World No. 2 Ding Junhui of China was stunned by English qualifier Michael Wasley 10-9 at the first round of the snooker World Championship on Monday.
A competitor of China's national pole dancing team practices a routine at a pole hoisted five meters above the ground by a crane, in Tianjin, a major city in North China near Beijing.
Heng Xin, 49, failed to realize his dream of becoming a professional athlete or an Olympic medalist, but he believes he has gained more by being a coach of disabled ping-pong players.
Sun Jinfang, chief of Chinese Tennis Association (CTA), said she pins high hope on China's young generation of tennis players on international courts, as the country is still lagging behind in the sport - despite Li Na's historic triumphs in recent years.
When the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, China's Yingli Solar will join brands such as Budweiser, McDonald's and Johnson & Johnson - household names that usually sponsor international sporting events - and be the only Chinese and only renewable energy company sponsoring the games.
What can middle-aged professional women do after work? Visit the hair-dresser or go shopping?
Ambitious young soccer player from countries that are not major soccer powers can struggle to gain recognition from top European clubs.
On July 28, 1996, China trailed Brazil by a goal late in the semifinal of the women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics.
China holds the 333th, up two places, but slid to No 11, from the previous the 10th ranking, among Asian coutries in the latest FIFA rankings.
Only by strengthening its youth foundation can Chinese soccer hope to win a World Cup trophy, a former national captain and official said at the launch of a trophy tour in China.
Region promises 33 percent annual growth until the end of the decade, government says
When Marc Mancini first arrived at Shanghai Maritime University, he was impressed by its size.