Wishes galore from Chinese soccer fans after striker Wu Lei tested positive for COVID-19

Chinese soccer fans expressed their good wishes to Espanyol's Chinese striker Wu Lei, one of the most famous names in Chinese soccer, after he tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

Are football's greatest players even real?

Who is the greatest footballer ever is the type of question that has dominated pub talk be-tween football fans for years. There is a generational bias - Cristiano Ronaldo and ...

Premier League's greatest assist providers

The English Premier League is on hiatus, like much of the rest of the sporting world, so what better time to look back at the names who have delighted us ...

World football's most successful club sides

The "Big Five" European football leagues and the UEFA Champions League dominate the football conversation when it comes to talking about success. With their global coverage and household names, it makes a lot of sense, but it also skews our collective thinking when it comes to who we believe might have the most trophy-laden cabinets in their clubhouses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 21:43:40

World Cup nations with a single appearance

The men from Brazil have the best record at the FIFA World Cup. Not only have they won it five times, but they are the only national team to have been at all 21 tournaments - and they certainly will be expected to be there at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, if and when the South American qualifiers scheduled to begin in September can get underway.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 21:33:41

Olympic sports federations fret over lost Games income

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the shutdown of the sporting calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic are going to hit international sports federations hard financially.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/2 21:33:40

Where the sharks swim

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows a thing or two about scoring goals but he claims his strikers did not until the arrival of Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 17:18:40

NFL expects to play full season

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/1 17:08:40

Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France's fate

Less than three months before the Tour de France's scheduled start, the possibility of cycling's greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organizers have thrown up a wall of silence.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/1 17:03:40

Ex-NBA star Young apologizes over quarantine row in Nanjing

Former NBA player Joe Young apologized and pledged to abide by China's strict coronavirus quarantine rules after a “misunderstanding” at the hotel in which he is isolating.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 17:38:43

UCL fate to be discussed in Wed meeting

UEFA will hold a videoconference on Wednesday with its 55 member federations as part of discussions on the potential rescheduling of matches postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, European football's governing body announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 17:38:42

I am deeply sorry: Jack Grealish

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish posted a public apology on Monday for breaking UK government guidelines on social distancing as police opened an investigation into an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 17:38:40


A countdown clock has been restarted to show the number of days till the Tokyo Olympic Games outside a subway station in Tokyo on Tuesday. The postponed 2020 Olympics will open on July 23, 2021, organizers said Monday
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 17:33:41