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Gold medallist graduates but still has dreams to chase

SEA Games gold medal winner Lim Chee Wei has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language Studies from Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Game for better English

KUALA LUMPUR: Learning a language different from one speaks at home is always tricky and requires much effort. But national women’s singles shuttler Lee Ying Ying is game for such a challenge.


Telemundo Has a Big Goal: Win the World Cup

MIAMI — Nearly seven years before this year’s World Cup began, Eli Velazquez, a sports television executive for Telemundo, was awakened by an early morning phone call from his boss six time zones away. It was earth-shattering news.

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Language as extreme sport - Youngsters square off in U.S. spelling bee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, hundreds of youngsters will compete in a uniquely American contest that has been likened to an intellectual extreme sport, involving one of the world's most tricky languages.

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Money can’t buy me goals

For Andriy Shevchenko, life is tough. He was born close to Chernobyl, where the nuclear nightmare erupted when he was nine. His family was safely evacuated, and he grew into a lad who could punch out opponents in the amateur boxing ring and more than punch his weight as a soccer striker.

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No more 'N-word': Scrabble players look to bar racist or homophobic slurs

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world of tournament Scrabble is split over whether to remove racial and anti-LGBT+ slurs from official dictionaries, as governing bodies debate the rules in light of the global Black Lives Matter protests.


Insight - Soccer radio deals in the U.S. put spotlight on FIFA's bidding process

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As world soccer body FIFA faces pressure to reform in the wake of a global corruption scandal, several current and former media executives are raising questions about the transparency of the bidding process for U.S. radio broadcasting rights to the World Cup.


Embattled Russia Finds Unlikely Ally: English Soccer Fans

MOSCOW — A few English men surveyed the scene in Moscow’s World Cup fan zone, a pedestrian street lined with bars. In the deepening twilight on a recent evening, the streetlights twinkled on. Russian women turned up, wanting to practice English. In the balmy air, small droplets of condensation formed on glasses of chilled beer.


Extraordinary anti-racist book celebrates 50th anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty years ago Martin Luther King departed from a prepared speech to electrify and exalt a quarter of a million people packed into Washington by inviting them to share his dream of a nation in which all men and women would finally be equal regardless of colour.