Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's influence was felt all around the world, especially in China when his visit in 1979 lead to the lifting of the 20-year ban on the sport.
English Premier League Broadcast Rights in China: Sina and Tencent both in for 2015/16 Season (update1)
On July 10, Sina, the previous exclusive digital broadcast rights owner of the English Premier League, and Tencent, owner of NBA's exclusive digital broadcast rights for the next five years, both announced bagging digital broadcast rights of the EPL for 2015/16 season.
It's not official yet but Beijing Enterprises Group is close to complete the purchase of Chongqing Fly Dragons, a newly-promoted team to the CBA, China's top division basketball. And reports suggest the team, if successfully sanctioned by local sports bureaus, may share MasterCard Center as their home court with the Beijing Ducks, the CBA champions.
It’s no secret that although Macau’s casinos give off an aura of prestige and affluence, deep down the industry on a whole is bent-over-double writhing in pain from its dismal revenues.
However, that doesn’t mean the poker scene in Macau isn’t thriving – in fact, it’s performing better than ever. Poker in China has always been revered (albeit it on a niche level) and for one professional, the last couple of years have been a real eye opener.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton should be basking in the glory of winning the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he has found himself in hot water for his actions at the awards ceremony as he celebrated by spraying champagne in the face of a hostess.
Mysterious Death of Former Jiangsu Dragons Coach Jason Rabedeaux Covered in ESPN the Magazine Feature Story
American basketball coach Jason Rabedeaux is someone that many Chinese basketball fans may not recall, but he did have a connection to the country as he coached the Jiangsu Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association for a couple of season. The Illinois-born and Wisconsin-raised man had a promising coaching career ahead him, but tragedy would strike while he was on a coaching stint in Vietnam and he would pass away at just 49 years old. In a new edition of U.S. publication ESPN the Magazine, writer Wright Thompson covers the story surrounding the mysterious death of Rabedeaux who spent a long time trying to overcome personal problems.
The day was certainly going to come and no one should have been surprised when Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement from athletics in a Weibo post on Tuesday. While the news of the Shanghai native calling time on his career may be sad, he has undoubtedly left a dazzling legacy that China's up-and-coming track stars will try to emulate.
"The real men will rise! The real men will rise," Beijing Ducks guard Stephon Marbury shouted in the visiting team's locker room among teammates, coaches and media on Sunday night as the capital team made it back-to-back Chinese Basketball Association titles with a hard fought 4-2 finals series win over the Liaoning Hunters. And the real men did certainly rise as the championship experience of the Ducks came in handy against a determined side from the northeast of China with Lester Hudson, who made it to the CBA finals last season with Xingjiang Flying Tigers, leading the charge.
Professional sports is evolving in China and the Chinese Basketball Association has been no stranger to this movement. Since its inaugural season in 1995, the league has seen expansion, increased sponsorship and a number of domestic and foreign import players make names for themselves.
Now, the CBA will take another step in its professional evolution as it plans to establish its own player's association.
NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets to Wear Special Edition Uniforms for Chinese Lunar New Year
The National Basketball Association, unlike other American sports organizations, has had huge success in China over the past 30 years. Now, two of its teams will honor their fans across the Pacific Ocean with special edition uniforms for the Chinese Lunar New Year.