Spalato and Japan's Hana's goal invited to Hong Kong

SPALATO: Winning his sixth start, the Luzerne Cup, on Sunday.
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Brolly run

Aussie duo take on gruelling ultramarathon to support HK 
pro-democracy protests

UNITED: Australians Andrew Dawson (left) and John Ellis at the start of the 102km ultramarathon.
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TNP news

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Notable cases

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Rams bring down the Cottage

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Cardiff owner Tan ventures into MLS

"Investing in the MLS, I think it’s long term. If we invest now, in 20 years, it will be worth a lot." - Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan (right)
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Fringe flops

Mourinho hails evergreen Drogba but hits out at his second-stringers

POOR PERFORMANCE: Andre Schuerrle (in yellow) is not likely to face QPR on Saturday, after an unimpressive display against Shrewsbury yesterday morning.
"If players who played 90 minutes two days ago were fantastic, I expect people who are not playing a lot to raise the level to create me problems. They didn’t create me big problems." - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (above)
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Why always finding trouble?

Balotelli finally scores, but still gets involved in fracas

COOL IT: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli (far left) being restrained by Swansea's Ashley Williams following an altercation with Jonjo Shelvey.
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Violinist Vanessa Mae's mother responds to being called a tiger mum

INDEPENDENT: Pamela Tan-Nicholson (above) says she and her daughter, violinist Vanessa Mae, lead separate lives.
INDEPENDENT: Pamela Tan-Nicholson says she and her daughter, violinist Vanessa Mae (above), lead separate lives.

She has been portrayed as a Tiger Mum by her Singapore-born violinist daughter Vanessa Mae.

London-based Singaporean concert pianist Pamela Tan-Nicholson reportedly kept her daughter on a tight leash growing up and restricted her life outside of music.

But Tan-Nicholson, 56, who is in town to perform at Marina Bay Sands as part of the Toyota Classics 25th Anniversary Charity Asian Tour 2014, said: "My mother was so strict she used to cane me, there's nothing wrong with that."

On her strained ties with Mae, 36, she said: "The best thing is to worry from a distance and not say a word. They will live and learn from what they say and learn what is wrong or right."

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 30.

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This co-worker is a real back-stabber

M'sian man jailed for knifing colleague he had argued with

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