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Olympics: China world champion skater Yu Jing out of Sochi

China's world sprint champion Yu Jing withdrew from the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a hip injury, officials said. The 28-year-old was scheduled to compete in the women's 500m and 1000m at the Adler Arena. International Skating Union (ISU) technical official Alexander Kibalko confirmed that Yu was injured and would not compete. China had already lost short track speed skater Wang Meng from the Games with a broken ankle.

China's top winter Olympian faces Sochi heartache

China's most decorated Winter Olympian broke her ankle in training on Thursday, a report said, leaving her participation in the Sochi Games in serious doubt. Short track speed skater Wang Meng suffered the injury while practising in Shanghai, Sohu sports Internet portal said, just 22 days before the Games where she hoped to add to her tally of four gold medals, a silver and a bronze. "At today's morning training session Wang Meng accidently fell and suffered a fracture injury," the report said.

Badminton: Lin Dan powers through to semis of worlds

China's badminton superstar Lin Dan booked a place in the semi-finals of the world championships on Friday after overcoming team-mate and second seed Chen Long. Lin's arch rival and world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia also sealed his place after a masterclass against Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto. Lin will meet Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh who took a thrilling third-game victory against Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen, while Lee will take on third seed Du Pengyu of China in his semi-final.

Diving: Chinese teenager Si wins world 10m platform gold

Fourteen-year-old Si Yajie of China won the women's world 10m platform gold on Thursday with compatriot Chen Ruolin, the previous world and Olympic champion, in silver and Ukraine's Iulia Prokopchuk third. ryj/dj

Badminton: Injured 'Super Dan' quits Asia Championship

Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan on Friday quit the Badminton Asia Championship citing an injury, effectively ending hopes that he would lead China's drive for a clean-sweep of titles. 'Super Dan', an icon in China and rated by many as badminton's greatest player, had to withdraw after waking up with a pain in his left shoulder and could not lift his left arm, said a spokesman for the tournament.

Badminton: 'Super Dan' flies to first win since Olympics

China's legendary Lin Dan saw off Vietnam's Tuan Duc Do in just 24 minutes Wednesday as he flew to his first victory since successfully defending his Olympic title in London last year. 'Super Dan', an icon in China and rated by many as badminton's greatest player, made light of his eight-month break as he breezed through 21-12, 21-6 to reach the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFA extends China match-fixing bans worldwide

(Adds details) ZURICH, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Match-fixing bans on 58 Chinese soccer officials and players will be extended worldwide, the sport's governing body FIFA said on Monday. The 58 were banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Feb. 18 following a three-year push to clean up rampant corruption in the sport in China.

Soccer-Ex-Chinese football chiefs given life bans, Shenhua hit

BEIJING, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Two former Chinese soccer chiefs have been banned for life after they were jailed in June for accepting bribes while Shanghai Shenhua have been hit by a points deduction for next season, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday. Nan Yong, the former head of Chinese soccer, was sentenced to 10 and a half years for taking bribes worth more than 1.48 million yuan ($237,500) while his predecessor Xie Yalong received an identical sentence and was also fined 200,000 yuan.
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