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Outspoken father needs to let son's play do the talking

American professional sports leagues are peppered with a smattering of under-the-radar overachievers, athletes who enjoy a greater degree of success at the highest competitive level than they did in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:08:40

Farcical U23 rule overshadows solid kick-off for CSL

Substitutions are an integral part of soccer, and have been ever since they were phased into the professional game more than 50 years ago. But something happened over the weekend ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 23:28:40

Loss to Liverpool and Sanchez row worsen Arsenal's troubling season

Up until the weekend, Liverpool had had a terrible 2017. With just one win in the Premiership this year, they were coming off a 3-1 spanking by a rejuvenated Leicester ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 23:58:39

Fixture farce means EPL has winter break in all but name

It was only a couple of months ago that the games were coming so thick and fast for Premier League sides that the talk of a winter break got its ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 23:23:40

Zlatan's will might mean extended stay at Old Trafford

The match reports after Sunday's EFL Cup final were unanimous. Southampton were the better side and deserved to win but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the outstanding performer and deserved to win ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/3 0:13:39

One week later, Cousins trade doesn't look bad for Kings

The Sacramento Kings' February 21 announcement of their DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans trade was about as subtle as Donald Trump. Longtime announcer Grant Napear tweeted that Cousins ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 0:13:39

Interference must be minimized for Yao to achieve promised reform

For the first time in his life, Yao Ming is going to find out what it's like to be unpopular.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 0:08:40

Relegation scrap is where the real action is in the Premier League

Despite FA Cup, Champions League and Premiership games, the most notable soccer event in the past week was not a match but the sudden firing of Claudio Ranieri by Leicester. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 23:43:39

Foxes board need to roll the dice for Ranieri replacement

The bell has tolled for the dilly ding, dilly dong era. Claudio Ranieiri has been sacked as Leicester City manager just nine months after he led the club to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 23:48:39

Potless Palace facing up to curse of FA Cup's losing finalists

Some people would have you believe the FA Cup is not all it's cracked up to be. Well, the game between Sutton United and Arsenal gave them plenty of ammunition. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:23:39

'Underwear Olympics' not the best way to judge players

One thing that major American sports have in common is a ­major off-season event. Baseball has its winter meetings, basketball has its Las Vegas summer league, and football has the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 0:13:40

HK minnows looking to sink CSL whale

Everyone loves an underdog story, but, in this case, David versus Goliath doesn't even come close.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 23:38:39

FA Cup 5th-round shocks are proof that romance is not dead

"Football, bloody hell!" Those were Sir Alex Ferguson's famous words to describe his Manchester United side's comeback over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final, but they would have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 23:38:39

Have Man City found missing piece of their Champions League puzzle?

Manchester City Football Club may now think that this is their year to win the Champions League. This is not because Barcelona are all but out after losing 4-0 to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 23:33:40

Radical rule changes not the right way to shorten MLB games

A 1998 Nike baseball ad campaign assured us that "Chicks dig the long ball." Apparently neither chicks nor dudes dig long games, however, so for several years MLB executives have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 0:03:40

Stellar season for Beijing's ice hockey team masks long-term issues

As the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) enters the final week of the regular season, Beijing's Kunlun Red Star stands poised to qualify for the playoffs in its debut season, a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 22:18:40

Whether Wenger leaves or stays, it would be the 'wright' decision

Arsenal legend Ian Wright caused a bit of a stir when he claimed that Arsene Wenger might be retiring. According to Wright, Wenger had said to him during the week ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 23:23:39

Refs under fire equals watershed moment for EPL officials

It's ironic that when it comes to views on the man in the middle, there is no middle ground. Soccer's problem with referees comes into sharp focus in almost every ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 23:13:40