NBA is China’s favorite sport, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive? — NBA

David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before the Dream Team made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led to China falling in love with his league. “I…

Sport Direct’s Mike Ashley faces shareholder unrest at annual meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Mike Ashley faced shareholder unrest again at Sports Direct’s meeting with investors on Wednesday. Some major investors believe founder Mike Ashley, who owns more than 62%, has too much control over the retailer. The firm has been criticised for several “strange missteps”, including its House of Fraser purchase. A major bone…

NCAA pushing for federal sport betting legislation

The NCAA’s search for best approaches to the expanding legal sports betting market in the U.S. is focused on Washington, where two prominent senators are taking up the cause. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) are in the early stages of collaborating on federal sports betting legislation, sources told ESPN. The…

How tracking menstrual cycles helps women in sport

Image copyright Getty Images In July 2019, the US women’s football team won the World Cup. Their success was, in part, attributed to having tracked each player’s menstrual cycle and adapted individual training loads and diet accordingly. It is an approach which many think is long overdue. In recent years, a number of top sportswomen…

Sport Collection Pop-Up Experiences : GUESS Jeans U.S.A.

GUESS Jeans U.S.A. is branching out and tackling a new category in fashion — sportswear. Dubbed GUESS Sport, the capsule will be rooted in the oh-so-popular 90s aesthetic, offering pieces for both men and women. The label’s new venture will be celebrated with a pop-up experience in Downtown Los Angeles. The blow-out event will spotlight…

Japan hails Hachimura pick as new era for sport

TOKYO — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the 2019 NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No….

Best Athlete in a Sport

From the dominance of Zion Williamson at Duke to the birth of a legend in the making in Naomi Osaka, the battle for best athlete is a crowded field of champions. Make sure to tune in to the 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One and hosted by Tracy Morgan, on July 10 at 8 pm…