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  1. Frankie Lor Fu-chuen will roll out his two premier dirt specialists as he looks to take advantage of a rare night meeting at Sha Tin.The handler has developed a reputation for improving his horses on the Sha Tin all-weather track and gets another opportunity on Wednesday night, where he brings the highly touted Kings Shield back to the surface after suffering from colic last season.The five-year-old announced himself in June with a barnstorming victory on the dirt by four and three-quarter…
  2. Hong Kong officials and athletes agree the July opening for the Tokyo Olympics next year is the best possible solution in the current crisis.“We are happy to see the date (July 23-August 9) has now been confirmed so that the athletes have a clear target to look at,” said Olympic committee general secretary Ronnie Wong Man-chiu. “This is a logical decision as the epidemic is still going strong in many parts of the world and therefore the organisers need more lead time for the extravaganza.“No…
  3. This is not the time to be selfish. It’s very easy to think that you’re young and nothing is going to happen to you if you catch the coronavirus. We have to think about society, everyone we have next to us. You may not have symptoms and yet still transmit the virus, and you don’t know how far it can go and who can get affected. From the bottom of my heart: millennials, please think twice about what you’re doing. I know younger people have less of a risk of being infected but the people who are…
  4. Borussia Dortmund’s English winger Jadon Sancho is likely to cost more than any other footballer in the close season – whenever that is. The Londoner who turned 20 last week can play on the left or right, has been a success at Dortmund’s football factory where they buy emerging talents, give them plenty of games at a high level in front of the world’s highest average league crowds of 80,000 and then sell them for a vast profit.“We don’t buy superstars, we make them,” Dortmund’s youth…
  5. American golfer Phil Mickelson got fans excited in the midst of a virtual halt to live sports by the coronavirus pandemic when he hinted at a rematch with long-time rival Tiger Woods.Mickelson was asked on Twitter about the possibility of a round of golf against Woods being live streamed in the near future, and the left-hander replied: “Working on it.”When another fan tweeted to Mickelson asking him not to “tease”, the 49-year-old responded: “I don’t tease. I’m kinda a sure thing.”Woods and…
  6. Xiong “The Panda” Jingnan has been using the current hiatus to reflect on the past year and to consider the bigger picture.The first revelation is that the Chinese fighter seems to have finally realised just how big she’s become, even though she became One Championship’s first Chinese world champion way back in 2018 and last year she co-starred in two of the most epic bouts anywhere on the planet.“I have realised that what I do has an impact on other people, on children,” Xiong said. “I…
  7. Premier League club Kitchee are facing a second Covid-19 case after a staff member tested positive in preliminary screening on Monday.This came after the staff’s spouse was confirmed over the weekend to be infected. A statement from the club on Tuesday morning said the staff member, believed to be one of their coaches, took an emergency test on Monday and the result was positive.“The staff took the Covid-19 test on March 30 and was diagnosed as preliminary positive,” the statement said. …
  8. “Football is a business,” said Manchester United manager Matt Busby in an interview not long after the Munich air disaster. “It used to be a sport, now it’s a business.”It was telling for one of the game’s great romantics to think that, and as early as 1958. He would let his revelation guide the decision to expand the club’s Old Trafford stadium on his return from a trip to the US, while the club’s souvenir shop was originally registered to him as part of his retirement.Busby set the club on…
  9. French jockey Antoine Hamelin has revealed he made a split-second decision to move to Hong Kong and take up a full-time riding opportunity just hours before the government closed their borders to foreigners.Hamelin was approached by the club on March 21 after South African Aldo Domeyer opted not to return in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving them desperately short on riders and with a border closure looming on March 25.With European racing shut down for the time being, Hamelin’s…
  10. The past two years have been a period for the ages when it comes to CrossFit which first started back in 2000 in Santa Cruz, California.The company laid off dozens of staff members at multiple points, mostly from their media team. Then the branded fitness regime announced it was doing away with Regionals and replacing them with international Sanctionals as a way to qualify for the 2019 CrossFit Games.Then there were dramatic cuts during the Games itself, virtually all to newly crowned country…