Sports

Xi stresses developing Chinese football by enhancing public participation

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday said China's football will surely be better developed with intensified public participation.

Lakers to play two preseason games in China

The Los Angeles Lakers released its 2019-20 NBA preseason schedule on Wednesday, with two games to be staged in China.

Franck Ribery signs for Fiorentina on free transfer

Franck Ribery joined Italian club Fiorentina on Wednesday, another big signing for a team under new American ownership.

Olympic champion Chen Long reaches men's last 16 at badminton worlds

China's Olympic champion Chen Long fought off hard challenge to beat Lee Cheuk Yiu to reach the men's last 16 at the World Championships here on Wednesday.

Elkeson named in China squad for World Cup qualifiers

Guangzhou Evergrande striker Elkeson has been named in Marcello Lippi's latest China squad, becoming the first player without Chinese heritage to be called up for international duty.

CAS to hold Sun Yang hearing in public

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that it will hold its hearing into China's Olympic champion Sun Yang in public.

China's Lin Dan suffers earliest exit at badminton worlds

Five-time winner Lin Dan suffered his shocking defeat at the World Badminton Championships as he was beaten in the second round by India's H.S. Prannoy here on Tuesday.

The 13th China-ASEAN rally race to boost B&R communication

The 2019 China-ASEAN International Touring Assembly is set to kick off next month in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, race organizers announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

China's Lin Dan labors to first round win at badminton worlds

China's Lin Dan fought back from one set down to beat Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in the first round of the World Badminton Championships on Monday.

Lampard's Chelsea homecoming ruined as Leicester earns draw

Frank Lampard climbed the steps in the tunnel and emerged to rapturous applause from Chelsea fans, a flame display and a giant banner at one end of Stamford Bridge that read "Welcome Home Super Frank."

Chinese table tennis team holds joint training with Team USA

A delegation consisting of star table tennis players and coaches from China are in the United States for a two-week training session with top players from Team USA.

A ragged Federer ousted in Cincinnati; Barty advances

For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced.

Wu Lei scores his first goal in European competition

Chinese striker Wu Lei opened the scoring as Espanyol assured their place in the final qualifying round ahead of the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 3-0 home win over Luzern.

Liverpool beats Chelsea on penalties to lift Super Cup

After Champions League holder Liverpool and Europa League winner Chelsea finished extra time at 2-2, Adrian made the crucial save with his leg to deny Tammy Abraham and give his team a 5-4 win on penalties.

Ex-NBA center Zhou Qi returns to CBA's Xinjiang

Former Houston Rockets center Zhou Qi will remain in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after signing a new contract with Xinjiang Guanghui, the Chinese club reported on Tuesday.

Djokovic clinches first win at Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic, who was leading the ATP rankings, clinched his first win at Cincinnati Masters to reach the third round after his Pyrrhic victory in Wimbledon last month.

Bayern signs Croatia's Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan

Bayern Munich has signed Croatian winger Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan for one season.

Beijing Guoan fans hold memorial after death of Walter Martinez

Hundreds of Beijing Guoan fans gathered at the North Gate of Beijing Workers' Stadium on Tuesday to remember former player Walter Martinez, who died of a heart attack on Monday in New York City.

Chinese show jumping team qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games

China's show jumpers qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after finishing second at the Olympic Group G qualifier staged in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, on Tuesday.

Ski-jumping platform for Beijing 2022 to finish construction at year end

The main truss of ski-jumping platform for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has been joined together recently.

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