Soccer

Hulk, Oscar inspire Shanghai to rout Western Sydney in ACL

Mar 1, 2017

Goals from big-money stars Oscar and Hulk helped Shanghai SIPG defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 in the Asian Champions League

Asia soccer organizers confirm new broadcast deal for China

Feb 28, 2017

The Asian Football Confederation has terminated its broadcasting contract in China with LeSports and awarded the rights to China Sports Media for the remainder of the 2017-2020 commercial cycle

China's Recon buys $100M majority stake in Millennium Films

Feb 24, 2017

China's footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker's purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables."

China plans for 50,000 football academies by 2025

Feb 22, 2017

China's football association is planning for the country to have 50,000 football academies by 2025 as part of an ambitious blueprint to grow into a soccer superpower

Asian confederation imposes life bans for Laos match-fixing

Feb 15, 2017

The Asian Football Confederation has banned 15 current or former players for life for match-fixing

Cristiane to move to Chinese club Changchun Zhuoyue in June

Feb 13, 2017

Brazil forward Cristiane is heading to China, the latest big-name player to move to the country as it tries to increase its profile in world soccer

Vietnam allows betting on international soccer competitions

Feb 6, 2017

Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed to place bets on international soccer competitions under a five-year pilot project

Iran official opts out of Asian election for FIFA position

Feb 2, 2017

Iranian soccer official Ali Kafashian has dropped out of an election to join the FIFA Council, and officials from South Korea and Philippines have entered

Brazil's Pato latest to head to Chinese Super League

Jan 31, 2017

Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has signed with Tianjin Quanjian, the latest major acquisition by the Chinese Super League

Argentina's Tevez settling into role with Shanghai Shenhua

Jan 21, 2017

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez said Saturday he's settling in with Chinese Super League squad Shanghai Shenhua as training gets underway ahead of the season opening in March

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