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Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle with China a possible destination

Newcastle United have confirmed that Rafael Benitez will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June after failing to agree a new deal with club owner Mike Ashley.

CSL becomes world's sixth-highest paid soccer league

Sporting Intelligence released its latest Global Sports Salary Survey Report for 2018 last week. In soccer's average annual salary section, the Chinese  Super League ranks No.6 on the list with 1.05 million U.S. dollars.

Italy's Milan/Cortina elected host of 2026 Winter Olympic Games

​Italian cities Milan/Cortina were elected host of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games at the 134th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday.
 

Marbury inks CBA head coach contract

CBA team Beijing Aolong Fly Dragon announced on Monday that the club had signed a contract with former NBA and CBA star Stephon Marbury to start the role of head coach.

China coach Lippi says Milan will win bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games

World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, now the head coach of Chinese national team, said  on Monday that he expects Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo will win the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

Murray completes fairytale return, Lopez claims 2 titles

Andy Murray completed a fairytale return from hip surgery by winning the Queen's Club doubles title with Feliciano Lopez, who ended Sunday with two titles after earlier winning the singles title as well.

Chinese women's team claims first ever FIBA 3x3 World Cup title

Team China claimed its first ever FIBA 3-on-3 Women's Basketball World Cup victory, beating Hungary 19-13 in the final on Sunday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

New IOC headquarters "Olympic House" inaugurated on Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially inaugurated its new headquarters "Olympic House" in Lausanne on Sunday as part of the celebrations of Olympic Day and ahead of the IOC Session to be held in Lausanne from 24 to 26 June.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick Thursday night, going with the Duke force who is considered one of the most exciting prospects in years.

Women's World Cup: U.S. reach last 16, China to face Italy

The United States came out the last but record-setting group leaders to make the FIFA Women's World Cup knockouts after beating Sweden 2-0 in Le Havre, France on Thursday.

China beat Australia's NBL United in FIBA World Cup warm-up game

The Chinese men's national team beat Australia's NBL United 89-77 in the first stop of the 2019 International Basketball Challenge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province on Wednesday night.

Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach

Luis Enrique on Wednesday stepped down as coach of the Spanish national football team after less than a year in charge and was replaced by his former assistant Roberto Moreno.

Evergrande edge Luneng 2-1 in AFC Champoions League

Thanks to Yang Liyu's lucky winner, Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 in the first leg of AFC Champions League knock-out Round 1 here on Tuesday.

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert nation of Qatar took former soccer superstar and top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning.

Italy's soccer legend Totti ends 30-year-long career in AS Rome

Italy's soccer legend Francesco Totti officially left AS Roma club, stepping down from the role of executive he has served in the last two years, the former player announced on Monday.

China reach Women's World Cup knockouts after 0-0 draw with Spain

China held firm to tie Spain 0-0 in their final Group B match in the FIFA Women's World Cup here on Monday, as both sides make knockout stage with the draw.

China secure full quota in archery for Tokyo 2020

China have secured a full quota of six in archery, three in men's event and three in women's, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the 2019 World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

1000 racers take part in Zhejiang's iconic cycling event in Wenzhou

Nearly 1000 athletes and cycling enthusiasts took part in the 2019 Zhejiang Great Bay Area Cycling Open second leg race on Sunday in Wencheng, Wenzhou.

Toronto Raptors beat Golden State to capture NBA title

The Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA crown on Thursday, defeating Golden State 114-110 to become the first league champion from outside the United States by dethroning the defending titleholders.

China keep hopes of World Cup last 16 alive

Forward Li Ying's first-half volley saved China from the brink of exit as the 1999 runners-up claimed their first win here on Thursday against FIFA Women's World Cup debutants South Africa.

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