Football

Javier Mascherano leaves Barcelona to join Hebei China Fortune

Javier Mascherano scored one goal in eight years at Barcelona Javier Mascherano has joined Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune after eight years at Barcelona. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2010 for £17m after spells at West Ham, Corinthians and River Plate, and will leave on 26 January. The Argentina international won […]

Basketball

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers tops jersey sales in China

LeBron James reclaimed his kingdom in China from Stephen Curry — arguably the most popular current NBA star in China — in terms of jersey sales, according to the latest NBA China jersey and merchandise sales for the 2017-18 season. Curry, whose Golden State Warriors reclaimed the Larry O’Brien Trophy over James and the Cleveland […]

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 […]