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Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70


Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

European Tour to expand in China

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

City take big step toward title

Manchester City took a big step toward retaining the Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday sending them back to the top ...


Brazil begins preparations for Copa 2019

Copa America hosts Brazil began preparations for the tournament at their training center in Teresopolis on Wednesday, despite missing most of their team.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/23 19:13:40

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/23 19:08:40

Fingertip save

Goalkeeper Franco Armani of Argentina's River Plate jumps to save the ball during a Recopa Sudamericana first-leg soccer match against Brazil's Athletico Paranaense at the Arena da Baixada stadium, in Curitiba, Brazil on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/23 19:03:41

Federer, Nadal threaten another 'Djoko Slam'

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. However, a returning Roger Federer and rejuvenated Rafael Nadal will once again stand in his way.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/23 19:03:40

Hanging up their boots

The end of every soccer season also marks the final whistle for several playing careers. This year is no exception and some of the biggest names in the game have called it a day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:53:40

Back to the future

When Western sports bodies think of China, it's safe to assume that the population is viewed more in terms of yuan signs than potential recruits. That's not to say they don't want their own Yao Ming. They would love such a totem, of course, but it's just that the hope with China is to build fandom rather than athletes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:48:40

Money ball

What is the playoff actually worth? There is no doubt that it is the richest game in the world but the interesting thing might be more than we all think.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:43:40

Free agents

It's strange to think it but the most important act in club soccer of the last 50 years happened in Luxembourg of all places.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:38:39

Fanning the flames

The world of celebrity seems completely at odds with how most of us live our daily lives. Red carpets, the velvet rope being pulled back, your name definitely being on the list and turning left when you get on a plane might never happen for the many but there is one way that we are all alike.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:28:22

Korean schoolgirl, 17, stuns badminton world No.1 at Sudirman Cup

Seventeen-year-old South Korean schoolgirl An Se-young stunned Chinese Taipei's world No.1 Tai Tzu-ying at the Sudirman Cup on Wednesday to burnish her fast-growing reputation.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/22 19:23:42