A baby giraffe in Houston named after retired NBA star Yao Ming died after contracting infection, a local TV channel reported on April 19.
World No 9 Ding Junhui of China took a controlling lead 7-2 over Scotland's Alan McManus in their first round match at the World Snooker Championship.
Italian club AC Milan confirmed on Monday it will tour China next month.
The emblem and mascots of Nanning 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (Oct 3-12) is unveiled in the city of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, April 18, 2013.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Timothy Tsun-ting Fok, an IOC member from Hong Kong, said although security was important, he hoped it would not dampen the public’s enthusiasm to take part in sports, since the spirit of sports was encapsulated in participation, he said.
Sun Yang and his coach have butted heads again, but senior Chinese swimming officials claim the most recent dispute between the two is little more than a storm in a tea cup.
Lang Ping, a beloved Chinese sports hero who helped the 1984 women's volleyball team capture Olympic gold, is among four candidates vying to take charge of the national women's team, the Chinese volleyball administrative center said on Monday.
Cuba and China are scheduled to sign a collaboration agreement to enhance the current ties in sports Next Monday, Cuban media said Thursday.
China's Ding Junhui said that there is always pressure playing in major tournaments as the only top Chinese player but he still believes he can win the title at the upcoming World Championships.
Marathon lovers in Beijing gather at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park at night on April 16, 2013, praying for the victims killed in Boston Marathon blasts.
Beijing International Running Festival, a traditional public sports games in the Chinese capital, attracted 20,000 running enthusiasts to participate this year.
Chinese F1 models, in traditional Chinese dress of qipao, served as grid girls and became another eye-catching view at the Shanghai Grand Prix aside from the heated track race.