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'Hope of the whole village'


As the only Chinese foobtall player who regularily appears in the lineup of a team in the European "big five" leagues, RCD Espanyol's Wu Lei is considered "the hope of the whole village" by Chinese fans.

World Cup hosts Japan face unloved rugby scene

Rich clubs owned by massive corporations have attracted a parade of star players to Japan, but the unusual setup hasn't been a hit with fans, prompting a re-think as the ...

Penalties dominating the Premier League season so far

The English Premier League this season has been typified by penalties. Those given and not given thanks to VAR have had plenty of fans and players up in arms ...


Napoli's best chance to topple Juventus?

As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli's 30-year wait for the Serie A title.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 21:28:41

Former Bayern legend Ribery arrives in Tuscany ahead of Fiorentina move

French winger Franck Ribery traveled to Italy on Wednesday to complete a medical ahead of a move to Serie A club Fiorentina.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 19:03:42

12-year-old Liu to set record at Canada Open

Amateur golfer Michelle Liu hasn't yet hit her teens, and says it's "crazy" to think she'll be teeing it up on Thursday in the Canadian Women's Open.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 19:03:41

India expects 'positive' verdict

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is hopeful its security concerns for next month's tie against hosts Pakistan will be addressed after the game's global governing body referred the matter to its Davis Cup committee.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/21 19:03:41

Haka hello

New Zealand players perform the haka prior to their friendly basketball match against Canada in Sydney on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 19:03:40

Brazilian Elkeson earns China call-up in landmark move

China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 18:53:41

Top seeds Paire, Shapovalov reach 3rd round

Top-seeded Benoit Paire reached the third round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open Tuesday, beating Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-5.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 18:53:40

Ajax finish with goalless draw in Cyprus

Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 18:48:40

Napoli's best chance to topple Juventus?

As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli's 30-year wait for the Serie A title.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/21 18:48:39

Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test after concussion

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering concussion, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 19:08:41