SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur...
Paulinho led Guangzhou Evergrande into the last eight of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory at Chinese counterpart Shandong Luneng.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ricardo Goulart is returning to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande after only four months away.
The 27-year-old midfielder, who won five titles with the Chinese team, says he...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Defending champion Kashima Antlers and two-time winner Guangzhou Evergrande both advanced to the knockout round of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite the significant sums of money spent by Chinese Super League teams on big-name foreign stars, three of its four representatives in the Asian Champions League are...
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who said he suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China pledged Friday to donate his brain to head injury...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Marouane Fellaini scored a late goal Wednesday to give Shandong Luneng a 2-1 win over Gyeongnam FC and a spot in the last 16 of the Asian Champions League.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A pair of Australian teams earned draws in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, good enough to keep one alive in the competition while eliminating the...
Uzbekistan international Otabek Shukurov has asked for reduction of a suspension handed to a Chinese opponent who broke his leg in a game.
Shukurov suffered the injury when he was tackled...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trio of Brazilian forwards scored decisive goals in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
Talisca got the first two for Guangzhou Evergrande in a 4-0 win over...
BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese city is offering cash rewards for information about "illegal religious groups" as the ruling Communist Party continues to tighten its grip over faith...
Uzbekistan international Otabek Shukurov had his leg broken by China's Wei Shihao.
Inspite of that, he wants Chinese officials to go easy on Wei.
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last...
NANNING, China (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro's first game as coach of China ended in a 1-0 loss to Thailand in the opening match of the four-nation China Cup on Thursday.
Pelle saves Shandong again in Asian Champions League
Graziano Pelle scored twice for Shandong Luneng to come back from 2-0 down and draw with defending champion Kashima Antlers 2-2 in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
Shanghai on brink of Chinese title after win at Guangzhou
A late Hulk penalty gave Shanghai SIPG a 5-4 win over defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday to put his team on the brink of a first Chinese Super League title.
The thrilling victory in front of a capacity crowd of over 45,000 in Guangzhou puts Shanghai five points clear of Guangzhou with just two games of the season remaining.
It also means that Guangzhou is faced with the prospect of missing out on the league title that the team has won every season since 2011.
Paulinho back with Brazil for 2 London friendlies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has returned to Brazil for friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon in November.
Brazil coach Tite announced his squad on Friday for the two matches in London on Nov.16 and 20. Both games will be at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
The 30-year old Paulinho returned to China's Guangzhou Evergrande after the World Cup. He was not called in the two squads announced after the tournament in Russia.
Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than 80,000 passengers daily between the Asian financial center of 7 million people and the neighboring manufacturing hub of Guangdong province.
Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko reaches 2nd round of Korea Open
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday.
Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, broke her opponent five times while notching up 32 winners to 29 unforced errors.
"She's a very good player and very consistent," Ostapenko said. "Today was a good match for me, especially for the first round because first rounds are always tough."
Top seed Cornet out of Guangzhou Open in 1st round
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Alize Cornet lost a rain-interrupted match to Jennifer Brady 6-0, 6-3 to exit the Guangzhou Open in the first round.
Cornet, who was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match at the U.S. Open, was trailing 6-0, 2-1 when play was suspended because of rain in southern China on Monday. The 2014 Guangzhou Open finalist won only two more games on Tuesday, and Brady advanced to a second-round match against Kozlova Kateryna.
Lisicki breaks drought with 1st-round win at Guangzhou Open
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sabine Lisicki has recorded her first win since February in a WTA-level match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva at the Guangzhou Open.
Lisicki lost her opening service game but recovered to take a 4-1 lead before the 34-year-old Zvonareva, runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2010, won 12 straight points to level at 4-4. Lisicki, a Wimbledon finalist in 2013, held and then broke to seal the first set.
Overwatch League expanding to Paris, DC and across China
NEW YORK (AP) — The Overwatch League has announced six new franchises, bringing the global esport league's total to 20 heading into its second season.
The league announced clubs in Paris; Washington; Toronto; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Chinese teams in Chengdu and Hangzhou. The league added franchises in Atlanta and Guangzhou, China, earlier this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports.
The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province Inc.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Chinese-based automotive company is investing more than $4.4 million in a new research and development facility in suburban Detroit.
The state of Michigan announced Friday that Guangzhou Automobile Group will expand its current operations to focus on vehicle and product development, creating 62 jobs.
BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese university has suspended a prominent primatologist in a victory for China's slow-building #MeToo movement.
Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou said in a Thursday statement on social media that it would suspend Zhang Peng and revoke his honorary titles after confirming two complaints from female students. The university did not disclose the allegations, but said it had "zero tolerance" for teacher misconduct and would resolutely safeguard students' legal rights.
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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory, setting off alarm bells among those concerned about Beijing's tightening grip.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city.
The alert urged Americans to seek medical help in the event they suffered any "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena, or other health concerns."
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work at the consulate in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government employees who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have already hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday.
BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba.
"China is already conducting a careful investigation, and we have already given the U.S. preliminary feedback," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said during a regular news briefing.
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a "serious medical incident." In an emailed notice to American citizens in China, the department said it wasn't currently known what caused the symptoms in the city of Guangzhou, where an American consulate is located.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tianjin Quanjian advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League by beating Chinese league rival Guangzhou Evergrande on away goals following a 2-2 draw Tuesday in the second leg.
Wang Jie scored the deciding goal in the second half and former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato added the other. Ricardo Goulart scored both for the home team.
Tianjin held Guangzhou to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro faced his former club on Tuesday in the second round of the Asian Champions League and neither side was able to score.
Two-time champion Guangzhou Evergrande, now coached by Cannavaro, was held to a 0-0 draw at Tianjin Quanjian in the first leg of the series.
Cannavaro left Tianjin in November to move to southern China.
Tianjin Quanjin advances in Asian Champions League
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tianjin Quanjin became the third Chinese team to reach the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League after beating Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 Wednesday.
Tianjin finished second in Group E to advance. Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have also reached the last 16, while only Shanghai Shenhua failed to make it through.
South Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors also advanced and finished first in the group after beating Hong Kong team Kitchee 3-0.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro led Guangzhou Evergrande into the knockout round of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
Brazilian midfielder Alan Carvalho scored two goals in Guangzhou's 3-1 win over Japanese club Cerezo Osaka in Group G. Huang Bowen also scored for Guangzhou, while Takaki Fukumitsu briefly equalized for the visitors.
Cannavaro, a former Italy captain who won the World Cup in 2006, is in his second stint as coach of the Chinese club.
Guangzhou held to 1-1 draw in Asian Champions League
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Guangzhou Evergrande will have to wait another two weeks to find out if it will advance to the second round of the Asian Champions League.
The Chinese club, a two-time champion of the tournament, was held to a 1-1 draw at Thai club Buriram United on Tuesday. Guangzhou is at the top of Group G but could still be overtaken by Japanese club Cerezo Osaka and Buriram United.
Only the top two teams from each of the eight groups advance to the next stage.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nemanja Gudelj and Alan Carvalho scored a goal each Wednesday to give big-spending Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande a 2-0 win over Jeju United in the Asian Champions League.
Guangzhou, a two-time champion of the tournament, now has eight points from four games in Group G.
In the other group match, Thai club Buriram drew 2-2 with Japanese team Cerezo Osaka. Both have five points.
The top two teams from each of the eight groups will advance to the knockout stage.
Cannavaro, Guangzhou win in Asian Champions League
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro earned his first victory in his second spell as coach of Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday.
The 2006 World Cup-winning captain for Italy, who also coached the Chinese team in 2015, watched as his players overturned a 2-0 deficit to beat South Korea club Jeju United 5-3 in Group G of the Asian Champions League.
Former Brazil international Ricardo Goulart scored four of Guangzhou's goals, all in the second half.
Chinese soccer teams hope to stop dominant Guangzhou
From world-renowned coaches like Fabio Capello and Manuel Pellegrini to top players like Hulk and Javier Mascherano, nearly everyone in Chinese soccer will be trying to stop Guangzhou Evergande from winning an eighth consecutive league title.
Minutes after Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co. Ltd. confirmed plans to enter the U.S. market, Gov. Rick Snyder slipped through the Detroit auto show crowd and on to yet another opportunity to promote Auto 2.0 in Michigan.
Chinese automakers for years have used the Detroit auto show to tease plans for coming to the American market. This time it may be for real.
Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co. Ltd. said Monday it plans to enter the rich U.S. market in the fourth quarter of next year with its GAC GS8, a seven-seat upscale SUV the automaker builds and sells in China under the domestic "Trumpchi" brand.
Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group is planning to enter the U.S. auto market in 2019 with a new electric SUV and sedan that it unveiled at the Detroit auto show Monday.
Cannavaro to retire and join brother Fabio in China
SASSUOLO, Italy (AP) — Paolo Cannavaro will quit soccer after this weekend and join his brother on the technical staff at Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Cannavaro announced on Thursday that Sassuolo's Serie A match at Roma will be his last.
"A new year, a new life ... it will be an odd feeling. I won't miss the field because it's a decision I've made, but I will miss being around my teammates," he said.
Ajax signs deal with Guangzhou to cooperate on youth academy
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax will share its experience in nurturing young talent with Guangzhou R&F and help the Chinese soccer club develop its own youth academy.
Four-time European champion Ajax signed a five-year, 10 million euro ($12 million) deal Monday, saying it will also help the Dutch club to grow.
Ajax director and former Netherlands international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says the youth academy "has been extremely important to Ajax for decades in everything we do."
Cannavaro returns to replace Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande
Fabio Cannavaro has returned to seven-time Chinese Super league champion Guangzhou Evergrande as head coach to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari, two years after he was fired by the big-spending club.
Cannavaro, who was captain of Italy's 2006 World Cup winning squad, left Evergrande in June 2015 after just seven months in the job.
Scolari took over in 2015 and helped deliver three titles for the club before his contract expired.
Illinois tourism office to open expand to China, Mexico
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois tourism officials are expanding their efforts in China and Mexico, hoping to attract more foreign visitors to the state.
The Illinois Office of Tourism plans to open an office in Mexico City by Nov. 1 and one in Beijing on Dec. 1, the Chicago Tribune reported. Three additional support offices in China are being planned in Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.
Scolari leads Guangzhou to 7th Chinese title in a row
World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari led Guangzhou Evergrande to a seventh successive Chinese Super League title on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Guizhou Zhicheng at Tianhe Stadium.
With closest challenger Shanghai SIPG losing 2-1 at home to Guangzhou R&F, Evergrande is now nine points clear at the top of the 16-team league with two games remaining.