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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

Unbeaten China reaches quarterfinals at World Table Tennis Championships

Defending champion Chinese men's table tennis team whitewashed Serbia 3-0 in their final group match to reach the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 16:22:51

Highlights of Men's singles at World Table Tennis Championships

Ma Long of China returns a shot to Robert Gardos of Austria during the men's singles match at Zen Noh 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2014.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 11:58:18

O'Sullivan reaches last four with session to spare

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan advanced to the semifinals of the World Snooker Championship after crushing Shaun Murphy 13-3 with a session to spare in Sheffield on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 9:05:23

Hermannova/Bonnerova make Shanghai Grand Slam Main Draw with upset win

Lowly ranked Barbora Hermannova and Martina Bonnerova of Czech Republic upset top seeded qualifiers Whitney Pavlik and Jennifer Fopma of the United States in Shanghai on Wednesday to join Juliana Silva/Maria Antonelli and six other teams in the winners of women's qualification tournament of the US$800,000 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Shanghai Grand Slam.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 8:40:04

Lucky losers Bourne/Hyden start well in Shanghai Grand Slam Main Draw

American qualifiers John Hyden and Tri Bourne set off to a brilliant start at the men's Main Draw of the US$800,000 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Shanghai Grand Slam as they pulled off a pair of upset wins to lead Pool E at the end of Wednesday's action.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/5/1 8:39:59

Boll beats Gacina 3-1 at World Team Table Tennis Championships

Timo Boll of Germany hits a return during his men's singles round three match against Andrej Gacina of Croatia at the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo on April 30, 2014. Boll won 3-1 and Germany won 3-0.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/30 15:15:21

Sharara determines to step down as ITTF president

By calling it a "step sideways" instead of step back, 61-year-old Adham Sharara expressed his determination to step down as the president of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in its annual general meeting here on Wednesday during the 2014 World Table Tennis Championship.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/30 15:08:31

Highlights of World Table Tennis Championships

Zhu Yuling of China competes with Balazova Barbora of Slovakia during the single's match at Zen Noh 2014 World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2014.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/29 18:52:09

'Super Dan' cruises into semis at Asia Championships despite break

Five-times world champion Lin Dan cruised into the semifinals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in South Korea on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2014/4/26 10:13:21

Beach volleyball tourney opens in Vietnam

An international women's beach volleyball tournament Tuan Chau-Ha Long opened in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province on Friday, state-run news agency VNA reported.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/25 17:37:18

US beach volleyballers Ross/Walsh win back-to-back Grand Slam titles

April Ross/Kerri Walsh of the United States held off world No. 1 Taiana Lima/Talita Da Rocha Antunes of Brazil in three sets here Sunday afternoon to win back-to-back FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam titles.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 17:59:16

Nigeria prepares for women's volleyball championship qualifier

Nigeria has concluded arrangements to camp its senior women team ahead of the 2014 FIVB World Women's Championship Zonal Qualifiers, a top federation official said on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/4/23 17:58:43