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  1. When it comes to badass CrossFit athletes, there are a lot to choose from, but one might take the cake.American Callerina Natori has another passion outside of CrossFit – tactical games events in which athletes complete obstacle courses and do physical fitness challenges similar to CrossFit, but then also shoot weapons in between to score points.Natori, 29, was raised in the southern United States outside of Birmingham, Alabama and said she’s always been around guns and had proper training on…
  2. Manny Pacquiao has schooled many fighters as a master of the sweet science of boxing, but on Wednesday he showed he’s a scientist of another kind after graduating from university.The Philippines boxing icon and senator of the nation that adores the eight-time division champion graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science (major in local government administration) attained from the University of Makati.Senator Manny Pacquiao walks up the stage and formally receives his diploma…
  3. The 2020 Hong Kong Football Club Tens has been cancelled as the city continues to be gripped by political uncertainty. The 10-a-side rugby tournament serves as a curtain-raiser for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and was to take place on April 1-2.Hong Kong has been rocked by months of protests. What started as opposition to an extradition bill, which would have seen fugitives extradited to a number of countries, including mainland China, has spiralled into a wider anti-government…
  4. Jockey Alberto Sanna takes full responsibility for the poor ride on Dances With Dragon that will see him spend the next month on the sidelines and he promises to make amends – if he’s given the chance.The well-respected Italian successfully reduced his suspension from 12 meetings to 10 at an appeal hearing on Wednesday morning, which stemmed from his ride on November 17 when he pleaded guilty to failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure the best possible placing.What…
  5. The case against Sun Yang has been postponed while both sides negotiate an official transcript of the hearing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced.Translation issues dogged the public hearing in Switzerland last month, where the original translator was replaced by a Chinese CAS official who could also speak English.Sun then tried to bring in a third translator from the public gallery for his closing statements, an attempt dismissed by the judge.The CAS statement confirmed …
  6. Last year, the women’s competition at the Dubai CrossFit Championship (DCC) was one of the most tightly contested individual battles the sport has seen. Four women were in position to win with only one event remaining. All four are back for DCC 2019. But there’s also a new competitor who might just spoil it for them. Samantha Briggs, 37, 2013 Fittest on Earth, was the eventual champion of the DCC 2018. Jamie Greene, 28, did everything she could to hang tough, but ultimately settled for second…
  7. The Dubai CrossFit Championship 2019 (DCC) events have been announced. In typical CrossFit Fashion, they have kept the workouts hidden until the last minute.At this year’s DCC they’ve announced events one, four, five and seven, choosing to keep the others a secret for reasons that will hopefully become obvious as the time event goes on.The athletes will be facing everything from swimming to maximum weight lifts in Dubai.The first workout is taking place on December 11. Event four is on December…
  8. A field packed with the best athletes in CrossFit are heading to the Dubai CrossFit Championship.The top four women from last year – Sam Briggs, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Jamie Greene and Karin Fey – will be battling it out. And so will two-time Fittest on Earth Katrin Davidsdottir.Patrick Vellner is the biggest name in the men’s, along with Brent Fikowski.You can watch it the first event live below. The second event will be online and streamed starting at 4pm Dubai time (8pm Hong Kong time).
  9. Former NBA champion Jeremy Lin racked up another win with the Beijing Ducks in his debut season in the Chinese Basketball Association on Tuesday night.The ex-New York Knicks breakout star dropped 22 points in an 112-104 win over the Guangzhou Loong Lions.The 31-year-old also had eight rebounds and seven assists in the victory, their second win over Guangzhou in a week.He then posted on his social media after the game, with an Instagram story captioned “Just playing the game with love.” He also…
  10. “There’s no doubt that this has been a particularly difficult year and I am relieved that this annus horribilis is coming to an end.”It’s 15 years since UN secretary general Kofi Annan said that about 2004, coincidentally the same year the current iteration of the Chinese Super League was installed.Much like Queen Elizabeth did before him in 1992 and others have since, there are many in Chinese football that would find Annan’s choice of words fitting for their own 12 months.That goes for…