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Seagulls soar to top flight against the odds

Thanks to Derby County's late equalizer against Huddersfield, the fans who had stayed at Brighton & Hove Albion's Falmer Stadium after seeing their own team beat Wigan could celebrate a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 22:48:40

Thomas’ decision to play after sister’s death was his to make

Four years ago, sports fans all over the world were reminded that even among the most rabid fan bases - Boston, in this case - there are more important things ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 22:53:39

National team gimmick raises doubts over likelihood of CBA reforms

Yao Ming was the obvious choice as the new head of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) earlier this year. He has first-hand experience of basketball in both the US and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 22:18:40

Bottom team Sunderland’s woes not just down to manager David Moyes

Poor David Moyes just can’t seem to get a break. If it’s not being in charge of a team almost certain to go down or being implicated in controversy over ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 22:48:40

Spurs stars are shining but only silverware will keep them at club

Tottenham Hotspur kept their dreams of a first ­title since 1961 by beating Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday evening, with Harry Kane starring on his return to the starting lineup. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 0:08:39

Westbrook’s historic triple-double record should earn him MVP over Harden

As the NBA's regular season lurches toward its conclusion and playoff matchups are solidified, fans are forced to endure fewer and fewer meaningful games. That said, they can still enjoy ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 23:18:39

Minor deal set to have major repercussions in Chinese soccer landscape

First, there was mad rush by Chinese companies to invest in - or buy outright - soccer clubs from around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 23:48:40

Chelsea continue ruthless charge toward title despite tight pursuit by Spurs

For the second season in a row, Spurs have found themselves in a two-horse race for the Premiership title. Whereas last time they were chasing the eventual champions Leicester, they ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 23:38:39

Disappointing Manchester bosses have reason to hope

The Premier League title will have a new home next month but not the one that many pundits predicted at the start of the season. There was an expectation that ...
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/4/9 23:13:39

Golfers’ code of honor compromised by viewer input, modern technology

Professional golf values its history and traditions perhaps more than any other sport. Part of this reverence includes the expectation that players not only know the rules, but also that ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 23:38:39

NHL shoots itself in foot over stubborn Olympic decision

During a press conference in Beijing last week at which the National Hockey League (NHL) announced two preseason games between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings in China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 23:08:39

Qin bears the brunt for a league getting used to the spotlight

It's fair to say that the Chinese Super League (CSL) is feeling its age. This current iteration of Chinese soccer's top flight began in 2004 and now it appears just ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 23:38:40

Kansas fans should be satisfied with Self’s record

College basketball fans in Lawrence, Kansas know that only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and annual criticism of Bill Self's NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament record. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 0:08:40

Empty loss leaves China with mountain to climb for World Cup qualification

After the euphoric reaction to China's 1-0 victory against South Korea in Changsha last week, the mood will be somewhat more subdued Wednesday morning after China lost to Iran by ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 0:28:39

Southgate’s new era starts with a loss and routine win but still on right track

Gareth Southgate's brave new era may not have gotten off to an ideal start in Germany last week where England lost 1-0 before a low-key 2-0 win over Lithuania on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

Blind latest to oversee Dutch disappointment

Is there a more disappointing national team than the Netherlands? Their latest setback came in Sofia where they lost 2-0 to Bulgaria in their World Cup qualifier. The defeat saw ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 23:28:39

Lippi effect is clearly working but Road to Russia remains uphill struggle

In the week when a new-look England took on Germany, it's fitting that China took on South Korea. The Koreans are the dominant force on the continent and have a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 0:48:39

Fans can’t help but follow ‘march to madness’

Few sports monikers are more apropos than “March Madness,” the colloquial term for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which just concluded its first full ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 23:33:39