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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.

Baby giraffe 'Yao Ming' dies at Houston Zoo

2013-04-24 11:29

A baby giraffe in Houston named after retired NBA star Yao Ming died after contracting infection, a local TV channel reported on April 19.

Li Na on Time cover, makes influential 100 list

2013-04-19 13:53

Li Na, the first Asian woman to win a Grand Slam title, was named among Time magazine's most influential people in the world.

Medical insurance for champions stirs debate

2013-03-22 21:24

The Shanghai Sports Bureau has denied claims they signed an agreement with a hospital to provide free life-long medical insurance to Olympic and world champions as well as their coaches.

Call me CPPCC member Yao Ming

2013-03-13 11:36

Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (C), who is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), lines to enter the Great Hall of the People for a plenary session inBeijingMarch 11, 2013.

Yao stands for improving China's sports programs

2013-03-04 06:53

Former NBA star Yao Ming spent seven days writing his proposals, focusing on the best way to develop sports in the country.

Yao to attend CPPCC session

2013-02-26 19:56

Retired Chinese basketball great Yao Ming has confirmed he will put forward a proposal at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference next month.

'Ambassador' just newest job for Yao Ming

2013-02-17 11:27

Former NBA's 7-foot-6-inch-tall star Yao Ming added on Friday a new job to his already-heavy roster of endeavors since retiring as a professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets.

Yao Ming receives honorary PhD degree at HKU

2012-11-28 10:13

Yao Ming receives the Honorary Doctor's Degree in Social Science conferred by Leung Chun-ying, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, who serves as the Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong on Nov 27, 2012.

In photos: McGrady's former China visits

2012-10-24 11:17

Former NBA forward Tracy McGrady, second right, arrives at the Shishan Stadium of Foshan city, South China's Guangdong province, during his visit to CBA's Foshan Dralions team.

Here comes McGrady, to CBA

2012-10-24 10:43

Two-times NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady arrives at Qingdao International Airport, receiving a hearty welcome from fans, in East China's Shandong province on Oct 24, 2012.

Celebrities tee off in South China golf tournament

2012-10-19 15:07

Celebrities tee off in the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in Haikou, South China's Hainan province.

Yao Ming, Sharks in Taiwan for Straits Cup

2012-10-12 13:42

The 2012 Straits Cup basketball tournament will be held from Oct 12 to 14 in Taipei and Taichung, central Taiwan, with two teams from Chinese mainland, Shanghai Dongfang Sharks and Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank, and two teams from Taiwan, Pure Youth Construction and Dacin Tigers, competing.

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