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Yes, Xu Can! Chinese boxer aiming high


Chinese boxer Xu Can defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world title on Sunday night, defeating Japan's Shun Kubo with a six-round technical knockout in his hometown of Fuzhou in East China's Jiangxi Province.

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 ...


US defeat Guyana 4-0 in Gold Cup opener

The United States got their Gold Cup title defense off to a flying start with a 4-0 win over Guyana in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 21:18:40

Brazil's Marta scores 17th World Cup goal

Marta secured her place among the legends of soccer on Tuesday after the ­Brazilian become the World Cup's all-time leading scorer in the 1-0 win against Italy in Valenciennes, France.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 21:13:40

VAR steals headlines

Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday after a dramatic finale which saw a late Philippe Coutinho strike ruled out by VAR.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 20:53:41

Chinese FA changes youth, foreigner rules mid-season

Starting in July, Chinese ­Super League (CSL) teams are no longer required to have at least three under-23 domestic players play in every single league match, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 19:13:42

Michel Platini arrested in Qatar World Cup probe

Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 19:13:41

Loosey-goosey

Brazil's Filipe Luis (top) and Dani Alves stretch during a training session on Monday in Salvador, Brazil. They will play Venezuela Tuesday in their second-round match in Group A of the Copa America.
Source: VCG | 2019/6/18 19:13:40

Arthur wants 'cornered tigers' spirit

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has vowed to remind his players of the "cornered ­tigers" spirit which Imran Khan instilled in his teammates to win the 1992 World Cup.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 19:13:40

Concern over poor ticket sales grows at Copa America

The organizers of the Copa America expressed concerns over poor attendance at initial games on Monday and said they must correct errors in the ticketing process to ensure more fans have access to matches in this month's tournament in Brazil.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/18 17:23:42

Orgill scores twice to get Jamaica off mark at CONCACAF Gold Cup

Turkey-based striker Dever Orgill scored twice as Jamaica opened their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Honduras on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 17:23:41

Defending champs rout Japan

Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile launched the defense of their Copa America crown with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Japan in Sao Paulo on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 17:23:41