Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball booed in game against Boston Celtics, remains focused despite brother LiAngelo Ball’s arrest in China

BOSTON — Booed from the moment he touched the ball to the end of his first NBA game in Boston, Lonzo Ball admitted that he mentally struggled through another tough shooting night on Wednesday, while his brother LiAngelo Ball remains in China following his release on bail after his recent arrest for allegedly shoplifting. After […]

Football

Wada to investigate claims of doping in China in 1980s and 1990s

China’s weightlifters were banned from international competition for one year earlier in October Claims that more than 10,000 Chinese athletes used banned substances will be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s intelligence unit. The claims, made by former Olympic team doctor Xue Yinxian on German TV, refer to athletes using the substances in the 1980s […]

Football

Runcorn FC Halton superfan flies family from China for visit

Image copyright Huang Wenbin Image caption Super-fan Huang Wenbin being given a tour of Runcorn Linnets FC by chairman Mark Buckley A football-mad family flew to the UK from China to watch the non-league side their dad “managed” on a computer game. Huang Wenbin became a fan of Runcorn FC Halton, as they were then […]

Basketball

NBA — Memories of China trip sticking with Warriors and Wolves

The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves spent the last week spreading the gospel of the NBA throughout China. I was there alongside both teams for the journey. Here are some of the stories collected along the way. David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Shenzhen Gymnasium, 4:26 p.m. local time Taj Gibson […]

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NBA — Growing the game in China pays off for NBA

SHANGHAI — Tom Thibodeau saw the basketball seeds of promise being planted in China long before most of his colleagues. The basketball lifer, and a former assistant coach with the Houston Rockets from 2003-2007, spent several years making the long flights back and forth from the United States to Beijing or Shanghai in order to […]

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NBA — Warriors popular in China

SHANGHAI — Draymond Green has signed thousands of autographs in his life, but it was a specific one in China that will stick with him forever. “I signed an autograph for this guy today, he started crying,” Green said after the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. “It caught me […]