Yao Ming is likely to make it official on Wednesday, announcing what is expected to be his retirement from the NBA and a sport that made him a household name in China.
China's Yao Ming is likely to play his first competitive game since having surgery on his foot in March at this week's Stankovic Cup pre-Beijing Olympic basketball tournament, local media reported on Tuesday.
A top official of China's national basketball team says no decision has been made as to whether Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will play in an Olympic warm-up tournament next month.
The Olympics are still three months away, and already Yao Ming is trying to work the officials.
Chinese officials are hoping to speed NBA star Yao Ming's recovery with a secret remedy -- traditional Chinese medicine.
Yao Ming will have surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, Houston Rockets officials said Saturday.
Yi Jianlian is going to play for the Milwaukee Bucks after all.
China's official sports association has issued an unprecedented public criticism of Yao Ming for reporting late to national team training.
China national team officials believe injured center Wang Zhizhi may still be ready to play next month in the world championships.
Less than two months after Kobe Bryant's endorsement deal with McDonald's expired, the fast-food giant is expected to announce it has signed Rockets center Yao Ming.
Houston's chances of playing host to the 2012 Olympics could hinge on convincing the visiting U.S. Olympic Committee that the city has the right international flavor, officials said Friday.