Marcello Lippi earned his biggest win since taking over as coach of China, 1-0 against South Korea in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon will mark his 1,000th appearance as a professional in the World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday.
Animated by the success of the 2016-2017 season, Chinese Volleyball League (CVL) organizers are looking to boost the sport in China.
2009 World Champions China didn't perform well at the 2017 Beijing World Women's Curling Championship, with losing the chance to directly enter the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games.
Lewis Hamilton remains the hot favorite to win another title for Mercedes.
Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman.
Spain international striker Gerard Deulofeu believes his decision to swap English Premier League side, Everton for Italian giants AC Milan has been fundamental in his return to the Spain international setup.
Chinese football needs to build a firm foundation akin to that used in building a house, China's Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin said.
Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting.