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More own goals for Chinese soccer as new rules announced

Imagine for a moment that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is bought by Inter Milan this summer for $80 million and then immediately sent out on loan to Chinese Super League ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 0:13:39

Mourinho's debut season at Old Trafford can be considered a success

It's been a long few days at the end of a long season for Manchester United, but it will go down as a year that will be remembered - and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/26 0:18:40

Dominance of Warriors, Cavaliers points to lack of parity

Assuming that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers advance to this year's NBA Finals, they will become the first two teams in league history to meet in that round ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 0:58:39

Season finishes with goals, but no drama as Liverpool pip Arsenal to 4th

The 2016-17 season came to a close on Sunday, and in a way it was apt that champions Chelsea took on the ­bottom-placed team Sunderland. As far as the majority ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 23:43:40

Possibility of Premier League playoff must open floodgates

The perpetually smug Premier League will have been very pleased with itself that despite the fact the title was won and the relegation spots already
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 0:08:39

Pigs might fly? More like vegan substitute, as football continues to surprise

If there is one moral to football, it is this: Don't write anyone off. It was the lesson 12 months ago when Leicester City won their unlikely Premier League title ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 23:03:39

Kaepernick 'blackballed' rumors ignore important facts

Ever since the beginning of the NFL's free agency period, a small but vocal group of liberal sports fans and commentators have been in full hysteria mode over former San ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 0:08:39

Lavezzi apology reveals embarrassing lack of progress

The weekend for Argentinian soccer star Ezequiel Lavezzi, who currently plays at Hebei China Fortune, did not turn out as expected, after photographs taken earlier this year - in which ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 0:08:39

Gunners end fantastic week with big win over old nemesis Stoke

Arsenal seem to be saving the best for last by capping off a fantastic week with a 4-1 demolition of nemesis Stoke. Even though the Gunners had beaten Manchester United, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 23:08:40

Summer spending likely to see first 100m soccer player

It took longer than they might have liked but, thanks to a goal from the lesser-spotted Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion on Friday night and are finally this ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 22:28:39

Pibernik's premature celebration another example of sport at its best

Luka, Luka, Luka. What have you done? You've made the cardinal sin of celebrating too ­early is what you've done. And in punching the air as you crossed the line ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 23:48:39

Mets' Harvey reinforces the importance of trust in professional sports

Talent is obviously an important element in professional sports; the teams with the best players win the most games and, more often than not, the most championships. However, it appears ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 23:33:40

Zhang wins Council seat for China, but AFC & FIFA miss bigger picture

There was good news for Chinese soccer this week as Zhang Jian, vice president and secretary general of the Chinese Football Association (CFA), was elected to the FIFA Council, an ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 23:03:39

Arsenal overcome Manchester United in game that's anything but classic

It was a sign of how far two great, illustrious clubs have fallen this season that the prelude to their game on Sunday was most notable for one of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 22:58:40

Championship's day of drama leads to time for reflection

The final fixtures of the Championship season were not without late drama. Newcastle were crowned champions thanks to an equalizing goal from Aston Villa's Jack Grealish as his side hosted ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 22:28:39

Relentless Ronaldo breaks Atletico hearts and Champions League records

This week's Champions League semifinal first leg between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat trick that has all but put Los Blancos into the final ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 22:58:39

Kerr's medical predicament a sobering reminder of coaching importance

In one of the NBA's most sadly bizarre story lines, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr might miss the remainder of the team's playoff run due to complications from 2015 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 23:13:40

Ding impresses again, but world title remains elusive

Just as Chinese snooker star Ding Junhui appears to have defeated one nemesis, another one has sprung up in his place.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 23:08:40