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  1. Sport - China

    Full text of Li Na's farewell letter

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... my potential. Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honor. Having the unique opportunity to effectively bring more attention to the sport of tennis in China and all over Asia is something I will cherish forever. But in sport, just like in life, all great things must come to an end. 2014 has become one of the most significant years in my career ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - FENCING

    Nicola Lu Min confident despite training venue mix-up

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:27pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... but instead were sent to the modern pentathlon training ground, perhaps because fencing is one of the event's five sports. They were stuck for more than an hour, waiting for a taxi then rummaging through their training gear to cobble together 70,000 won (HK$600) for the fare. Fencing and wushu are two medal hopes for Hong Kong on the opening day as the 17th edition of the biggest sporting ...

  3. Sport - China - TENNIS

    'No regrets': Li Na signs off on tennis career before tearful Chinese journalists

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Tennis star says she is grateful for the state sport system and looks forward in retirement to helping children with disabilities Pioneering tennis star Li ... said. The next Li Na may arrive “at any moment”, she added. “Just keep an eye out,” she said. “The next player will be even better than me.” Li became a sporting pioneer in China when she ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... New Zealand have been drawn in Pool B alongside the United States, Ireland and Kazakhstan, while England are in Pool A with Canada, Spain and Samoa. Pool C comprises Australia, France, Wales ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SQUASH

    I'm far from done, insists Nicol David after fourth Asiad gold

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Malaysia's world squash number one Nicol David declared she wants four more years at the top of the sport after fighting back from a game down to claim the singles gold. David eventually outclassed ... with at least one disappointment after failing in her cherished ambition to get the sport added to the Olympics. "It's tough, but what I want to see is a squash player one day being ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to rock Madison Square Garden

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Indian leader to take stage at Madison Square Garden in front of 18,000 people, in his first visit in charge of world's biggest democracy Modi ready to rock New York's famous arena It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden", but for a foreign politician to pack New York's most famous sports and entertainment ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Chester Williams

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... background and I was from a sporting one, we became very good friends. A SPORTING CHANCE Mandela decided that sport was the most powerful tool to unite and build a nation, but first he had to unite ... as the only black person on the team. Getting acceptance from the others players took time. I surprised everybody by scoring four tries in the quarter-final against Western Samoa. When Mandela walked ...

  8. Sport - Tennis

    Sick Serena Williams helped from court in Wuhan

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:59pm

    ... big four singles titles at the French Open in 2011. She is credited with sparking a surge in interest in the sport in her homeland. ...

  9. Sport - China

    'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of recurring knee injuries

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... including being the first Chinese player to win a WTA title and the first to win a major. “I’ve succeeded on the global stage in a sport that a few years ago was in its infancy in China,” she said. ... level ever again. The sport is just too competitive, too good, to not be 100 percent.” Li won the 2011 French Open, becoming the first player from China to win a grand slam singles title, ...




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