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Big-spending Chinese Super League adapts to policy changes and new trends
Sports2017-03-08 13:43March 28 2017 02:33:42

Big-spending Chinese Super League adapts to policy changes and new trends

The big-spending Chinese Super League (CSL) kicked off its 2017 season last Friday with new policies regulating the use of U-23 players and foreign talent taking effect. The first round saw several traditional powerhouses encountering a new set of circumstances in the first round.

Kicking off a whole new approach
Sports2017-03-08 10:04March 28 2017 02:33:42

Kicking off a whole new approach

English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion will travel to Shanghai this summer - a much easier journey than its previous visit to China, nearly four decades ago.

Sports industry puts emphasis on fun and fitness to maintain growth
Sports2017-03-08 09:26March 28 2017 02:33:42

Sports industry puts emphasis on fun and fitness to maintain growth

As China aims to boost sports consumption as a new economic driver, advisers have suggested that the industry should shift its focus from manufacturing to providing sports entertainment, service and fitness products to achieve sustainable growth.

Chinese sports icons voice suggestions at ongoing political advisory session
Sports2017-03-07 17:25March 28 2017 02:33:42

Chinese sports icons voice suggestions at ongoing political advisory session

Retired Chinese sports icons Yao Ming and Liu Xiang said on Tuesday that the function of competitive sports in China need to be redefined, and its foundations made more solid.

Zhang Jike withdraws from team trials for World Championships
Sports2017-03-07 10:02March 28 2017 02:33:42

Zhang Jike withdraws from team trials for World Championships

Chinese paddler Zhang Jike pulled out from the team trials for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany in May, due to his foot injury on Monday.

NBA, Weibo partner to entertain Chinese fans
Sports2017-03-07 10:02March 28 2017 02:33:42

NBA, Weibo partner to entertain Chinese fans

NBA China and Chinese social media giant Weibo announced Monday a new multi-year partnership to bring game highlights and original programming to entertain Chinese fans.

NBA partners with Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo
Sports2017-03-06 19:57March 28 2017 02:33:42

NBA partners with Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo

NBA China and Sina Weibo announced to form a long-term strategic partnership on Monday, making Sina Weibo the official social media platform of NBA China.

China claims three platform titles at FINA Diving World Series
Sports2017-03-06 19:56March 28 2017 02:33:42

China claims three platform titles at FINA Diving World Series

Chinese divers clinched three golds and two silvers at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 at the National Aquatics Center, the "Water Cube" on Sunday.

China spends big on new Super League football season
Sports2017-03-06 14:53March 28 2017 02:33:42

China spends big on new Super League football season

China’s football league season has opened and expectations are high. Hundreds of millions of Renminbi were poured into the sport to bring over some of the world’s best players, but it’s left some wondering what price China really paid.

Jiangsu holds off Adelaide to maintain 100% start
Sports2017-03-03 13:51March 28 2017 02:33:42

Jiangsu holds off Adelaide to maintain 100% start

Jiangsu Suning secured a second consecutive win in the AFC Champions League and now top Group H after an inconsistent 2-1 victory over A-League side Adelaide United on March 2.

West Ham manager Bilic says Chinese clubs want to buy Carroll
Sports2017-03-03 12:02March 28 2017 02:33:42

West Ham manager Bilic says Chinese clubs want to buy Carroll

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said on Thursday that Chinese Super League clubs are very interested in striker Andy Carroll but they will not sell their best player.

Go find us baseball-version of Yao Ming in China: MLB official
Sports2017-03-03 09:23March 28 2017 02:33:42

Go find us baseball-version of Yao Ming in China: MLB official

An emergence of baseball-version of Yao Ming, former NBA basketball star, will help boost the popularity of the game in China, said an official with Major League Baseball (MLB) on Thursday.

Oscar breaks record in winter transfer, setting off 'arms race' among Chinese top clubs
Sports2017-03-02 10:29March 28 2017 02:33:42

Oscar breaks record in winter transfer, setting off 'arms race' among Chinese top clubs

After the Chinese Super League winter transfer window closed on February 28th, the eye-catching "arms race" among CSL teams finally came to an end. Oscar and Zhang Chengdong respectively broke the CSL transfer records for foreign and domestic players.

CBA denies reports on Yao's rejected reform plan
Sports2017-03-01 20:34March 28 2017 02:33:42

CBA denies reports on Yao's rejected reform plan

Widespread reports which said that Yao Ming's proposals were rejected was 'fake news'.

Chinese Super League 2017 Preview: Is a more open title race in store?
Sports2017-03-01 13:58March 28 2017 02:33:42

Chinese Super League 2017 Preview: Is a more open title race in store?

The 2017 Chinese Super League (CSL) is set to kick off on Friday. With so many teams reinforcing their squads in the last transfer window, the title race may be more open this season. In addition, the implementation of new policies regulating the use of foreign players may also have effect on the competitive situation.

Asian Football Confederation blows the final whistle on LeSports contract
Sports2017-03-01 12:06March 28 2017 02:33:42

Asian Football Confederation blows the final whistle on LeSports contract

The Asian Football Confederation announced on Tuesday it would terminate its contract with LeSports.

Oscar, Hulk score as Shanghai SIPG crush Wanderers 5-1 in AFC Champions League
Sports2017-03-01 12:06March 28 2017 02:33:42

Oscar, Hulk score as Shanghai SIPG crush Wanderers 5-1 in AFC Champions League

Brazilian stars Oscar and Hulk both scored as Shanghai SIPG thrashed Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 in a Group F match of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.

China's schools to lead charge toward soccer success
Sports2017-03-01 08:56March 28 2017 02:33:42

China's schools to lead charge toward soccer success

MOE on February 21 announced a plan to raise the number of "schools characterized by soccer" to 20,000 by the end of this year and eventually to 50,000 by 2025, and to establish about 200 college soccer teams in the future.

The dawn of China's new ice age
Sports2017-02-28 11:07March 28 2017 02:33:42

The dawn of China's new ice age

The timing is auspicious - like having Sidney Crosby as your triggerman in a tie-breaking shootout.

Beijing 2022 announce marketing program
Sports2017-02-28 10:03March 28 2017 02:33:42

Beijing 2022 announce marketing program

The marketing program for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) was officially launched by the organizers here on Monday.

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