Sunday May 31, 2020

The only games in town

Desperate for a sporting fix? Dodgy wifi and unreliable streaming feeds could not prevent enterprising sports fan Emmet Ryan from finding Belarusian football matches, Taiwanese baseball and some fiendishly complicated chess matches for you to watch

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
3rd May, 2020
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Yu-Hsien Chu of Rakuten Monkeys against Uni-President Lions in the CPBL at Taoyuan, Taiwan. Picture: Getty

The most dominant athlete on the planet right now doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page. Chu Yu-Hsien is virtually unknown outside his native Taiwan, and even there he was a bit of a late bloomer.

He plays baseball, incidentally, and is rather good for the level he plays at, which is also the only level that matters right now. The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) is one of a handful of sports leagues...

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