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Yao urges return to playing sports for joy

Former NBA star Yao Ming is urging society to let sport return to its original function of bringing joy to children.

What heritage has Yao Ming left besides basketball?

2011-07-11 10:17

Basketball has suffered a big loss: Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 center and 8-time NBA All-Star is reportedly retiring due to career-ending injuries.

Chinese laud Yao

2011-07-10 07:54

BEIJING - Although iconic center Yao Ming's possible retirement is yet to be officially announced, Chinese hoops celebrities and fans have already begun to recall the giant's outstanding career - along with some of his fellow NBA players.

Yao Ming's retirement is inevitable

2011-07-09 16:13

Yao Ming told media Saturday that the Chinese giant star would hold a news conference on July 20 about his "personal future development plan".

Fans shocked by news of Yao's retirement

2011-07-09 15:01

Chinese basketball fans reacted with disbelief and sadness over reports of Yao Ming's sudden retirement from basketball.

Yao Ming to announce retirement soon

2011-07-09 13:18

Yao Team is planning to announce Yao's retirement soon, a source told Xinhua. The veteran Rockets center is to hold news conference on July 20 about his "personal future development plan". Fans shocked

Yao reunites with former teammate at Athens Special Olympics

2011-06-26 22:24

China's NBA star Yao Ming of Huston Rockets (L), global ambassador of the Special Olympics, plays man-for-man offence and defense with former teammate Dikembe Mutombo.

Yao Ming, Zhang Ziyi cheer China's Special Olympians

2011-06-20 17:09

Yao Ming and Zhang Ziyi, Special Olympic Global Ambassadors, will travel to Athens to cheer the Chinese athletes and to promote for the upcoming 13th World Special Olympic Summer Games, running from June 25 to July 4 in Athens.

Yao not upbeat about recovery

2011-06-11 07:54

JIUQUAN, Gansu province - Although recovering from his left ankle injury, Yao Ming is not overly "optimistic" about his pro basketball career.

MLB to foster China's baseball Yao Ming on plateau

2011-05-20 21:56

Sanandaj is a member of the baseball team of Hainan No. 1 Minzu Senior Middle School in the Hainan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Northwest China's Qinghai province. Since the establishment of the team in 2006, the baseball side from the Tibetan Plateau has shown a strong performance in national junior tournaments, which drew the attention of MLB (Major League Baseball) China.

Yao Ming sues sportswear company for infringements

2011-05-13 10:50

Star basketballer Yao Ming has filed a lawsuit against a local sportswear producer for name and portrait infringements, the Yao Team announced here on Thursday.

BMW uses Yao Ming to launch plug-in hybrid sedan

2011-04-20 09:47

BMW, one of the top auto brands in China, got a little help from Chinese basketball star Yao Ming to launch an electric concept car.

Yao Ming in Boao for youth leaders meeting

2011-04-15 19:30

Chinese basketball star Yao joins other successful youths including Yang Yang, Chinese Olympic champion-turned-IOC member, and Ma Yanli, Chinese supermodel-turned-fashion designer, in a "round table meeting for youth leaders."

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