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Arum targets Chinese fight fans with new TV show

Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO

Promoter Bob Arum is continuing his push to build pro boxing’s profile in China with a weekly television program devoted to the Sweet Science that will begin airing there in May.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

China ready to challenge Iran’s long Asian reign

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Boosted by a slew of national mainstays, China will challenge Iran’s reign in the 2014 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship starting Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Volleyball | Read More »

Youth Olympics gold ‘ripe for the taking’

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Hungry for a first-ever gold medal in the Olympics, the Philippines will settle for a victory even in the Youth Olympic Games.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Del Rosario pips Superal, tops Faldo tilt

Pauline del Rosario survived a double-bogey on No. 17 to nip ICTSI teammate Princess Superal by one shot and rule the 16-and-under division of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final with a closing 75 at Mission Hills Golf Club’s Faldo Course in Shenzen, China, late Thursday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Golf,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Li Na moves to No. 2; Peng tops doubles rankings

Li Na AP FILE PHOTO

Li Na set a record for Asian players by rising to a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings released Monday, while her compatriot Peng Shuai ensured another first for China by ascending to the top ranking in doubles.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Li Na wins 1st match after Australian Open triumph

Li Na of China returns the ball to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during the third day of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar,Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. AP

Top-seeded Li Na, playing her first match since winning the Australian Open last month, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

China fury over $132,000 gov’t bonus for Li Na

China's Li Na poses for photos at Brighton Beach with her Australian Open trophy following her win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Chinese official media and web users poured scorn on local government officials Wednesday after they gave multi-millionaire tennis star Li Na an 800,000 yuan ($132,000) reward for winning the Australian Open.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Iglupas gains HK ITF quarterfinals

Fifteen-year-old Khim Iglupas downed China’s Jue Wang, 7-5, 6-2, Wednesday to barge into the girls’ singles quarterfinals of the Hong Kong ITF juniors tennis championships.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Li beats Bouchard to make Aussie Open final

Li Na of China. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s Li Na swept into her second consecutive Australian Open final on Thursday, using her experience to brush aside Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Li handles the Melbourne heat, reaches 3rd round

Li Na of China makes a forehand return to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. AP

Coming from one of China’s three “Stove Cities” had its benefits for Li Na on another scorching day at the Australian Open, where she completed back-to-back wins over the two youngest players in the draw to reach the third round.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Rodman’s birthday song to Kim ‘like Marilyn’—witnesses

Dennis Rodman blows a kiss to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game with US and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. AP

Dennis Rodman singing “Happy Birthday” to North Korean regime chief Kim Jong-Un was akin to Marilyn Monroe performing for JFK, tourists who watched the performance said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman says he loves North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives at the capital airport for a flight to North Korea, in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. AP/Ng Han Guan

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang Monday with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader Kim Jong-Un is his friend and he loves him.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Soccer star Beckham will promote casinos in China

David Beckham  AP FILE PHOTO

Retired soccer star and sometime underwear model David Beckham has signed on to help promote Las Vegas Sands’ properties in Singapore and the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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