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  Du has second gold in her crosshairs
Olympic shooting champion Du Li returned from 'the wilderness' to the newly renovated Beijing Range Hall with a giant smile on her lips.
  Dress like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Tang Lin may look like a butterfly, but she can still sting like a bee. Or throw like an angry gorilla.
  Local duo confirmed for Beijing Olympic berths
The country's top cycling boss has denied reports that four Chinese men's riders have already qualified for the Beijing Olympics.
  Good news for badminton couple
World No 1 badminton player Lin Dan and girlfriend Xie Xingfang won their singles titles at the recently ended China Masters.
  China's "Steel Roses" boosted ahead of World Cup
With two months to go ahead of the women's soccer World Cup on Chinese soil, the host country's national team is trying to come out of the doldrums and head forward with more confidence.
  China eyes at least one cycling medal
Chinese cyclists can take at least one medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, said Jiang Yonghua, the Athens Olympic silver medalist at the 2007 Chinese national track cycling championship here on Monday.
  Yi not talking about NBA, Bucks
Bucks top draft pick Yi Jianlian won't talk about the NBA draft or the prospect of playing for Milwaukee.
  Paralyzed gymnast's Olympic spirit still burns bright
Sang Lan raised her arms shoulder high, the gestures growing more animated as she talked about next year's Olympics.
  Yi looking forward to facing Yao on court
Yi Jianlian, the 2-metre tall power forward who may be taken in the top-10 of Thur's NBA Draft, is looking forward to playing against Yao Ming.
  In-form Liu eyes world record
Not content with gold medals and millions of dollars in endorsements, Liu Xiang says he is ready to smash the 110m hurdles world record for a second time.
  Brave new world for athletes
Hu Kai,from Tsinghua University ,offers student athletes hope of a better tomorrow.
  Hu Kai: 'Flying Spectacles'
Hu Kai may be China's fastest man but he has much distance to cover before he catches up with Olympic 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang.
  Star spiker suffers nightmare injury
A week after 15-year-old gymnast Wang Yan broke her neck at the national championships in Shanghai, a similar tragedy has struck another Olympic hopeful.
  China head coach blasts BWF
The Sudirman Cup order of play issue became fuse for Chinese head coach Li Yongbo to vent his anger to the badminton world governing body BWF on Sunday.
  Wang stays on track
Wang Liping retired in 2005, five years after winning the 20km race walk in Sydney, but will join the action next year in Beijing as a referee for track and field.
  Deadly falldown may paralyze Chinese gymnast
Wang Yan, only 15, may suffer a paralysis after she broke her neck in an accidental falldown from uneven bars at the national championship.
  Sudirman Cup holders China sweep to easy win
China easily negotiated the first hurdle in the defence of their Sudirman Cup badminton title on Monday, sweeping to a 5-0 win over Thailand on the opening day of the world team tournament.
  China into the final at Toulon for first time
China made the history books to qualify for the final in the Toulon soccer tournament after winning a penalty shootout against Cote d'Ivoire in South France on June 7.
  China's French Open flop down to mentality, says coach
China's poor French Open campaign was partly due to injuries but the players' fragile mentality also played a major role, according to the head coach of the national team.
  Golden pair earmarking another medal for China
Within a year, beach volleyball player Tian Jia has lifted herself to the top of the world rankings with new partner Wang Jie.
  Beijing taekwondo competition wide open
Skilled fighters are emerging from so many countries that the taekwondo tournament at next year's Beijing Olympics could be the most open ever.
  Golf chief: I'll take sport into mainstream
Ten years ago, tennis in China was played only by a small elite. Now the nation has a group of world-class women's players and the sport is becoming increasingly popular in schools and communities.
  Teenage sensation sparkles at Worlds
Guo Yue kissed her necklace after beating world No 1 Zhang Yining to win her first world title at the World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, on Saturday.
  Feel the fear -and conquer it
Wheelchair fencing world champion Qi Kaili appeared ready to qualify for her first Paralympics last year when she found out that she was pregnant.
  Intimidate, subdue your rivals, sports chief tells paddlers
Cai Zhenhua, one of China's top sports administrators, on Sunday told Chinese players to show their killing instinct and fearsome strength in the world table tennis championships that starts on Monday.
  For Gao Min, life is more fun after Games
Now the double Olympic gold medalist and a cheerleader for the Beijing Games says family and fun come first.
  Olympic champs herald China glory in taekwondo worlds
China is aiming to stir taekwondo traditional powerhouse S.Korea's throne in the world championships.
  Wilting Roses short on star appeal
National soccer legend Gao Hong has called for a new way of thinking to reverse the fortunes of the slumping women's team.
  England quartet feel winds of change
China's four England-based soccer stars have just kicked their final ball in anger and will begin looking forward to next season with one overwhelming feeling: uncertainty.
  Ping-pong chief hungry for more
National table tennis head coach Liu Guoliang doesn't know if the proper term is competitive, aggressive or just plain greedy, but he is sure he is one of them.
  Home team ready to put up a fight
Olympic gold medalists Chen Zhong and Luo Wei have expressed their hunger to beat all comers at the World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing from May 18 to 22.
  Liu eyes gold medal at Osaka athletics worlds
Liu Xiang said his long-awaited gold medal at a world championships can come from Osaka this Sept.
  Liang first Chinese millionaire golfer
Liang Wenchong has become the first Chinese player to join the Asian Tour's million-dollar club, enjoying a rare occasion of beating mentor and idol Zhang Lianwei to the accolade.
  Wangs lead World Championships charge
Veterans Wang Liqin and Wang Nan will lead an all-star Chinese team to the World Championships in Zagreb later this month.
  Sun's PSV retain the Dutch soccer league title
Dutch defending champion PSV finished on 75 points with a goal advantage over Ajax to retain the top title of Dutch soccer league Eredivisie.
  Beijing to be 'world tennis capital'
With the arrival of the top women's tennis event in 2009, WTA Chief Executive Officer Larry Scott has vowed to turn Beijing into the "tennis capital of the world".
  New coach calls for confidence
Marika Domanski-Lyfors is yet to prove how much she will improve China's women's soccer team technically and physically, but she has taken the first step to improving them mentally.
  Time for golf world to look East: Liang
China's top player Liang Wenchong believes the golfing world needs to wake up to the potential of Asia.
  Rising lifter Qiu confident in 2008 gold
Chinese lifter Qiu Hongmei who broke the women's 58kg world record in clean and jerk said she's confident in beating Chen and snatching the gold medal in 2008.
  Coach struggles with point guard puzzle
Despite the efforts of new stars, China's men's basketball team is still struggling to find a point guard who can support Yao Ming during Beijing Olympic Games.
  Liu: I'll keep winning in Osaka
China's 110m hurdles world record holder Liu Xiang is looking to continue his 100 percent winning streak in Osaka, the host city of this year's IAAF Grand Prix and World Championships.
  Just in time, team finds perfect pair
Zheng Jie and Yan Zi ended their three-month title drought at the Family Circle Cup, but new pairing Peng Shuai and Sun Tiantian stole the limelight simply by making it to the final.
  China looks to new faces to lift ailing spikers
After a disappointing 2006, China's women's volleyball team is determined to make a fresh start as it prepares to defend its Olympic crown.
  Yi ready to live American Dream
Yi Jianlian's domestic basketball career ended in the disappointment of a playoff finals defeat, but he is ready to put the past behind and begin NBA career
  Pan credits new coach for successes
Shanghai-based pool diva Pan Xiaoting credited her stunning weekend success to a change in her training regime.
  Can China become a canoeing superpower?
Several things stand between China and canoeing greatness - Europe, for one, diet another - but Josef Capousek thinks one change could shift the balance beyond doubt.
  Swimming hopes sinking without trace
Head coach of China's swimming team is under pressure after the team's lackluster showing at the World Championships.
  'Zizi' makes no bones about life in Premiership
  Wang restores Bayi's glory in CBA
Once again, Wang Zhizhi proved he is uncontested in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league.
  Sweden's Domanski takes over Chinese women's soccer
Former Swedish national women's soccer boss Lyfors Domanski has become the first-ever foreign coach to head hosts China.
  Foreign-based players spearhead ailing football to higher status
While China football is still licking their wounds from the women's Algarve Cup fiasco early March, the world's most popular game is trying to gain ground in China.
  Divers say nothing is impossible
Former world champion failed to dive into the water twice. It was true at the FINA World Championships and the divers on the scene said nothing is impossible.
  The 80s children show talent for trouble
Laptop, iPod and Blackberry phone: China's tennis chief was surprised at the contents of star player Li Na's bag as she packed up after US Open
  Lin/Xie remain perfect couple
Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang, the two top-seeded titleholders and one of China's famous sporting couples, reached the quarter-finals of All-England Open.
  Divers aim for top of the Worlds
As China's divers make their final preparations for the upcoming World Championships, they know the pressure is on to achieve a gold medal sweep.
  Ping-pong league ready to bounce back
After a season of boom and bust in 2006, this year consolidation is the name of game for organizers of Table Tennis Super League.
  Yao tops China's Forbes celebrity ranking again
Yao Ming topped Forbes magazine's annual Chinese mainland celebrity rankings for the 4th consecutive year, with his US$76M NBA contract.
  BMX slot may elude China
China isn't seriously expecting to medal when BMX racing is introduced at the Beijing Olympics, but that's not going to stop it from having a go.
  Young paddlers pile pressure on veterans
World No 1s Wang Liqin and Zhang Yining are considered shoe-ins for spots on table tennis team for Beijing Games, but both know that this could not be further from the truth.
  I'm coming back in 10 days: Yao Ming
Yao Ming of the NBA's Houston Rockets has said he will come back from injury in at most 10 days.
  Coach encourages to play hard
It takes a very good reason to leave a happy life behind and move half a world away to start anew.
  Olympic doubles champion Li retires
Olympic doubles champion Li Ting has retired,striking a blow for Team China's preparations for 2008 Beijing Games.
  Tennis chief aims to lighten up on Olympic team
Tennis chief Sun says she is working hard to take the pressure off players as Beijing Olympics approach.
  Still on a roll
For fans of winter sports, Wang Chunlu is not a name that is easily forgotten.
  Brawl mars Olympic team's England trip
An unexpected brawl broke out between Chinese Olympic football team and Queens Park Rangers ten minutes before the end of the match in London.
  Former top gymnast favors HK
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Li Xiaoshuang is hoping to become a Hong Kong resident.
  Besides Olympic winners, Winter Asaid champions still to find fame
From Turin Winter Games one year ago, Asian athletes brought back 9 gold medals, 7 silvers and 7 bronzes -- out of 84 events
  China breaks out in snow sports
From two to eight, it is a giant step forward. An unexpected strong performance in snow sports pushed the host China back to the top of the Winter Asian Games.
  Dujkovic has golden dream for 2008 Games
Ratomir Dujkovic, coach of China's Olympic soccer team, believes he can steer China to Olympic soccer gold.
  Chelsea reveal all to Olympic team
Chelsea will reveal the secrets of their success to China's Olympic team, according to coach Mourinho.
  China extends Winter Asiad dominance
S.Korea surged up the medals table thanks to their short-track speed skating champions but China still dominated Winter Asiad with four new titles.
  NY Yankees swing for first base in China
NY Yankees will send coaches, scouts and marketing personnel to China and train Chinese in a bid to boost baseball in world's biggest market.
  Heart problems cost breaststroke queen's pool life
Olympic and world champion Luo Xuejuan announced retirement due to heart problems.
  Speedskaters to make impact in Asiad
Wang Beixing and her other teammates are expected to reap their success at the 6th Asian Winter Games.
  Project Hope searches for a Yao Ming on ice
China's ice hockey teams may not be a major force in the world, but the hunt is on for young talent to take the game forward.
  Veteran pair ready to roll back the years
Figure skating pair Shen/Zhao are aiming to smash their personal best at the upcoming Winter Asiad.
  CTA: We were right to change doubles pairs
Athens 2004 Olympic gold medal-winning pair Li Ting/Sun Tiantian should have been split up much earlier,Tennis CTA chief Sun said.
  Chinese speed skaters vow to lead in Winter Asiad
The Chinese speed skating team has vowed to lead in the upcoming Winter Asiad arena in Changchun, northeast China, beating arch rivals from Japan and South Korea.
  Snooker-Ding Junhui, a big noise in China
Teenager Ding's week has confirmed his status as the most exciting young talent in snooker and kept him on course to being China's next sporting superstar.
  Women's soccer coach denies resignation gossip
The coach of the Chinese women's football team, Ma Liangxing, has refuted reports claiming he intends to quit his post due on the pretext of illness.
  China gets 'battle orders' for 2008 preparations
Olympics chief has told officials to brace for the "decisive stage" of preparations for Beijing Games and warned that China is not at gold-winning standards in many sports.
  China hires a foreign legion for golds
An American coaches China's women's softball team. A Serbian oversees Olympic men's soccer. The men's national basketball team turned to a Lithuanian.
  Pingpong legend to manage Olympic village
Former Chinese pingpong top gun Deng Yaping has been in charge of the management of 2008 Olympic Village.
  Trailblazer's Olympic ride begins at 40
Huang Zuping,43, hopes to become the 1st Chinese competitor to represent his country in the equestrian event in 2008.
  Chen Hong to retire before Beijing Olympics
China's world number four Chen Hong is to retire soon and will not compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Beijing News reported.
  Speedskater Wang targets gold at 2010 Winter Olympics
Wang Manli has vowed to win the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games.
  Li's husband takes over coaching reins
Li Na is to be coached by her tennis-playing husband in a bid to bolster the Chinese number one's "weak mentality", the China Daily reported on Friday.
  China to match new pairs to defend tennis gold
Olympic champions Li Ting/Sun Tiantian are to be split up in a bid to ensure China have the best possible tennis pairings for Beijing Games.
  China's former world No.1 switches to HK
In a bid to extend Olympic presence, Zhou left for Hong Kong.
  Japanese coach to help China prepare for 2008
Renowned synchronized swimming coach Masayo Imura has been appointed coach of Chinese synchronized swimming team.
  China aims at 2 badminton medals
China has set a moderate goal of two gold medals for 2008 Olympics
  London Olympics on hurdler Liu's agenda
Liu Xiang, who at 23 already owns the 110-metres hurdles world record and Olympic title, intends to remain a force in his sport into his 30s.
  Gymnastics chief warns against complacency
Gao Jian said Chinese gymnasts should not get high-headed despite a string of victories this year.
  Eyes turn East after Asian Games
The Chinese not only took home the most gold medals from Doha, they took the flag and torch of the continental gathering too.
  Doha success no guarantee of Olympic glory
China's gold-grabbing performance in Doha was no guarantee they would do the same in 2008.
  Zheng/Yan take women's doubles tennis title
The duo beats off a strong comeback from Chinese Taipei's 4th seeds to win women's doubles tennis title at Doha.
  China can top 2008 medals table - Liu Xiang
Liu thinks his country can top the medals table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics if they work as a team.
  Just a training run for Olympic champ Liu
110m hurdler Liu Xiang, the standout track star competing at Asian Games, intends to treat the gold medal race as a training run.
  Yao, Liu favored to flag bearer
Still one and a half years away to Beijing Games, Chinese sports officials have been mulling over candidates for flag-bearer in the opening ceremony.
  All-Chinese final set in men's singles table tennis
Wang Hao won the rematch against S. Korea's rival to join compatriot Ma Lin in men's table tennis singles finals.
  Liu Xiang arrives in Doha to break record
Liu Xiang is looking to retain the men's 110m hurdles champion and break his own Asiad record.
  Bao seals China's victory over S.Korea
World No.5 Bao Chunlai won the final set with two straight games in badminton men's team to lift China defeat defending South Korea at the 15th Doha Asian Games.
  Yang,He takes individual gymnastic all-around golds
Yang takes men's individual all-around championship and He finished first in women's competition in Doha.
  Markswoman Tao back on track
She could not stop smiling even when she was singing the national anthem on the podium at the Lusail Shooting Complex.
  Badminton powerhouse China takes 1st win
China clinched first wins in the men's badminton team competition at Asian Games
  China cruise into table tennis's quarters
After sweeping aside all rivals, Chinese table tennis team reached the team quarterfinals at Doha.
  Luo Xuejuan back to pool after fainting
The Olympic swimming Champion fainted following a training last week.
  Fatigue confines gymnasts
Fatigue and flu are obstacles hindering gymnasts from a clean sweep, said head coach.
  Olympic focus will not stop Doha gold rush
China are unlikely to relinquish their 24-year grip on the top of the Asian Games medals table despite using Doha to give their younger athletes big-event experience ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
  China on a dry run for Beijing Olympics
All eyes will be on China, to see what the nation has in store for Beijing Olympics, when the Asian Games open.
  Liu Xiang takes Asian Games "seriously"
Liu Xiang rubbished claims that he cares nothing about the upcoming Asian Games.
  Public activities ban no problem for Liu Xiang
Liu Xiang's coach hit back at claims Liu participated in many commercial activities.
  Being famous has advantages, but so does not being famous
Take the case of China's men's volleyball team.
  China field 1,000 to defend Asian title
China uses upcoming Asian Games as a dress rehearsal for Beijing Olympics.
  Women to rule at Doha tennis arena
Four years ago, Chinese tennis players suffered a trauma at the Busan Games.
  Michael Chang hopes to coach for Olympics
Chang has met tennis official and expressed willingness to coach Olympic team.
  Teenager pitching star offers hope for 2008
Team China lost at the Tokyo Dome, but scouts may have uncovered a pitching talent.
  Yao given NBA weekly honour
Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks were named National Basketball Association players of the week.
  Women's field hockey to face uphill battle
There'll be no easy match to defend Asian Games title.
  Figure skating: Chinese pair lead
Shen /Zhao stood 1st in the pairs short program as ISU GP of Figure Skating Series China leg started.
  China downs US at volleyball worlds
China was too strong for US, defeating the Americans in the 2nd round of world volleyball championships.
  Gymnast to challenge title record
Chinese leading gymnast Li Xiaopeng is ready to challenge legend Li Ning's record of 14 world titles in next month's world cup final in San Paulo.
  Dujkovic confident ahead of Asian Cup
Olympic team coach Dujkovic forecast a promising future for Chinese soccer.
  Chen Hong triumphs at Denmark Open
Chen Hong beat fellow to bag second international men's singles title in Denmark Open badminton championships.
  Yi can enter 2007 NBA draft
China's young basketball talent Yi Jianlian has been given the green light to enter NBA, after his club agreed to release him to 2007 Draft.
  Locally-based players opted for Asian Cup
China has named an under-strength squad for its last 2007 Asian Cup qualifying match against Iraq as all Europe-based players and ace defender Li Weifeng were dropped.
  China beat Azerbaijan 3-1 at volleyball worlds
China opened its quest for the championship title with a lopsided victory.
  Turning back the clock
China has begun morning training programs following IOC's decision to stage morning swimming and gymnastics finals.
  Tired of being No.2
Yang Wei's next mission is crystal clear after his triple-gold winning sojourn at World Championships - an individual all-round title at Beijing Olympic Games.
  Champions freeze retirement to cut out a new figure
Figure-skating pairs Shen Xue,Zhao Hongbo have vowed to compete beyond 2006/07 season.
  Liu gives coach new apartment
Star hurdler Liu Xiang has rewarded his coach Sun Haiping with a brand new Shanghai apartment.
  Gym coach expects tougher challenge
Chinese gymnastic head coach Huang Yubin shrugged off their eight gold triumph in the Arhus world championships on Tuesday, expecting tougher challenge in the 2008 Olympic Games
  Cheng, Yang solidify China's supremacy
Cheng Fei, Yang Wei added two more gold medals to increase China's gold medal tally to eight at gymnastics worlds.
  China extend their dominance from Cheng's vault gold
China extended superiority all through championships starting from Cheng Fei's vault gold on Friday.
  Yao Ming: Courtesy is no small matter
Yao Ming shared his Olympic experiences and his expectations for Beijing Games.
  Chinese women team make history
Chinese women's team pull off their first ever world championships title in Aarhus of Denmark.
  China claims women's team title
China claimed their second gold medal of the world gymnastics championships when they won their first women's world team title.
  China enjoy successful Olympics dress rehearsal
China produced first of what they hope will be many gold-medal performances.
  Tables turn for King Kong
Olympic and world champion table tennis star, Kong Linghui is confident of keeping up his winning form after being appointed assistant coach of China's women's table tennis team.
  Top striker's goal to kick poverty
China's ace striker Ma Xiaoxu and her fellow national team-mates have been the shining lights of international women's football this year. However, off the field, they continue to battle a gloomy life of poverty overshadowed by their wealthy male counterparts.
  China prove their mettle to win gold
China made a stirring comeback from a dreadful start to snatch the men's team gold medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday.
  Lin wins over Taufik in Japan
Lin Dan won Japan Open title after an meltdown by Indonesia's volatile Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat.
  China's gym interpretation for championships
A 14-member roster of gymnasts is planned to bring home the gold from Aarhus World Championship.
  Table tennis world champion Kong retires
Kong announced retirement and intent to compete for a national team coach position.
  Guo Yue dropped in nearing Asian Games
The world number two won't be included in Asian Games starting on December 1.
  Sun Tiantian makes singles breakthrough
Sun Tiantian clinched her first career title in the final of WTA Tashkent Open.
  Lin,Xie headline Japan Open
World champions Lin Dan and his girlfriend Xie Xingfang return to the city where they captured the world team titles to spearhead the Japan Open badminton tournament this week.
  China basketball team 3rd-class without Yao
Hu Jiashi, China Basketball Administration Center (BAC) vice director, said in an interview on October 8 that the goal for the national basketball team was a gold in this year's Asian Games and that the team would be only third-class without Yao Ming.
  China takes gold in team epee
China took gold in the women's team epee at fencing world championships
  Yang Lian impressive at weightlifting worlds
Yang had an amazing Championship debut, smashing all 3 world records.
  Table tennis queen ready for fifth World Cup
Zhang Yining is so mighty in women's ping-pong that few would doubt her victory.
  England shock China in World Cup
China were upset 3-2 by England in opener of field hockey World Cup.
  Teng dropped for gymnastics worlds
Teng Haibing was dropped for Denmark Gymnastics World Championship.
  China strike more gold at worlds
China completed a brilliantly successful world badminton championships in Madrid this week by sweeping to victory in three of Sunday's four finals.
  Mauresmo, Li sail through to quarters
Li Na, Mauresmo, Davenport advance at China Open
  Peng downs holder Kirilenko
China's Peng Shuai outlasted Russia's defending champion Maria Kirilenko 5-7 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open.
  Sun, Peng advance at China Open
Chinese contenders capped a great start to the China Open WTA tournament.
  Liu Xiang wins at World Final
Liu Xiang made the most impressive marks on the opening day of the IAAF World Grand Prix finals.
  China expecting first rowing gold in 2008
China's red-chip performance shows its ambition of scoring a breakthrough in 2008.
  Volleyball GP: China with Cuba, Italy in final
China have been ranked as third seeds and placed in the same pool as host country Italy and fourth seed Cuba for the Women's Volleyball Grand Prix Final Round
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