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2006-09-05 05:54:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - Houston Rockets center Yao Ming believes more of his Chinese team mates need to gain experience abroad for the national team to be competitive at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday. China finished a disappointing 11th at the world championships in Japan after being knocked out 95-64 by eventual runners-up Greece last week. Yao, who averaged a tournament-high 25.3 points and virtually carried China into the second round, told state TV that...

2006-08-23 03:37:43

By Alastair Himmer SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - Olympic gold medallists Argentina swept aside Nigeria to improve to a perfect 4-0 at the world basketball championship on Wednesday, while Spain also claimed their fourth win in Japan by beating Angola. Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni scored 23 points, including five three-pointers, and San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili added 20 for a red-hot Argentina in Group A. The 98-64 win locked up Argentina's place in the last 16 while...

2006-08-14 23:23:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - Teenager Chen Jianghua was named alongside Yao Ming and Wang Zhizhi in China's squad for the world championship on Tuesday. The 17-year-old point guard was included after impressing in China's 119-73 defeat to the United States in Guangzhou last week, his national team debut. Houston Rockets all-star Yao and former NBA player Wang are included despite both recently returning to action after injury layoffs. With only sporadic contributions from their two...

2006-08-11 10:00:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yao Ming finally got some court time on Friday but could not prevent China losing 82-73 to Germany in a world championship warm-up tournament in Nanjing. The Houston Rockets All Star, China's best player, received a huge ovation from the crowd when he returned to action for the first time since breaking his foot in an NBA game in April. The 7 ft 6 in center was used sparingly and Germany, inspired by a dynamic performance from Dallas Mavericks franchise forward...

2006-08-08 01:36:13

BEIJING (Reuters) - China coach Jonas Kazlauskas bemoaned Yao Ming's absence from the national team after the U.S. thrashed China by 46 points in a world championship warm-up match in Guangzhou, a the China Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday. "Yao is definitely what we need right now. We had some really tough games in Europe and back home. Without Yao, the team lost its confidence and leadership," Kazlauskas was quoted as saying. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing...

2006-08-07 10:44:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lebron James landed 23 points as the United States crushed China 119-73 in a world championship warm-up match in Guangzhou on Monday night. America's band of NBA stars were just too strong for a China team lacking injured Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and former Dallas Mavericks, LA Clippers and Miami Heat player Wang Zhizhi. The visitors raced to a 60-37 lead at the halfway mark and long before end of the game the enthusiastic support for the home team from...

2006-08-02 00:47:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - China center Yao Ming says he is on track to play in this month's world championships as the national team returned home from its disappointing European warm-up tour, Chinese newspapers reported on Wednesday. "Now I am 80 percent OK," the China Daily quoted Yao as saying. "The recovery has been quite good and better than expected... I feel like I am getting closer to my best shape." The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for the Houston Rockets on...

2006-05-01 01:08:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's first NBA star Wang Zhizhi has earned a recall to the national team after four years in the wilderness following his refusal to play in the 2002 Asian Games. Last month, an apologetic Wang returned to his homeland admitting that he had made a mistake and asked to be reconsidered for national duty. The plea was successful and Wang was among the 18 players announced by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Sunday for a training camp in preparation for...

2006-04-19 07:24:33

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Yi Jianlian, linked with a move to the NBA, says he plans to stay with the national team rather than follow Yao Ming's path this year. The 2.1 meter forward for the Guangdong Tigers in China's premier basketball league believes he is not ready for the NBA and wants to concentrate on China, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. "I see myself as a national team member," the Beijing News quoted Yi as saying. "After all, I haven't yet reached NBA...

2006-04-13 03:03:38

BEIJING (Reuters) - Denial, anxiety and finger-pointing are some of China's reactions to news the country's towering basketball icon Yao Ming may miss this year's World Championships through injury. The Houston Rockets' announcement of a possible six-month recuperation period for Yao's broken foot -- sustained during an NBA match on Monday -- was greeted with skepticism by China's top basketball administration. Perhaps the reporters who covered the news had misheard, Hu Jia, deputy...


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