Businesses eye big spenders as athletes arrive for Masters Games

Businesses eye big spenders as athletes arrive for Masters Games

Updated October 19, 2017 17:25:53 Photo: Hobart’s June Cashion and Shirleen Tubb have competed in numerous Masters Games (ABC News: David Hudspeth) Related Story: At the boxing gym, everyone has a story Businesses in north-west Tasmania are preparing for a boom as thousands of mature-age athletes arrive for the 2017 Masters Games. While the athletes have been busy training, regional businesses have been making their own preparations. Devonport antique emporium owner John Cole has been on a buying spree, stocking up in anticipation of strong trading over the fortnight of…

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Could Wu Yibing become China's first big male tennis star?

Could Wu Yibing become China's first big male tennis star?

The quick-witted Li, who retired in 2014, had after all won two majors and climbed to No. 2 in the world, while Chinese women had also been victorious in doubles at Olympic and grand slam level. No Chinese man, meanwhile, has ever been ranked inside the Top 100. But all of that may be about to change with the emergence of 18-year-old Wu Yibing, one of the country’s most exciting prospects, who won both the junior singles and doubles titles at the US Open in September. “When I was playing,…

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Alonso full of praise for US sports fans

Alonso full of praise for US sports fans

Alonso may have failed in his bid to win the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in May — his engine blew up with 21 laps to go of the 200-lap race — but he came away with a huge admiration for American motorsport fans. “It’s a different culture, a different way of understanding motorsport or sport in general — much more open, much more friendly to all of us,” Alonso told CNN’s The Circuit. “I imagine if the (Indy 500) was in Spain and some US people came here our…

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