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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.

Li Na retires

Asian Games

Getafe coach Contra to take over Guangzhou Fuli

Getafe coach Cosmin Contra will take over Guangzhou R&F for the 2015 season, the Chinese Super League club has announced.

Brazil beat China to book showdown with US

Brazil advanced to the final of the international women's soccer tournament of Brasilia with a 4-1 victory over China here on Thursday.

Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics steps up a gear

An outdoor ice park has opened at Beijing's MasterCard Center, kicking off a series of winter sports to promote Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Year-end review 2014: Catching air

Luke Saville of Australia reaches to hit a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London in this June 25, 2014 file photo.

Tennis

  • Chinese-designed poster for Roland Garros

    The French Open tennis tournament has unveiled a poster designed by a Chinese artist for next year's event, aiming to maintain its strong appeal to the Chinese market following Li Na's retirement.

  • French Open unveils 2015 poster designed by Chinese artist

    Grand Slam tennis French Open unveiled the Roland-Garros 2015 poster on Thursday, while its designer Du Zhenjun has become the first Chinese artist in 35 years to create a work of art for the tournament.

  • Australian Open tweaks Extreme Heat policy

    Tournament direct Craig Tiley said the decision on implementing the policy will take into account the weather forecast once the temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius.

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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.

WADA not to appeal against Sun Yang's doping ban
Mission accomplished for Alinghi
Zidane interested in managerial job in England Premier League