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Beltre's 3,000th hit forces fans to take a closer look at stats

On Sunday, Texas Rangers outfielder Adrian Beltre recorded his 3,000th major league hit. In a century-old league whose record books have recently been skewed to the point of transmogrification, Beltre's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 23:48:39

Jon Jones reclaims UFC LHW title with stunning knockout

After his knockout win to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight belt on Sunday, it would be hard for anyone to dispute that Jon "Bones" Jones is not one of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 22:48:39

This summer transfer window will show extent of Spurs ambitions

It's an interesting time to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan. They finished second last season, as they did the season before, and based on the fact that this group of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 23:43:39

Most numbers are odd when it comes to soccer shirts

Manchester United versus Charlton Athletic in the sixth round of the FA Cup in March 1994 - a game likely long forgotten by the rest of the 44,437 at Old ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 23:43:40

Cowboys' delusional owner values wins over moral behavior

One of the most compelling 2016-17 NFL narratives revolved around the Dallas Cowboys drafting diamond-in-the-rough quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round, New England Patriots' Tom Brady style, then riding ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 23:48:43

Chinese golfer Li set to inspire next generation after Open heroics

Regular readers of this column will be far more familiar with Chinese golfer Li Haotong than many others were last weekend, when he stunned the golfing world with a closing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 23:33:39

Beaten in Beijing, Arsenal are lagging behind rivals in more ways than one

Arsenal faced off against Chelsea on Saturday in Beijing, but it ended in a 3-0 debacle. While it may have been a preseason friendly in a foreign land, it was ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 23:33:40

City spend big as they attempt to create team in Guardiola's image

Pep Guardiola identified the fullbacks as the problem area of his squad last season and has set about remedying that. So far that has meant the arrival of Benjamin Mendy ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 0:28:39

NFL star quarterback wins fans on whistle stop tour of China

Dressed in a black Nike T-shirt with a prominent "Beijing" splashed across the front, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talked about the local food he had enjoyed so far on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 23:18:40

Milan looking back to Berlusconi blueprint for return of glory days

For anyone who grew up in Britain in the late 1980s and 1990s, no team symbolized the glamor and sophistication associated with European soccer more than AC Milan. These were ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/21 0:13:40

Upcoming Mayweather-McGregor bout perfectly suited to its times

For decades, certain major sporting events have come to symbolize - for better or for worse - the historical time periods during which they took place. Texas Western's 1966 NCAA ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 0:08:39

McGregor, Mayweather fight turning into traveling circus

The fight between Conor ­McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26 has been described as a farce, so it was apt that the roadshow to promote their bout turned into ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 0:03:39

Preseason wanderings show that soccer clubs are striving to go global

Manchester United kicked off the first of five games in 11 days on their US tour with a win over LA Galaxy at the Stubhub Center in Carson and the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 23:58:39

Time has come for Januzaj to get real about delivering on his potential

Even with the most rose tinted of ­glasses, there were very few highlights at Manchester United under David Moyes. There was one genuine positive: the ­arrival of Adnan Januzaj.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 23:38:39

Bryce Harper's All-Star suggestion not necessarily a bad idea for MLB

A long, long time ago on playgrounds far, far away, kids played sports free from adult supervision and interference. The best players picked their teams spontaneously, based solely on which ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 0:13:40

German soccer discovering two sides to Chinese coin

A little over two years ago, China released its initial plans for soccer reform and the authorities then set about trying to put those plans into motion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 0:03:39

Arsenal summer heats up after splurging on French star Lacazette

Arsenal broke the bank by coughing up a club-record 52 million pounds ($67 million) for Olympique Lyonnais star Alexandre Lacazette last week. With this, Arsene Wenger deserves a little credit ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 23:48:40

Wolves and Lukaku show that super agents now call shots in transfer market

Whatever the final figure that Romelu Lukaku's impending transfer from Everton to Manchester United is, it is sure to be another decent earner for his agent Mino Raiola. The Dutch-Italian ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 23:48:39