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Yao calls for more sports in schools

Updated: 2012-08-27 08:07
By Sun Xiaochen in Leshan, Sichuan province ( China Daily)

Yao calls for more sports in schools

Former NBA All-Star center Yao Ming played the role of assistant coach during the final exhibition game of the Yao Foundation Hope Primary School Basketball Season at the Leshan Stadium on Saturday. Yao's team lost to a team led by Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler, 42-39. "Sports should play a much bigger role in school life for kids (in China) than it does now," Yao said after the game. Provided to China Daily

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Yao calls for more sports in schools

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