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Rooney return to Everton makes sense for all involved

They often tell you that you should "never go back" in soccer, and the pundits are saying it now about Wayne Rooney and what appears to be his impending return ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/7 0:13:39

New York Knicks' demise not entirely ex-president Phil Jackson's fault

In an organizational move that was shocking but not at all surprising, the New York Knicks fired team president Phil Jackson on June 28. Shocking because of the timing, unsurprising ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 0:23:39

European transfers gain extra attention due to Chinese connection

Two very different soccer transfers went down this week on opposite sides of the world - but both had a strong Chinese connection.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 0:13:40

Buy-back clauses are logical progression of big clubs stockpiling youth

Chelsea have signed Exeter City's 16-year-old Ethan Ampadu, making the defender the latest in a line of highly rated prospects to sign for the Stamford Bridge side. The question is: ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 0:23:39

Thanks to Shrewsbury, safe standing in English football is starting to get legs

Which team provide the destination for the fans in Alison Moyet's "Blue," possibly the only pop song about supporting Southend United? Which side's kit features in the cult rockumentary This ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/30 0:38:39

Is calling Serena 'best female player ever' a sexist statement?

During a National Public Radio interview on Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe confirmed a professional opinion from his new memoir, but seriously, calling Serena Williams "the best female player ever ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 0:18:40

Portugal look to be favorites as Confederations Cup moves into semis

This year's top international soccer competition finished its group stage on Sunday, but it would not be surprising if this went unnoticed by the vast amount of fans worldwide. Despite ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 23:53:39

Is the beautiful game taking its No.1 status for granted?

It's not a question anyone was reasonably expecting to be asked but who is going to be soccer's Ice Cube? Not in the sense of actually rapping - hopefully Memphis ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 23:58:40

Celtics-76ers trade could mean big things for both franchises

Last week the Boston Celtics traded the first overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. In return, the Celtics receive the third overall pick, plus an additional ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 23:08:39

China's F1 future up in the air as Shanghai given provisional status

Can the future of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix really be in doubt?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 23:33:40

Fans and pundits question fees but proof remains in the trophy pudding

And so it begins. The transfer window is officially open and the deals are coming thick, if not fast. Thick in the sense of the wads of cash that are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/16 0:08:39

Cavaliers' loss means James still chasing Jordan's legacy

On Sunday Rafael Nadal won an astounding 10th French Open title, cementing his reputation as the greatest clay-court tennis player of all time. Fans of LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 0:38:39

Olympics aims to improve with new sports

The Olympic Games will have a decidedly new feel in 2020, when men and women will compete in mixed relays while surfers, skateboarders and rock climbers make their debuts. Three-on-three ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 0:48:39

Young Lions need chance to shine at club level

England are the world champions. OK, so it is the under-20s but forgive a soccer-mad nation, and it's headline writers for the excitement that will follow the national side's first ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 0:08:39

V9 hopefuls dream of path from non-league to name in lights

The transfer window only officially opens today, but already we've had claims that players are being pushed out of it while certain club has been focusing their gaze where it's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 23:43:39

Portraying fallen idol will challenge even Pacino

Last week, several major media outlets announced that Al Pacino will be playing the role of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO movie. Each man's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 23:08:40

A week in Chinese soccer: money, drama & tragedy

It's been an eventful week in the world of Chinese soccer - and not all for the right reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 23:23:39

Questions still remain for Arsenal, Wenger despite dream end to season

Arsenal ended their season in the best way possible by dominating Chelsea to win the FA Cup. But despite the improbable triumph, the drama did not end for Arsenal as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 23:50:09