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Rule changes make for greater spectacle, put an early end to Liu Guoliang's career

The world table tennis ruling body has been changing rules in order to make the game a greater spectacle, but inadvertently putting an early end to a few glorious careers including Liu Guoliang's.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/26 22:17:10

Zhang Jike, Li Xiaoxia to face tough defending campaigns at table tennis worlds

Defending champions Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia from China will face a tough challenge at the upcoming World Table Tennis Championships which start in eastern China's Suzhou on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/26 10:07:26

Lee Chong Wei's doping hearing open in Amsterdam

The doping hearing of Malaysian former world No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei started here on Saturday before a three-member Badminton World Federation (BWF) panel.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/12 9:32:58

Chen Long beat Lin Dan as China wins 3 titles in Malaysia Open

World top ranked shuttler and top seed Chen Long of China beat compatriot and five-time world champion Lin Dan in the men's singles final here on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/6 10:00:14

Teams of Vietnam, DPRK enter final at int'l women's volleyball cup

Two teams from Vietnam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday beat their rivals at the semi-finals to enter the final round of the VTV-Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Cup being held in Vietnam's central Quang Tri province.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/3/29 8:57:40

Chen Long finally lives up to his name as world No. 1

World No. 1 Chen Long, who beat twice Olympic champion Lin Dan in Saturday's semifinals, fought back from one set down to beat Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen at the All England badminton championships on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/3/9 9:14:34

Super Dan questions 'strange' draw

Chinese top badminton star Lin Dan felt it hard to understand the All England Open draw that put all five Chinese players in the same half.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/3/7 10:16:39

O'Sullivan eliminated at Welsh Open third round

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten by local hero Matthew Stevens 4-3 in the third round of the Welsh Open in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/2/19 8:58:27

Chinese volleyball league see a boost despite Evergrande's quit

Despite the pull out of Guangzhou Evergrande, the Chinese women's volleyball league still saw a boost in 2014-2015 season. Without any overseas players, Bayi defeated Shanghai 3-1 in the best-of-five finals on Tuesday to claim their first league title in 13 years.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/2/4 18:49:34

Asian players win three titles at table tennis Hungary Open

Asian table tennis players won three of the four titles at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Hungary Open here on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/2/2 9:49:44

Chinese badminton players win two gold medals at BWF Dubai Superseries Finals

Badminton players from China won the gold medal in men's singles and the mixed doubles on Sunday, at the Badminton World Federation World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab of Emirates.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/12/22 9:24:48

Cuban volleyball players to join foreign leagues

Cuban volleyball players will have the possibility to play in foreign leagues beginning from next year, local press reported on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/12/22 9:22:31

Chinese sweep top 4 in yearend table tennis rankings

Chinese swept the top four positions in the yearend men's world table tennis rankings which were released by the International Table Tennis Federation on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/12/4 16:27:32

Ding Junhui feel proud to become world No. 1 in snooker rankings

China's Ding Junhui said on Wednesday that he is very "proud" to become the first ever Asian world number one.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/12/4 10:17:28

China's Ding reaches second round at UK Championship

Second seed Ding Junhui overpowered Irish amateur John Sutton 6-0 in the first round of the snooker UK Championship at the Barbican Center here on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/11/27 10:01:12

World No.1 Lee hopes for 'good results'

Badminton world No.1 Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by the sport's governing body (BWF) for an anti-doping ­violation.
Soure:Agencies: 2014/11/22 10:16:19

Glasgow to host 2017 badminton world championships

The 2017 Badminton World Championships will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/11/16 8:53:59

Super-Dan hopes Lee to return

"I hope Lee Chong Wei will come back to court as soon as possible." Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan said on Wednesday in Fuzhou at 2014 Badminton China Open, part of BWF super-series.
Soure:Xinhua: 2014/11/13 10:10:17