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Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’

On Monday, at a press conference in Beijing, former NBA player Yao Ming had been asked about Freedom's recent activism. Yao, now president of the state-affiliated Chinese Basketball Association, responded: "If there is an opportunity, I would like to invite him to visit China ...Then he may have a more comprehensive understanding of us."Freedom -- the Boston Celtics center who officially changed his last name in November -- is outspoken about human rights and has used his social media presence to criticize China's…

Comoros pulls off historic upset to knock out Ghana on AFCON debut

Having only been admitted as a member of FIFA in 2005, Africa's fourth smallest country -- ranked 132nd in the world -- stunned a Ghanaian side dotted with Premier League stars on their tournament debut to secure their first ever AFCON win. Ahmed Mogni's close-range finish five minutes from time decided a pulsating match, sparking euphoric dressing room scenes and giving Comoros a chance to qualify for the knockout stages as one of four best-ranked third-placed sides, should results in the remaining undecided groups go…

Ksenia Efremova: 12-year-old Russian tennis prodigy has ‘incredible potential,’ says Patrick Mouratoglou

One afternoon when her older brother was practicing on the tennis court, Efremova picked up one of his rackets -- as she would often do -- and began hitting a basket of balls. "She started to throw the balls to herself," Julia Efremova, a former professional tennis player, tells CNN. "I looked at it and I was amazed because all the balls were flying over the net and she did the motions perfectly. I said to myself that was the time to work with her because she had so much passion and she wanted it. "It was not…

US basketball player Sonny Weems racially abused by fans in China

In a video circulating on social media, fans can be heard repeatedly shouting the "N" word and "get out of China" at 35-year-old Weems, who plays for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association. The incident happened after the Southern Tigers' game against the Liaoning Flying Leopards last Thursday. During the game, a fight broke out between Weems and Chinese player Han Dejun which resulted in both players being ejected. In the video, Weems is seen exiting the team bus along with the rest of…

Golden State Warriors distance themselves from team investor who said: ‘Nobody cares about what’s happening to the…

Palihapitiya made the comment on the "All-in Podcast" on Saturday, after co-host Jason Calacanis brought up US President Joe Biden's "very strong" stance on the alleged human rights abuses faced by the Uyghur minority in China. "Nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs, okay? You bring it up because you really care, and I think it's nice that you care, the rest of us don't care," Palihapitiya said, while Calacanis reacted in surprise. "I'm just telling you...a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to Arsenal from AFCON for ‘in-depth exams’

Striker Aubameyang and Gabon teammate Mario Lemina, who plays for French club Nice, both tested positive for Covid-19 on January 6 upon arrival in Cameroon for the ongoing AFCON tournament. It comes after both players, along with Axel Meyé, who plays for Moroccan club Ittihad Tanger, were ruled out of Gabon's 1-1 draw against Ghana with "heart lesions" detected during medical examinations. In a statement on Thursday, Gabon's football federation said the pair are being placed at their clubs' disposal "to conduct…

Novak Djokovic arrives back in Belgrade

Djokovic traveled to Belgrade from Melbourne via Dubai after losing a court challenge on Sunday against the Australian government's decision to cancel his visa on public health and order grounds. Crowds gathered at the airport to welcome the 34-year-old Serbian back home -- chanting his name and holding banners and flags in support -- on Monday. The evening before, a building in Belgrade was illuminated with the words "Nole , you are the pride of Serbia." The Serbian Olympic Committee said it was "very…

10 Pakistani Players Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Even though 10 Pakistani players have tested positive for coronavirus, they will be kept up to date on the day to day events along with strict monitoring of their vitals. These players will be provided with proper antibody testing, and as soon as they are tested negative and fit to travel, they will be called to England to take part in the test match series alongside their squad.

IPL 2020 Suspended Until Further Notice

Now, IPL 2020 suspended until further notice and is likely to be initiated after the end of COVID-19 pandemic along with reopening of the country after the country-wide lockdown that has been initiated to prevent and limit further transmission of this contagious COVID-19 infection.