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John Hancock Brings Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, MA – April 13, 2017 – John Hancock brought 2012 men’s champion Wesley Korir, 2015 women’s champion Caroline Rotich, and several other elite Kenyan athletes to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time John Hancock brought Kenyan athletes to the school for this event.

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Governors Baker, Nixon Wager Friendly Bet for NFL Playoff Game

Boston, Jan. 14, 2016, — Ahead of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Jay Nixon (D-MO) have staked a friendly bipartisan bet on the playoff game.
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Gov. Baker at minority media round table meeting in March 2015(file photo).
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Xiamen to Host First Ironman Event in China

BEIJING, Dec. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wanda Sports Holdings Co. signed a cooperation agreement with the Xiamen Municipal Government on December 24. Under the agreement, Xiamen will become the first city to host Ironman events in China.
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Wang Jianlin, CEO of Wanda Group, lectures at Harvard University.
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Semi-finals of Chang Qi Cup Held at Harvard University

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 30, 2015, — The ancient Chinese game Weiqi, also known as Go in the US, is the only board game that super-computer hasn’t defeated human yet. For the first time in history, the semi-finals of an Asian professional Go tournament: 2015 China’s Chang Qi Cup was held on U.S. in the North America at Harvard campus from Sept. 26 to 28.
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Picture from the semi-final match on Sunday, Sept. 27(photos by Xinming Li).
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UIUC Wins 2015 Mid-America Cup Soccer Tournament

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Chicago, Sept 7, 2014, — UIUC Old Corns defeated Chicago Purple Warhead 3:0 in the final match of Mid-America Cup soccer tournament at Oak Brooks Central Park on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first time that a championship team having two woman players, according to organizer Mr. C.M. Lei of Mid America Chinese Recreation Organization (MACRO).
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UIUC Old Corns celebrates winning the Mid-America Cup(provided to bostonese.com by C.M. Lei).
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Three More World Championships for Kathryn Tian This Summer

By Eric Wu, bostonese.com

Boston, Sept. 3, 2015, — By the end of the World Championships held by American Taekwondo Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kathryn Tian from Los Angeles had won championships in three competitions, including the women’s 15-to-17-year-old creative martial arts competition, competition with equipment and the ultimate boxing match. So far, she has already won 17 junior world championships, and is well on her way of realizing her dream of winning Olympic gold medal representing the USA.
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Kathryn Tian wearing three gold medals of world championship in Little Rock (Provided by Yi Qian)
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Belly Button Challenge: China’s New Social Media Craze

Beijing, June 12, 2015, (ECNS) — Can you touch your belly button with your hand by reaching around the back of your body? The challenge has become an addictive trend on the Internet as women try hard to twist their bodies to complete the feat and show how slim they are, Nanjing-based Modern Express reported.
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Chinese speed skating player Zhang Hong performs touching her belly button with her hand from around the back. (Photo/Sina Weibo)
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Everyone Is a Winner at Harpoon 5-Mile Race

Thank you for running the 14th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to benefit The Angel Fund! 4,300 finishers, 300 volunteers, and hundreds of spectators helped us raise $180,600 (and counting!) for The Angel Fund, which supports critical research for Dr. Robert Brown and his team at UMASS Medical Center. This puts the 14 year total over $1,147,322!

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Why Did I Start Romantic Zumba Club?

By Man Li, zumba dance instructor

First of all, I’d like to thank you all for your passionate interest and support for making the “Romantic Zumba Club” possible. I feel completely honored and flattered to see all of the overwhelming responds to my callings.
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Ms. Man Li leads her students in a zumba class at her home studio(provided to bostonese.com).
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Malcolm Butler’s Cinderella Story Makes Patriots Champions Again

Boston, Feb. 3, 2015, — Tom Brady took home the MVP, but it was former West Alabama All-American Malcolm Butler who made the play that clinched the New England Patriots win in Super Bowl XLIX. Brady agreed to give the Chevy truck awarded to him with the MVP prize to Butler during this morning’s interview on WEEI sports radio.
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Edelman and Butler Go to Disney and Victory Parade on Feb. 4 in Boston

Boston, Feb. 1, 2015, — Visitors to Disneyland were treated to a victory parade of Super Bowl champions Julien Edelman and Malcolm Butler today. The New England Patriots defeated Seattle Seahawks last night at Super Bowl XILV in Glenndale, AZ. Quarterback Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes in the come-from-behind victory, and won the Super Bowl MVP award.
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Video — Ballboy Helps Inspire China to Asian Cup Victory

CANBERRA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — A 12-year-old ballboy from Brisbane, Australia, could prove to be China’s secret weapon at this year’s Asian Cup after he helped goalkeeper Wang Dalei save a penalty in their opening game victory over Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.
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Wang Dalei (R) of China and ball boy Stephen White greet each other during a training of the Chinese football team for the AFC Asian Cup in Brisbane, Australia, Jan. 12, 2015. Stephen White was invited to watch the training by the Chinese team. During the Group B match against Saudi Arabia on Jan. 10, 2015, Wang talked to Stephen White before he saved the penalty shot. White advised Wang Dalei to dive left and Wang listened and save the penalty shot successfully, which helped the Chinese team to a 1-0 victory. (Xinhua/Cao Can)
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USOC Nominates Boston to Host the 2024 Olympic Games

By Victor Chen, bostonese.com

Boston, Jan. 8, 2014, — On the same day of Gov. Baker’s inauguration, USOC picks Boston over LA, Washington D.C. and other cities for hosting 2024 Olympic Games. Boston will compete with other cities around the world, and a final decisions by International Olympic Committee is expected in 2017.
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Jermaine Jones Named One of 50 on Fire Awardees

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — BostInno announced the winners of the 3rd annual 50 on Fire awards in a celebration last evening at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. 50 on Fire honors those driving innovation in Boston and beyond by recognizing the year’s 50 most luminary, disruptive and newsworthy people and organizations across industries.
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Jones plays in a 2014 World Cup match for Team USA in this pictures(file photo). He will play MLS Cup final game for N.E. Revolution Sunday afternoon.
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Boston Celtics to Host LA Lakers and Asian American Night on Dec. 5

By David Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Nov. 7, 2014, — Boston Celtics are playing like the great Celtics teams in the past tonight at TD Garden. Jared Sullinger had game high 17 points, and Rajon Rondo dished out six assists, including a couple behind-the-back passes. Boston defeated Indiana 101:98 despite an injury to rookie guard Marcus Smart in the second half.
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Rajon Rondo guards Kobe Bryant in a match (file photo).
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