Yao Ming courts new diplomatic role

2011-12-05 15:49:30

Retired Chinese basketball star and former NBA player Yao Ming has been elected vice-chairman of Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, adding another crown to his already swelling title list.

Too good to brag

2011-12-04 13:51:02

Sebastian Vettel has won back-to-back Formula One titles at the age of 24, so he knows better than anyone not to take a third for granted.

World's 25 sexiest male sportsmen

2011-12-02 16:36:33

Some sports stars are known more for their dashing good looks than their athletic skills. Here we take a look at the world's 25 sexiest male sportsmen listed as compiled by Sports Illustrated magazine.

Maldonado to race for Williams next year

2011-12-02 10:17:20

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will race for Williams again next season with Finland's Valtteri Bottas handed the role of reserve, the Formula One team said on Thursday.

Senior commentator gets jersey from Yao Ming

2011-12-01 18:00:03

Wang Yanning, a senior sports commentator at Shanghai TV, will retire from his seat as a basketball commentator after 15 years with the Shanghai Sharks.

Yao Ming skips class for wine

2011-11-30 17:45:36

Yao Ming will miss a day at university this week for one of the many launch events scheduled for his own branded wine.

Yi to return for US dream

2011-11-30 17:30:47

Injured Yi Jianlian hopes to resume his US dream by returning to the NBA as the lockout ends. According to team manager, Yi will fly to the US for the NBA pre-season training camp kicking off December 9.

MLS chief says Beckham could bolt league

2011-11-30 17:18:07

Major League Soccer's top executive said he is "uncertain" the sport's English superstar David Beckham will stay with Los Angeles Galaxy given the financial lure to join French club Paris St Germain.

Beckham visits Indonesia with LA Galaxy

2011-11-30 10:11:58

The Los Angeles Galaxy and football megastar David Beckham arrived in Jakarta on Monday, in which they will duel with the Indonesian national soccer team, the Jakarta Globe reported on Tuesday.

I never lost passion for F1, says Raikkonen

2011-11-30 09:43:22

Kimi Raikkonen has said he will return to Formula One next season fully motivated and with his passion for the sport undimmed after two years away.

Ronaldo poised for leading 2014 World Cup role

2011-11-30 09:37:44

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has been invited to take a leading 2014 World Cup role and a formal announcement is expected in the coming days, a local organising committee (LOC) source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Marbury dreams of a happy ending in CBA

2011-11-29 17:29:23

After four consecutive wins with his new CBA team Beijing Ducks, Stephon Marbury has one simple dream: the CBA championships.