Liu Xiang's winter camp will start next week with a rehabilitation of his foot injury in the US.
Wang Meng arrived at Beijing from Canada last week as rumors whispered that the most decorated winter Olympian of China is possibly coming back to the rink three months after she's kicked out of the national team.
Tennis world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark flew to China and rooted for her golfer boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the WGC-HSBC Championships golf tournament in Shanghai.
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who earned boxing immortality after his three epic fights with Muhammad Ali, died on Monday at age 67, US media reported.
Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming started his campus life at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Monday.
Yao Ming formally registered for his first semester at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday.
Five-times Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe finished a disappointing seventh in the final of the 100 metres individual medley in a World Cup event on Friday on a tough first day back in competition after five years away.
Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has warned Australians not to expect too much of him too soon as he prepares to make his return to competition in Singapore this week.
Lionel Messi is 34 goals short of becoming Barcelona's all-time top scorer after netting a hat-trick in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Liu Xiang stormed back onto the world stage with a silver medal at the Daegu World Championships in August, and he is hoping for a return to Olympic glory in London in 2012.
Florian Albert, the only Hungarian to win the European Footballer of the Year award, died on Monday aged 70, the Hungarian Football Association said in a statement.
The world's former top player in women's badminton Zhou Mi on Thursday maintained her innocence in a doping case, presenting expert evidence that supports her explanation for the incident.