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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.

Kaka 1st to top $7 million in MLS earnings

Kaka is set to be Major League Soccer's highest-paid player with a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released Monday by the players' union.

'Super Dan' defends Asiad title

Chinese superstar Lin Dan defeated teammate Chen Long to win the men's badminton singles title in Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Europe retain iron grip on Ryder Cup

Europe maintained their Ryder Cup stranglehold over the United States with a crushing five-point victory on Sunday.

Japanese swimmer expelled for theft

Naoya Tomita has been expelled from the Japanese team competing in the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a camera.

Tennis

  • Li Na bids a tearful goodbye

    In front of a standing ovation at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China's tennis ace Li Na tearfully waved goodbye to her fans on Tuesday night.

  • Li Na named WTA Finals ambassador

    Tennis fans around the world might have no chance to see Li Na swing for a shot in real matches, but they could still enjoy her charm and humor under spotlight for at least two years.

  • Chinese fans give US Open champ a birthday surprise

    Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic received a surprise birthday blessing from the young Chinese tennis fans he joined for a hit-out on Sunday in Beijing, before the China Open tournament in the Chinese capital.

Other Sports

  • Qatari sprinter breaks men's 100m Asian record

    Qatari sprinter spoiled the party of Japan and China squaring off at the men's 100m final with strong performance, but the showstopper was welcomed by his East Asian counterparts for raising the bar of the sprint event completion.

  • 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.

Stars

Li Na's farewell letter

Having the unique opportunity to effectively bring more attention to the sport of tennis in China and all over Asia is something I will cherish forever. But in sport, just like in life, all great things must come to an end.

'Super Dan' sets sights on Tokyo
Li Na bids a tearful goodbye
Inspired by Li Na, young tennis ace aims to strike own path