I’ve been posting all of these depressing and tense articles, so when I saw this article, I imagine it would feel good to post something else.  Unfortunately, it’s not a good outcome for China, but did you know Chinese compete in soccer? China is known for Ping Pong (or table tennis) and badminton.  Got this short article from MSN who got it from Reuters.

Sinclair saves the day for Canada with late winner

By Steve Keating 1 day ago

An injury time goal by Christine Sinclair from the penalty spot lifted Canada to nail-biting 1-0 win over China on Saturday to get the Women’s World Cup off to an electrifying start.

Canadian coach John Herdman had declared on the eve of the opener anything less than victory would be a disappointment and Sinclair, Canada’s all-time leading scorer, made sure the capacity crowd of 53,058 went home happy when she coolly stepped up and slotted home a low shot to the right corner past a diving Chinese keeper.

Canada had dominated much of play but could not crack the Chinese wall until Adriana Leon was brought down heavily by Zhao Rong in the box, the referee immediately pointing to spot.

There was no doubt who would get the chance to be the hero, with Sinclair, who made her national team debut when she was 16 years old and has been a cornerstone of the team ever since, notching her 154th goal.

(Editing by Gene Cherry)


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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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