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Police Probes Match-fixing in Chinese Football

Yangtze Evening News, a Nanjing-based newspaper under Xinhua, reported yesterday that at least 10 referees are involved in a match-fixing investigation in Chinese football.

"From the information gathered, at least 10 referees are involved in the investigation. Some of these suspected 'black whistles' are well-held names in Chinese football, and at least five of them enjoy a respectable status in the footballing circle. The games they have officiated are across the Chinese Super League, China League One and Yi League" the paper reported.

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Hisense Establishes Partnership With FC Schalke 04

A month after Suning becoming the first Chinese sponsor of FC Barcelona, Chinese white goods and electronics manufacturer Hisense reached a partnership deal with German football club FC Schalke 04 this week.

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Suffering From World Cup Fever? A Fake Sick Note Is Just A Click Away

The 2014 FIFA World Cup got underway in the early hours of Friday in China and not doubt many of those who stayed up to watch the opening match are feeling exhausted as they headed into work.

But fear not friends. There is a solution!

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The 2014 World Cup: Which Team Got The Most Chinese Supporters on Weibo?

Sina Weibo, arguably China’s most popular social networking service, recently launched a World Cup page for its users.

An interesting function Weibo introduced is it allows users to place a national flag of any team competing in Brazil (China included too) next to his or her Weibo handle. The service has been quite popular amongst football fans on the platform.

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Jack Ma And Xu Jiayin Become Megapowers of Chinese Football As Alibaba Buys 50 Percent Stake In Evergrande

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is no expert on football, but the extreprenuer knows a good investment when he sees it as his company sealed a $192 million deal to claim 50 percent of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande. The deal was announced by Ma and Evergrande boss Xu Jiayin on Thursday in Guangzhou

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New Policy in The CBA to Diminish Powers of Local Sports Bureaus

Today's Beijing Youth Daily reports that the Chinese Basketball Association is to issue a new registration policy before the new season.

Under the new policy, the association will enjoy a final approval over share transfer cases, a right previously held by local sports bureaus. The new measure is known to deal with similar cases to an awkward club transfer dealings last season.

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Yao Ming Reportedly Interested In Purchasing The Los Angeles Clippers

Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has been a busy man since his retirement in July 2011. He has enrolled as a student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, taken up a role as a political advisor, promoted wildlife conservation and overseen operations of the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association.

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China’s Grassroots Football Development Gets Intensive In Beijing West

Party newspaper Beijing Daily reports that some 23 thousand students in Beijing's Yanqing county will all play football at school.

The county's education committee and sports bureau jointly issued a plan this week to promote school football project in the region. According to the plan, all students in elementary schools in Yanqing will be given a football and every class in senior high schools will receive theirs.

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Samuel Eto’o In Guangzhou Evergrande’s Sights?

News is spreading around the Internet that Cameroon international and Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande are on the verge of agreeing to a contract which will bring the striker to the reigning champions after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Li Muhao Looks To Impress Scouts Ahead Of 2014 NBA Draft

As Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was going down, two other events also occurred on that day. In a studio in New York City, some of the worst teams in the 2013-14 NBA season waited in anticipation to find out which would secure the number one pick for this summer’s NBA Draft.

Meanwhile, out in California, 7-2 Chinese center Li Muhao of the Dongguan Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association was going through the paces as he worked out in front of several NBA scouts who will be looking to add more quality players to their teams for next season.

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