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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 ...


Injury-hit Steven Defour leaves Burnley

Midfielder Steven Defour is leaving Burnley for family reasons and will continue his career in Belgium, the Premier League club said Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/1 19:23:40

Koulibaly own goal hands Juventus dramatic win to ruin Napoli comeback

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored an injury-time own goal to hand Juventus a 4-3 Serie A victory in Turin on Saturday after the visitors had fought back from three goals down.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/1 19:23:40

Unheralded Noh seizes lead

US teenager Yealimi Noh fired eight birdies in an eight-under-par 64 on Saturday to take a three-shot lead over Hannah Green after three rounds of the LPGA Portland Classic.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/1 19:18:40

Osaka thrashes Gauff

Defending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory Saturday in a showdown billed as “the future of women's tennis” while Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/1 19:13:40

Xiamen City University team win China University Sailing Championship

A team representing Xiamen City University won the China University Sailing Championship on Friday in Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 19:02:03

Promote youth sailing vital for sport's future: CYA chief

Chinese Yachting Association (CYA) chief Zhang Xiaodong called on organizers of sailing competitions to consider hosting more grassroots races for young people, to make the sport more accessible to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 18:58:40

Team China scores first win at basketball World Cup

China's basketball head coach Li Nan says the team should be prepared for tougher battles at the World Cup, after China eked out a 70-55 win against Côte d'Ivoire in their opening game in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/1 0:48:06

China has won the opening game at FIBA World Cup

China won the opening game at the home basketball Word Cup by defeating Coted'Ivoire 70-55 in Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Aug 31.Photos: Cui Meng/GT
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/31 23:01:00

US female soccer star Lloyd believes women could thrive in NFL

US soccer star Carli Lloyd believes women could thrive as goal kickers in the NFL after a successful try out with the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 20:58:41

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 World Cup looms.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 20:58:41