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When will the Chinese Basketball Association resume its season?

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How coronavirus, nationalism shaped the Zhang Weili vs. Jedrzejczyk epic

In the professional fight world, where hype is important and drama sells, it can sometimes be hard to tell when…

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Zhang Weili retains in instant classic, tipped by Dana White as UFC’s next big thing

This would have been hard to imagine a few years ago, but China now has a bona fide mixed martial…

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The fallout to Sun Yang’s likely career-ending doping ban

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