'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.

Federer training, committed to playing Australian Open: tournament organizer

All the world's top players, including 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, are expected to be in Melbourne for the coronavirus-disrupted Australian Open, tournament organizer Craig Tiley said.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:33:39

Like father, like son

Charlie Woods wowed his 15-time major champion father Tiger with an impressive eagle for Team Woods in the PNC Championship family tournament in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:28:40

Messi equals Pele record

Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona on Saturday to equal Pele's record of goals for a single club as the Spanish giants were held 2-2 by Valencia.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:28:39

'Best game of season'

Barcelona reignited their La Liga title push on Wednesday when they came back from a goal down to defeat Real Sociedad 2-1, with veteran defender and goal scorer Jordi Alba claiming it was the team's “best game of the season.”
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:23:40

Firmino sinks Spurs

Furious Jose Mourinho had a heated exchange with Jurgen Klopp after Roberto Firmino's last-gasp header sent Liverpool to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win against title rivals Tottenham, while troubled Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:23:40

Australian Open gets February start as virus hits second Slam season

The Australian Open was pushed back to February 8 on Thursday after weeks of negotiations as coronavirus disruption hits a second Grand Slam tennis season.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:23:40

Golovkin eyes record against Szeremeta

Gennady Golovkin can claim a slice of middleweight boxing history on Friday as he chases a record 21st successful defense against mandatory Polish challenger Kamil Szeremeta in Florida.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:18:39

Golovkin issues deadly warning

Gennady Golovkin issued a deadly warning to Oscar De La Hoya on Tuesday after the US boxing legend said he wanted to fight the middleweight world champion when he makes his improbable return to boxing.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:03:39

High five

“A week,” Harold Wilson said,” is a long time in politics.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 16:28:39

Fantasy football

To say that 2020 has been a strange year for sport would be an understatement. It is the first year that Liverpool were crowned champions of England in 30 years for a start, although rival fans will point to the English Premier League before and after its COVID-19 pause being completely different and asking for an asterisk on that title.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 16:23:39