Category Archives: Sports

Angel Dance Company to Perform at Halftime of Celtics Vs. Lakers NBA Game

By David Li,

Boston, Oct. 20, 2014, — The legendary NBA rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers will have something new to look for this year. On December 5, local dance group Angel Dance Company will be performing at halftime of the Celtics Vs. Lakers game. The game will feature recently signed Lakers’ star point guard Jeremy Lin who graduated from Harvard University and has a strong fan base in the Grater Boston area.
Jeremy Lin practices for his first game as a Laker on Oct. 9, 2014 (from Facebook).
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MA Junior Amateur Golf Champion Paul Lei Honored by HP, AJGA

Boston, Oct. 14, 2014, — Congratulations are in order for one former MGA Champion.

Paul Lei (Ferncroft CC) – winner of the 2013 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship – was named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). Since 1988, HP and the AJGA have come together to recognize 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom.
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Kathryn Tian Takes Home Gold and Silver Medals at WAKO Junior World Championships

By David Li, translated by Tong Chen,

Boston, Oct. 2, 2014, — When Kathryn Tian moved to Studio City in Southern California from Boston at end of last year, she didn’t expect that she would be selected to USA Karate and Boxing National Team in April 2014, and win gold and silver medals for Team USA just a few months later.
Tian holds the trophy with her coach Christine Bannon-Rodrigues after winning gold medal (photos provided to
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Letter from Li Na / 李娜告别信

(Li Na, two-time Grand Slam champion, announced her retirement in a letter to her fams on Sina Weibo and Facebook on Sept. 19, 2014. Born in Wuhan China, Li Na graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and went on to become Asia’s first Grand Slam champion in 2011. She is one of the few Chinese athletes with international following. Her fans will miss her fighting spirit on the court and also her sense of humor during interviews.)

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“Be the bird that sticks out” — Letter from Li Na

Sept. 19, 2014

My dear friends,

For close to fifteen years, we’ve been a part of each other’s lives. As a tennis player representing China on the global stage, I’ve trekked around the world playing hundreds of matches on the WTA tour, for China’s Fed Cup team, at the National Games and at several Olympic Games. You’ve always been there for me, supporting me, cheering me on, and encouraging me to reach my potential.
Li Na returns a ball in the second round of 2014 Australian Open (file photo).
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MACRO Wins 2014 Mid-America Cup Soccer Tournament

By David Li,

Chicago, August 31, 2014, — MACRO defeated UW-Madison 3:0 this afternoon at Oak Brooks Central Park in the final match of Mid-America Cup soccer tournament. It’s the fourth straight championship for MACRO in the Mid-America Cup, according to organizer Mr. C.M. Lei of Mid America Chinese Recreation Organization (MACRO).
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Minuteman@Lex Raised over $200 for LEF at 2014 N.E. Triathlon

By David Li,

Lexington, Mass., July 28, 2014, — A group of 31 kids, age 7 to 12, from Lexington area raced at 2014 New England Triathlon at MIT on July 20. The team called Minuteman@Lex has pledged over $200 to Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) as each participate was able to raise at least $10.
Audrey Ferrell receives silver medal (provided to
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Golfer Alice Chen Repeats as N.J. State Champion

By David Li,

Princeton, N.J., June 19, 2014, — Alice Chen of Neshanic Valley was named a member of ALL-USA High School Girls Golf Team by USA Today yesterday. Chen has won back-to-back state titles in record-breaking fashion after leading New Jersey to its first title in the 10th USGA State Team Championship on September 19, 2013.
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TV Schedule for 2014 World Cup

New York City, June 5, 2014, –The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be ESPN’s eighth World Cup and most comprehensive presentation to date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to air all 64 matches live and in high definition (June 12 – July 13). All ESPN and ESPN2 games will be available on WatchESPN, while ABC matches will be available on WATCH ABC. ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in more than 85 million homes, will present matches live in multiple languages (other than English and Spanish).
Biden(left) and Kerry applaud the arrival of World Cup Trophy in a April 2014 ceremony (from
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Boston Celebrates 35th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on June 15

Boston, June 2, 2014, –Today is the Duanwu Festival Day, also known as Dragon Boat Festival. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional lunar calendar to honor ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan. Boston is the host of one of the longest running Dragon Boat Festival celebrations in North America.
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Meb Keflezighi Wins Boston Marathon as First American Winner in 31 Years

By David Li,

Boston, April 21, 2014, — It’s a perfect day for Marathon in Boston, and American runner Meb Keflezighi makes it even better as he led all the way to finish line. Keflezighi became the first American winner of the Boston Marathon since 1983 on Patriots’ Day of 2014.
Meb Keflezighi crosses the finish line (from Boston Marothon Facebook page).
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