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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Euro 2020 star Yannick Carrasco called a ‘skunk’ over China comments

Controversial Belgium winger shines in 3-0 win over Russia but former Dalian Pro teammates unimpressed with reported comments on time in China, though former translator questions report. → Read More

Zibo Cuju owner He Shihua waved away from free kick by teammate in China League One

Third game of season for Zibo Cuju’s He Shihua in China League One comes same week as Taiwan club owner plays Australia in World Cup qualifiers. → Read More

Who is Yuka Saso? Philippine-Japanese teen US Open champion on the cusp of Olympic qualification

Dual citizen of Japan and Philippines is a fan of Rory McIlroy, who told her to go out and win the trophy. → Read More

Ex-Villarreal coach Zhang Enhua ‘cheered on’ win over Man United in Europa League final says Jose Manuel Llaneza

‘He cheered for us in the sky!’ Jose Manuel Llaneza says of former China captain Zhang and club’s Uefa Europa League victory in Gdansk. → Read More

Fan fury as Son Heung-min named in PFA Team of the Year but left out of tweet

Fans rage online after PFA miss South Korea superstar out of congratulatory social media post for historic English Premier League selection by fellow pros. → Read More

French Open: China No 1 Wang Qiang edges Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei; No 2 Zhang Shuai out

Wang Qiang, the top-ranked Asian player in women’s singles after Naomi Osaka’s exit, faces Coco Gauff in rematch of Emilia-Romagna final, while Zheng Saisai plays US teen and Serena Williams in women’s doubles first round. → Read More

French Open: Naomi Osaka called their bluff, who calls the shots?

Strong opinions on either side of world No 2’s decision to pull out of Roland Garros over mental health and media duties but there are bigger issues at stake. → Read More

Chinese football is so often stranger than fiction so why the lies?

Viral story of billionaire owner forcing coach to play his 126kg son was pure fantasy but there is no need for fabrication when it comes to rich tapestry of football in China. → Read More

The truth about Chinese football club owner’s 126kg son viral story

Zibo Cuju’s He Shihua did play against Sichuan Jiuniu in China League One on May 4 but tale has taken a turn since with footage of Jilin Baijia owner Xu Guangnan from 2019 part of the narrative shared around the world. → Read More

Hong Kong’s Tsun Dai pegs back Marouane Fellaini’s Shandong Taishan with Chinese Super League brace

The 21-year-old’s international future is up in the air since he made it clear he wants to play for China over Hong Kong. → Read More

Jeremy Lin says quarantine a ‘bit annoying’ as he trains for G League

‘I have been waiting for a long time,’ NBA hopeful tells Chinese fans, ‘but these few weeks will pass very quickly’. → Read More

Disgraced Chinese tai chi master Ma Baoguo comes out of retirement for kung fu film

Ma says film will ‘break box office records’ as online ridicule continues, with one newspaper saying ‘acting is his real strength’. → Read More

NBA: Jeremy Lin fuels talk of Golden State Warriors return with Steph Curry workout

NBA champion Jeremy Lin pictured working out with a number of Golden State Warriors players, including former teammate and NBA MVP Steph Curry. → Read More

Fifa: Chinese Super League clubs refuse to release South Korean defenders – report

Beijing Guoan’s Kim Min-jae and Guangzhou Evergrande’s Park Ji-soo miss out on Austrian friendlies against Mexico and Qatar. → Read More

Social media outrage as China swim stars fall foul of physical tests at Nationals

Physical tests are ‘here to stay’ says China swimming chief after widespread criticism of top stars missing out at national championships finals, despite setting records in the pool. → Read More

Chinese Super League: Marouane Fellaini hat-trick and historic day for Hong Kong

Belgian Marouane Fellaini scored eight-minute hat-trick of headers in Shandong Luneng’s 3-2 win over Dalian Pro while Hongkongers Tan Chun-lok and Tsun Dai face off in historic meeting between Guangzhou R&F and Shenzhen. → Read More

Hong Kong Spartan Race return gives hope for city’s sporting events

Challenge set to start in September with new trail race before APAC championship series in November → Read More

On this day: Premier League Crystal Palace play Hong Kong friendly in 1995 – but Princess Di went to the tennis

English Premier League side were battling relegation when mixture of youth players and reserves made a 72-hour round trip to face Happy Valley. → Read More

From golf to cycling, Donald Trump’s history with sport is tale of cheating, failure and feuds

President Trump has called for sport to return amid coronavirus despite feuding with major leagues and star athletes. → Read More

Parkour diving, extreme ironing and skyaking – weird extreme sports

Adventurous athletes up the ante by combining outdoor sports for whole new levels of extreme → Read More