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Team China

  • On-line bridge looks to attract more fans

    Ourgame, China's leading on-line bridge game developer and operator, reported an eight-fold monthly increase in mobile subscribers during the first nine months of this year after the 14th Redbull World Bridge Series, sponsored and organized by the company, ended in Sanya, South China's Hainan province.

  • China climbs to 88th in the latest FIFA rankings

    China climbed to 88th on the October edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, nine positions higher than last month, according to the FIFA website.

  • China's 361 signs Rio 2016 uniform deal

    Chinese sports apparel maker 361will be the official uniform supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.

Golf

  • Mission Hills Group unites world celebrities in Hainan

    Retired basketball star Yao Ming, right, and American actor Morgan Freeman pose for photos during a session of the 2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in Haikou city, South China's Hainan province, Oct 24, 2014.

  • Emotional Edfors claims inaugural Shankai Classic

    Johan Edfors produced a stunning finish to win his first tour event in five years at the inaugural Shankai Classic presented by IDG Capital Partners on Sunday.

  • Edfors relishing China return

    A pain-free Johan Edfors is looking to use next week's inaugural Shankai Classic as a launch pad for a strong finish to his European Challenge Tour season.

Li Na retires

Asian Games

China Open

While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his below-par performances at the four majors this year which have left him in danger of missing the cut for the season-ending ATP finale for the first time since 2001, Federer has already put a positive spin on his 2013 trials and tribulations.

US Open

Rafa Nadal crowned his brilliant year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 to win the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Rose looking to boost ranking in Shanghai

Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters this week.

Kaka to make Orlando City debut

Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, according to local media reports.

Randle to miss rest of season

Los Angeles Lakers could be without their rookie forward Julius Randle for the rest of the season after the seventh overall pick broke his right leg in the season opener on Tuesday.

City's Cup defense ended by Newcastle

Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the League Cup by a reinvigorated Newcastle United who reached the quarter-finals with a superb 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Tennis

  • China's Xu Shilin becomes world's No 1 junior tennis player

    Teen tennis star 'Coco' Xu Shi Lin made Chinese tennis history on Tuesday when she officially moved atop the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world junior tennis rankings for girls' ages 18-and-under, the first Chinese player to have an ITF top junior world ranking.

  • Djokovic excited about being a father

    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will try to defend his title as well as the world No. 1 position against Roger Federer and other world-class tennis players at the BNP Paribas Masters starting Monday amid the joy of becoming a father.

  • Serving up future options

    Compared to her friends of the same school age, Nima Zhuoma has another string in her bow - or rather another string in her racket.

Other Sports

  • China to join pro football wars

    Maybe someday they'll talk about a championship game on the frozen tundra of Bird's Nest field. But for now, professional football in China will be played indoors.

  • World Cup 2018 to be top level: Putin

    Russia will carry out all preparations for the World Cup 2018 on time and at the top level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

  • Rockets ruins Lakers' opener in 108-90 rout

    In Los Angeles, the Houston Rockets gave the Lakers a nightmare start to the season in a 108-90 rout that saw Los Angeles lose their top draft pick Julius Randle to what is reportedly a broken right leg.

Stars

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.

Ronaldo leads Madrid's 3-1 comeback over Barcelona
Malaysian badminton ace's B sample to be tested
Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury