Marseille and Monaco tie in Champions League spot contention, Poyet high-flying in coaching debut2018-02-20
PARIS, Jan.28 -- Ligue 1 clubs Marseille and Monaco exchanged leads for a 2-2 draw in a crucial UEFA Champions League ticket contention, while Gustavo Poyet recorded a winning s
Chinese cartoon merchandise takes off as Luo Bao Bei clicks2018-02-20
License deals for IP turn into big biz, riding demand for original ideas
China's Wang Shibo crowned world champion of ping pong2018-02-20
LONDON, Jan.28 -- Debutant Wang Shibo of China defeated his compatriot Huang Jungang 15-11,13-15,14-15,15-13,15-14 in the final to win the title of the World Championship of
Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament for record sixth time2018-02-20
THE HAGUE, Jan.28 -- Magnus Carlsen won the 80th edition of the prestigious Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, on Sunday. The 27-year-old Norwegian wo
CBA Roundup: Guangsha knock off Tongxi to six-game winning streak2018-02-20
JINAN, China, Jan.28 -- Courtney Fortson put up 29 points,18 assists, and Hu Jinqiu scored 26 points to lead Guangsha to a 118-104 away win over Tongxi in the 32th round of the
CBA: Jilin extend losing streak to five with defeat to Zhejiang2018-02-20
CHANGCHUN, China, Jan.28 -- Von Wafer scored a game-high 38 points while Jilin lost to Zhejiang 116-102 in the 32nd round of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league on Sunda
Barcelona step up interest in Brazilian midfielder Arthur2018-02-20
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan.28 -- Barcelona have begun talks to sign highly rated Gremio central midfielder Arthur Melo, the Brazilian club said on Sunday. The 21-year-old was linked wi
Wozniacki edges out Halep in gripping Australian Open final2018-02-20
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki poses with her trophy during the awarding ceremony of the women's singles final match against Romania's Simona Halep at Australian Open 2018 in Melbour
Thousands demonstrate in San Francisco against abortion2018-02-20
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.27 -- About 30,000 people demonstrated at Civic Center in San Francisco on the U.S. west coat in an annual Walk for Life campaign against abortion. The protes
Real Madrid beat Valencia as Villarreal hammer Real Sociedad2018-02-20
MADRID, Jan.27 -- Real Madrid recovered from their midweek Cup defeat to Leganes to take a morale boosting 4-1 win away to Valencia on Saturday afternoon. Two first half penalti
Kenya's Jeptoo seeks fast time in quest for Osaka marathon title2018-02-20
NAIROBI, Jan.27 -- Kenya's Eunice Jeptoo will be the athlete to beat at the Osaka Women's Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan is the defending champion of the Eindhoven Marathon in N
Germany's Werth claims FEI dressage victory at Amsterdam2018-02-20
LONDON, Jan.27 -- Defending series champions, Germany's Isabell Werth and her magical mare Weihegold OLD, cruised to victory at the sixth leg of the FEI World Cup Dressage 2017/
China's largest sugar manufacturing base sees rising output in 20172018-02-20
NANNING, Jan.27 -- South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China's largest sugar manufacturing base, saw output of sugar production rise in 2017. Production reached 5.8
China's forest tourism yields over one tln yuan in 20172018-02-20
BEIJING, Jan.27 -- China's forest tourism industry yielded output of 1.15 trillion yuan (180 billion U.S. dollars) last year. About 1.39 billion trips were made to forest and we
China tightens regulation over use of insurance funds2018-02-20
BEIJING, Jan.27 -- China's insurance regulator said Friday newly revised rules will tighten regulation over the use of insurance funds and better serve the real economy. The new
Chile midfielder Carmona joins Colo Colo2018-02-20
SANTIAGO, Jan.27 -- Chile international midfielder Carlos Carmona has joined Santiago giants Colo Colo after agreeing to a three-year contract with the reigning Chilean champion
Cavani becomes PSG's all-time top scorer in four-goal Ligue 1 crush2018-02-20
Neymar (L) of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates scoring with his teammate Edinson Cavani(C) during the French Ligue 1 match against Montpellier in Paris, France on Jan.27,2018. Pari
Bayern overpower Hoffenheim 5-2 in German Bundesliga2018-02-20
Bayern Munich's David Alaba (R) breaks through the defense from Hoffenheim's Pavel Kaderabek during the German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, in Mu
Uganda's Cheptegei targets IAAF Diamond League2018-02-20
KAMPALA, Jan.26 -- Uganda's star runner Joshua Cheptegei targeted 5,000m race of the IAAF Diamond League, Uganda's top official said. on Friday.The Doha stop of the Diamond Leag
U.S. economy grows 2.6 pct in Q4 20172018-02-20
WASHINGTON, Jan.26 -- The U.S. economy grew 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, lower than the 3.2 percent in the previous quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. C
U.S. economic growth in 2017 short of expectation2018-02-20
WASHINGTON, Jan.26 -- U.S. economy in 2017 grew at a pace that was short of market expectation, while resilient performance is expected with the support of the tax cuts bill pas
Tomb owner confirmed as son of "Marquis of Haihun"2018-02-20
Photo taken on Jan.25,2018 shows the relics unearthed from the No.5 tomb of the Marquis of Haihun site in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. A metal seal reading Liu Chon
Serbian Red Star beat Greek Olympiacos 89-782018-02-20
BELGRADE, Jan.26 -- Serbian Red Star convincingly beat Greek Olympiacos in the round 20 of the basketball Euroleague by 89-78 on Friday.The Serbians built up their lead in front
Four things to look out for on Spain's matchday 212018-02-20
MADIRD, Jan 26 -- There is one standout game in matchday 26 of the Spanish La Liga, but given recent results we can take little for granted. Here are four things to keep an eye o
Former Brazil forward stabbed during robbery2018-02-20
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan.26 -- Former Brazil international forward Warley was rushed to hospital on Thursday after being stabbed during a robbery, local police said. Warley was attac