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Forbes reports record income for clubs

Powered by record-setting telecast rights and club sales deals, the National Basketball Association saw team values skyrocket 74 percent over last year to a $1.1 billion average, Forbes magazine reported ...
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2015/1/23 5:03:03

Zheng bids to guide China out of ‘dark years’

Of all Chinese players at the Asian Cup, captain Zheng Zhi may be the most tired of hearing his nation described as the "sleeping giant" of world soccer.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2015/1/16 5:03:01

From the sidelines in Australia to the Asian Cup

Football was once sneered at in Australia as a game played mainly by immigrants but it cemented its rise from a minority sport to an established pastime when the Asian ...
Source: AFP | 2015/1/9 5:03:03

Gerrard move part of new wave of imports to MLS

Major League Soccer (MLS) enters its 20th season with Steven Gerrard the latest high-profile signing completing an 18-month deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, as a new wave ...
Source: Agencies | 2015/1/9 5:03:03

Adored Afridi leaves vacuum for fans

If fan following was a yardstick of greatness in cricket, Pakistan's colorful all-rounder Shahid Afridi would probably be ranked his ­country's greatest-ever player.
Source: AFP | 2015/1/3 21:38:01

Li’s retirement leaves gap in Chinese tennis

Li Na wasn't just a Chinese trailblazer, she was one of the best female players ever to play the sport. But injuries caught up with her in 2014 and she ...
Source: Xinhua | 2014/12/26 5:03:03

Women’s cricket crushed by threats

The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country’s recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped unify a divided nation. Unless ...
Source: Reuters | 2014/12/26 5:03:02

New start for skating team

Every year, when winter gradually sets in over the northern hemisphere, the competition season for short track speed skaters begins.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/20 0:38:02

Track and field under the spotlight

Track and field goes into the New Year in turmoil amid claims of institutionalized doping, notably in Russia, after a season that saw little of Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt ...
Source: AFP | 2014/12/20 0:28:02

Improved swing gives Woods optimism

Tiger Woods flubbed chip shots and suffered glitches on short pitches that would rile a 20-handicapper, yet the 14-time major winner and colleagues rated his return to competition last week ...
Source: Reuters | 2014/12/12 19:48:02

Back to drawing board for Liverpool

Liverpool can only hope that their elimination from the ­Champions League heralds the end of a vertiginous downward spiral that began with Steven Gerrard's infamous slip against Chelsea last season.
Source: Agencies | 2014/12/12 19:48:01

Coe on mission to save athletics

When British Seb Coe was at the peak of his powers in the 1980s, athletics attracted huge TV audiences and often dominated the back pages of newspapers around the world.
Source: Reuters | 2014/12/5 5:03:08

Humble Li heads to US

Few had expected a 19-year-old to win the Order of Merit when the ­inaugural PGA Tour China season started, but Li Haotong proved it was possible.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/5 5:03:08

Legend grows

It's taken him 16 years as a pro, but Roger Federer finally has won all there is to win in tennis - well almost.
Source: AFP | 2014/11/28 23:28:01

Hughes’ death raises safety concerns

Phillip Hughes' death from head injuries has reopened the decades-old debate on how batsmen can be protected from a hard, five-and-a-half ounce projectile traveling around 90 miles per hour.
Source: AFP | 2014/11/28 23:23:01

Mercedes duo braced for desert jeopardy

Lewis Hamilton goes into Sunday's "double jeopardy" season-ending showdown at Abu Dhabi knowing he is one race away from his dream of a second world title, or a nightmare end ...
Source: Agencies | 2014/11/21 5:03:02

Dogmatic Dunga papers over cracks

Dunga’s return as Brazil coach has brought a quick fix after their traumatic World Cup when more profound, long-term changes were needed.
Source: Reuters | 2014/11/21 5:03:02

Liverpool target unbeaten Chelsea

All eyes will be on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' team selection when they attempt to end leaders Chelsea's unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2014/11/7 5:03:02