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  1. A resume that reads like ultra runner Courtney Dauwalter’s shows an athlete at their peak. But Dauwalter believes she can get even better.“I hope I’m not getting close to my potential. I hope there's plenty more to discover. I keep plugging away at it and just show up on every start line and giving it my best,” Dauwalter, 35, said.The American’s list of wins is incredible, but what makes it more impressive still is the range of distances, terrains and climates. Last August, she won the 171km…
  2. Retired football star Ronaldinho was released from a high-security prison in Paraguay on Tuesday after more than a month, but was ordered to serve house arrest at a luxury hotel while he is investigated for using a false passport to enter the country.The Brazilian entered the hotel about four hours after the ruling. He was transported in a police van and was allowed in after sanitary precautions due to the coronavirus outbreak.Ronaldinho, the Brazilian former Fifa player of the year, and his…
  3. It has been some weeks now since most of us watched live football, although there’s still been a match going on, albeit staged without the likes of Messi and Ronaldo being involved.The game of giving has reignited the football season as debate has raged about how clubs treat their staff and whether players are responding to the current crisis in the right way.Some, including the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur, have furloughed non-playing staff whilst continuing to pay players their…
  4. Sportswear giant Nike has launched several of its new designs for Chinese Super League clubs ahead of the 2020 season.The season is still postponed, with a statement from China’s General Administration for Sport delaying its return indefinitely with a ban on all sport as the country continues to fight the coronavirus epidemic.However, preparations have stepped up in anticipation of the big kick-off, including the release of the updated kits for the new campaign.This season’s designs mark a…
  5. Stronger set the 1,000m track record last time he raced at Happy Valley and Zac Purton thinks the John Moore-trained three-year-old will have to produce a similar effort to win a hot Class Two Hing Man Handicap at the city track on Wednesday night.Stronger clocked 56.11 seconds when prevailing in Class Three in February and returns to the Valley after a midfield finish at Sha Tin last time out.“Hopefully he can bring his best again and run another track record, or near enough to it – he’s…
  6. Hong Kong’s football clubs are not against restarting the Premier League after summer but say important issues must be sorted out.League leading R&F coach Yeung Ching-kwong agreed it would be the better option if the Football Association could resume competition in September to complete the season.“It would be fairer to the teams if we can complete the season, even though it would be much later than normal,” said Yeung, a former Hong Kong international.“We know Hong Kong is facing the epidemic…
  7. Fresh from confirming he has a location “somewhere on earth” secured for UFC 249, Dana White announced the company doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.Justin Gaethje will step in for Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title on April 18. Lightweight champ Nurmagomedov is stranded in his native Russia amid the Covid-19 crisis.The escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in the US forced the UFC to scramble for a new location in the US for UFC 249 – originally…
  8. Chad Schofield knows full well that “Hong Kong is all about momentum” and the jockey is finally starting to build some after a on-off first half of the season.After missing 12 meetings across four suspensions – including back-to-back bans that saw him outed for a month early this year – Schofield has ridden winners at six of the last seven race days.Ten of his 27 winners for the season have come since the start of March and while he didn’t change anything in particular about his riding,…
  9. UFC president Dana White has revealed he is close to securing a private island for future fights as he continues to circumvent the logistical problems posed by the global Covid-19 crisis.After confirming he has a location set in the US for UFC 249 on April 18, with Justin Gaethje stepping in to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov against Tony Ferguson, White said the company is “back up and running as of April 18”.“I’m a day or two away from securing a private island,” he told TMZ Sports. “We’re…
  10. The debut Global Rapid Rugby season has been the latest sporting event to be called off in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.Global Rapid Rugby’s first full season was set to run from March to June but only the first round of matches was played before the season was suspended. They have now taken the decision to call off the season completely.Tournament CEO Mark Evans announced the immediate cancellation of the season in a media statement on Tuesday, citing long-term travel…