Most Viewed

Team China

Golf

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.

Suarez pledges to not bite again

Contrite striker vows to keep teeth to himself from now on. Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.

US men bracing for misery at the Open

The 2014 US Open begins on Monday with American men seeking to end a Grand Slam drought now more than a decade long. The signs, however, are not promising.

Yao Ming joins social media battle against ALS

The former NBA star announced that he will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to improve awareness of the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Nadal won't defend US Open title because of wrist

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the US Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

Tennis

  • Chinese players to clash in US Open first round

    Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai, who are among a group of outstanding Chinese women's tennis players nicknamed the "golden flowers", will clash in the first round of the US Open.

  • Stars to shine at China Open

    Serena Williams, Russian world No 6 Maria Sharapova and Li Na, together with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are set to make the China Open the most star-studded in its 11-year history.

  • Nadal won't defend US Open title because of wrist

    Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the US Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

Other Sports

  • 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.

  • World's longest bans in soccer

    Uruguay's Luis Suarez (R) reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal in this June 24, 2014 file photograph.

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.

Miroslav Klose retires from German national team
Pistorius lawyer: Athlete's anxiety led to killing
Neymar says back improving during Japan trip