'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.

It spells disaster

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has made the most of the absence of the club's first-choice goalkeeper Allison Becker.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 16:33:40

'Completely smashed'

Despite a global boom, the closure of one of the southern hemisphere's biggest esports leagues has left its players in Australia and across Oceania facing an uncertain future.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:38:40

Clasico clubs in crisis

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Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 18:28:40

The Pogba problem

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Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 18:23:41

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Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:08:40

Joshua 'ready for war'

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Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:03:41

Man Utd bow out

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat by RB Leipzig on Tuesday, while Paris Saint-Germain's qualification for the last 16 was overshadowed by a racism row involving a match official that caused their game against Istanbul Basaksehir to be suspended for 24 hours.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/9 18:03:40

Washington stuns Pittsburgh

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Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 17:28:42

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Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 16:48:40

Iniesta shines again

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Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 16:43:42