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Year-ender: For soccer, an era ends in 2014

Some legendary footballers chose to hang up their boots in 2014. Most of them, barring South Korea's Park Ji-sung, were born in the 1970s. Their retirement was seen as an end of a classic generation.

Soccer development set to score in new school curriculum

Soccer courses will be mandatory at an increasing number of schools, a move designed to achieve the country's goal of becoming a sporting power.

Anti-doping agency says no cover-up of Sun's ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang's short ban for doping in May was "appropriate", said a senior Chinese anti-doping official.

Bayern stars boost China's game plan

Like many other world-famous soccer clubs that have visited China, Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich orchestrated a whirlwind of activities during the team's preseason tour last week.

A new buzz swirling around sport

Chinese soccer is relishing the opportunity to capitalize on the central government's efforts to popularize the game, said Rong Zhihang, vice-chairman of the CFA and a former star player.

Beijing's 2022 bid has a great chance: Brazil Sports Minister

With only one week left before the 2022 Winter Olympic Games host city being announced, Brazil Sports Minister George Hilton expressed his support for Beijing and believed China's capital has a great chance to win it.

James Harden wins MVP at NBPA's first Players' Awards

The players voted for James Harden as the NBA Players' Choice MVP on the first annual NBA Player's Association "Players' Awards".

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Pistorius jailed for five years for Steenkamp killing

A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

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