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  • Chinese shooters grab 3 early gold medals

    China grabs three of the four gold medals on the opening day of the shooting competition at the Asian Games, including a surprise win in the women's 10-meter team air pistol.

  • China trio win 1st gold at Incheon Asian Games

    Chinese markswomen Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan won the women's 10m air pistol team event Saturday morning, the first gold medal at Incheon Asian Games.

  • Li Na's hometown saddened by her retirement

    While Wuhan is hosting its first ever WTA premier-level tournament, Li Na, unquestionably the biggest reason for Chinese fans to watch it, announced retirement on Friday due to persistent knee injuries, which put an end to Asia's most successful tennis career.

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China's men win first gold at Chess Olympiad

China won a historic Chess Olympiad gold medal, becoming the first Asian country to take the men's team title, breaking western dominance since 1927.

Chinese schools set football goals

With China failing to qualify for the last three FIFA World Cups, the country has decided to improve football standards at schools and colleges.

World Cup coaches share the limelight

Though confined to the technical area once play is in progress, their influence on the pitch can be seen everywhere from strategy to substitutions. How they react during the course of a match is often fascinating to watch.

Winning form shines through

South Korean figure skating queen Kim Yu-na appears on the cover of Vogue Korea following her competitive retirement.

Li Na announces retirement on Weibo

China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announced her retirement via Sina Weibo on Friday morning and will hold a press conference on Sunday in Beijing, according to her agent company, IMG.

Netizens rally to wish Li Na the best

While there is no official confirmation of Li Na's pending retirement, the Chinese tennis ace received an overwhelming number of good wishes from fans across the Internet - around 13 million.

No tolerance for sexual harassment: OCA

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Wednesday issued a zero tolerance policy for any cases of sexual harassment at the upcoming 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

Police probing second harassment case at Asian Games

A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games is being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday.

Tennis

  • Li Na's farewell letter

    China's first and only Grand Slam winner formally announces her retirement in this heartfelt letter published here in its full-length, unedited version.

  • Official release from World Tennis Association (WTA) on Li Na's retirement

    Chinese tennis trailblazer and reigning Australian Open champion Li Na today brought down the curtain on a glittering 15-year professional career with the announcement of her official retirement from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

  • Tennis world on Li Na’s retirement announcement

    "Li Na has been a fun, powerful, and wonderful player on the WTA tour and, along with her fans, I am sad to hear that she has retired. In addition to her amazing tennis abilities and her warm and humorous personality, she is a pioneer who opened doors to tennis for hundreds of millions of people throughout China and Asia.

Other Sports

  • Pele reminds Brazil it must play as a team

    Pele reminded Brazilians what they already knew, and were shown so obviously in the humiliating 7-1 loss to eventual champion Germany in the World Cup semifinals: Brazil must play as a team, not as individual stars if it is to win a sixth title.

  • Pandas find friend in World Peace

    Ex-NBA star ends rampant speculation about his name, confirming it is "The Pandas Friend" as the topic reaches 86 million hits on social media.

  • LeBron James returning home to Cleveland

    LeBron James will be welcomed by Cavaliers with a contract worth a reported $88 million, four years after he left his home state to join the Miami Heat.

Stars

Messi reveals World Cup birthday wish

Lionel Messi has revealed his 27th birthday wish: to lift the World Cup winner's trophy at the Maracana stadium on July 13.

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