'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.

France handed awkward draw

Holders France were handed an awkward draw in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on Monday, with Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina standing in their way on the road to the finals in Qatar, while England will face Robert Lewandowski and Poland in their group.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/8 16:43:42

Breaking and skateboarding among four sports officially added to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided the event programme and the athlete quotas for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games on Monday as breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing were confirmed as additional sports proposed by the Paris 2024 organizing committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 11:52:43

Spurs back on top

Liverpool turned on the style for their returning fans on Sunday, beating Wolves 4-0 to join Tottenham at the top of the Premier League, only behind Spurs on goal difference, after another episode of the Son Heung-min and Harry Kane show.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:28:42

LeBron, Osaka, Mahomes among SI Sportspersons of the Year

NBA champion LeBron James, Super Bowl winner Patrick Mahomes and Japan's Naomi Osaka were among five athletes honored Sunday by Sports Illustrated (SI) magazine for their off-field activism.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:28:41

Milan beat Samp

AC Milan kept hold of their five-point lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday after a hard-fought 2-1 win at Sampdoria, while Napoli moved third after strolling to victory over bottom side Crotone.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:28:40

Perez wins crazy Sakhir Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, who may be out of work next season, took advantage of his rivals' misfortunes on Sunday to drive from last position to claim his first Formula One victory in a chaotic and crazy Sakhir Grand Prix.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/7 16:23:40

Briton Sam Davies retires from Vendee Globe with keel damage

The notorious Cape of Storms off Cape Town lived up to its reputation this weekend, bringing an abrupt end to the chances of Britain's Sam Davies and three other skippers in the Vendee Globe.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 16:33:41

Grillo on top

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo clung to a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Mayakoba Classic with Americans Justin Thomas, Adam Long and Tom Hoge and Norway's Viktor Hovland charging into contention.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 16:33:40

Man Utd storm back

Manchester United roared back to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday, while Chelsea moved top of the Premier League by the same scoreline over Leeds as fans returned to the English top flight for the first time in nine months.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 16:28:40

Barca slump to shock loss

Barcelona conceded two embarrassing goals as they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat away to Cadiz in La Liga on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/6 16:23:40