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China denies it demanded NBA fire Daryl Morey over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner says China wanted Rockets executive firedChina’s foreign ministry insists no such demand was madeThe rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet…

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‘LeBron stands for money’: Hong Kong protestors burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James…

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LeBron James says Daryl Morey wasn’t ‘educated’ before Hong Kong tweet

Relationship between NBA and China is under strainJames is known for speaking out on social justice issuesThe NBA’s most famous current player, LeBron James, has waded in to the ongoing fallout between the league and China with comments that are sure t…

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How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all For Lisa Delpy Neirotti, the surest sign of the National Basketball Associati…

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How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all For Lisa Delpy Neirotti, the surest sign of the National Basketball Associati…

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Why China’s fevered dream of World Cup domination has no boundaries | Barney Ronay

China’s upsurge in fortunes follows the decision to redefine what being a Chinese footballer actually meansChina is a very large country, inhabited by many Chinese. Looking back it seems fair to say Charles de Gaulle was probably right in this assessme…

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Why China’s fevered dream of World Cup domination has no boundaries | Barney Ronay

China’s upsurge in fortunes follows the decision to redefine what being a Chinese footballer actually meansChina is a very large country, inhabited by many Chinese. Looking back it seems fair to say Charles de Gaulle was probably right in this assessme…

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Are NBA stars and coaches hypocrites for not speaking out on China?

A tweet supporting protestors in Hong Kong has caused a rift between China and the NBA. Do social-activist players have a duty to speak out?After years of taking heat for voicing their opinions on political and social issues, NBA players and coaches ha…

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NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains uncl…

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‘No regrets’ for professional gamer banned over Hong Kong support

Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA top professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an intern…

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Silver defends NBA employees’ right to free speech as China cancels broadcasts

NBA commissioner speaks amid criticism from ChinaRockets GM earlier expressed support for Hong Kong protestsChinese broadcaster cancels showing of games as row escalatesThe NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, said the league is not apologizing for Houston R…

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NBA’s China reaction shows the league is only woke when it doesn’t cost money

The NBA has won plaudits for supporting social issues in the US. But like any other sports league, it is an entertainment vehicle built to maximize profitsThe NBA’s handling of the Daryl Morey controversy over the weekend showed the league is happy to …

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…

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Jeremy Lin signs contract with Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks

Lin, 31, signs to play with three-time CBA championsNBA veteran won title with Toronto Raptors last yearFormer NBA star Jeremy Lin has signed a contract to play for China’s Beijing Ducks, the team announced in a social media post on Tuesday.It is not c…

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Shanghai’s ostracised skateboarders – in pictures

Skateboarding will debut in the Tokyo Olympics next year. Despite this, those who are part of a growing scene in Shanghai, China, complain of being labelled troublemakers Continue reading…

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From Cardiff to Nanjing, via Madrid: Bale set for £1m-a-week China deal

Football world in shock as Gareth Bale quits Spain for record salary to help President Xi Jinping fulfil his sporting ambitionsThe footballing megastar Gareth Bale has won trophies galore in his coruscating career, not to mention the respect of his rug…

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Mack Horton reprimanded by swimming world body over Sun snub

Swimming Australia also warned, despite saying it had no prior knowledge of Horton’s protest at the world championshipsSwimming Australia and Mack Horton will receive an official warning from the sport’s world governing body, Fina, after the Olympic ch…

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Manchester City accused of being ‘disrespectful’ by Chinese state media

• Xinhua news agency says tour was ‘commercial obligation’• City played matches in Shanghai and NanjingManchester City have been accused of being “disrespectful” and “arrogant” by China’s state-run press agency after their appearance at the Asia Trophy…