most famous fan … Pope Francis. The club's stars might be hoping they have God on their side as they aim for their first Argentinian title since 2007. Appropriately enough, the club was founded by a priest and named after St Lawrence of Rome.


Bernard Hopkins

The veteran brawler shows age is no barrier to world title glory. Some 25 years after his first professional fight, Hopkins became the oldest world champion in boxing history at the age of 48. He beat Tavoris Cloud for the International Boxing Federation's light-heavyweight title.


Tan Twan Eng

The Malaysian author claimed the Man Asia Literary Prize and a cheque for US$30,000 for his novel, The Garden of Evening Mists. Tan beat a distinguished group of shortlisted authors including Nobel laureate in literature Orhan Pamuk of Turkey.