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  1. As NBA players settle into bubble life at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, fishing, golfing, playing video games and gearing up for the season’s restart on July 30, a festering question remains concerning the league’s biggest international audience.Before the coronavirus engulfed the planet’s sporting landscape – pausing the NBA season on March 11 – the NBA was at odds with the Chinese Communist Party for one incredibly impactful social media post. On October 4, Houston Rockets…
  2. After coming up just short against Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker has some names in mind that could steer his ship back in line toward the UFC lightweight title.Top of the list is Tony Ferguson.“It’s going to be another war,” Hooker told SCMP MMA. “I can see why fans want to see that fight. Because I know that that’s going to be a crazy fight. I know for a fact, win or lose, I’m going on another trip to the hospital if I fight Tony Ferguson.”“El Cucuy” (26-4) has obtained a reputation of leaving…
  3. Legendary trainer John Moore will bow out of Hong Kong racing a winner no matter the results of his final race meeting on Wednesday night.Moore, who will saddle up five runners at Happy Valley, said he has tried to keep his mind off his retirement from Hong Kong racing by focusing on what the future holds for him in Australia.“I have achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to achieve here so I can’t be disappointed if I left without a winner on the night,” said Moore, who already has a record 1735…
  4. Hong Kong women’s international Wai Yuen-ting became the first Hongkonger ever to win a European football league on Sunday.The 27-year-old attacking midfielder helped Albanian titans Vllaznia beat third-place Tirana 4-1, earning their seventh consecutive league title and securing yet another Uefa Women’s Champions League qualifying place.What you need to know about history-making Hong Kong footballer Wai Yuen Ting’s reigning Albanian champions Vllaznia Shkoder“I started off playing right…
  5. With a 4-1 victory over Tirana AS on Sunday, KFF Vllaznia Shkoder comfortably won this season’s Albanian Women's National Championship.That was their seventh title in a row, and the trophy cabinet at the Reshit Rusi Stadium has also seen the Albanian Cup join the league title every year since 2014.With this year’s Cup final yet to be decided it could be the sixth league and cup double on the spin for a women’s team that only started in earnest in 2013.The club has a long history in other sports…
  6. The Jockey Club has confirmed there will be no general public at Wednesday night’s season finale at Happy Valley, with the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic ending a brief loosening of attendance restrictions.With some general public allowed back to the past three meetings, crowds spiked to a few thousand but that number will be reduced to the hundreds at the city circuit this week, with only owners with starters – and up to three guests each – allowed on course.Along with the general public,…
  7. “The downfall of Wigan Athletic is proof positive that the ‘sugar daddy’ style of ownership does not work,” Daniel Ivery, co-author of Haircuts and League Cups: The Rise and Fall of Carson Yeung, told the Post.“When any club is in massive debt to its parent company, then there is always that Sword of Damocles hanging above their head that it may be recalled.”As anger and confusion continues over Hong Kong-owned Wigan Athletic going into administration mere weeks after being sold, comparisons…
  8. Zac Purton sealed his fourth jockeys’ title on Sunday afternoon but the Australian insists he has unfinished business in the final race meeting of the season at Happy Valley on Wednesday.With trainer Peter Ho Leung staring down the barrel of a strike for not fulfilling the Jockey Club’s minimum benchmark requirement of training 16 winners in a season, Purton said he is determined to get the veteran handler over the line with Party Together.The 37-year-old also teams up with Francis Lui Kin-wai,…
  9. Dana White had said interest in UFC 251 was trending something close to Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmgaomedov, and the reported figures show it was the company’s biggest show since that infamous October 2018 fight.The Athletic reported that Sunday’s stacked Fight Island card, headlined by UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal, did 1.3 million pay-per-view buys. Usman largely dominated fan favourite Masvidal en route to a unanimous decision.“The overwhelming amount of support I…
  10. In-form Jeremy Lin scored 29 points as he helped the Beijing Ducks beat Shaanxi Loongs by 20 points in the Chinese Basketball Association in Qingdao.The 111-91 win kept the Beijing side in third on the CBA standings, ahead of Stephon Marbury’s Beijing Royal Fighters on points scored. The capital sides both sit on 27-13 records after 40 games of the coronavirus-delayed season.With the top four teams getting a bye to the second round of the playoffs, the Ducks are on a hot streak. This was their…