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Sichuan Jinqiang signs Jamaal Franklin

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Former NBA player Jamaal Franklin has joined in Sichuan Jinqiang club of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), said the club on Friday.

Friday, Aug 18

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Nadal, Pliskova win amid upsets

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Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds at the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins on Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses.

Spurs star Leonard arrives today on 1st China visit

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San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in the Spurs' 2014 title run, will visit China starting on Friday to help coach at youth clinics.

New Barca blow as Suarez ruled out for a month

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Things went from bad to worse for FC Barcelona on Thursday with the news that striker Luis Suarez will miss the first month of the season with an injury to his right knee.

Rocket lifts off in Guangzhou

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Ronnie O'Sullivan is safely through to the last 32 of the Evergrande China Championship after a 5-2 defeat of Sam Baird.

Thursday, Aug 17

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Serena eyes 'outrageous' Australian Open return

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Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child.

Snooker China Championship: Higgins, Ding storm through

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John Higgins and Ding Junhui put on sublime displays to ease past first round at the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou.

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Real Madrid dominates Barcelona to win Super Cup

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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to complete a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, dominating its fiercest rival without the need of Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale.

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6 Grand Slam winners to compete in Wuhan Open

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The star-studded line-up at the 2017 WTA Wuhan Open will feature 17 of the world's top 20 players, including six Grand Slam singles champions, the organizers said on Wednesday.

SIPG has edge over Evergrande in Cup last 4

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A last-minute goal by defender He Guan gave Shanghai SIPG a 2-1 victory over Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg of their CFA Cup semifinal at Shanghai Stadium last night.

Wednesday, Aug 16

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China, Jordan into FIBA Asia Cup quarters

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China made an astonishing comeback Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Cup after beating Syria 81-79, while Jordan played a close game against Iraq before winning 84-70 to move to the quarters.

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NBA eases new-season schedule for weary stars

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The NBA announced its full 1,230-game schedule for the upcoming season, complete with tweaks designed to reduce wear-and-tear on players through the grinding 26-week campaign.

Transfer confusion hits Chelsea

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After a season in which it dominated the English Premier League, winning the title by seven points, Chelsea is looking far from comfortable after just one game of the new campaign.

Tevez promises Shenhua return after calf-injury cure

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Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month.

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Students trained for upcoming National Games

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The 13th Chinese National Games will be held in Tianjin from August 27 to September 8.

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Barca begins spending spree with Paulinho

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Barcelona has agreed a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for 40 million euros (US$47.19 million), the Spanish club said yesterday.

Ronaldo gets 5-game ban for pushing ref

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Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban following his sending off in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup on Sunday night.

Tycoon Gao completes Southampton takeover

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Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao has completed a takeover of Southampton, club owner Katharina Liebherr said in a letter to fans yesterday.

Monday, Aug 14

Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real beat Barca in Clasico

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Real Madrid struck the first blow of the season against traditional rivals FC Barcelona when they defeated the Catalans 3-1 in the Camp Nou Stadium in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup.

Last-gasp Wu goal rescues SIPG

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A late header by Wu Lei gave Shanghai SIPG a crucial 3-2 victory over Chongqing Lifan at Shanghai Stadium on Sunday night as Andre Villas-Boas' team remained five points behind leader Guangzhou Evergrande with eight more rounds to go in…

Evergrande's Paulinho to join Barca in mega deal

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Brazil midfielder Paulinho was traveling to Spain to complete a move to Barcelona yesterday after the Catalan club activated the Guangzhou Evergrande player's buyout clause, Chinese media reported.

Sunday, Aug 13

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Bayern, Dortmund show no mercy in German Cup

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Bayern Munich progressed into the next round after crushing Chemnitzer FC 5-0 while titleholders Borussia Dortmund downed Rielasingen-Arlen 4-0 at the first round of the German Cup on Saturday.

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Chinese third leg runner gets hit on head in 4x100m final

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The third leg runner Su Bingtian in China's 4x100m team was hit on the head by Britain's second leg Adam Gemili when the former started off his run, the Chinese athlete said on Saturday at the London World Championships.

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Madrid coach Zidane confirms new contract

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday that he has reached agreement with the club to extend his current contract for a further three years.

Sad endings for Bolt and Farah as London worlds continue to surprise

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The London World Championships just can't stop popping up surprises which could hardly be pleasant memories for Jamaican great Usain Bolt and home hero Mohamed Farah who both bid farewell to their careers.

Chinese men's team secure final berth in 4X100m realy at worlds

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The Chinese men's team breezed through the 4x100m relay heats among group top three for a final spot at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday.