Nov 242016
 
China to deepen football cooperation with Germany

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Chinese President Xi Jinping chats with youth players from Zhidan in China’s Shaanxi province in Berlin, March 29, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua] China and Germany are poised to launch a top-down cooperation on football following Vice Premier Liu Yandong’s visit to the European country. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong is in Germany for the Hamburg Summit 2016: China Meets Europe as well as other activities and people-to-people exchanges. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement that China and Germany have been advancing bilateral relations in recent years by deepening mutual political trust, improving practical cooperation in various sectors and enriching all-round strategic partnership. The statement also said that Liu would promote in-depth cooperation on football between the two nations. German media Sport1 reported earlier that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would facilitate a more deepened cooperation between the Bundesliga and China. During the past G20 Summit held in China, senior leaders from both China and Germany held in-depth discussions on developing football in China. Merkel shared with Chinese President Xi Jinping much experience on how Germany had successfully developed football. Along with Vice Premier Liu, some officials from the Chinese Football Association as well as Chinese footballer Shao Jiayi, who once served in Bundesliga, will also visit Germany to promote football-based cooperation at all levels, with a priority on youth training and campus football. The football clubs from the two countries will also enhance exchanges. It’s expected that this cooperation will be long-term and will mark a development Read More..

Nov 242016
 
China 1 stroke behind Spain at World Cup as Li, Wu soar

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 A miraculous putt from Rafa Cabrera Bello on the 18th green gave Spain the lead after a challenging opening round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne yesterday. Cabrera Bello and his youthful teammate Jon Rahm executed a flawless game plan in the blustery conditions, which made foursomes — alternate shot — play difficult for the two-man teams at Kingston Heath. With only six countries returning scores under par, the Spanish combination took a one-shot lead over the United States, France and China — courtesy of the late birdie that resulted from Cabrera Bello’s snaking 15-foot putt. Rahm drove the ball magnificently and Cabrera Bello did the rest around the greens as the pair gelled well to notch a 3-under-par 69 ahead of today’s fourballs. Cabrera Bello said he could not believe his last putt had dropped. “I thought I had holed it, then it looked like it was going to miss right and then, I don’t know how, maybe someone upstairs put some backspin on it to go in the hole,” the two-time European Tour winner said. Spain will be grouped on the second day with France whose Victor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque returned a 2-under par round of 70. Pre-tournament favorites, the US, with Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, made the most of every opportunity to card a 70. US PGA champion Walker holed a sensational bunker shot on the 13th to ignite a run of two more birdies. It was another “unbelievable” putt on Read More..

Nov 232016
 
Jorgensen insists China still the team to beat

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Jan O Jorgensen believes China still rules the badminton world even though it was routed at the China Open last weekend, but warned yesterday that the West is catching up. Jan O Jorgensen (right) of Denmark and Chen Long of China pose after the China Open men’s final in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Nov. 20, 2016. The Dane led Sunday’s drubbing of the Chinese in Fuzhou, southwest Fujian Province, when he shocked the world and Olympic champion Chen Long to win the men’s singles title. China has ruled the sport for a decade but the golden age may be over. It left the China Open without a trophy for the first time in the event’s 30-year history. Jorgensen, however, remained cautious following one of the biggest wins of his career, saying China was far from a spent force. “The western world is catching up a bit, but still (China) have so many good players,” he said at the Hong Kong Open, after winning his first-round match in straight games. “They’re still so strong and the favorites going into every tournament.” With the great Lin Dan in the twilight of his career and other stars facing growing competition from foreign players, China is now looking for a new generation of world-beaters to emerge. Following the rout China’s top prospects called for patience and vowed to reassert the country’s dominance. “Some players are getting older and then there are the up-and-coming players. We need time and experience,” said women’s doubles player Read More..

Nov 232016
 
Atletico Madrid into Champions League last 16

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Atletico Madrid put domestic troubles behind to defeat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners. Atletico kicked off, knowing Bayern Munich’s defeat in Rostov meant a draw will assure them a first place finish in their group, but they also needed to show a more positive face following consecutive defeats in La Liga, including Saturday’s 3-0 loss at home to Real Madrid. Coach Diego Simeone reacted to that defeat by bringing Jose Gimenez and Tiago Cardoso into his side for Saul and Stefan Savic. The first half was a relatively cagey affair with Antoine Griezmann having an early chance for Atletico, while Gaston Pereiro went closest for the Dutch side. However, it was not until 10 minutes into the second half that Atletico opened the score when Griezmann fed Kevin Gameiro who fired home from a relatively narrow angle. Griezmann doubled Atletico’s lead in the 66th minute with a low left foot shot after a neat pass from Tiago to ensure Simeone’s side is the only team in the competition with 5 wins from 5 games. Leo Messi returned following a stomach bug and scored twice as FC Barcelona won 2-0 away to Glasgow Celtic to ensure they finish top of their qualifying group. Messi’s first goal was a typical left foot finish as he reacted well following a low ball into the box and his second was a penalty after a Read More..

Nov 232016
 
Jose Gonzalez takes charge of Beijing Guoan

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Spanish football coach Jose Gonzalez was appointed new head coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) club Beijing Guoan, the capital-based club officially announced on Wednesday. Spanish football coach Jose Gonzalez. [Photo/Beijing Guoan Club] “Jose’s coaching ability meets Guoan’s goals. He is an experienced football coach with Spanish football style which represents the advanced technical and tactical trends nowadays,” the club’s official announcement said, “Jose will come with his solid coaching team which are very young and full of confidence and they are going to be integrated into our club in a very short time. “ The 50-year-old spaniard is familiar with Beijing and CSL. He had been an assistant of Guoan’s former head coach Gregorio Manzano, his Spanish compatriot, for two seasons. Jose was appointed as the head coach of La Liga team Granada in February this year and helped the Andalucian team stay in the top-flight at the end of the season. According to the club, Jose will arrive in China in January to join the squad.   Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews App Download Click for detailed story

Nov 232016
 
Gabriel Jesus set for top 10 in world: coach

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Manchester City-bound teenager Gabriel Jesus has the potential to be among the top 10 players in the world, according to his coach at Brazilian club Palmeiras. The 19-year-old striker has scored five goals in six matches for Brazil’s national team and was a key player in the Selecao’s Olympic Games triumph in August. “He may not be mature for England, but he is a starter for Brazil, and will be very important and a starter at City,” Palmeiras coach Cuca was quoted as saying by Sambafoot. “You cannot think that at 19 he is at his peak. He will still improve 30% or 40%. Experience will give him more maturity. He will do this by himself, not Cuca or Guardiola. “In England, football is more tactical and he will learn many things, establishing himself among the top 10 in the world. He is a young man with great technique, strength and speed. And he has a characteristic: he enjoys physical confrontation and knows how to use it to his advantage.” Jesus will join Manchester City in January after the Premier League club agreed to pay 27 million British pounds for the forward in August. Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews App Download Click for detailed story

Nov 232016
 
Real Madrid lose Bale for at least a month

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Real Madrid will be without striker Gareth Bale for at least four weeks and possibly into 2017, the club confirmed. According to the official Real Madrid website (realmadrid.com), the Welsh international suffered “a traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle” during Tuesday night’s Champions League tie away to Sporting Lisbon. This is an injury which may or may not need surgery with the club explaining the treatment is “depending on the evolution” of the injury, but in the most optimistic of circumstances Bale will need around a month to recover, meaning he will not play again in 2016 and will miss both the Classico away to FC Barcelona on December 3rd and the World Club Championships in the middle of December. However, there is a chance that he may need an operation to repair the damaged ligaments, in which case the recovery time would double to around two months, meaning it would be unlikely to reappear before the end of January. The club has not announced now long left back Marcelo, who also had to limp out of Tuesday’s 2-1 win, will be sidelined for, but with Bale’s name added to an injury list which already includes Tony Kroos and Alvaro Morata, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will hope for good news regarding the left back. The positive for Zidane was that midfielder Casemiro was able to return to full training with his team-mates after around 2 months recovering from a broken bone in his Read More..

Nov 232016
 
Ding survives first-round scare at UK Championship

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器  Ding in action in the game. Ding Junhui needed a tremendous clearance in the deciding frame to win 6-5 and avoid a shock defeat against Igor Figueiredo as the Betway UK Championship got underway in York. Figueiredo, one of the two Brazilian ‘samba snooker’ potters on the pro tour, looked on course for the best win of his career when he came from 4-1 down to lead 5-4, with a top break of 105. World number five Ding won the tenth frame then came from 61-4 down to snatch the decider with a superb 74. “I didn’t play very well and I missed a couple of very easy shots,” said China’s Ding, UK Champion in 2005 and 2009. “From 4-1 up to 5-4 down I kept telling myself it wasn’t finished yet and I just needed to carry on. I was still confident and I wanted to take it to a decider because I think I have played more of them than him. “I want to try and ignore the pressure, I don’t want to think ‘this is the UK Championship, this is a big event’. I just need to go in, try hard to win matches and play the best I can. Every time I make a mistake, I need to forgive myself and that is one of the hardest things for me. I still have some emotions and anger in the matches but I try to keep them down and just wait for my next chance.” Read More..

Nov 222016
 
New company to reform, run domestic league

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Yao Ming attends the launch in Beijing of the CBA League (Beijing) Sports Co on Tuesday. He will be vicechairman of the company. [Photo/China Daily] Retired NBA basketball star Yao Ming has shifted his focus to reforming the game at home after a new company was established based on his proposal to run the domestic league professionally. The Chinese Basketball Association, together with 20 top-tier clubs, announced on Tuesday the establishment of CBA League (Beijing) Sports Co. Its task will be to reform the administration of the domestic league through more professional approaches in commercial and athletic operations. As owner of his hometown club, the Shanghai Sharks, Yao has been an advocate of such reform since he retired in 2011. Citing the example of the NBA, which is jointly owned by team investors and managed by professional executives, Yao led a group of representatives from 17 other clubs in negotiations with the government-controlled association for months before the company was officially registered in October. “I feel a lot of pressure. It’s like sending your child into society to let him survive on his own after nursing him for 20 years. It’s a must-do process, though,” said Yao, who was elected by 20 club shareholders as vice-chairman of the company. Li Jinsheng, deputy head of the CBA, was named chairman of the company. The association, through a wholly owned subsidiary, will control a 30 percent stake in the company, while each of the 20 clubs will have a 3.5 Read More..

Nov 222016
 
IOC strips 2008, 2012 medals from 28 Olympians

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Olympic history could be rewritten as sports officials have re-tested urine samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and found more than 75 athletes to be guilty of doping. Most are from Russia and Eastern European countries. At least 40 won medals. The number will go up as disciplinary proceedings continue. The International Olympic Committee has so far announced 28 athletes guilty and re-awarded their medals. “This completely rewrote my Olympics story,” said Chaunté Lowe, an American high jumper who participated in four Summer Games but had never won a medal but now will receive a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympics. Accompanying the joy of her belated recognition, she said, was an awareness of the losses she’s suffered. In 2008, her husband was laid off. The couple’s house in Georgia was foreclosed that year, something Lowe said she believes would not have happened had she distinguished herself in Beijing. “The numbers are just impossible, incredible,” said Gian-Franco Kasper, an executive board member of the International Olympic Committee. “We lose credibility.” It is standard practice for Olympic officials to store urine samples for up to a decade so they may conduct additional tests if they obtain new information. While the first wave of retests began last year, the longtime director of Russia’s antidoping laboratory described an elaborate doping program, and nearly a third of Russia’s Olympic team was barred from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews Read More..