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Tennis: ITF delegates approve radical Davis Cup overhaul

ORLANDO: World tennis chiefs on Thursday (Aug 16) approved a radical Davis Cup revamp championed by Barcelona star Gerard Pique that will overhaul the 118-year-old competition, condensing the annual worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event. The shake-up for the men's team tournament .....

Mosque Demolition Protest Ends with Compromise

Thousands of Hui Muslims gathered at the Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia last week in an attempt to stall government plans to demolish the newly built structure. The forced demolition threat came after authorities issued a notice on August 3rd demanding the mosque be torn down by Friday, citing th...

British tennis chiefs to vote against Davis Cup reform

LONDON: British tennis chiefs said on Wednesday (Aug 15) they will vote against the controversial reforms planned for the Davis Cup, claiming the radical changes could see fewer players taking part and a waning of fan interest. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said that even though they remain ......

Beijing and Hong Kong Officials Slam Pro-Independence Speech at FCC

Andy Chan Ho-tin—a Hong Kong independence advocate and convener of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a political party that regional security officials are attempting to ban—delivered a biting speech in front of the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). In the speech, which Beij...