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Top seed Li survives first-round scare

China’s Olympic badminton champion Li Xuerui survived a scare in the first round of the Japan Open on Wednesday as she battled from behind to beat world junior champion Akane Yamaguchi.
Soure:AFP-Global Times: 2014/6/11 23:13:01

China's Ding shocked by qualifier Wasley at snooker worlds first round

World No. 2 Ding Junhui of China was stunned by English qualifier Michael Wasley 10-9 at the first round of the snooker World Championship in Sheffield on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/6/11 18:13:29

China beats Japan 3-1 to win Uber Cup title

China beat Japan 3-1 Saturday to lift its 13th Uber Cup women's badminton team title.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/25 9:10:01

Ping-pong potential

Table tennis bosses fear China's dominance is potentially ruinous but the sport's new street cred, a kaleidoscope of participating players and its capacity for diplomacy underline its broad reach and potential.
Soure:AFP: 2014/5/9 23:37:36

Pakistan games in UAE

Pakistani cricket officials on Wednesday announced details of their series against New Zealand in the UAE in November and December.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/8 9:36:15

Lillee quits in dispute

Australia Test bowling great Dennis Lillee, credited for helping resurrect paceman Mitchell Johnson’s career, has quit as a Cricket Australia (CA) coaching consultant after failing to agree terms on his pay.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/7 9:27:05

China wins women's group title at table tennis worlds

China's players surround their coach Kong Linghui (3rd R) who holds up the trophy during the awarding ceremony for the women's group event in Zen Noh 2014 World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2014. China beat Japan 3-0 in the final and claimed the title of the event.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/6 13:18:50

China wins men's group title at table tennis worlds

China's Ma Long (1st L) holds the trophy and celebrates with coach Liu Guoliang (2nd L) and teammates Zhang Jike (3rd L) and Xu Xin during the awarding ceremony for the men's group event in Zen Noh 2014 World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2014. China beat Germany 3-1 in the final and claimed the title of the event.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/6 13:09:38

Selby beats O'Sullivan to win world championship

Mark Selby beat five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 to win the World Championship for the first time in Sheffield on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/6 10:30:11

China sweeps Japan 3-0 to win 19th Corbillon Cup

China beat host Japan 3-0 to defend the Corbillon Cup at the World Team Championship on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/6 10:27:55

Germany, Japan to challenge China in finals at World Table Tennis Championships

Germany upset host Japan 3-1 to set up a men's final meeting against defending champion China at the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Sunday, while Japan will challenge China in the women's final.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/5 9:18:30

Sharara paves wrong way by blighting powerhouse

When I learned Adham ­Sharara will step down as president of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) after 15 years, I was relieved. This lasted until the news that he was elected to a newly created role at the governing body.
Soure:Global Times: 2014/5/4 9:33:49

China to meet Singapore in semis at World Table Tennis Championships

Chinese women's team beat DPR Korea 3-0 here on Saturday to set up a semifinal clash against Singapore at the World Table Tennis Team Championships.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/4 9:10:14

Mixed pair approved

Players can pair up with international rivals to form mixed-nation or mixed-region doubles teams during future World Table Tennis Championships in a bid to improve competition and boost growth, the sport’s world governing body said Saturday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2014/5/4 0:33:01

China, Japan reach semis at World Table Tennis Championships

Defending champion China and host Japan reached the men's semifinals at the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships after beating Austria and Portugal respectively on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/3 8:41:11

Chinese women's team makes into quarters at World Team Table Tennis Championships

Defending champions Chinese women's team made into the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo on Thursday after beating Austria 3-0 in their final group match.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/2 8:46:22

Australian qualifiers Artacho/Laird shine at Beach Volleyball Shanghai Grand Slam

Australian qualifiers Nicole Artacho and Mariafe Laird set off to a brilliant start in their first Grand Slam appearance together as they claimed two upset wins in a row in Shanghai on Thursday to join big names including Kerri Walsh/April Ross, Juliana Silva/Maria Antonelli, Xue Chen/Xia Xinyi in the unbeaten teams after two rounds of women's Main Draw pool play in the US$800,000 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Shanghai Grand Slam.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/2 8:41:09

Highlights of women's team at World Table Tennis Championships

Tie Yana of China's Hong Kong plays against Tian Yuan of Croatia during their women's teams stage match in the Zen Noh 2014 World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan, May 1, 2014. China's Hong Kong won 3-1.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 16:31:36