'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.

Vissel Kobe sail through

Andres Iniesta scored his first goal in the Asian Champions League as Vissel Kobe powered their way to the last 16 with a dominant 3-1 win over Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande in their Group G clash on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 17:33:40

Bayern, City advance

Robert Lewandowski set Bayern Munich on the way to a 3-1 Champions League win over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday as the holders joined Manchester City in qualifying for the last 16 with two group games to spare, while Liverpool went down to defeat and Marseille are now the owners of an unwanted record.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 17:28:40

Chinese Football Association mourns the death of Argentine legend Diego Maradona

As arguably the best player in the 20th century, World Cup winner Diego Maradona made a tremendous contribution to the game of football, and brought so many beautiful and indelible memories for Chinese fans: Chinese Football Association
Source: | 2020/11/26 10:18:55

Australian Open delay 'most likely'

The Australian Open is likely to be delayed by a week or two as negotiations between organizers, the tennis tours and the Victoria government over health measures continue, the state's sports minister said Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/25 21:33:40

Games go on

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the progress of traditional sports activities in the world, but for esports it's a different ball game.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 21:28:40

Marching on

Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double in Barcelona's 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev as they also secured a place in the knockout rounds.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/25 21:23:40

Mueller focuses on Bayern

Thomas Mueller admitted he watched Germany's humiliating loss to Spain with horror, but insists his focus remains on European champions Bayern Munich despite demands the playmaker be recalled to the national side.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/24 17:23:41

Some spectators allowed to return to sports events in England

Premier League clubs can look forward to welcoming back spectators in highly limited numbers next month for the first time since March, following an announcement by the British government on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 17:23:40

Thomson remains optimistic

Alex Thomson continued working on his damaged boat on Monday as his hopes of becoming the first non-Frenchman to win the Vendee Globe appeared to be dwindling.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 17:18:41

Burnley get first win

Burnley won for the first time in the Premier League this season as Chris Wood sealed a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace, while Southampton missed a chance to go third in their 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 17:18:40