BECKHAM SEES ‘BRIGHT’ FUTURE FOR CHINA GAME

SHANGHAI: Football superstar David Beckham said Thursday he sees a “bright” future for the Chinese game despite past corruption scandals and the dismal performance of the national team. Visiting Shanghai as ambassador to the Chinese Super League, the recently-retired former England captain defended his decision to take up the role, which has been viewed as an ambitious attempt by the football authorities to improve the battered image of the Chinese game. The 38-year-old began his new role in Chinese football in March, before announcing his retirement last month after winning the French league title with Paris Saint-Germain.
AFP

Read more :
  • Colorful rites to ring in UAAP Season 76
    Host Adamson University has prepared a colorful presentation for the unfolding of the 76th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) on Saturday at the Mall of...
  • Wozniacki hits out at on-court grunting
    Caroline Wozniacki has claimed that female tennis players scream loudly during tennis matches "on purpose". The 21-year-old believes that a number of female competitors grunt in order to g...
  • Padua battles Montiel in Mexico
    WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight youth Filipino champion Jaderes “Mayon” Padua will face Mexican three-time world champion Fernando Montiel on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at th...
  • Champ Federer bids to fight off title rivals
    Wimbledon, Greater London: Switzerland’s Roger Federer leaves after a training session at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London on the eve of the start of the 2013 Wimb...
  • French still haunted by claims of style over substance
    MELBOURNE - It is a long-standing cliche in men's tennis that French players have an abundance of flair but would rather look good than get results. Joie de vivre? Tick. Style over substan...
  • Real Madrid to sue doctor over debt claim
    Real Madrid are planning to sue Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of a blood doping scandal who claims the Spanish football giants owe him money. In a statement released ...
  • Federer and Serena power into quarter-finals
    MELBOURNE - Roger Federer delivered a lesson to the next generation at the Australian Open, extending his record to a 35th consecutive grand slam quarter-final after Serena Williams set up ...
  • Seattle group signs deal for Sacramento pro basketball team
    SEATTLE - A Seattle-based investment group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen has signed a binding agreement to buy a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings basketball team, pavin...