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Muguruza: Women's game deserves more TV
Muguruza: Women's game deserves more TV

HONG KONG – Former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza on Monday called for greater television coverage of women’s tennis, as the game battles to recover from allegations of sexism that erupted at the US Open. The Spaniard, who is struggling to end a slump that has seen her slip to…

Shanghai creating a Masterful blueprint
Shanghai creating a Masterful blueprint

Excitement on and off the court highlighted Monday’s opening of the Rolex Shanghai Masters and underlined its influence on Chinese tennis since the tournament’s inception in 2009. The Qizhong Tennis Center in western Shanghai was bustling as thousands of fans jostled for courtside seats to watch the afternoon practice sessions…

Li says Osaka needs 'desire'
Li says Osaka needs 'desire'

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles – if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities. Osaka has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after last month’s stunning victory in New York, saying she…

Embiid on song in Sixers tune-up
Embiid on song in Sixers tune-up

Joel Embiid had 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 120-114 in their preseason match on Monday. Ben Simmons added nine points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. Furkan Korkmaz made 6 of 8…

Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win
Osaka seals her Singapore spot with Beijing win

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has become the third player to secure a berth at the season-ending WTA Finals later this month after the 20-year-old from Japan amassed enough points in the Race to Singapore to qualify for the eight-woman event. Osaka stunned Serena Williams in straight sets to claim…

Modric topples global greats
Modric topples global greats

Croatia’s midfield magician ends Messi-Ronaldo award monopoly LONDON – Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by being crowned FIFA’s world player of the year on Monday. Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for…

Konta keen to rebound
Konta keen to rebound

Johanna Konta, Britain’s female No 1, is hopeful of returning to next year’s WTA tour fitter and stronger after a disappointing 2018. Speaking at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, Konta said she is aiming to replicate her form of 2017, when she rose as high as No 4 in the…

Lack of attack peeves Pogba
Lack of attack peeves Pogba

LONDON – Paul Pogba delivered a withering critique of Manchester United’s defensive tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw – played out…

promoted by birthplace,philosophy of Confucius enjoying modern revival
promoted by birthplace,philosophy of Confucius enjoying modern revival

Weifang kites Weifang in Shandong province has been considered to be the birthplace of kite for a long time. More than 1,000 years ago, people in Weifang started to fly kites, which are made with bamboo frames and covered by paper and silk. And during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing…

High-tech reels in big progress for marine sector
High-tech reels in big progress for marine sector

Shandong is using the latest technology to extract the most from its vast marine resources in order to continue to develop and promote strong growth in related industries, said Liu Jiayi, Party chief of the province at a recent government work conference. East China’s Shandong province is home to China’s…