China sweeps 5 titles at table tennis worlds

China has secured five titles on offer at the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships (WTTC) Finals.

Tennis star Zhang Zhizhen sets sights on French Open

Nobody predicted Zhang Zhizhen would make a ­sensational breakthrough at the ATP Madrid Masters earlier in May. The 26-year-old etched his name in the tennis annals by defeating three top-30 players in a row - Denis Shapovalov, Cameron Norrie and Taylor Fritz - becoming the first player from China to qualify for the quarterfinals of an ATP Masters 1000 event.

  • 17-year-old Zeng Liqi earns third China LPGA title

    Seventeen-year-old Zeng Liqi earned her third China LPGA Tour title on Friday, as the Nanchang teenager beat rookie pro Ji Yu'ai in a second-hole playoff to win the Beijing Women's Challenge.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/28 19:41:14
  • Fueled by popular passion and industry insiders' unremitting efforts, Xinjiang becomes incubator for soccer

    There is a saying in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: "If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance; if you can run, you can play soccer."

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Kashi | 2023/5/25 21:47:22
  • Team China beats S.Korea 3-0 to claim 3rd straight Sudirman Cup

    Team China defeated South Korea at the 2023 Surdirman Cup badminton finals 3-0 on Sunday in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/5/21 22:35:51
  • World Press Briefing shows confidence in Chengdu Games

    With 73 days left to go before the 31st FISU Summer World University Games, Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan Province hosted a world press briefing on Monday to tell the world that the city is ready to host an international sports event with local characteristics.

    By Xu Liuliu in Chengdu | 2023/5/17 0:09:03
  • Chengdu to hold 'destined splendid' Universiade, says organizing committee official

    With the 100-day countdown to the Chengdu World University Games underway, Wang Jiayi, vice president of the organizing committee and vice minister of education, emphasized that Chengdu would host "a Universiade that is destined to be splendid."

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/4/19 22:22:25
  • Zhejiang FC academy fosters new generation of soccer stars

    Boasting 10 accolades at domestic youth soccer competitions, Zhejiang FC continues its campaign to develop their flagship soccer academy after contributing more than 800 players to Chinese soccer.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/4/18 22:31:18
  • CBA teams Shanghai, Jiangsu disqualified for match fixing

    Chinese basketball governing body the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has announced that the CBA league teams the Shanghai Sharks and Jiangsu Dragons have been disqualified from the 2022-23 season for "being passive in competition" during a CBA playoff game on Friday.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/4/17 23:01:43
  • CSL returns amid corruption scandals, aiming at 'new future'

    Soccer fans finally returned to stadiums as the 2023 Chinese Super League (CSL) season started over the weekend, with 17 goals scored in the first round.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/4/16 22:04:38
  • International women's tennis competitions to resume in China

    The world women's tennis governing body, the WTA, announced Thursday it will resume tournaments in China from this September.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/4/14 0:52:02
  • Tickets sell out in 5 mins as fans wait for return of Chinese Super League

    Soccer fans in China are eagerly awaiting the return of the Chinese Super League (CSL) as the highly anticipated 2023 season is set to kick off this weekend.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/4/13 22:24:58
  • NBA star Simmons donates basketball court to Chinese village

    Brooklyn Nets point guard Ben Simmons has donated a basketball court to Machang town of Gui'an New Area in Southwest China's Guizhou province. It comes after a local basketball tournament received nationwide attention.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/11 23:18:21
  • Chinese equestrian Alex Hua Tian sets sights on 2023 Asian Games

    In just a few short months, the highly anticipated 2023 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province. One athlete who is gearing up for the event is Chinese equestrian Alex Hua Tian.

    By Sun Wei in London | 2023/4/10 22:36:54
  • Fans jubilant as domestic soccer games return amid anti-graft storm

    Domestic soccer games have returned to China, heralded by Wuhan Three Towns winning the Chinese FA Super Cup by defeating Shandong Taishan 2-0 on Saturday, with the Chinese Super League setting to kick off on the weekend.

    By Lu Wenao in Hangzhou | 2023/4/9 21:58:35
  • Wuhan crowned CFA Super Cup champions as new season kicks off

    Chinese Super League (CSL) winners Wuhan Three Towns continued their accumulation of Chinese soccer silverware being crowned the Chinese Football Association (CFA) Super Cup champions after defeating Shandong Taishan 2-0.

    By Lu Wenao in Hangzhou | 2023/4/8 22:17:47
  • China's short track speed skating sees potential a year after Winter Olympics

    China's short track speed skaters have offered the fans thrilling competitions at the national champions race last weekend, as thousands of fans flocked to the stadium a year after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/4/6 21:23:12
  • China announces roster for table tennis World Championships in Durban

    Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha will compete in three events at the upcoming ITTF Table Tennis Championships Finals in Durban, South Africa as the Chinese table tennis team announced its roster for the prestigious competition on Monday.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/4/3 21:43:20
  • Former table tennis champion Zhang Jike reportedly involved in defaulting on gambling debts, disseminating private videos; star's camp denies accusation

    Former Chinese table tennis superstar and multiple-time world champion Zhang Jike has recently been embroiled in a huge controversy as a veteran investigative journalist claimed that the rumor of Zhang being in huge debt for gambling and spreading private videos of his former girlfriend was true. The star's team responded that the rumor was not true and is preparing to sue the purveyors.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/3 0:51:49
  • Anti-graft campaign makes for promising soccer progress

    The ongoing anti-graft campaign in Chinese soccer saw two more senior officials who had stints with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) come under investigation on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 0:36:53
  • Legendary Bayern Munich ambassador Claudio Pizarro advises young Chinese soccer players to dream big

    A veteran striker who was born in Peru and made a name for himself in the Bundesliga, 44-year-old Claudio Pizarro has some advice for young Chinese soccer players aimed at success: dream big, set your sights high and work really hard.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2023/3/29 22:09:50
  • Industry insiders discuss possible expansion of CBA league

    On the sidelines of Chinese basketball's All-Star Weekend, several industry insiders discussed the potential expansion of China's top-tier basketball league, the CBA.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 17:07:43
  • Two more Chinese Football Association officials put under investigation amid corruption crackdown

    Two more officials of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been put under investigation, the latest move in China's intense efforts to crack down on corruption in the football industry, taking the number of CFA officials under investigation to six in less than four months.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 22:50:42
  • Draw against N.Zealand not disappointment, but good news for Chinese soccer

    The Chinese national soccer team was held to a scoreless draw with New Zealand on Thursday in Auckland in its first international match since March 2022. The match was Serbian Aleksandar Jankovic's debut as head coach of China's national team after being appointed to the role in February.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/24 0:43:03
  • Veterans' return to competition at national trials sounds alarm for young swimmers

    The national swimming trials are in full swing in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, as athletes bid for berths for the national championships in May. However, at an event that was expected to see the rise of young swimmers, several veterans stole the spotlight.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/3/23 0:39:15
  • Foreign-born athletes good for enhancing competitiveness

    The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is set to culminate Wednesday morning with the US going up against Japan. The success of China's East Asian neighbors stands in contrast to the Chinese national team in this sport, which suffered four consecutive defeats in the group stage. But what has surprised Chinese fans the most is that four foreign-born athletes were competing for China - US infielder Ray Chang and pitcher Alan Carter, South Korean pitcher Ju Kwon and Japanese outfielder Yusuke Masago - all of whom are ethnic Chinese.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:37:25
  • Chen wins gold at national diving championships

    Cheers and applause fill the stadium as Chinese diver Chen Yuxi elegantly completes her last dive.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/21 23:06:29
  • Jankovic takes reins as China face New Zealand tests Down Under

    The Chinese national soccer team departed for New Zealand on Sunday to prepare for two consecutive friendlies against the All Whites set for March 23 and 26.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 0:25:09
  • National diving championships held with crowds flooding in

    In just two seconds, Chinese divers Quan Hongchan and Chen Yuxi somersault into the water, hitting the surface with barely a splash at the exact same moment. There are loud cheers and applause as they bow in thanks to the spectators, whom the two divers had seldom seen at the venue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/19 23:45:24
  • China's Lü Bin poised for WBA Super Flyweight fight against Kaensa

    Lü Bin, who boxed for China at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is set to fight ­Yutthana Kaensa of Thailand for the WBA International Super Flyweight Championship in his hometown on Thursday.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/3/16 0:04:59
  • Washington Mystics sign China's Li Meng to training camp contract

    The Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced on Monday that they have signed China's national team's star guard Li Meng to a training camp contract.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/3/15 0:05:58
  • A robust troupe with national champions and a big warm family for ethnic minority kids

    It was 6:30 in the morning when the sky had just turned blue and the street lamps were still on. Despite the outdoor temperature of one degree, children from the Wild Elephant Tennis Club(Wild Elephant) had been practicing in front of the tennis wall for a while in Langfang, North China's Hebei Province.

    By Zhang Changyue in Langfang | 2023/3/8 21:00:52
  • Counterattacks a pragmatic tactic for Chinese soccer, for now

    The long underachieving sport of Chinese men's soccer finally got some good news recently, as the under-20 national team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the under-20 Asian Cup, keeping their qualifying hopes for the quarterfinals alive amid rampant scandals.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/3/7 22:14:08
  • 17-year-old Chinese street dancer aims for breakthrough at Paris 2024

    China's 17-year-old Liu Qingyi is one step closer to her dream at Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games as the street dancer won a gold medal in the Breaking for Gold World Series 2023, the first Olympic points event in break dancing this year.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/3/2 23:50:10
  • Jankovic takes aim at 2026 World Cup

    Aleksandar Jankovic, the new head coach for the Chinese men's national football team, said he has made up his mind to push his team to reach the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/3/1 23:34:07
  • Yuzhen Lamu grabs historic gold for China at ISMF World Championships

    Yuzhen Lamu became the first Chinese ski mountaineering world champion after claiming a historic gold at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) World Championships on Tuesday.

    By Global Times-Xinhua | 2023/3/1 19:53:27
  • Serbian Jankovic named new head coach of Team China

    Serbia's Aleksandar Jankovic has been named the new head coach of the Chinese men's national football team, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/24 20:37:35
  • Chinese sports fans set example by being open-minded, contrasting calls for banning Russia

    The latest call by certain Western sports heavyweights to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete internationally has once again underlined the hypocrisy and double standards of Western politicians. In contrast, Chinese fans have continued to show their sports spirit by supporting athletes without regard for where they come from.

    By Lu Ming | 2023/2/22 0:25:46
  • China's Ying Qing makes history by becoming first Chinese female bobsled pilot to win World Cup

    Chinese bobsledder Ying Qing won a bronze medal at the 2022/2023 BMW IBSF World Cup on Saturday, making her the first Chinese female bobsled pilot to stand on the World Cup podium.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/20 12:25:56
  • Chinese Football Association president under investigation, marking deepening of anti-corruption campaign

    Chinese Football Association (CFA) president Chen Xuyuan is under investigation on suspicion of serious violations of law and discipline, marking a deepening anti-corruption campaign after several senior CFA officials were charged with disciplinary violations, including former head coach of the Chinese men's football team Li Tie.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/15 0:58:59
  • Three golds by Gen Z athletes kick off exciting new year for Chinese sports

    During the weekend, Chinese tennis player Wu Yibing, esports gamer Li Oliveira Peinan and short track speed skater Lin Xiaojun claimed three major wins for China. Wu and Li's victories were new records in Chinese sports history.

    By Li Yuche and Ji Yuqiao | 2023/2/13 23:06:31
  • Trends: 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon kicks off

    The 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (SCHKM) was held in China's Hong Kong SAR on Sunday. It was the largest sports event held in the global financial center since the city lifted COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 37,000 people, including celebrities such as Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat, participated in the competition.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/12 22:50:31
  • Chinese men's 3x3 basketball team well-prepared for upcoming tournaments

    The Chinese men's national 3x3 basketball team held a session on Friday to show the intensified training results in the first stage, as well as to enhance practical experiences for some young players at Chongming Sports Training Center in Shanghai, aiming for preparation for upcoming events including the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup, which will take place from March 29 to April 2 in Singapore.

    By By Yu Xi in Shanghai | 2023/2/11 2:06:39
  • Never ending love for winter sports both on and off the field: Chinese short-track gold medalist Wu Dajing

    China's short-track star skater and Olympic champion Wu Dajing has traveled nearly 1,000 kilometers in one day to celebrate the first anniversary of the grand opening of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Shan Jie | 2023/2/9 19:28:19
  • CFA cancels U23 policy, prevents admission of debted clubs

    From booting clubs owing heavy debt from the Chinese Super League (CSL) to canceling the under-23 (U23) policy, Chinese Football Association's (CFA) announcement on Tuesday reveals its desire to reform Chinese soccer.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/8 23:14:25
  • Anti-corruption storm sheds light on Chinese soccer's revitalization

    Chinese soccer is witnessing another anti-corruption storm more than one decade after the large-scale 2009-13 investigation into soccer gambling, bribery and match-fixing that resulted in the imprisonment of dozens of senior soccer officials, players, coaches and referees.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/6 23:40:10
  • A year after Beijing Winter Olympics, how China carries on its legacy and spirit?

    Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in 2022. A series of activities will be held between February and March 2023 in Beijing and Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei Province. Eight mass winter sports competitions, the ice and snow carnival, the Beijing middle and primary school students' tour of the winter Olympic stadiums and many other activities have been launched to share people's fond memory of this event and inspire their aspiration to participate in winter sports.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/6 18:35:44
  • S.Korea-born skater brings new hope for team, himself

    Chinese short track speed skater Lin Xiaojun bagged two gold medals at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany on Sunday, the last day of the competition. This was the South Korean born-Lin's first-time win representing Team China at a world-level competition after completing his naturalization process.

    By Lou Kang | 2023/2/6 16:34:33
  • Exclusive: Chinese short-track champion Wu Dajing looks to the future of sports amid first anniversary of Beijing Winter Games

    A year on since the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, China's short-track star skater and Olympic champion Wu Dajing said in an exclusive interview with the Global Times that he is pleased to see how the historic event has successfully inspired more Chinese people to experience winter sports, bringing them happiness and health.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Changchun and Shan Jie in Beijing | 2023/2/5 19:06:10
  • Official documentary of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games set for 2023 release

    The official documentary film of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will release soon to mark the first anniversary of the unprecedented winter sports feast in China, said the Beijing 2022 organizing committee in press release sent to the Global Times on Saturday.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/2/5 18:14:31
  • 'Where's the money gone?'

    It is the question on the lips of every Jamaican – and none more so than the country's most famous athlete, eight-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 18:20:56
  • Tatum leads Celtic rout of Nets, Sixers bounce back

    Jayson Tatum scored 31 points as the Boston Celtics put the depleted Brooklyn Nets firmly in their place with a brutal 139-96 mauling on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 18:15:44
  • Rugby inspiration

    Ireland winning the Six Nations title will not have a direct impact on their hopes of finally reaching at least the Rugby World Cup semifinals, but the key to both is Johnny Sexton remaining fit, according to former Irish fullback Hugo MacNeill.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 18:11:38
  • Nepal's cricket board overturns suspension of rape-accused cricketer

    Nepal's cricket board lifted the suspension of its top player on Wednesday even as the Himalayan republic's top law officer sought to have him sent back to custody on rape charges.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 17:38:17
  • Making moves

    Chelsea paid a Premier League record fee of 121 million euros ($132 million) to sign Enzo Fernandez as Joao Cancelo made a surprise move to Bayern Munich and Jorginho joined Arsenal on a frantic transfer deadline day in Europe.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 17:32:53
  • Old times about to end

    The days when soccer clubs from the US and Canada were largely restricted to domestic competition, barely noticed by the rest of the world, are about to end.

    By AFP | 2023/2/2 17:27:14
  • Calling Ronaldo's Saudi switch a 'symbol of Chinese decline' reveals Reuters' media bias

    Some Western media outlets have once again demonstrated their bias toward China and their willingness to show China's “decline” or “incompetence” with whatever is at hand, no matter how irrelevant it is to China.

    By Hua Yun | 2023/1/30 23:13:04
  • Sprinting great Bolt says 'stressful situation' trying to recover lost millions

    World 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt said on Friday that it was a “stressful situation” trying to recover more than $12.7 million that has disappeared from his account with a Jamaican investment firm.

    By Reuters | 2023/1/28 19:59:14
  • NBA faces Nichols' tragedy

    Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated his confirmation as an NBA All-Star team captain by pouring in 41 points to propel the Bucks to a 141-131 NBA victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday as the Memphis Grizzlies' slide continued.

    By AFP | 2023/1/28 19:56:31
  • Brazil open door to breaking foreign coach taboo

    More than two decades since their last World Cup triumph and without a local consensus pick, Brazil are considering breaking an unwritten taboo: hiring a foreign coach.

    By AFP | 2023/1/28 17:51:08
  • The end of an era?

    A decade ago when the whippet-like Nairo Quintana burst onto the scene with stunning mountain escapes, Colombian cyclists looked poised to take over the world.

    By AFP | 2023/1/27 17:59:02
  • James, Antetokounmpo to captain NBA All-Star Game teams in Feb

    Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the NBA All-Star Game teams in February after final voting that saw Philadelphia star Joel Embiid fail to earn a starting spot.

    By AFP | 2023/1/27 17:54:10
  • Winds of destiny

    American Sam Ryder defied gusting winds at Torrey Pines on Thursday to fire a four-under par 68 and push his lead to three strokes in the US PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open.

    By AFP | 2023/1/27 17:47:07
  • Sadio Mane's smile a motivation booster for struggling Bayern Munich

    It might have been the explicit intention of Sadio Mane to let pictures send out a convincing message of hope.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/27 17:39:03
  • Biggest hitters go toe-to-toe

    Two of the biggest hitters in women's tennis go toe-to-toe when Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina clash in Saturday's Australian Open final in Melbourne.

    By AFP | 2023/1/27 17:35:13
  • Australian Open sees talented 17-year-old claim historic win for China

    Tennis prodigy Shang Juncheng made history on Monday by becoming the first male Chinese player to win an Australian Open main draw singles match.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/16 23:08:17
  • Messi guides PSG to victory on return after World Cup 2022 triumph

    Lionel Messi scored in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Angers in Ligue 1 on Wednesday on his first appearance since leading Argentina to victory in the World Cup in Qatar.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 20:16:21
  • Legend waves goodbye

    Gareth Bale retires from soccer with his place as one of Britain's greatest players secured after a spectacular career at home and abroad.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 20:12:48
  • A sting in the tail for English Premiership

    Wasps' financial meltdown left the club in tatters and booted out of the English Premiership, but some players have rebounded in fine form in the Top 14, where life has proved to be different from that in Coventry.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 20:08:59
  • World No.1 has sights on maiden title

    World No.1 Iga Swiatek is the woman to beat when the Australian Open begins on Monday without retired great Serena Williams and 2022's champion Ashleigh Barty.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 20:05:12
  • Bills' Damar Hamlin out of hospital as he recovers from cardiac arrest

    Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin has been discharged from hospital to continue recovering at home more than a week after his cardiac arrest during an NFL game shocked the league, the team said Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 20:01:30
  • Borussia Dortmund in top mood despite uncertain future of star players

    The mountain of challenges ahead doesn't seem to bother struggling Borussia Dortmund.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/12 15:11:34
  • Europe's winter meltdown

    Brown hillsides and slivers of snow – a common sight across Europe's Alps, and a far cry from the winter wonderland tourists had banked on.

    By AFP | 2023/1/12 15:08:53
  • Ice and snow tourism heats up in dual-Olympic city

    While it is freezing cold outside in the mountainous Gushancun village in ­Beijing's western Mentougou district, that hasn't stopped the Li family from traveling more than 50 kilometers from the capital's ­downtown area to the village to enjoy winter activities like ice climbing, skating and skiing.

    By Xu Liuliu | 2023/1/9 21:51:34
  • Bayern Munich-signed Chinese teen goalkeeper Liu Shaoziyang says he admires Neuer's leadership, improvisation on pitch

    Bayern Munich's 19-year-old Chinese goalkeeper Liu Shaoziyang has been working hard toward the goal of learning from his role model Manuel Neuer. In an interview with the Global Times on Sunday, the young talent shared his experience and feelings of growing up to become a professional player and joining overseas clubs.

    By Shan Jie in Beijing and Du Qiongfang in Shanghai | 2023/1/8 21:35:17
  • Australia reign on gloomy day one as South Africa's Proteas left frustrated

    Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja grabbed half-centuries as Australia made the best of a rainy day one to be 147 for two at stumps in the third test against a frustrated South Africa in Sydney on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2023/1/5 19:42:57
  • Bringing the heat

    Rally legend Sebastien Loeb at last had something to smile about after two nightmare days as the Frenchman won the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2023/1/5 19:30:09
  • Kyrgios expected to be fit for Australian Open despite latest withdrawal

    Nick Kyrgios is expected to be fit to play at the Australian Open despite pulling out of a second warm-up tournament following his withdrawal from next week's Adelaide International with an ankle injury, his manager told Australian media.

    By Reuters | 2023/1/5 19:26:31
  • 'Trust your teammates'

    Giannis Antetokounmpo's triple double sparked the Milwaukee Bucks to a 104-101 overtime victory at Toronto on Wednesday while the Brooklyn Nets saw their 12-game NBA win streak snapped.

    By AFP | 2023/1/5 19:21:58
  • Call of the whistle

    With great pride and yet still some regret, Chinese referees Ma Ning, Shi Xiang and Cao Yi ended their 2022 FIFA World Cup journey.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/5 15:39:33
  • Chinese winter sports athletes aiming for 2026 Olympics

    For Chinese winter sports athletes, the new ski season after Beijing 2022 is well marked as one to prepare for the next Winter Olympics.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/5 15:34:22
  • Soccer players' final rewarding stage

    Since Brazilian legend Rivelino joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal in the late 1970s, the Gulf region has become a lucrative haven as a final staging post for aging stars. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who signed a two-year contract with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr last week, is by far the biggest catch for the oil and gas-rich Gulf states.

    By AFP | 2023/1/5 15:31:27
  • AI improving the game Go, while 'ruining' it at the same time

    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the board game of weiqi, which is commonly known as Go overseas, has once again become a hot topic in China.

    By Hua Yun | 2023/1/4 23:41:27
  • Fans can now fancy chances of watching Ronaldo on Chinese turf as star joins Al Nassr

    Asian football has never taken center stage like this before.

    By Hua Yun | 2023/1/4 0:45:54
  • Brazilian soccer legend Pelé dies at 82

    ​Brazilian soccer legend Pelé died at the age of 82, media reported on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/30 3:49:50
  • Top 10 Chinese sports news events in 2022

    Here is Xinhua News Agency's selection of the 10 most significant pieces of Chinese sports news in 2022, in chronological order:

    By Xinhua | 2022/12/28 23:34:22
  • Hajime Moriyasu retains post as Japan coach after World Cup run

    Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu will stay in his job after leading the Samurai Blue to the last 16 at the World Cup in Qatar, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:25:42
  • S.African skipper seeks win for diversity in race to Brazil

    The first time he saw the ocean, Sibusiso Sizatu thought that, with all that water, it must have been a very large lake.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:23:38
  • Djokovic, Nadal to kick-start bid for 2023 supremacy in Australia

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal kick-start their 2023 campaigns this week in Adelaide and Sydney respectively, with the superstar veterans and great rivals eyeing up yet more Australian Open glory.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:20:50
  • Andoo Comanche wins Sydney-Hobart yacht race but misses course record

    Australian supermaxi Andoo Comanche secured a fourth line honors victory in the grueling Sydney-Hobart ocean race on Wednesday, but fell short of setting a new course record.

    By Agencies | 2022/12/28 23:16:02
  • Agnelli says leaving Juventus 'not easy,' defends club

    Outgoing Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who quit amid claims of false accounting at Italy's biggest football club, told shareholders on Tuesday that leaving was difficult but the club “comes before everything.”

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:14:50
  • Shiffrin claims 78th win

    Mikaela Shiffrin had to go "full gas" to pull off the 78th World Cup win of her career with victory in Tuesday's giant slalom event in Semmering.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:13:37
  • Kyrgios pulls out of United Cup as Nadal tips him for Slam breakthrough

    Nick Kyrgios stunned his ­teammates by pulling out of the United Cup Wednesday on the eve of the tournament, soon after Rafael Nadal said the Australian had "all the ­weapons" to win a Grand Slam.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 23:11:17
  • Mavs edge Knicks in overtime

    Dallas star Luka Doncic rewrote the NBA record book on Tuesday with a stunning 60-point triple-double, carrying the Mavericks to a wild 126-121 overtime victory over the New York Knicks.

    By Agencies | 2022/12/28 23:01:41
  • Man United cruise past Forest

    Manchester United made a positive start to life without Cristiano Ronaldo as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial stepped out from the Portuguese's shadow to score in a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 22:48:55
  • Beijing Guoan forfeit CSL game due to serious shortage of healthy players

    Beijing Guoan said it would give up the upcoming match against Shanghai Port that was slated to kick off on Tuesday in the Chinese Super League (CSL) 33rd round due to a serious shortage of available players.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/27 22:13:06
  • Warner crushes South Africa with majestic 200

    An emotional and exhausted David Warner retired hurt after a majestic 200 as Australia dominated Day 2 of the ­second Test on Tuesday and South Africa wilted in a Melbourne furnace.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 22:09:48
  • Chargers clinch playoff berth

    Justin Herbert passed for 235 yards (215 meters) and Austin Ekeler ran for two touchdowns to help the Los Angeles Chargers clinch a playoff berth with a 20-3 win against the host Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

    By Agencies | 2022/12/27 22:08:36
  • Djokovic touches down ahead of Australian Open, 12 months after being deported

    Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia on Tuesday almost one year after he was deported for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, tennis officials said.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 21:52:21
  • Nets hold off Cavs

    Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving scored 32 points apiece as the Brooklyn Nets pushed their NBA winning streak to nine games on Monday with a 125-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 21:51:19
  • Sheffield United down Coventry 3-1 to boost promotion push

    Sheffield United eased to a 3-1 win against Coventry as a seventh success in eight Championship games boosted the Blades' bid to reach the Premier League.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 21:44:46
  • Arsenal extend lead

    Arsenal opened up a ­seven-point lead with a 3-1 win over West Ham United as the Premier League returned on Monday, while Newcastle climbed up to second thanks to an impressive 3-0 victory at Leicester.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 21:42:41