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The Vardy boys

If a young man from Sheffield going from non-league soccer to being Man of the Match against Manchester United sounds like something from a movie, that's because it is.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/30 0:03:23

Fractured jaw forces De Villiers to end intl career

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has ended his international career after a fractured jaw ruled him out of the rest of the World Cup.
Source: AFP | 2015/9/29 5:03:02

Accept no substitute

The history of substitutes goes back to the earliest days of the game, when soccer was the preserve of the English public schools and reserves were used if players were ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/26 1:18:01

Field of concrete dreams for LA youths

The eyes of the rugby-playing world will turn to Twickenham this week when the World Cup kicks off before a global audience of millions.
Source: AFP | 2015/9/18 5:03:02

Broken dreams

As Luke Shaw lay crumpled in a heap in Eindhoven on Tuesday night he probably feared the worst. The prognosis might have been even harder to swallow: A double fracture ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/18 5:03:02

Going for goals

After his penalty against Switzerland on Wednesday night, Wayne Rooney has finally overtaken Sir Bobby Charlton to become England’s leading scorer. The record had stood for 45 years, since Charlton ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/11 5:03:03

Moving on

Following his high-profile non-transfer to Real Madrid, what happens next with David de Gea will be the focus of the Premier League when it returns from the international break.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/3 23:23:01

Wallaby win gives rest of world hope

That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been ­accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community.
Source: AFP | 2015/9/3 23:18:32

Seeking a new breakthrough

After his sensational sub-10 second finish at the Eugene Diamond League Meeting in May, many Chinese pinned their hopes on the country’s leading athletics star Su Bingtian. And he didn’t ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/28 5:03:02

The Not-Quite Champions League

Sevilla, who finished fifth place in La Liga last season, are one of five Spanish teams who stand a chance to lift Europe's most prestigious trophy next May. This is ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/28 5:03:02

The sack race

We might only be a week into the season but the nature of modern soccer is such that the intense ­pressure never abates and many Premier League managers will already ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/14 5:03:02

McCaw achieves another record

Richie McCaw will become the most-capped player in Test rugby in the Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia on Saturday, notching up yet another record in a career that has made ...
Source: Reuters | 2015/8/14 5:03:02

Bourne for this

If the Premier League table finishes as it starts then it will be an improved season for the clubs promoted from the Championship. Bournemouth would finish third to enter the ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/7 5:03:03

Rio enters one-year sprint to Olympic Games

The one-year countdown to the Rio Olympic Games began Wednesday with officials promising to overcome Brazil’s usual chaos in a Summer Games that will transform the city and thrill the ...
Source: AFP | 2015/8/7 5:03:03

England expects

Raheem Sterling marked his Manchester City debut with a goal 176 seconds into their friendly against AS Roma. As statements of intent go it is a strong start and suggests ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/24 5:03:03

Drivers try to refocus post Bianchi funeral

Two days after attending the funeral of their colleague Jules Bianchi, Formula One's leading drivers gathered again on Thursday to begin preparations for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, the 10th ...
Source: AFP | 2015/7/24 5:03:02

Running on passion

Ten years ago, anyone who said his favorite sport was running would have drawn ridicule from most Chinese people. Nowadays, however, if someone tells his friends that he has a ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/10 5:03:02

Trophy or bust

It's been a year since Louis van Gaal arrived in Manchester and for all his talk of patience around his philosophy now is the time that the Dutchman has to ...
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/10 5:03:01