Sports

Peng Shuai of China hits the ball during the women's singles first-round match against Daria Kasatkina of Russia at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 16, 2017.[Detail]
Brazilian international midfielder Oscar arrives at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, after agreeing to join China super league football club Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea in Shanghai, China, Jan 2, 2017.[Detail]
Christian Eriksen (R) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane Stadium in London, Britain on Jan. 14, 2017. [Detail]
Players of Chile pose for a photo before the final match against Iceland at 2017 China Cup International Football Championship in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 15, 2017. Chile beat Iceland 1-0. [Detail]
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Daria Gavrilova of Australia, Milos Raonic of Canada and Roger Federer of Switzerland (from L to R) pose for a photo during an exhibition match at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 14, 2017. [Detail]
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Pavol Skalicky of HC Slovan Bratislava attacks Alexander Lipin of Barys Astana during the Kontinental Hockey League ( KHL ) match between HC Slovan Bratislava and Barys Astana in Bratislava , Slovakia , on Jan . 13 .HC Slovan Bratislava won 4 -1.[Detail]
File photo shows Yao Ming speaks during the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall in Massachusetts, US. [Detail]
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) vies with Bilbao's Sabin Merino during the Spanish King's Cup soccer match FC Barcelona against Athletic de Bilbao at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 11, 2017.[Detail]
Shanghai SIPG's new Brazilian signing Oscar believes the Chinese Super League could soon rival the best competitions in Europe.[Detail]
Nikola Matas (front L) of Croatia vies with Eduardo Vargas of Chile during the match at 2017 China Cup International Football Championship in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Jan. 11, 2017.[Detail]
Yang Shanping (2nd, R) of China competes during the match between China and Iceland at 2017 China Cup International Football Championship in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Jan. 10, 2017. Team Iceland won 2-0.[Detail]
Chad Rau (R) of Beijing Kunlun Redstar fights for the puck during the Kontinental Hockey League game between Beijing Kunlun Redstar and Vityaz Podolsk at LeSport Center in Beijing, China on Jan. 10, 2017. Kunlun Redstar lost the game 1-2.[Detail]
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China aims to become a global power in science and innovation, and a force on the soccer field. To fulfill its goals, the country has been busy attracting world-class scientists, not to mention star soccer players and coaches.[Detail]
Roger Federer of Switzerland attends a training session ahead of Australian Open 2017 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 9, 2017. Australian Open 2017 will take place at Melbourne Park from Jan. 16 to Jan. 29. [Detail]
Juventus' Claudio Marchisio (L) competes with Bologna's Blerim Dzemaili during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Bologna in Turin, Italy, Jan. 8, 2017. Juventus won 3-0.[Detail]