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BEIJING (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) is pressing ahead with a exhibition game Thursday evening in Shanghai, despite backlash against the league from China after a Houston Rockets executive’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests. The NBA on Thursday published a post on Chinese social networking platform Weibo promoting the match between the Los
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(Reuters) – Russia’s men clinched their first-ever team title at the gymnastics world championships on Wednesday, edging China in a tight contest in Stuttgart to avenge their 2018 defeat. Artistic Gymnastics – 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Men’s Team Final – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany – October 9, 2019 Gold medalists team Russia celebrate alongside
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(Reuters) – The United States women cruised to their fifth consecutive team title at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart on Tuesday, with Simone Biles becoming the event’s most decorated woman. Artistic Gymnastics – 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Women’s Team Final – Balance Beam – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany – October 8, 2019 Team
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FILE PHOTO: Basketball – NBA Global Games – New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets – Pre-match news conference – Beijing, China – 12/10/16. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attends the pre-match news conference. REUTERS/Thomas Peter TOKYO (Reuters) – NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league’s response to the Houston Rockets general manager’s tweet backing Hong Kong
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WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA’s response to a Houston Rockets official’s tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed. The National Basketball Association, which has built a huge following and burgeoning business in China,
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Joseph Tsai, owner of the Brooklyn Nets and co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said that the damage from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong’s protesters “will take a long time to repair.” FILE PHOTO: Joseph Tsai, Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba Group,
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Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s 100 Metres Hurdles Final – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2019. Nia Ali of the U.S. celebrates after winning gold. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch DOHA (Reuters) – Nia Ali, back in the starting blocks after giving birth to her second child, powered to victory
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The Chicago Bears promoted Tyler Bray from the practice squad on Saturday and he will serve as the backup quarterback to Chase Daniel for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders in London. FILE PHOTO: Aug 29, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray (9) drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during
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(Reuters) – Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas dispatched German second seed Alexander Zverev 7-6(6) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing on Saturday to set up a mouth-watering final with Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem. Tennis – China Open – Men’s Singles – Semi-finals – National Tennis Center, Beijing, China – October 5, 2019.
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