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‘Exceptional’ debut


Australian Ben Simmons was beaten in his debut while Chinese-American standout Jeremy Lin suffered a severe right knee injury as the new NBA season tipped off Wednesday for most clubs.

From striker to statesman

Career politicians are comfortable with the political football but one breed of politician might be even more so - the ones who made a career kicking a ball about before ...

Adding insult to injury

The commonly held view among fans and the media is that the multimillionaires we pay to watch play top-level soccer are not actually that smart. While much of that view ...


LeBron in doubt for Tue

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James will not play in Cleveland's last preseason game and is questionable for the season opener against Boston on Tuesday next week, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/12 23:13:40

Sharapova into quarters

Maria Sharapova surged into the Tianjin Open quarterfinals on Thursday as she pursues her first tournament victory since her return from a doping ban.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/12 23:13:39

Smith upstages quality field at CIMB Classic

Australian Cameron Smith blitzed the TPC Kuala Lumpur with a flawless eight-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead over a top-quality field after the opening round of the $7 million CIMB Classic on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/12 23:13:39

Nadal and Federer on collision course

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing ­Alexander Zverev.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 23:08:39

Top seed Svitolina out of HK with injury

World No.4 Elina Svitolina withdrew from the Hong Kong Open with a leg injury on Thursday, the latest blow to the WTA event which has also been hit by several pre-­tournament pullouts and early exits.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 22:23:39

Non-standing argument could use some legs before games

Legendary American humorist Mark Twain once wrote, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." This axiom certainly applies to the current NFL issue - standing versus not standing for the national anthem - an issue that has been both oversimplified and misrepresented by the American mass media in an attempt to appeal to its many liberal-­leaning consumers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 23:08:40

Venus stunned in HK

Second-seeded Venus Williams suffered a shock exit in the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, comprehensively beaten 7-5, 6-2 by ­teenager Naomi Osaka.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/11 23:08:39

Pac-12 tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2017 Pac-12 China Game presented by Alibaba Group will go on sale to the public on Friday, the Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/11 23:06:20

Smooth progress

Rafael Nadal of Spain aims for a backhand return during his second-round match against Jared Donaldson of the US at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Nadal sailed through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/11 23:03:39

‘No pressure’ on Chinese skaters in 2018

China's figure skating general coach Zhao Hongbo said Wednesday that there is no gold medal pressure on Chinese figure skaters at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 23:03:39