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  1. Sport - Racing

    What's in a name? Why it's vital for foreign trainers and jockeys to get their Chinese names just right in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... and difficult-to-learn language of Cantonese. Joao Moreira is 莫雷拉 – “Mok Lui Lai” – but the locals have taken to calling him “God of Thunder” anyway, with the middle symbol – “雷” – meaning thunder, combined ... at the time: Australian jockey Stephen Baster has taken the advice of trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan and officially requested for his name to be pronounced differently by Chinese language commentators. ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Referees need rules to deal with offensive language on the field

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai It seems that everyone knows verbal attacks when they hear them, but where do we draw the line? Refs need rules to deal with offensive language What the heck was that? Are you kidding me? Fudge, sweet FA and sugar. These are all equivocations or double entendres for crude and nasty language that people use. The rules in soccer clearly state players or substitutes ...


    City of Liverpool owes much of its success to its two key football teams

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:28pm by Peter Simpson

    ... the likes of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Howard Kendall and Kenny Dalglish spoke the language of success in the late 1970s and 1980s. Granted, Manchester City with their games in hand over Rodgers' ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - JAPAN

    Living the Wright dream in the professional era

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:37pm by John Carney

    ... baby daughter, Chloe, was born there. That was an experience, because of the language barrier as it's not like Hong Kong where most people speak English. "But I can get by as far as the language is concerned. The food's really good. I like the lifestyle. "The team's based in Nagoya, which is a lot quieter than Hong Kong. There's fresh air and you can even ride ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Asian game ‘is improving across the board’

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:29pm by John Carney

    ... "I've watched the game progress steadily in Asia." It was definitely a big change of culture for Smith and his family in Japan as they had to learn not just the language but also about ...

  6. Comment - Sport - GOLF

    Quest to learn a language led to a lot more for Ryo Ishikawa's caddie

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:08pm by APSPT

    ... Doug Ferguson in Honolulu Howsecond world war studies in Japan led Simon Clark to become caddie for star Ryo Ishikawa Quest to learn a language leads to a lot more Simon Clark headed off to Japan to learn the language and enhance his college studies of the second world war. He was excited about making his first visit to Pearl Harbour last week when he was able to take a break from ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Tree of strife: improve our Valley view

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 07:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... anyway because the Cantonese equivalent means “death”? Anyway, no more fours. Worse still, the unpronounceable Packing Llaregyb could get a run in the same race with the “four”. It has come ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Joao Moreira just magic for favourite backers

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... cent and that is a good strike rate for them in any language. In the past 16 years, the 31.81 per cent win rate for favourites in 2010-11 was comfortably the best season for the market elect ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    N-word looms as the final frontier

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:14pm by Tim Noonan

    ... and the league spends millions annually in promoting equality and zero tolerance for racism. There is arguably no more offensive word in the English language than the N-word and the moment someone uses ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Brooklyn Nets a perfect match for Jason Collins

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:31pm by NYT

    ... would have been welcomed anywhere he signed. But maybe not. As the bullying scandal involving the Miami Dolphins proved, the locker room can be a place where abusive language can divide a team ...




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