Defending champion China found their archrival South Korea too difficult to beat and unfortunately lost their opening match 59-63 at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship here on Thursday.
Four Cuban boxers will begin training in China this week in preparation for the 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan in October and the World Series of Boxing the following month.
Looking for a record 16th gold medal, the Chinese team doesn't seem to have a bright future to defend their reigning position in Asia at the 27th FIBA Asian Men's Basketball Championship in the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila from Aug 1 to 11.
Sun Yang became only the second man to defend his gold medal in the 800 meters men's freestyle at the World Championships when he swam to a comfortable victory in the Palau St Jordi in Barcelona on Wednesday night.
China's Sun Yang finished second on Tuesday morning heats of men's 800 meters freestyle at the FINA World Championships.
China's Olympic champion Ye Shiwen was a slightly disappointing fourth after struggling in with her butterfly and breast-stroke during the women's 200m medley in the FINA world championships.
Sun Yang won his first gold medal of the 2013 World Swimming Championships when he claimed the gold medal in the men's 400 meter freestyle on Sunday.
China's two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming dominated Mexican teenager Jesus Ortega to win his second professional fight by a unanimous decision.
Chinese 14-year-old Si Yajie and two-time Olympic gold medalist Chen Ruolin ran away with the gold and silver medals in the women's 10-meter platform at the world championships on Thursday.
Two-time Olympic champion Chen Ruolin of China led the semifinals of 10-meter platform diving at the world championships on Wednesday.
A young Brazilian woman who was attacked by a shark while vacationing in the northeast beach resort of Recife has died.
Swimming enthusiasts from across China will gather on July 28 in the city of Guilin, a popular tourist destination in Southeast China, to participate in the unique swimming in Li River.