Sazali Abdul Aziz & Zia-Ul Raushan, The Straits Times

Sazali Abdul Aziz & Zia-Ul Raushan, The Straits Times

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14 December 2020
#GameOfTwoHalves: Singapore athletes fight back against body shaming, mistreatment
Adrian Abraham talks to ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz about local athletes speaking out against a culture of abuse - both physically and mentally - which they have been victim to for years.
They are later joined by ST content producer Zia-ul Raushan to recap the weekend’s talking points in European football as an odd season continues. In the English Premier League, the top teams all drop points, while in the La Liga, Real beat Atletico in the Madrid derby which means a fairytale season continues for Real Sociedad at the top of the table.

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23 November 2020
#GameOfTwoHalves: Quah Ting Wen on competing in Int'l Swimming League
This week, Adrian Abraham talks to ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and ST content producer Zia-ul Raushan and they discuss the English Premier League which returned after football’s international break. They agree Liverpool’s victory over Leicester City underlined the Reds’ class, but disagree over whether Tottenham Hotspur have what it takes to mount a serious title challenge after their 2-0 win over Manchester City.
They are joined in the second half of the show by national swimmer Quah Ting Wen, who shares her experience competing at the International Swimming League (ISL) in Budapest this past month. The 28-year-old multiple SEA Games gold medallist wrote four columns for ST charting her journey in Hungary, and talks about how swimming among the world’s best has helped her as she works toward her goal of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

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16 November 2020
#GameOfTwoHalves: Is Hamilton F1’s G.O.A.T? Should international friendlies be scrapped?
Adrian Abraham talks to ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and ST content producer Zia-ul Raushan, who discuss history-making milestones: Lewis Hamilton’s record-equalling championship win at the Turkish Grand Prix, and golfer Dustin Johnson’s Masters tournament win - in style - at Augusta National. Adrian and Sazali are also joined by sports broadcaster Shehzad Haque, and they talk about whether international football friendlies should be scrapped with the coronavirus pandemic still not under control.

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9 November 2020
#GameOfTwoHalves: SPL title race hots up; United rescue their manager
This week, Adrian Abraham and ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz talk about the Singapore Premier League (SPL), which has reached its halfway point, as well as a hijacked Zoom session hosted by Singapore Athletics, which led to a police report being made.
They are also joined by ST content producer Zia-ul Raushan and they recap the weekend’s talking points in the English Premier League, as well as in the Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A.

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2 November 2020
#GameOfTwoHalves: New normal for attending live sports events?
This week, Adrian Abraham and ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz talk about the Inside the Matrix event held by mixed martial arts organisation One Championship on Oct 30, which saw the return of spectators at a live sports event for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, albeit with new procedures - which included a swab test.
They are also joined by ST content producer Zia-ul Raushan and recap the weekend’s talking points in the English Premier League.

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