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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    MMA fever proves highly contagious in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott mathew.scott@scmp.com A plethora of gyms and classes have sprung up in Hong Kong, and as their popularity proves, they aren't just for muscle-bound men Young or old, pro or amateur, MMA fever is highly contagious Speak to the athletes and it soon becomes apparent the attraction of mixed martial arts is universal. On the sidelines of the launch of the UFC Macao- held ...

  2. Sport - Tennis

    Sport was Li Na's 'only chance' after death of her father

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... of heart disease. But with the determination that would mark her ascent to world number two, the young Li focused on tennis to navigate the family out of hardship. "I was thinking, you ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    New Lakers coach Byron Scott looks to the past to revive Showtime

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... "If you're winning, it's contagious. If you're losing, it's contagious. Get them thinking like we used to think. If you're winning, it's contagious. If you're losing, it's contagious Byron Scott "So you've got to change their mindset. The first day of training camp is all about winning. You don't think about losing. And when ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Brazil v Colombia: Euphoria deafening as Andean nation hopes to reinvent reputation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Not since Colombia drubbed Argentina 5-0 in a 1993 World Cup qualifier has the South American nation of 48 million been so enthralled by the beautiful game Colombia sees chance to shake violent past The euphoria in Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of today's do-or-die match against hosts Brazil. Never before has ...

  5. Sport - BASKETBALL

    Court approves sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer as Donald Sterling plans appeal

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Alzheimer’s disease and unable to handle business affairs. Shelly Sterling, 79, cried after the ruling and said outside the courtroom: “Either way we’d win. I am just doing what I had to do.” Donald ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Donald Sterling turns up in court fighting

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... in the aisle close to Shelly Sterling. During a break he spoke, briefly with his wife. Sterling criticised the doctors who found him to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, saying their findings ...

  7. Sport - China - SOCCER

    High demand for forged sick notes as Chinese football fans stay up into the small hours

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:07pm

    ... a range of afflictions, from fevers and fractures to abortion and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – the infectious disease that caused hundreds of fatalities in China in 2003. “I run ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong Stadium has had a diseased heart from the beginning, as the government knows well

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong Stadium has had a diseased heart from the beginning, as the government knows well Will pitch battle finally be won? Here we go again. Now that the Hong Kong Stadium ... an inglorious past. The government has now promised to take remedial measures but knew before 1998 that the heart and soul of Hong Kong's stadium was diseased.. That was when the government ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Time to ‘drain the swamp of racism’, says Boateng

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... likening it to a virulent disease that blighted the game. The 26-year-old Ghana international told a United Nations anti-discrimination meeting in Geneva that he had repeatedly tried to ignore ... big problem with racism is that there is no vaccine for it. There are no antibiotics that you can simply take. It is like an extremely dangerous and contagious virus. It is emboldened by our ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena tipped to become undisputed grand slam singles queen

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 10:40pm by Reuters

    ... those little niggling injuries get worse and it's much easier to have an off day. "But still, she is in her 30s... she is eager and winning is very contagious- once you get really used to it, you don't want to let go of it." [Serena Williams] is eager and winning is very contagious- once you get really used to it, you don't want to let go of it Martina ...




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