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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Japan deserves chance to engage

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Awarding the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo was the right decision, despite fears of nuclear contamination in Fukushima Japan deserves chance to engage Standing in front ... wanted nothing to do with a similar scenario in 2020. The Syrian conflict raging on Turkey's border and a spate of brutal crackdowns against anti-government activists in Istanbul lately ...

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    N-word looms as the final frontier

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

    ... that they would consider moving the game if the bill passed. Now it all becomes a moot point and with so much progress being made on the gay rights front, it seemed like it was time to take care of some ...

  3. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Bill Simmons learns a harsh lesson

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:11pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan The US sportswriter is an industry unto himself, and paid the price after the suicide of the subject of a story on his website Simmons learns a harsh lesson Bill Simmons was not the first writer successfully to fuse sports with popular culture. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Too early to write Ecclestone's obituary

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 08:58pm by Tim Noonan

    ... formed the Formula One Constructors Association (Foca) and became increasingly involved in negotiating TV rights. He would eventually widen his role through the Machiavellian dint of his ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Hall of Fame or Hall of Hypocrisy?

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 07:25pm by Tim Noonan

    ... the right to vote again. His biggest issue is the way many voters, who conveniently looked the other way during the dreaded steroid era, are now finding religion in keeping the so-called cheaters ... management, and players, right down to the people who recorded their feats, was complicit. And now it is time to officially record the history of that era and the gatekeepers have put a massive ...

  6. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Rugby owes huge debt to Nelson Mandela

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:58pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan If not for the iconic 1995 World Cup in South Africa, the game would still be languishing in the sporting wilderness Rugby owes huge debt to Mandela At this stage, you could well be overcome with Mandela fatigue and the endless tributes paid to ...

  7. Sport - China - RIGHT FIELD

    Kobe Bryant is hugely popular in the mainland even outdoing Yao Ming

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com The Lakers superstar is adored by fans across the mainland, so much so that even the great Yao Ming has to take a backseat The hottest label in China? Try Kobe You don't have to go far around this town to understand the ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - RIGHT FIELD

    Battle that women deserved to win

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Is there any battle older than the one between the sexes? It's as old as humanity and even in these so-called enlightened times of ours it is still being fought. Forty years ago a decisive blow was thought to be landed for women's rights when 29-year-old Billie Jean King soundly defeated 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in a prime-time tennis match that was watched ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    America's Cup win for billionaire Larry Ellison a hollow victory

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... was saying all the right things, but there was little doubt everybody associated with Team New Zealand was envisioning how they would defend it at home in three years. "Whoever defends it needs ... more than 10 years later it was about to return. A few tweaks here and there, and all would be right again in a country that has more sailors per capita than any other. It was the Kiwi Coutts ...

  10. Sport - Golf - RIGHT FIELD

    Chinese players should be part of the Presidents Cup

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... their academies, elfin golf prodigies are sprouting up all over the country But almost the entire growth of the game is right here under your nose. China is the only place in the world that is still ... the world's only superpowers. It could well be the jump-start that the Presidents Cup needs. Only time will tell. But time is indeed our greatest resource and nobody has more of that resource right ...




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