Sports

Chinese Super League secures $145m sponsorship deal

Ping An Insurance will continue to be a major sponsor of the Chinese Super League, announcing a new 1 billion yuan ($145 million) five-year deal for the naming rights.

China will bid for World Cup: FIFA official

China will host the World Cup at some point in the future, as this eventuality has already been included in the country's national plan for soccer reform.

Jenny Lang Ping named vice president of Chinese Volleyball Association

Chinese volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping will serve as vice president of the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA), a senior official confirmed on Thursday.

Olympic badminton superstar Lin demands unpaid salary

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan, a two-time Olympic champion, has accused his Super League club of failing to pay him and six others for the 2016-17 season.

Chinese investors take over another English football club

The brother and sister duo of Dai Yongge and Dai Xiulu have finally managed to get their hands on an English football club.

Football player apologizes for ‘slant eyes’ gesture

Argentinian football player Ezequiel Lavezzi apologized via Sina Weibo on Sunday for his "slant eyes" photo which had attracted widespread criticism for being racist on Chinese social media since it was posted on twitter on Friday.

Schalke confirm second China tour

Schalke will travel to China for the second time, the "Royal Blues" announced in an official statement on Monday.

Federer to skip Roland Garros, focus on grass and hard court seasons

The 18-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on Monday announced his absence from the French Open later this month, and has turned his attention to the grass and hard court seasons.

Teenage girl shines at Chinese National Diving Championships

13-year-old diver Zhang Jiaqi enjoyed her moments at the Chinese National Diving Championships as she beat two Rio Olympic medalists Ren Qian and Si Yajie to win the women's 10m platform on Sunday.

China's Su clinches men's 100m title at Shanghai meeting

​China's star sprinter Su Bingtian claimed the men's 100m title at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.

England vs. China for 2030 World Cup?

A potential rule change means that the World Cup could well be hosted in China in 2030.

Suning, Evergrande have no pressure on last matchday at AFC league

Jiangsu Suning secured its top position in the group early on having won all four of its opening games and has no pressure against Adelaide. Chinese Super League leader Guangzhou Evergrande will have to work for a berth in the next stage but can do that if they manage to stay unbeaten against Suwon Samsung. 

Allegri not leaving Juve, Monaco needing miracle to reach UCL final

Juventus is taking a healthy 2-0 lead home for the return leg of its semifinal clash against Monaco in the Champions League. While Monaco's dream run at the tournament was dented at home, they believe not all is lost.

China contributes to landscape change in beach volleyball

Beach volleyball was once the sport of the golden shores of California and Brazil, but now more nations are trying to cultivate winners in this sport.

China’s Ding Junhui claims 'Outstanding Achievement in Sports' award

China's top snooker player Ding Junhui has been awarded with the 'Outstanding Achievement in Sports' award in London, honoring Asian excellence. 

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2017 to be held in June

The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (LHKDBF) returns to the London Regatta Centre on June 25, promising a day of exhilarating boat-racing, great music, delicious food and a great chance to experience Chinese culture.

Chinese fans pleased with Yao Ming's appointment to FIBA Central Board

Chinese fans applauded Yao Ming's moving up on world basketball ladder when the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) president entered the top executive branch of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

Claudio Ranieri close to shock Chinese Super League move

Sacked former Leicester boss has had “numerous offers” according to his agent Steve Kutner.

China’s e-sports fans winning the battle for acceptance

On April 17, the Olympic Council of Asia announced that electronic sports (e-sports) will be an official competitive event at the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou.

Lin beats Lee to enter final of Badminton Asia Championships

Home favorite Lin Dan got past Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei rather comfortably with straight sets victory at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Saturday.

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