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  1. Sport - China

    Full text of Li Na's farewell letter

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... The Chinese star announced her retirement on Friday Full transcript of letter from China’s two-time grand slam winner Li Na, announcing her retirement from tennis on Friday. My dear ... unconditionally. There is no limit to how far we can take the sport of tennis in China, together. When I started playing tennis, I was just a neighborhood kid with an after-school hobby, not realizing what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1595929/full-text-li-nas-farewell-letter
  2. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... Na's farewell letter The fiery swing became her hallmark, the crunching shots laced from the baseline propelling her to two grand slam titles, all in defiance of a litany of injuries ... decorated player on Friday. “When I started playing tennis, I was just a neighbourhood kid with an afterschool hobby, not realising what magical journey lay ahead of me,” she said in her farewell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596073/how-li-na-went-badminton-playing-kid-wuhan-one-chinas-global-icons
  3. Sport - China

    'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of long-standing knee injury

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... marked by my troubled right knee,” Li said in a statement. Read the full text of Li Na's farewell letter “After four knee surgeries and hundreds of shots injected into my knee weekly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1595355/li-na-set-retire-friday-says-cctv
  4. Sport - Soccer

    Jerome Champagne confirms he will stand against Sepp Blatter

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40am

    ... a letter to Fifa headquarters in Switzerland that he would be a candidate, confirming his initial declaration in London in January. Champagne had said at the time of the original declaration he did ... president,” said Champagne in a letter to football federations posted on his website. “This confirmation has of course been made in accordance with the current Fifa regulations and in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1593720/jerome-champagne-confirms-he-will-stand-against-sepp-blatter
  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Loyalty depends on nature of the paymaster

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:12pm by William Lai

    ... a thigh injury but hoping to play. "I received a letter at 11am from Real Madrid, on the day of the game while I was in physio trying to be the best I could be for the final, telling me ... the letter. That was the worst thing to happen in my life. I didn't speak to anyone at the club about this." With this public revelation, Fifa should investigate and sanction Real Madrid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1590275/loyalty-depends-nature-paymaster
  6. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Pressure mounts on NFL chief Roger Goodell over Ray Rice video

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:04am

    ... lawmakers wrote open letters critical of Goodell. US Senator Dean Heller, a Republican on a Senate Commerce subcommittee with jurisdiction over the NFL, pressed for details about how Goodell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1589996/pressure-mounts-nfl-chief-roger-goodell-over-ray-rice-video
  7. Sport - Rugby

    I’m fortunate to retire intact, says injured McCabe

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:31pm by Reuters

    ... was one of the most widely liked and respected players in Australian rugby- a state of affairs the open letter he issued yesterday is unlikely to change. "While my playing career has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1581486/im-fortunate-retire-intact-says-injured-mccabe
  8. Sport - Soccer

    Top women protest Fifa plan to play World Cup on artificial turf

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:44am by Reuters

    ... of injury on artificial turf and that it causes more wear and tear on athletes’ bodies. In a three-page letter dated July 28 to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) ... in a meaningful dialogue on how to correct the discriminatory treatment of women players, we are prepared to pursue legal action which we are confident should succeed,” the letter said. A Fifa spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1568172/top-women-protest-fifa-plan-play-world-cup-artificial-turf
  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Clubs' row escalates amid Ukraine turmoil

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:12pm by AP

    ... and football's world governing body said it received the Ukraine federation's letter. Uefa has responsibility over Fifa for disputes involving two member countries within Europe. The issue flared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1573759/clubs-row-escalates-amid-ukraine-turmoil
  10. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    Usain denies Bolt from the blue

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... don’t create lies to make headlines,” he wrote. Angus Macleod, The Times’ Scottish editor, said that the paper had “utter confidence” in the story and that the reporter has “verbatim notes” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1563067/usain-denies-bolt-blue

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