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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

Wenger alone should decide when to call time

It's time for Arsene Wenger to go. That's the view of what seems to be the majority of his side's supporters right now. But fans of Arsenal, if not Arsene, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 23:33:40

As Arsenal's woes deepen, Wenger must decide on his future soon

All good things must come to an end, but not for Arsene Wenger and his tenure at Arsenal, it seems. This season has gradually unraveled as the team have gone ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 0:08:39

Germany ideal opponents as Southgate looks for blueprint for England revolution

It's fitting that Gareth Southgate's first game in charge of England since he became the permanent manager of the national team is against Germany on Wednesday. While it might only ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 23:43:39

Kingsmeadow plays host to night worth its weight in gold

While the world was transfixed on the ding-dong between Manchester City and Monaco on the Mediterranean coastline, there was another game that caught the attention. This one was not played ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 23:43:39

'Slave master' comments are inappropriate

Over the course of a 6-month NBA regular season, the average player is bound to say something dumb during a post-game interview. Just ask ­Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:23:39

ICC China hoping to avoid repeat of last year's fiasco

For the third year in a row, the International Champions Cup (ICC) will have a China component, with Italian giants Inter and AC Milan, German clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 23:38:39

Barcelona, Arsenal experience historic week but for different reasons

This past week in the Champions League was a strange one. There were three very one-sided games but it was a week that will be remembered in history. Barcelona's 6-1 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 23:23:39

Lack of challenge for Celtic is holding back Scottish game

Sunday was the fourth Old Firm derby of the season, and the first that Celtic have not won. In fact, this side have dropped just four points in the league ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 23:43:40

MLS player survey makes for fascinating insight into the US game

Along with All-Star games, general razzmatazz and the Scoreboard Bar at San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium (the longest outdoor bar in North America), you can add ESPN's annual survey of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:08:39

Outspoken father needs to let son's play do the talking

American professional sports leagues are peppered with a smattering of under-the-radar overachievers, athletes who enjoy a greater degree of success at the highest competitive level than they did in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:08:40

Farcical U23 rule overshadows solid kick-off for CSL

Substitutions are an integral part of soccer, and have been ever since they were phased into the professional game more than 50 years ago. But something happened over the weekend ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 23:28:40

Loss to Liverpool and Sanchez row worsen Arsenal's troubling season

Up until the weekend, Liverpool had had a terrible 2017. With just one win in the Premiership this year, they were coming off a 3-1 spanking by a rejuvenated Leicester ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 23:58:39

Fixture farce means EPL has winter break in all but name

It was only a couple of months ago that the games were coming so thick and fast for Premier League sides that the talk of a winter break got its ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 23:23:40