NBA superstar center Yao Ming made it official yesterday in Shanghai, China that he was retiring from basketball, leaving behind giant footprints on the NBA court. This story highlights the Chinese basketball legend's illustrious career.
As Andre Agassi, one of tennis' most colorful, compelling and controversial figures, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame Saturday, it is perhaps the best time to examine the tennis icon's storied career.
While fight fans in the western half of the world are enjoying the thrilling mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fighting, those in the eastern hemisphere are having their eyes focused on their Chinese equivalent - the Wushu Masters Association (WMA).
Maimaitituersunqiong (L) of China wins the silver medal of the boxing 69kg competition at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 2, 2010. He loses to Vasilii Belous from Moldova in the final. Photo: Zhenyu Li
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Zhilei Zhang (R) of China fights with Mihai Nistor from Roumania during the boxing 91+kg finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 2, 2010. Zhang went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. Photo: Zhenyu Li