'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 ...

Qatar unveils World Cup logo round the globe

Qatar unveiled the logo for the 2022 World Cup which will be hosted by the Gulf emirate, displaying it in public spaces in Doha and cities around the world on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/4 19:43:42

Pakistan appoints Misbah head coach, chief selector

Pakistan Wednesday appointed former captain Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach and chief selector in a bid to lift the national team's performance.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/4 19:43:41

Ruthless Serena slams to her 100th win

Serena Williams earned her 100th win at the US Open on Tuesday with a brutal 44-minute demolition of Wang Qiang, firing an ominous warning to rivals in her pursuit of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/4 19:43:40

Another heartbreak for Federer

Fresh from a heartbreaking loss at the All-England Tennis Club, the abrupt end to Roger Federer's US Open on Tuesday raised questions whether the 38-year-old can deliver on a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/4 19:43:39

Liverpool FC asks HK fan group to remove statement of boycotting police fans

Liverpool FC, the current UEFA Champion League's holder, has asked their Official Liverpool Supporters Club Hong Kong to remove statements on their Facebook page in support of boycotting fan members who are Hong Kong police.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 0:23:12

Zhou under fire after disappointing performance in loss

For costing China's lead in the final minutes of Monday's game that ended up with a 79-76 loss to Poland at the FIBA World Cup, China's center Zhou Qi drew heavy online criticism following for his poor performance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/3 19:58:41

Alexis Sanchez blames Man United flop on lack of game time

Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 19:58:40

Defending champ Osaka falls to Bencic

Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic stunned top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka on Monday to reach a US Open quarterfinal against Donna Vekic, who rescued a match point to advance.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 19:58:40

Transfer window ends with star loans rather than blockbuster moves

The transfer window shut gently across much of Europe with a flurry of loan deals instead of the anticipated bang of a mega-move.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 19:08:40

Nadal reigns in clash of former US Open champs

Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title Monday with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarterfinals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 19:03:40