Powell to go head-to-head with Bolt in Oslo

2012-03-05 09:29:43

Former world record holder Asafa Powell will face current incumbent Usain Bolt over 100 meters at the Bislett Games in Oslo on June 7, organizers announced on Friday.

Absence no hurdle to Liu's CPPCC position

2012-03-05 08:04:28

Despite being absent from the annual CPPCC session again, star hurdler Liu Xiang is still considered a responsible CPPCC deputy by his colleagues.

Obama knew about Lin ahead of Linsanity

2012-03-02 11:34:04

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he had known about NBA star Jeremy Lin's talent long before the Asian-American's "Linsanity" phenomenon swept the sport.

US sprinter Rodgers banned for doping

2012-03-02 10:19:47

US sprinter Mike Rodgers has accepted a nine-month ban for a failed drug test but will still be able to compete in the London Olympics if he qualifies.

Chinese snooker Jin advances to play against Ding

2012-02-28 10:12:32

Chinese snooker Jin Long shrugged off a strong comeback from his English opponent Sam Baird to win 5-3 during the wild card round of 2012 World Snooker Haikou Open on Monday.

'Mad' to write off Thorpe's London bid - Hackett

2012-02-27 17:20:20

Grant Hackett believes it would be 'mad' to write off five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe's bid to swim at the London Games even if his times are a cause for concern with the Australian trials just a few weeks away.

NBA stars, celebs help fans learn English on website

2012-02-27 17:06:26

Rising New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin has not only sparked NBA basketball interest in China, he may also inspire fans to learn English.

Ding Junhui to show his best at Haikou Open

2012-02-27 11:02:28

The 2012 World Snooker Haikou Open will kick off on Monday in China's Hainan province and will run until March 4.

Giggs makes 900th appearance for Manchester United

2012-02-27 09:59:57

Midfielder Ryan Giggs made his 900th appearance for Manchester United after starting the Premier League clash at Norwich City on Sunday.

Nike to launch Jeremy Lin-themed shoes

2012-02-26 09:05:24

Nike Inc will start selling Jeremy Lin-themed shoes this weekend, cashing in on the New York Knick point guard's recent rise to worldwide fame.

Not an all-star, but lin still shines

2012-02-26 09:02:23

Jeremy Lin's sudden emergence came too late to make him part of this year's NBA All-Star game, but he still managed a starring role on Friday as he shared his story at a press conference before playing in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Lin files to trademark 'Linsanity'

2012-02-24 10:25:37

Basketball and media phenom Jeremy Lin filed last week to trademark the term Linsanity. The move would give him exclusive rights to put the signature term on a variety of products.