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Brazil win title for 4th time

World No.1 Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in Tokyo on Sunday, clinching their gold medal in FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup for the fourth time after 1999, 2005, and 2009. Russia and Italy settled for silver and bronze separately.
Soure:Agencies - Global Times: 2014/4/23 17:56:50

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Chen Liyi (right) of Tianjin returns to Liaoning during the two sides' Chinese Women's Volleyball League game in Tianjin on Thursday. Chen scored a game-high 22 points in Tianjin's 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 victory.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 17:56:09

Foreigners should train with China team: ITTF

China's table tennis federation should give foreign players more access to its coaches to ease the country's stranglehold on the sport and attract more television and sponsor interest, the head of the world governing body said.
Soure:Reuters: 2014/4/23 17:55:35

MLB launches reality show in China

Major League Baseball has launched a reality show in China with a leading Chinese Internet video website in an aim to spread baseball culture in the world's most populous nation.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/19 17:36:43

Trott to take another break

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect.
Soure:AFP: 2014/4/18 21:44:58

Myanmar men's volleyball team to attend Asia Para Games qualifying event

A 10-member men's volleyball team representing Myanmar left here Friday for Tehran, Iran, for the qualifying competition of the Asian Para Games slated for April 19- 26.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/18 19:37:26

Chinese Taipei beats Iraq 3-0 in Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship

Huang Tien-Feng (L) of Chinese Tapiei spikes the ball against players of Iraq during the 2014 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship in Pasay City, the Philippines, April 16, 2014. Chinese Taipei won 3-0.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/16 16:33:39

BWF lifts doping ban on Lee

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said Tuesday it had lifted a one-year ban imposed on South Korean star Lee Yong-dae for missing doping tests.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/4/16 9:36:40

China's Ding upset by Hawkins at snooker worlds

China's Ding Junhui suffered a shock defeat 13-7 to Barry Hawkins at the quarterfinals of the World Snooker championship on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:38:41

O'Sullivan beats Hawkins to win his fifth world title

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England celebrates during the awarding ceremony for 2013 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Britain, May 6, 2013. Ronnie O'Sullivan sealed his fifth world title by defeating Barry Hawkins of England with 18-12 in the final.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:38:12

Chinese Taipei players win men's doubles title

Chinese Taipei's Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan upset Chinese duo Hao Shuai and Ma Lin to win the men's doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:37:23

Defending champion Zhang to face Wang in all-Chinese final at tabletennis worlds

Defending champion Zhang Jike will fight for the men's singles title against Wang Hao in a rematch of the last year's Olympic final at the World Table Tennis Championships to be held here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:37:04

Brazil win World Grand Prix Finals

Brazil clinched the gold medal in the FIVB (International Federation of Volleyball) World Grand Prix Finals for a ­record ninth time on Sunday, overcoming China 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-20) in Sapporo, Japan. China were the only other team in ­contention for the gold medal and ­finished in second place.
Soure:Agencies - Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:36:26

Sideshows, scandals undermine credibility of China's National Games

China is undoubtedly one of the world's sporting powerhouses right now, but watching the ongoing National Games – often billed as “China's Olympic Games” – in the northeastern province of Liaoning could leave an objective viewer with a distinctly different impression.
Soure:Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:36:07

Lin Dan through to men's singles final at National Games

Defending world and Olympic champion Lin Dan was through to the men's singles final of the 12th Chinese National Games badminton event here on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:35:41

'Super Dan' claims third straight gold at National Games

Superstar Lin Dan claimed his third consecutive crown as he ­defeated Du Pengyu in the men's ­singles badminton final at the 12th Chinese ­National Games in Jinzhou, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, on Wednesday.
Soure:Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:35:28

World No.1 Lee cruises through to Japan final

Malaysia's world No.1 Lee Chong Wei crushed fifth-seeded Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam to reach the Japan Open final on Saturday, brushing aside controversy at home over the resignation of his coach.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/4/15 15:34:54

Lee Chong Wei advances to Singapore Open final, Du Pengyu out

World No. 7 Du Pengyu of China lost a close battle against Indonesian veteran Simon Santoso (16-21, 21-17, 21-17) in the semifinals of the Singapore Open on Saturday, while world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia defeated India's rising star K. Srikanth.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/15 15:34:33