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Gonfa and Aiyabei claim titles at 2018 Beijing Marathon

Ethiopia's Dejene Debela Gonfa and Valary Jemeli Aiyabei of Kenya both enjoyed a comfortable sole lead in the latter stages to claim the men's and women's titles respectively at the 2018 Beijing Marathon on Sunday.

China win gold medal in World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria

China won the gold medal of the lightweight women's quadruple sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv on Friday.

Umpire Ramos breaks silence on dramatic 2018 US Open final

Carlos Ramos, the umpire of the drama-filled 2018 US Open women's singles final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka last week, has broken his silence and insisted that officiating in tennis tournament is not an "a la carte" affair.

Louisiana mayor bans Nike products from parks and rec

The mayor of a New Orleans suburb banned the city's parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, days after the athletic apparel maker released a controversial ad supporting Colin Kaepernick.

Inaugural China Sailing League announced to open

Top sailing athletes from a dozen provinces will compete in four disciplines, including men's and women's sailboard, laser class sailboat and laser radial.

Chinese teenager Wang wins girls' singles title at US Open

​Chinese teenager Wang Xiyu defeated Clara Burel from France to win the first girls' singles title at a Grand Slam event for China at US Open on Sunday.

Djokovic beats Del Potro to win third US Open title

​Former world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia beat third seed Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open title here on Sunday night.

Williams: Umpire treated her differently than a male player

Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been. Tennis great King says there's a double standard in tennis.

Bayern Munich opens football school in north China

German football club Bayern Munich has officially announced the opening of an international football school in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province.

Yao Ming congratulates basketball Hall of Fame Class 2018

Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming has offered up his congratulations to the latest inductees to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Wheelchair competition gets going at US Open

David Wagner is attempting to win his fourth U.S. Open singles title and his ninth in doubles. Wheelchair tennis has been played at the U.S. Open since 2005. It will have two more played there this week.

Beckham team to be known as 'Inter Miami'

David Beckham's new Major League Soccer franchise will be be officially named Club Internacional de Futbol Miami and it is due to join the league in 2020. 

MLB's Taiwan pitcher highest-paid Chinese sportsman

Taiwan pitcher Chen Wei-Yin who signed a 6-year contract worth 96 million US dollars with Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins is the highest-paid Chinese sportsman. 

Ronaldo, Modric, Salah in contention to become FIFA men's player

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 2018 World Cup finalist Luka Modric, and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah have been shortlisted as this year's FIFA Men's Player of the Year. 

China win long-coveted men's and women's basketball golds

​The awe-inspiring Team China won the long-coveted men's and women's basketball gold medals on Saturday as the Asian sporting powerhouse won 14 out of 44 golds.

China set to sweep golds in Asiad table tennis

Table tennis giants China are destined to sweep five gold medals on offer as four paddlers secured two all-Chinese finals in singles events at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday.

Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd.

China dominates canoe, kayak competitions at Asiad

China took 4 out of 6 gold medals in the canoe and kayak competitions at the Asian Games on Thursday.

China's Liu wins women's trampoline gold at Asian Games

Liu Lingling of China scored 55.270 points to take the women's trampoline gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. China had collected all 4 gold medals since the trampoline was included in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha.

Artistic swimmers gift China 100th gold at Asiad

Defending champions China on Wednesday retained the title of the team artistic swimming for the fourth time and it was the 100th gold medal for China at the ongoing Asian Games.

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