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Vivian Ma steps into Sarah Lee’s sizeable shoes after closing the book on her studies at Chinese U

Vivian Ma steps into Sarah Lee’s sizeable shoes after closing the book on her studies at Chinese U

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23786239
Vivian Ma Wing-yu has no regrets about embarking on a professional career as the promising cycling sprinter prepares for her debut at the 13th National Games later this month – her first major multi-sport games 10 months after committing herself full-time to the sport. Widely regarded the successor to Sarah Lee Wai-sze, Ma embraced her new career after dropping her studies at Chinese University in November, although it may be too early to talk about medals at the Games in Tianjin. “...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2107069/vivian-ma-steps-sarah-lees-sizeable-shoes-after-closing-book-her
Manufacturers are waking up to the environmental cost of sports clothes and equipment by introducing

Manufacturers are waking up to the environmental cost of sports clothes and equipment by introducing

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23784985
Cutting down on your carbon footprint may be redundant if your shoe is made of plastic. Clothing, and footwear can be packed with plastic and other non-durable products that are damaging to the environment. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, a mind boggling 13 million tons of textiles is thrown out each year in the USA alone. The USA Environmental Protection Agency says that if that amount was recycled, it would equate to removing 7.3 million cars from the road. However, clothing,...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2107040/manufacturers-are-waking-environmental-cost-sports-clothes-and
Barcelona-bound Paulinho ‘gifts his Mercedes-Benz to Guangzhou Evergrande chauffeur’

Barcelona-bound Paulinho ‘gifts his Mercedes-Benz to Guangzhou Evergrande chauffeur’

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23784306
Guangzhou Evergrande will be sad to see Paulinho leave for more than one reason. The 29-year-old left the Chinese Super League club this week after two years to sign for Barcelona in a €40 million (HK$367 million) switch, with a medical expected to be undertaken on Thursday. After struggling in the English Premier League with Tottenham, Paulinho’s star performances on the pitch in China reignited his international career with Brazil as well as earning his move to the Spanish giants....

http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/2107019/barcelona-bound-paulinho-gifts-his-mercedes-benz-guangzhou-evergrande
Barcelona-bound Paulinho gifts Mercedes-Benz to Guangzhou Evergrande chauffeur

Barcelona-bound Paulinho gifts Mercedes-Benz to Guangzhou Evergrande chauffeur

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23784578
Guangzhou Evergrande will be sad to see Paulinho leave for more than one reason. The 29-year-old left the Chinese Super League club this week after two years to sign for Barcelona in a €40 million (HK$367 million) switch, with a medical expected to be undertaken on Thursday. After struggling in the English Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, Paulinho’s star performances on the pitch in China reignited his international career with Brazil as well as earning his move to the Spanish...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/2107019/barcelona-bound-paulinho-gifts-his-mercedes-benz-guangzhou-evergrande
Malaysia’s Agilan ‘Aligator’ Thani out to justify hero tag in One Championship showdown with E

Malaysia’s Agilan ‘Aligator’ Thani out to justify hero tag in One Championship showdown with E

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23784081
The last time Agilan Thani fought he lost, but the Malaysian still returned home a hero. The 22-year-old Thani captured hearts across his homeland in facing up to unbeaten American sensation Ben Askren for the One Championship’s world welterweight title in Singapore in May, even though his title shot lasted all of two minutes and 20 seconds. “Although I didn’t win, I’m still proud of being able to put Malaysian MMA on the map,” says Thani. Malaysian government...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2107010/malaysias-agilan-aligator-thani-out-justify-hero-tag-one
There’s no such thing as a friendly, says Manchester United academy coach ahead of Hong Kong Distr

There’s no such thing as a friendly, says Manchester United academy coach ahead of Hong Kong Distr

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23783415
Manchester United academy players and coaches were in no mood to fool around while training alongside the Hong Kong All-Star team they face in a friendly in Tsing Yi Sports Ground on Wednesday evening. “[The Hong Kong District All-Stars] have good, high quality players. They play a bit differently to us,” said one academy player. “But we’re more focused; we know what we’re doing and we have our positions.” The United U-16s are in town for the week-long Hong...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/2106998/theres-no-such-thing-friendly-says-manchester-united-academy-coach
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro makes winning return at Cincinnati Open with victory over Tomas

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro makes winning return at Cincinnati Open with victory over Tomas

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23783299
Juan Martin del Potro made a winning return at the Cincinnati Open when the Argentinean ground out a 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 victory over 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych to reach the second round. The 28-year-old, back in Cincinnati after a four-year absence from the US Open warm-up event, powered down 17 aces to rally past Berdych after he surrendered the opening set following a listless start. Berdych found his rhythm early in the match and broke Del Potro for a 3-1 lead and did not lose a point...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/2106994/argentinas-juan-martin-del-potro-makes-winning-return-cincinnati-open
ESPN sorry for fantasy football sketch compared to slave auction as Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jnr

ESPN sorry for fantasy football sketch compared to slave auction as Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jnr

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23782660
What it intended as an entertaining fantasy football scene, ESPN realised too late, at times bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a slave auction. As part of its 28-hour multichannel, multiplatform “Fantasy Football Marathon” – an effort to play off the popularity of the game and spur interest in its own fantasy offerings – the sports channel had fantasy competitors bidding Monday for NFL players both white and of colour. Completing the outdoor scene was an auctioneer,...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2106978/espn-sorry-fantasy-football-sketch-compared-slave-auction-kevin
ESPN sorry for fantasy football sketch compared to slave auction as Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham J

ESPN sorry for fantasy football sketch compared to slave auction as Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham J

16/08/2017, China, Multi Sports, China Publications, Article # 23782819
What it intended as an entertaining fantasy football scene, ESPN realised too late, at times bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a slave auction. As part of its 28-hour multichannel, multiplatform “Fantasy Football Marathon” – an effort to play off the popularity of the game and spur interest in its own fantasy offerings – the sports channel had fantasy competitors bidding for NFL players both white and of colour. Completing the outdoor scene was an auctioneer, which...

http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/2106978/espn-sorry-fantasy-football-sketch-compared-slave-auction-kevin
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