'Iron Hammer' Lang Ping to continue coaching Chinese women's volleyball team until Tokyo Olympics

Lang Ping, one of China's most respected sports figures, will continue coaching Chinese women's national volleyball team until the end of the Tokyo Olympics, which is now rescheduled for summer 2021. The director of the Volleyball Management Center of China's State General Administration of Sports, Li Quanqiang, revealed on Thursday that Lang has renewed her contract with the Chinese national team. Lang's original contract was set to expire in August this year. With the Tokyo Olympics postponed, she renewed her contract accordingly, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

'Safe and sound'

The French Vendee Globe skipper recovering after a dramatic rescue by a rival competitor 600 nautical miles (1,111.2 kilometers) off the Cape of Good Hope on Tuesday has spoken of how a giant wave folded his boat in two “in four seconds.”
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:48:42

Liverpool advance

Curtis Jones sent a depleted Liverpool through to the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Zinedine Zidane dismissed suggestions he might walk away from Real Madrid after another defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk left their European hopes in the balance.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:43:42

Australian Open in Feb: report

The start of the Australian Open will be delayed until February 8 because of coronavirus prevention measures, a newspaper reported, as negotiations on players' arrival and quarantine in Melbourne continued on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:43:41

Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, Formula One's governing body FIA announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:18:44

'It's just not worth it': Australian NBA trailblazer Bogut retires from basketball

NBA championship-winning center Andrew Bogut announced his immediate retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a 15-year career.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:18:42

Stunning win

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone after finally solving their penalty woes in a shock 2-1 win at Leicester on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:18:42

Still in charge

Joachim Loew will remain in charge of Germany for next year's delayed European Championship despite a series of poor recent results, the German football federation (DFB) announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:13:41

Tyson, 54, wants more fights after eight-round exhibition with Jones

Mike Tyson plans on fighting more exhibitions after a draw with Roy Jones Jr on Saturday in his comeback at age 54 and Jones says he'll be tough to beat.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:48:41

Barcelona, Napoli lead tributes to former star Diego Maradona

Clubs across Europe continued to pay tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday with particularly poignant moments in Italy and Spain where the Argentine played.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:48:40

'Selfish' or 'protective'?

Liverpool's ever expanding injury list has prompted Jurgen Klopp to take on the football authorities and broadcasters over a grueling schedule that he feels is doing little to protect the players.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:43:41