Taste of training at Sports Hub

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Hagino's heroics hurt Chinese

SENSATION: Kosuke Hagino's (above) exploits in the pool have helped Japan lead China in the swimming gold medal tally.
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No Rafa, go with Roger

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A quick move out

Singapore GP offers unique challenges in the transition to the next Formula 1 stop

"Moving cargo around a city (like Singapore) may be more challenging than in the outskirts. For most cities, space is a scarce resource." - Deputy managing director, Motorsports of DHL Global Forwarding, Pier Luigi Ferrari (above), on moving Formula 1 cargo from one race destination to another
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Qatar World Cup feels the heat

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Jamil's goal gives Tampines the advantage

SUPERSUB: Stags' Jamil Ali (in yellow) proves to be an invaluable matchwinner again as his goal gives Tampines a 2-1 first leg lead over Balestier in the RHB Singapore Cup semi-final.
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Japan-Brazil match ticket sales hit 38,000 mark

"There was a lot of criticism of the pitch after the Juventus game, but I think, aesthetics aside, the pitch played out well. The nature of the Desso pitch is that it provides a stable, even playing surface. The pitch is growing in, and with seven weeks (from the Juventus game) for it to mature, it should be ready." - Malcolm Thorpe.

As of yesterday, ticket sales for the highly-anticipated international friendly between Brazil and Japan at the National Stadium on Oct 14 reached the 38,000 mark.

Malcolm Thorpe, vice-president of sports development and events at World Sport Group (WSG), is confident that all 51,000 tickets for the glamour game will be sold out.

He also guarantees that the National Stadium pitch, which came under heavy criticism for its sandy condition during the Singapore Selection versus Juventus match last month - the first football match to be played at the venue - will be in top shape.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 23. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Sunday’s Singapore Stipes’ report highlights

RACE 1: Winner’s Smile beating Red River Rock (obscured) despite being incovenienced and hanging outwards.
RACE 9: Extremely Sweet winning the race convincingly despite bumping into Doraemon during the running.
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Platoon wins at nice odds

CLOSE FINISH: Platoon (purple cap) beating Red Dawn (inside) and Titanium (blue cap) in Race 2 at Kranji on Sunday.
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Pellegrini sees stoke in Chelsea

FOUL PLAY: Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta (second from right) being shown the red card by match referee Mike Dean in the match against Chelsea. 

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