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  1. American Football Catches on in China

    Chinese American football may ring as incongruously as Jamaican bobsledding, but as the Middle Kingdom’s middle-class expands, recreational sport is booming. Journalist Christopher Beam spent a year following the progress of the Chongqing Dockers, from their first game to their showdown with Shanghai for the inaugural American Football League of China title. It’s a story of fumbled catches, inopportune hangovers and hits that are “more like careful hugs,” but what emerges is that football for them is a way of stepping beyond the over-regulated world of their parents.

    Source: New Republic

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