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China named 2019 Basketball World Cup host

China has won the right to host the 2019 basketball World Cup, beating the Philippines in Friday`s vote in Tokyo.

Aug 07, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes

Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China`s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan`s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday`s vote.

Jul 30, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

Yao Ming holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background.

Jul 29, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race

Beijing and Almaty on Monday embarked on a frantic final lobbying campaign for the 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of a decision this week on the winner.

Jul 27, 2015, 09:04 AM IST

Michelle Obama to declare Special Olympics open

Honorary co-chair of Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) and US First Lady Michelle Obama has confirmed her attendance at Saturday's opening ceremony.

Jul 25, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'

Chinese athletics can emerge from the shadow of recently-retired Olympic champion Liu Xiang, the country`s top hurdler said Saturday, as the sporting superpower searches for new track and field heroes.

May 16, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

Tiger Woods plays golf with Yao Ming

American golfer Tiger Woods met former NBA Rockets center Yao Ming and the two stars exchanged skills on their respective specialised sport here.

Apr 25, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

Chinese soccer faces ping pong challenge, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

Chinese football could struggle to attract youngsters away from table tennis and badminton and needs a home-grown star playing in Europe before it really takes off, ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson told AFP.

Apr 23, 2015, 14:39 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will join other luminaries of sporting world – both past and present – at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards. The Shanghai event will be broadcast live to over 100 countries around the world.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China`s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

Apr 07, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Youth Olympics: China showcases future stars as curtain falls

Up to 2,000 performers will feature at the closing ceremony for the Youth Olympics in China`s Nanjing city Thursday after 12 days of competition that showcased the sporting superstars of the future.

Aug 28, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

Ex-NBA star McGrady switches to baseball

Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball`s Sugar Land Skeeters, the Texas-based team announced Wednesday.

Apr 24, 2014, 09:05 AM IST

"Linsanity" a marketing dream in Asia

As the first ripples of "Linsanity" hit Asia, ethnic Chinese-American Jeremy Lin`s fairytale rise has marketing men rubbing their hands with glee as they contemplate a potential candidate to fill the very large shoes left by last year`s retirement of Yao Ming.

Feb 13, 2012, 20:42 PM IST

After retirement, China`s Yao returns to class

It`s back to the books for retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming.

Nov 08, 2011, 11:32 AM IST

Chinese great Yao Ming retires from basketball

The NBA`s version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world`s most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired.

Jul 20, 2011, 14:18 PM IST

Chinese great Yao Ming retires from basketball

The NBA`s version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world`s most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired.

Jul 20, 2011, 14:18 PM IST

Yao set to retire from basketball on Wednesday

Yao Ming is likely to make it official on Wednesday, announcing what is expected to be his retirement from the NBA.

Jul 19, 2011, 19:28 PM IST

Yao set to retire from basketball on Wednesday

Yao Ming is likely to make it official on Wednesday, announcing what is expected to be his retirement from the NBA.

Jul 19, 2011, 19:28 PM IST

Bryant salutes Yao impact on China`s NBA dreams

Yao Ming has made it possible for young Chinese basketball players to chase their NBA dreams and the country will produce more top quality players.

Jul 19, 2011, 16:58 PM IST

Bryant salutes Yao impact on China`s NBA dreams

Yao Ming has made it possible for young Chinese basketball players to chase their NBA dreams and the country will produce more top quality players.

Jul 19, 2011, 16:58 PM IST