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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Adam Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, LeBron James enters spotlight

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters

When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James’ face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Houston Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet

In their first practice since a trip to Asia overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet on the protests in China about Hong Kong by general manager Daryl Morey, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the …


Gregg Popovich lauds Adam Silver’s response to China over tweet rift

Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s …


Could Yao Ming mend the fences between the NBA and China?

Yao Ming could be the man in the middle if the NBA and China are going to mend fences. Yao is a former Houston Rockets great and a basketball Hall …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura held to four points in blowout loss to Team USA

Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Domantas Sabonis helps Lithuania past Canada, ex-Zags teammates Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga’s international success in recruiting has been on display at the FIBA World Cup in China, including one matchup Tuesday involving three former Zag teammates.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

China beats South Africa 1-0 to set up decider vs. Spain

China’s players held their nerve to get back on track with a scrappy 1-0 win against resilient South Africa. The win evened China with Spain in second place in Group …


Giulia Gwinn scores as Germany beats China 1-0 at Women’s World Cup

Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half winner Saturday as two-time champion Germany opened its Women’s World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win against China. Gwinn’s powerful 66th-minute shot from the edge …


Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson propel U.S. to 100-88 win over China

Breanna Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A’ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the …


Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. Trump said he raised their case with China’s president …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Three UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting won’t be punished by the Pac-12 Conference, although UCLA is considering potential discipline as a result of the international …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA players released on bail after shoplifting arrest in China

UCLA faces the embarrassing prospect of opening its season without three freshmen players who have been benched after being released on bail following an alleged shoplifting incident in China.


Former team physician says China was doping in ’80s and ’90s

The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into allegations made by a German broadcaster that Chinese athletes benefited from systematic doping in the 1980s and 90s.


Vandals new and old ready for trip to China

Chris Sarbaugh planned on being halfway around the world by now. Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Italy – he had the European works of travel planned as a post-graduation present to himself. …


U.S. celebrates Wambach’s final game but falls 1-0 to China

Abby Wambach walked off the field for the final time like a rock star – mic drop and all.


U.S. women sweep China to avenge loss in World Grand Prix Finals volleyball

With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament. The top-ranked Americans avenged their …


U.S. women look to get offense going against China at World Cup

OTTAWA, Ontario – The last time the United States played China in the Women’s World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on …


Chinese soccer on upswing with new talent and big investment

SHANGHAI – For Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, the new season has brought new optimism. After several years of turmoil that saw the team stripped of its 2003 CSL …


Deal allows Pac-12 to stream men’s basketball games in China

The Pac-12 will stream 27 men’s basketball games in China this season. The deal with the Pac-12 Networks and LeTV will allow users to live stream Pac-12 games, including all …


Marbury finds China to his liking

BEIJING – After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one …


American football heading to China in 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? The China American Football League plans to begin in the world’s most populous country in 2015. The announcement Thursday …


AFL staying course with two-way players

The Arena Football League will not return to its Ironman roots for the 2013 season. The rules and competition committee considered bringing back Ironman rules that were an AFL staple …


Heat to play in China

The NBA champion Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China this fall. The teams will meet Oct. 11 in Beijing and Oct. 14 …