Yao Ming's agent has asked the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to set aside the former All-Star center's nomination for a later year.
Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games.
Li Na's landmark French Open victory sparked celebrations and recognition throughout Asia on Sunday, while China's state media told its athletes to learn from her as they prepare for the London Olympics.
The Chinese Basketball Association apologized Wednesday for a brawl that forced play to be suspended in an exhibition game against Brazil a day earlier.
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming says he may quit basketball after next season if he doesn't fully recover from his foot injury.
Bob Donewald has been appointed head coach of China's national basketball team, and the American promises to make the basketball-crazy country proud of the squad.
China's world champion in the 110m hurdles, Liu Xiang, could be back on the track in May after successful foot surgery in the United States, local media reported on Monday.
Former world and Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang has undergone successful surgery for a foot injury that forced him to withdraw at the starting line during the Beijing Olympics.
Former world and Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang will be operated on by the Houston Rockets' doctor for a foot injury that forced him to withdraw at the starting line during the Beijing Olympics.
ESPN.com previews the Heat's season, with predictions, lineups, fantasy forecast and the NBA Dish podcast.
Defending champion Liu Xiang pulled up lame and withdrew from the first round of the Olympic 110-meter hurdles race Monday, leaving the host country without one of its biggest stars.
The crowd was gracious Sunday, and Team USA was willing to oblige, even if it meant teaching host China a thing or two about American basketball, writes Pat Forde.
Chinese basketball player Yao Ming will carry the host nation's flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday, the deputy head of China's team said on Thursday.
We gave you the top U.S. athletes to watch, but who from the rest of the world will be vying for the podium? Eric Adelson previews the top international athletes to watch at the Beijing Olympics.
Yao Ming has quickly squashed any potential rift that could have developed with new teammate Ron Artest prior to the volatile forward's arrival in Houston.
The U.S. men's basketball team is striving to be confident heading into the Beijing Games while avoiding the complacency that has sabotaged it in recent Olympics.