• Exclusive: Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-South Korea tensions
    Reuters6 minutes ago

    Exclusive: Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-South Korea tensions

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese golfers on the U.S. women's tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defense system is increasingly

  • China to host NHL exhibition games in run-up to 2022 Winter Olympics
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    China to host NHL exhibition games in run-up to 2022 Winter Olympics

    By Lusha Zhang and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) will stage two annual pre-season games in China from this year as it looks to build interest in the country that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, even as its participation in next year's Games remains in doubt

  • NHL staging preseason games in China between Kings, Canucks
    The Associated Press

    NHL staging preseason games in China between Kings, Canucks

    The NHL will play its first games in China this fall when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet in Beijing and Shanghai. The preseason games will take place Sept. 21 in Shanghai and Sept. 23 in Beijing. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the launch of the NHL China Games at a news conference

  • LPGA Commissioner Whan sees women's gains in game
    Reuters

    LPGA Commissioner Whan sees women's gains in game

    By Larry Fine RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Golf is getting younger, more global and more female, all to the delight of LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. Rather than cringe at the Asian dominance of the largely U.S. tour a decade ago, Whan embraced the global appeal of the game and now revels in