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  1. If you are a cyclist or triathlete, you may experience “tennis elbow”, a nagging pain on the outside of the elbow. Despite the name, it is not specific to racket sports players. It is a common overuse injury called tendinitis.Tendons become inflamed due to repetitive use, in this case due to gripping, twisting or constantly being “jarred” by bumps in the road or trail when cycling or running.The first thing to try is rest. If the injury is caused by overuse, then not using the injured limb is…
  2. Hong Kong’s rugby sevens teams learned their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying fate at the World Rugby Sevens repechage virtual draw on Tuesday.In what are the final play-offs for the postponed Tokyo Games just over 73 days away, the city’s men’s and women’s sevens teams will fight for a place over two days in Monaco on June 19-20.The Hong Kong men’s were drawn as second seeds in pool B alongside France, Chile, Uganda and Jamaica – fortunately avoiding Samoa and Tonga. The remaining teams…
  3. Wing Lam Tin-wing remembers it was a dinner table that was his final point of reckoning in coming to terms with his new life.In 1996, at the age of 18, Lam was riding his bike and struck by a car in a hit-and-run. His neck was fractured and he ended up spending the next four years in hospital. The first year was focused solely on regaining the use of his arms, and when Lam finally returned home it brought forth a realisation that his journey was far from over.“The first thing I remembered was…
  4. Zhang Weili and her team want a rematch with Rose Namajunas on “neutral” grounds in Abu Dhabi, following the hostile reception received by the Chinese former UFC strawweight champion in Jacksonville, Florida.“Magnum” surrendered her belt to the Lithuanian-American after a first-round head kick KO at UFC 261, where most of the 15,000 fans inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena relentlessly booed her, with some reports of racist remarks being heard as she walked to and from the Octagon on…
  5. Tenpin bowler Catherine Che Kuk-hung, the first athlete to win a gold medal for Hong Kong at the Asian Games, passed away on Monday at the age of 69.Che, known down the alleys simply as Cat, was the singles champion at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, eight years after she won a bronze medal in the same event at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games when tenpin bowling made its debut at the regional multi-sport games. Cat was a double medallist in Seoul and she also claimed a silver in the masters. In…
  6. Keith Yeung Ming-lun hasn’t won a race since January 27 but trainer David Hayes hopes he can help change that with Trader at Sha Tin on Wednesday night.The likeable Yeung, who has seven winners for the campaign, comes into the meeting with a run of outs that has extended to 154, the second-longest active streak in Hong Kong racing behind Victor Wong Chun, who remains winless this season from 188 rides.Hayes has been Yeung’s biggest supporter in 2020-21 – providing 61 rides to the 33-year-old so…
  7. Karis Teetan is the best-performed jockey on the all-weather track this season and he’s looking to keep that good form going at Sha Tin on Wednesday night.The Mauritian Magician has 11 winners and 17 placings on the dirt – more than Zac Purton (10 and seven) and Joao Moreira (seven and 17) – and he has another full book for the unique card, where six of the races are on the all-weather and two are on the turf.Teetan is hoping a switch to the dirt will help bring the best out of Divine Era, who…
  8. Warning: graphic content followsMyanmar anti-coup MMA fighter Phoe Thaw is still alive after being arrested in hospital and detained by the military, SCMP MMA understands.The ONE Championship featherweight (8-2) was seriously injured in a bomb blast at his Yangon-based gym last week, suffering severe burns and lacerations all over his body. Thaw has been an outspoken critic of the military junta, protesting in the streets after it removed Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratically-elected…
  9. Hong Kong-owned English Championship club Birmingham City reported a racist banner targeting their CEO to British police after fans protested against the owners ahead of their final game of the season against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.The Blues Collective supporters group hung several banners targeting Chinese chief executive Ren Xuandong in the Lancashire town ahead of their away game with one reported to authorities for being “undoubtedly racist”.Fellow fans were furious with the Blues…
  10. Growing up in the City of London’s financial district, sisters Lamorna and Tamara Short attended an all-girls school that didn’t place much emphasis on the importance of physical activity.“Sport wasn’t taught to us as something we should embrace or enjoy,” said Lamorna, who is the eldest of the two. “It was more, ‘How can I get out of PE today, I’m on my period’.”After university, Lamorna went to the University of Exeter for economics, and Tamara to the University of Bristol for geographical…