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Tour de France fan who caused huge opening day crash goes on trial

The spectator behind one of the biggest pileups in Tour de France history goes on trial Thursday charged with injuring dozens of riders on the cycling race's first day in June.

US win revives World Cup hopes

Timothy Weah set up the winner as the United States came from behind to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 and reignite their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday.

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  • Medvedev stunned

    Reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is out of the ATP Indian Wells Masters, falling in stunning fashion in the fourth round to No.23 seed Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/10/14 16:53:39
  • Irving sidelined by Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets decided Tuesday to bar star guard Kyrie Irving from practice as well as games in the NBA season that starts next week because he refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    By AFP | 2021/10/14 16:33:40
  • Mbappe marks milestone with another trophy

    The UEFA Nations Legaue ended in dramatic fashion with France striker Kylian Mbappe scoring a controversial late winner.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/10/14 16:28:40
  • 'Gyspy King' delivers with Deontay Wilder title fight – what's next?

    Heavyweight boxing so often fails to live up to what is expected of it but that was far from the case when Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met for a third time last weekend.

    By Henry Church | 2021/10/14 16:23:40
  • Newcastle set for new era and new boss

    The biggest story of the international break in the English Premier League has been the takeover at long awaited Newcastle United.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/10/14 16:23:39
  • Domestic grass-roots orienteering ski race to kick off in December

    The annual Super Orienteering Ski Open will kick off on December 4 at the Silk Road ski resort in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, organizers have announced, adding that they hope the series can continue to cultivate more winter sports enthusiasts.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 16:44:10
  • S.Arabia defeats China in World Cup qualifiers

    China twice narrowed the gap with host Saudi Arabia but eventually failed to collect a point, losing 3-2 in its FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/13 16:43:39
  • Wenger says offside calls could be automated by next year at World Cup

    Offside calls could be “automated by 2022,” when the World Cup will be held in Qatar, Arsene Wenger, FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development, said Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/10/13 16:38:40
  • Kraken fall to Golden Knights

    The Seattle Kraken embarked on their first season in the National Hockey League on Tuesday, losing a hard-fought contest 4-3 to the Vegas Golden Knights, the second youngest team after joining the league four years ago.

    By AFP | 2021/10/13 16:38:40
  • Zverev slips past Murray

    Alexander Zverev won the clash of the two most recent Olympic gold medalists at the ATP Indian Wells on Tuesday, holding off a fierce challenge from Andy Murray despite an equipment malfunction.

    By AFP | 2021/10/13 16:38:39
  • Beijing Winter Olympic Games registers the highest proportion of female athletes in history

    The 10th edition of the competition schedule for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games has been updated, it was announced on Sunday. One of the highlights of the Games is that the proportion of female athletes will be the highest for any Winter Games, coming ever closer to true "gender equality."

    By Global Times | 2021/10/13 0:39:17
  • Top-seeded Pliskova ousted at Indian Wells

    Top seed Karolina Pliskova crashed out of the WTA Indian Wells tournament on Monday, losing in straight sets to unseeded Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 7-5 in a third-round match.

    By AFP | 2021/10/12 16:48:39
  • Raiders coach Gruden resigns after racism, anti-gay email revelations

    Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned on Monday, as new allegations of using misogynistic and anti-gay language rocked the coach just days after he was accused of racism.

    By AFP | 2021/10/12 16:43:40
  • Germans seal spot

    A Timo Werner double on Monday helped Germany stamp their ticket for the 2022 World Cup with a 4-0 win over North Macedonia, but Belgium will have to wait until next month after Wales carved out a narrow win in Estonia.

    By AFP | 2021/10/12 16:43:40
  • In Brazil, where football reigns, NBA makes steady inroads

    For much of Brazil, football remains almost a religion. But the spectacle, glamour and quality of play in the NBA is making basketball the sport of choice for a steadily increasing number of fans – both men and women.

    By AFP | 2021/10/12 16:43:40
  • Curtain falls on first Beijing 2022 international test event

    The China Open speed skating event, the first international competition of the Beijing 2022 test series, concluded on Sunday after all elements of the Games were tested.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/12 8:33:01
  • Bottas wins in Turkey as Verstappen reclaims title lead from Hamilton

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first chequered flag of the season to win the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday as Max Verstappen reclaimed the lead in the title race.

    By AFP | 2021/10/11 17:13:39
  • France down Spain

    World champions France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earning them a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro stadium on Sunday.

    By Reuters | 2021/10/11 17:08:40
  • Argentina thrash Uruguay

    Lionel Messi opened the scoring as Argentina thumped neighbors Uruguay 3-0 in an entertaining World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/10/11 17:08:39
  • Murray into third round

    Andy Murray rallied to win an inter-generational battle against teenager Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday, reaching the third round at the Indian Wells Masters along with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.

    By AFP | 2021/10/11 17:03:39
  • Fury knocks out Wilder

    Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic.

    By AFP | 2021/10/10 16:33:39
  • Two-time winner Desisa, Kipruto headline delayed Boston Marathon

    After being canceled last year due to COVID-19 and postponed six months this year, the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon is finally scheduled to be contested on Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/10/10 16:28:39
  • Medvedev into third round

    US Open champion Daniil Medvedev made a smooth return to ATP action Saturday, downing American Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-2 to reach the third round at Indian Wells.

    By AFP | 2021/10/10 16:23:40
  • Dramatic win for Scotland

    Scott McTominay scored an injury-time winner as Scotland came from behind to claim a crucial 3-2 victory over Israel in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while England thrashed Andorra 5-0 to stay on track to reach next year's global showpiece.

    By AFP | 2021/10/10 16:23:39
  • Raducanu 'not to rush into anything'

    British star Emma Raducanu plans to take her time before hiring a new coach as she returns for her first tournament since winning the US Open at the BNP Paribas Open at ­Indian Wells.

    By AFP | 2021/10/7 16:53:40
  • Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean passes Indy 500 rookie test

    A veteran of 179 Formula One starts, Romain Grosjean was back in class on Wednesday passing his Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program (ROP), setting the 35-year-old Frenchman up for a shot at qualifying for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in May 2022.

    By AFP | 2021/10/7 16:53:39
  • Fractious encounter

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were prevented from a face-off as insults and expletives filled the air at an ill-tempered final press conference on Wednesday for their heavyweight world title fight.

    By AFP | 2021/10/7 16:48:40
  • Spain into Nations League final

    Ferran Torres put Spain into the Nations League final on Wednesday with a brace in a 2-1 win that ended Italy's world record unbeaten run at 37 matches in front of their own fans.

    By AFP | 2021/10/7 16:48:39
  • 'Difficult decision'

    Double NBA winner and Europe's most successful basketballer Pau Gasol said on Tuesday he had made the "difficult decision" to retire, but at 41 was at ease with his choice.

    By AFP | 2021/10/7 16:43:40
  • Stars still shining

    Former Real Madrid and Everton midfielder James Rodriguez is the latest big name to find himself signing for a club in Qatar's QNB Stars League - and he is not likely to be the last.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/10/7 16:43:39
  • The nifty 50

    As ever, the debate around Manchester United's disappointing draws with Everton centered on Cristiano Ronaldo.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/10/7 16:38:40
  • Ranieri returns

    The managerial merry-go-round has caught its first casualty of the English Premier League season with Watford blinking first.

    By Henry Church | 2021/10/7 16:38:40
  • Test matches for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to begin

    A sequence of test matches for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will begin on Tuesday, lasting three months.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/4 13:51:12
  • Shanghai dancer becomes first breaking dance gold medalist at China's National Games

    A break dancing event was held for the first time ever as part of China's 14th National Games in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 17:14:57
  • Generation Z shines in National Games

    As China's 14th National Games drew to a close, Generation Z athletes have convinced the world with their solid performance.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/28 16:23:39
  • Hamilton hits 100 wins

    British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton came home first at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi and brought up an unprecedented century of wins.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/9/28 16:18:40
  • Olympic hero Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo: report

    US gymnastics icon Simone Biles said Monday she should have quit “way before Tokyo” but held onto her Olympic dream even though it took a heavy emotional toll on her well-being.

    By AFP | 2021/9/28 15:33:40
  • De Gea seeks redemption

    Manchester United cross paths with Villarreal once more on Wednesday in desperate need of a win to avoid another European embarrassment and ease the rising pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    By AFP | 2021/9/28 15:33:39
  • Salah the Centurion

    Another week and another Mohamed Salah record, with the Liverpool winger scoring his 100th English Premier League goal for the Reds during their 3-3 draw against Brentford.

    By Henry Church | 2021/9/28 15:08:40
  • Paying the penalty

    When Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez pointed at Cristiano Ronaldo and asked him to take Manchester United's penalty at Old Trafford last weekend he was doing what a lot of fans of the home team were thinking.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/9/28 14:53:39
  • 14-year-old climber becomes gold medalist at the National Games, 'real model teen' say netizens

    Yang Lihao, the 14-year-old teen climber representing Shanghai who won a gold medal in the combined Lead and Boulder event of the U16 Group at the National Games, has been applauded by Chinese netizens for becoming the first rock climbing champion in the history of the national sports gala, which included the event for the first time ever in 2021.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/27 18:45:40
  • Athletes set examples for young people in Macao

    When two swimmers representing the Macao Special Administrative Region exerted all energy in the preliminary contest of women's 50-meter freestyle swimming at China's 14th National Games on Saturday, Pun Weng Kun, deputy head of the Macao sports delegation, nodded from time to time.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/27 17:38:40
  • Milan winger Rebic emerging from Zlatan's shadow as Atletico await

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic might hog the headlines at AC Milan but Ante Rebic has quietly carved out a key role for himself in the Rossoneri attack despite stiff competition from both veteran stars and up-and-coming talent.

    By AFP | 2021/9/27 17:38:40
  • 'Magical moment'

    Lewis Hamilton described becoming the first driver to win 100 Formula One races as “magical” on Sunday while his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff hailed the landmark as “mind-blowing.”

    By AFP | 2021/9/27 17:38:40
  • US regain Ryder Cup

    The United States crushed Europe 19-9 to recapture the Ryder Cup on Sunday in a performance captain Steve Stricker called the “greatest of all time.”

    By AFP | 2021/9/27 17:33:39
  • Naturalized athlete Nina Schultz wins gold at China's National Games

    Naturalized Chinese athlete Nina Schultz, Chinese name Zheng Ninali, won the women's heptathlon championship at the 14th National Games track and field competition on Saturday. After the win, she expressed her ambition to go even further at the Paris Olympic Games.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/26 19:12:26
  • Zheng sets sights on Asian Games

    Naturalized Chinese athlete Zheng Ninali dominated the women's heptathlon event at the ongoing China's 14th National Games on Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/26 17:18:40
  • Real Madrid frustrated by Villarreal after Atletico beaten by Alaves

    Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Atletico Madrid's shock defeat by bottom club Alaves on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw by a determined Villarreal in La Liga.

    By AFP | 2021/9/26 17:18:40
  • Usyk stuns Joshua

    Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua's reign as world heavyweight champion with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a “Battle of Britain” unification bout with fellow world titleholder Tyson Fury.

    By AFP | 2021/9/26 17:18:40
  • City end Chelsea hex

    Manchester City ended their Chelsea hoodoo on Saturday, beating the European champions 1-0 while Bruno Fernandes missed a last-gasp penalty in Manchester United's shock 1-0 Premier League defeat by Aston Villa.

    By AFP | 2021/9/26 17:13:39
  • Sprinter Tang Xingqiang wins Men's 200m gold, defeats record holder Xie Zhenye

    The 14th National Games' Men's 200 meters final was held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Wednesday. Athlete Tang Xingqiang, considered by many a "dark horse" for the event, defeated Xie Zhenye, still the event's record holder, from the Zhejiang team before crossing the finish line and winning gold.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 18:23:20
  • Florida Family Affair

    While the numbers were unfamiliar, fans looking at the lineups for Fort Lauderdale's most recent game will have been forgiven for a sense of déjà vu when they saw Beckham and Neville lining up on the right side for Inter Miami's sister side.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/9/23 17:28:40
  • Golden Boys

    We might only be weeks into the new season but it is already nearing the time for the individual awards for the year to be decided.

    By Henry Church | 2021/9/23 17:28:39
  • Battle of the Blues

    It is the champions of England against the champions of Europe when Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for the lunchtime kickoff on Saturday.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/9/23 17:23:40
  • 'Good wine'

    Europe's "Golden Shoe" winner Robert Lewandowski sent out a warning to defenses around Europe on Tuesday when he likened himself to a "good wine" that was still improving.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:23:39
  • Chinese swimmers keep lowering records at National Games

    “1:54.26!” As the commentator announced the new national record in the women's 200-meter individual freestyle, warm applause and cheers thundered around the swimming pool.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/23 17:18:40
  • Man Utd crash out

    Manchester United crashed out of the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived penalty shootouts to reach the fourth round on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:13:41
  • Milan join leaders Inter

    AC Milan moved level with Serie A leaders Inter Milan on Wednesday thanks to a Theo Hernandez-inspired 2-0 win over Venezia, while Juventus won their first match of the season at the fifth attempt, 3-2 at Spezia.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:13:41
  • Hamilton hoping to end frustrating pursuit of 100th win in Russia

    Lewis Hamilton will be seeking to exploit every advantage he can find this weekend as he bids for an unprecedented and thus far elusive 100th Formula One win to regain the lead in the world championship at the Russian Grand Prix.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:13:41
  • Su claims first National Games title in 100m

    When Su Bingtian failed to win the National Games title in 2017, he heard the sounds of "You are done!" from outside.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/22 16:48:39
  • Nets say 'positive' contract talks with James Harden, Kyrie Irving

    The Brooklyn Nets have had “positive” contract extension talks with James Harden and Kyrie Irving as the team aims to build a championship­winning roster, general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 16:43:40
  • Atletico go top

    Luis Suarez scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Getafe 2-1 and move top of La Liga on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 16:43:40
  • Holders Man City hit six

    Manchester City started their bid to lift a fifth successive League Cup with a 6-1 rout of Wycombe, while Japanese forward Takumi Minamino inspired Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Norwich on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 16:43:39
  • Chinese swimmer Wang Shun wins two gold medals in one day, ties Sun Yang's 12 gold National Games record

    Chinese Olympic gold medalist swimmer Wang Shun made a splash on Monday by winning two gold medals at the 14th National Games.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/21 18:08:43
  • Veteran paddler Xu expresses anticipation toward mixed doubles

    After crashing out of the men's team quarterfinals with Shanghai at the ongoing 14th Chinese National Games on Monday, Olympic champion Xu Xin expressed his expectations for the mixed doubles, an event he lost in the final at the Tokyo Olympics, at a later stage of the tournament.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/21 17:33:40
  • Koepka-DeChambeau feud 'nonissue,' says US Ryder Cup captain

    Brooks Koepka's feud with teammate Bryson DeChambeau won't be an issue at the 43rd Ryder Cup, US captain Steve Stricker insisted Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:33:39
  • Jimmy Greaves passes away

    Jimmy Greaves was hailed as the “best goalscorer to ever play” after the former Tottenham and England striker died aged 81 on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:28:40
  • Napoli move top of Serie A

    Napoli moved top of Serie A on Monday thanks to a 4-0 stroll at Udinese which made sure they maintained their 100 percent start to the season.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:28:39
  • National surfing championships come to end

    The national surfing championships came to an end on Sunday in Beihai, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with Huang Yaoshu of Team Fujian and Zhang Qiqi of Team Hainan winning the under-18 titles in the boys' and girls' competitions.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/21 16:56:41
  • Opening ceremony showcases Shaanxi's distinctive cultural history

    The opening ceremony of China's 14th National Games was held in Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Wednesday. Launched in one of China's most culturally and historically rich cities, the opening ceremony brought several highlight moments that combined the sporting spirit with Shaanxi's red and folk culture.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/16 17:38:40
  • Young star shines

    England midfielder Jude Bellingham shone with a goal, then an assist and a kiss for Erling Haaland as Borussia Dortmund kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win at Besiktas.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 17:33:40
  • Messi kept quiet in 1st start

    Lionel Messi made his first Paris Saint-Germain start in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday, while last season's runners-up Manchester City and Liverpool won high-scoring thrillers.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 17:33:39
  • National surfing championships kick off in South China

    The national surfing championships kicked off on Thursday in Beihai, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with more than 100 athletes competing for the top prize in the four-day competition.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/16 16:38:19
  • Rolling back the years

    Jose Mourinho has long been seen as the "Special One" but he entered an elite group of managers with his 1,000th game in charge last weekend as Roma faced Sassulo in Serie A.

    By Henry Church | 2021/9/16 12:58:40
  • Koeman accepts Barca fate after Bayern schooling

    Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was in a resigned mood after his side were outclassed and beaten 3-0 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, saying fans needed to be realistic about the team's current plight.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/16 12:58:40
  • Record-breaking Raducanu

    Dreams do come true, at least if you are the new US Open women's singles champion Emma Raducanu.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/9/16 12:58:39
  • Ronaldo returns

    The second coming of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford did not disappoint as the returning Manchester United striker scored twice on his first game for the club in nine years.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/9/16 12:53:40
  • United dealt shock loss

    Cristiano Ronaldo has wasted no time in showing how valuable he will be to Manchester United but Tuesday's shock Champions League defeat at the hands of Young Boys in Bern was a reminder that the Old Trafford side have not been a major player at this level for a long time.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 17:18:39
  • New Rugby Football Union chair Ilube wants to host 2031 World Cup

    New English Rugby Football Union (RFU) chair Tom Ilube said Tuesday he plans to launch a bid for the 2031 World Cup and believes Eddie Jones' men must establish themselves in the top two of the global rankings.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 17:13:39
  • Bayern outplay Barca

    Two goals from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thomas Mueller propelled Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win at Barcelona in their opening Champions League game on Tuesday in another brutal demonstration of the gulf in class between the two sides.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/15 17:08:40
  • Lukaku what Chelsea were missing: Tuchel

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said Romelu Lukaku's knack of scoring decisive goals is what the Blues were missing despite winning the Champions League last season.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 17:08:39
  • All hail the once-controversial halo as Hamilton survives crash

    The sight of the hefty back tire of Max Verstappen's Red Bull Formula One car crashing down toward the helmet of Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix made for sickening viewing.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:23:39
  • Football legend Pele ready to leave ICU after tumor removed, daughter says

    Brazilian football legend Pele is ready to leave the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumor, one of his daughters said Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:18:40
  • Back in Europe

    AC Milan make their long-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League this week on one of the biggest stages the game has to offer, a trip to Liverpool on Wednesday allowing them to dream of Europe's biggest prize once again.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:18:40
  • Everton blitz Burnley

    Everton moved level on points with the Premier League leaders after roaring back from a goal down to beat Burnley 3-1 on Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:18:39
  • Real Madrid win on Bernabeu return

    Real Madrid returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after 560 days away and Karim Benzema ensured it was a happy homecoming as his hat trick inspired a thrilling 5-2 fightback against Celta Vigo on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 17:13:39
  • Ricciardo wins at Monza in McLaren 1-2

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix in a stunning McLaren one-two at Monza on Sunday while Formula One title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took each other out of the race.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/13 17:13:39
  • Jose Mourinho goes crazy celebrating 91st-minute goal

    Jose Mourinho said he felt like a child when charging from his dugout to celebrate Stephan El Shaarawy's last-gasp winner in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Sassuolo, which put his side top of Serie A in his 1,000th match as a manager.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 17:08:39
  • Medvedev wins US Open

    Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam dream with a straight-set victory in the US Open final here Sunday, denying the world No.1 a record-breaking 21st major men's singles title.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 17:03:39
  • Chinese netizens applaud 18-year-old British tennis player Emma Raducanu for US Open win

    Britain's Emma Raducanu, 18, defeated fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez from Canada to win her first grand slam at the US Open final on Saturday. The young athlete, whose mother is from Northeast China, was applauded by Chinese netizens who were impressed by her multicultural background and pride in her half Chinese descent.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/12 22:43:41
  • United go top

    Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational return to Manchester United as his debut double inspired a 4-1 win against Newcastle, while Arsenal eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta with a 1-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 17:43:39
  • Brewers' Burnes leads way in record-setting combined no-hitter vs Cleveland

    Milwaukee pitcher Corbin Burnes pitched eight no-hit innings and Josh Hader came in to complete a record-setting combined no-hitter in the Brewers' 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 17:38:40
  • Belfort humbles Holyfield

    Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield looked all of his 58 years in a first-round technical knockout loss to mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 17:38:39
  • Raducanu claims US Open

    British teenager Emma Raducanu completed the greatest underdog title run in tennis history on Saturday, becoming the first qualifier to capture a Grand Slam crown by defeating Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the US Open women's final.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 17:33:39
  • Southgate voices fears

    England boss Gareth Southgate voiced fears on Tuesday that the World Cup could lose some of its luster if it were held every two years, warning other competitions would have to be sacrificed to make it happen.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 23:58:39
  • Raikkonen rides out

    Formula 1 veteran Kimi Raikkonen has decided to hang up his helmet and retire from elite motor­sport at the end of the current season.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/9/9 23:53:39
  • Luk who's back

    Romelu Lukaku has become one of the most highly rated strikers in world football. The 28-year old marked a century of caps for Belgium with another goal.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/9/9 23:48:39
  • The second coming

    On August 16, 2003, the English Premier League was introduced to a callow Portuguese teenager by the name of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

    By Henry Church | 2021/9/9 23:41:00
  • Germany see off Iceland

    Serge Gnabry scored his third international goal in three days as Germany swept past Iceland 4-0 in Reykjavik on Wednesday to consolidate first place in their World Cup qualifying group.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 17:43:40
  • Leclerc calls on 'tifosi' to help Ferrari gate-crash title scrap at Italian GP

    Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has called for the “tifosi” to generate a crazy Dutch-style atmosphere as he bids to gate-crash the championship contenders' title scrap at the Italian Grand Prix.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 17:43:39
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