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Five years on, Ronaldo back as world’s best

It has taken Cristiano Ronaldo a long time to be back on top of the world.
Source: Agencies | 2014/1/17 21:58:01

Foreigners should train with China team: ITTF

China's table tennis federation should give foreign players more access to its coaches to ease the country's stranglehold on the sport and attract more television and sponsor interest, the head ...
Source: Reuters | 2014/1/17 20:03:01

Schumacher F1 great, if not greatest

Fans of Michael Schumacher­ gathered Friday for a silent vigil for the Formula One legend’s 45th birthday as he lay in a coma in a French hospital after a weekend­ ...
Source: Agencies | 2014/1/4 0:23:01

South American hooligans run amok ahead of World Cup

An increase in soccer-related violence in South America is tarnishing the image of the game on the continent just months before Brazil hosts the World Cup.
Source: AFP | 2014/1/4 0:13:02

Li Na sets milestone for China, again

When Chinese superstar Li Na vowed to break into the top three or win another major at the beginning of the year, many thought the outspoken tennis ace may have ...
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2013/12/27 5:03:03

F1 forced to cut spending as costs pinch

Glamorous, high-tech and hugely profitable: With the lure of races from Monaco to Singapore, Formula One just keeps on giving so far as the money men controlling the motorsport­ are ...
Source: Reuters | 2013/12/27 5:03:02

Nadal, Williams raise bar high

A year in which a British man won Wimbledon, Roger Federer’s star began to fade and doping reared its ugly head was defined by the dominance of two players – ...
Source: Reuters | 2013/12/20 18:58:01

American football unfazed by year

For most of 2013, the National Football League (NFL) made headlines for all the wrong reasons, but the most popular and brutal sport in the US has once again emerged ...
Source: Reuters | 2013/12/20 17:33:01

Reborn Johnson evokes bygone era

The astonishing revival of Mitchell­ Johnson has put Australia one win from reclaiming the Ashes and evoked the bygone era of lethal quicks Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson 40 years ...
Source: AFP - Global Times | 2013/12/13 5:03:02

Rugby 'world record' unsung in Cyprus

Most Cypriots are blissfully unaware of it but their national rugby XV has notched up a 21st straight triumph, thanks largely to former expats and foreign soldiers on the soccer-mad ...
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2013/12/13 5:03:02

‘Tiger Dads’ in search of China’s Tiger Woods

China is mobilizing the state behind golf, but 13-year-old Ye Wocheng, the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, says officials should turn instead to the country’s “tiger” parents ...
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2013/12/6 19:38:01

Lebanese women futsal players kick down barriers

A group of Lebanese women have shrugged off family disapproval and paltry resources to create their country’s first female league for futsal – the faster, five-a-side variety of soccer.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2013/12/6 19:33:01

FIFA wants divers to examine their conscience

Detested in some countries and regarded as an act of cunning in others, the practice of diving and feigning injury to win penalties­ and get opponents sent off has become ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2013/11/29 20:53:01

Vettel's next win will sound very different

Sebastian Vettel urged his Red Bull team to “enjoy this moment”­ as they celebrated his record ninth win in a row and the quadruple world champion knew what he was ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2013/11/29 20:48:01

Olympic-flavored World Cup under scrutiny Down Under

Organizers’ hopes of a triumphant start for the re-tooled­ World Cup of Golf in Melbourne this week have been dampened by players’ coolness­ toward the tournament’s­ new format and a ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2013/11/22 21:33:01

Macau Grand Prix quenches thirst for speed, danger

Lewis Hamilton calls it the world’s “coolest street circuit” and some of the greatest names in motorsport such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have savored its super-fast straights and ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2013/11/22 21:28:01

Fitting end to 2013 ATP World Tour Finals

Another intense season of professional tennis concluded with a win by world No.2 Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals, the last trophy of the year, for the second ...
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/15 18:18:01

Carter to achieve 100th cap milestone, but end in sight

All things going to plan, Dan Carter’s 100th Test match for New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday will not be the last time he plays for the team at England’s ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2013/11/15 18:08:01