China should continue to grow football: Ronaldo

Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that China should remain ambitious and continue to promote the sport if it wants to be a world powerhouse.

Great goal

Gao Lin of Guangzhou Evergrande (right) takes a overhead kick to score a goal during Wednesday's Chinese Super League game against Guizhou Zhicheng. Evergrande won the match 4:0, thanks to Gao's goal and a hat trick from midfielder Talisca, who joined the club on loan from Benfica in June.
Source: VCG | 2018/7/18 22:43:40

Iniesta may make Japan pro-soccer debut for Vissel Kobe on Sunday

Andres Iniesta could make his J.League debut at the weekend when his new club Vissel Kobe host Shonan Bellmare, the Spaniard said after arriving in Japan on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/18 22:43:39

Carefree golf is new key: McIlroy

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer to adding a fifth major to his tally.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/18 22:38:40

Tokyo heat wave prompts 2020 fears

As the two-year mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is being scorched by an intense heat wave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/18 22:33:40

Military parade greets Asian Games flame in Indonesia

The torch for the 18th Asian Games was welcomed to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta Tuesday, with a military parade, traditional dancing and a flypast by the air force.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 22:23:42

Abidal liver transplant legal: health authority

A liver transplant for cancer-stricken ex-Barcelona footballer Eric Abidal was carried out according to the law, Spanish health authorities said Tuesday, dismissing reports of organ trafficking.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 22:23:40

Mercedes still fastest despite lost points: team chief Wolff

Formula One champions Mercedes made mistakes in the last three back-to-back races but they still have the fastest car, according to team boss Toto Wolff.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/17 22:23:39

Head to head

Wu Lei of Shanghai SIPG (right) vies for the ball against Song Long of Shandong Luneng during Tuesday's Chinese Super League game in Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong Province. The game between the two Chinese Super League giants ended 1-1. The two teams are tied with 24 points in the 16-team league. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/7/17 22:18:41

Cahill retires from Australia intl duty

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football on Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 22:18:40

Giroud savors glory despite criticism

France striker Olivier Giroud says ­criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to ­silence his detractors with his ­stellar work rate in his team's World Cup ­triumph in Russia.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/17 22:18:39