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Thanks to Shrewsbury, safe standing in English football is starting to get legs

Which team provide the destination for the fans in Alison Moyet's "Blue," possibly the only pop song about supporting Southend United? Which side's kit features in the cult rockumentary This ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/30 0:38:39

Is calling Serena 'best female player ever' a sexist statement?

During a National Public Radio interview on Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe confirmed a professional opinion from his new memoir, but seriously, calling Serena Williams "the best female player ever ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 0:18:40

Portugal look to be favorites as Confederations Cup moves into semis

This year's top international soccer competition finished its group stage on Sunday, but it would not be surprising if this went unnoticed by the vast amount of fans worldwide. Despite ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 23:53:39

Is the beautiful game taking its No.1 status for granted?

It's not a question anyone was reasonably expecting to be asked but who is going to be soccer's Ice Cube? Not in the sense of actually rapping - hopefully Memphis ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 23:58:40

Celtics-76ers trade could mean big things for both franchises

Last week the Boston Celtics traded the first overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. In return, the Celtics receive the third overall pick, plus an additional ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 23:08:39

China's F1 future up in the air as Shanghai given provisional status

Can the future of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix really be in doubt?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 23:33:40

Fans and pundits question fees but proof remains in the trophy pudding

And so it begins. The transfer window is officially open and the deals are coming thick, if not fast. Thick in the sense of the wads of cash that are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/16 0:08:39

Cavaliers' loss means James still chasing Jordan's legacy

On Sunday Rafael Nadal won an astounding 10th French Open title, cementing his reputation as the greatest clay-court tennis player of all time. Fans of LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 0:38:39

Olympics aims to improve with new sports

The Olympic Games will have a decidedly new feel in 2020, when men and women will compete in mixed relays while surfers, skateboarders and rock climbers make their debuts. Three-on-three ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 0:48:39

Young Lions need chance to shine at club level

England are the world champions. OK, so it is the under-20s but forgive a soccer-mad nation, and it's headline writers for the excitement that will follow the national side's first ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 0:08:39

V9 hopefuls dream of path from non-league to name in lights

The transfer window only officially opens today, but already we've had claims that players are being pushed out of it while certain club has been focusing their gaze where it's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 23:43:39

Portraying fallen idol will challenge even Pacino

Last week, several major media outlets announced that Al Pacino will be playing the role of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO movie. Each man's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 23:08:40

A week in Chinese soccer: money, drama & tragedy

It's been an eventful week in the world of Chinese soccer - and not all for the right reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 23:23:39

Questions still remain for Arsenal, Wenger despite dream end to season

Arsenal ended their season in the best way possible by dominating Chelsea to win the FA Cup. But despite the improbable triumph, the drama did not end for Arsenal as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 23:50:09

Questions still remain for Arsenal, Wenger despite dream end to season

Arsenal ended their season in the best way possible by dominating Chelsea to win the FA Cup. But despite the improbable triumph, the drama did not end for Arsenal as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 23:48:40

Goals and goal scorers prove they are worth their weight in gold

It was a final that was billed as attack versus defense, but despite the scoreline it wasn't quite that simple. It was an open game with chances at both ends ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 23:38:39

Fountain of youth risks stagnation as teen stars struggle for games

For all of the big bucks and social media sagas that are set to be shared in the coming weeks and months of the transfer window - yes, you Antoine ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 23:43:39

'Freedom of speech' doesn't always apply to US sports journalists

Are US sportswriters allowed to publicly express their personal opinions? Apparently not. After Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Denver Post columnist Terry Frei tweeted that he felt ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:43:40