US POLE VAULT CHAMP EYES RIO GOLD IN PULL-OUT DECISION
OLYMPIC pole vault champion Jenn Suhr does not plan to compete in next month's IAAF indoor championships even though she has just broken her world indoor record, the American said on Tuesday.
A desire for more gold at the Rio Games and the stress of the United States trials and the world indoor championships with just four days in between led to the decision.
GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE SIGNS MARTINEZ FOR $66 MILLION
CHINESE side Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros (S$66 million), the club said yesterday, smashing the national transfer record.
Chinese businesses have invested huge sums in football since President Xi Jinping declared hosting, qualifying and winning a World Cup were national goals.
NO CNY MONKEY TEES FOR KINGS TO AVOID CONTROVERSY
THE Sacramento Kings cancelled plans for a "Year of the Monkey" T-shirt giveaway to celebrate the Chinese New Year after centre DeMarcus Cousins voiced concerns of insensitivity, United States media reported.
The Kings pulled the promotion after Cousins said it could be construed as offensive on the first day of Black History Month - when NBA players wear commemorative shirts.