Xi’s celebrity crackdown no match for Universal Studios in China

(Sept 20): As President Xi Jinping’s government looks to tame China’s celebrities, the popularity of a new Universal Studios theme park in Beijing shows Hollywood’s enduring soft power among the nation’s 1.4 billion people. Tickets for the grand opening on Monday, priced at 638 yuan (US$99), sold out within 30...
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Xi's potential 2027 transition poses threat to Taiwan

Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): Former Indo-Pacific commander Philip Davidson said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's potential 2027 transition poses threat to Taiwan. Mikio Sugeno and Tsuyoshi Nagasawa, writing in Nikkei Asia said that Davidson sent shock waves around the world when he nailed down a specific time frame on a possible Taiwan contingency.
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Game Recap: Colorado Rapids tie Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1

The Colorado Rapids welcomed the Vancouver Whitecaps on a rare Sunday night match. Head Coach Robin Fraser made a few changes from their midweek action as Auston Trusty moved inside on the backline, Lucas Esteves started out left, and Michael Barrios and Kellyn Acosta returned to the starting XI. The pivotal match, and third in eight days for Colorado, saw Braian Galvan and Esteves in similar wingback roles supporting the three “center” backs in Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, and Trusty.

Liverpool's persistence pays off against Palace

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool had to work hard for their victory over Crystal Palace - and they did. It was a resilient and organised first-half performance from the visitors but Liverpool's persistence paid off when Sadio Mane poked in the opener at the back post. From that point on, Liverpool's...

Ole explains changes for Hammers clash

The manager made three alterations to the XI on duty at Young Boys with Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood replacing Victor Lindelof, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho. Scott's return is a welcome boost after he made a speedy recovery from a minor groin operation during the...

United team to face Hammers announced

Scott McTominay is back after a swift recovery from a groin operation and he lines up in midfield alongside Fred. Paul Pogba appears set to start on the left, with Mason Greenwood returning to the XI on the right, and Bruno Fernandes is behind his fellow Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hard-working Boli earned his place, says Ange

He’s almost become a forgotten man on the Celtic forums, but today a certain Boli Bolingoli started for Celtic in the shocking defeat to Livingston. The Belgian left-back made his last league appearance for Celtic in the 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock in August 2020, where he featured for just three minutes at Rugby Park.

Lineup Notes | Chicago Fire FC at CF Montréal

The Chicago Fire wrap a six-game road trip on Sunday when they kickoff against CF Montréal from Stade Saputo at 12:00 p.m. CT. Head coach Raphael Wicky's side will look to return the favor from the last time these two teams met, when Montréal snatched a 1-0 victory at Soldier Field on an 87th minute Mason Toye header. Montréal enter Sunday's match occupying the seventh and final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference standings after a 4-2 win over Orlando on Wednesday.

Mahedi confident of spot in best eleven

Bangladesh all-rounder Mahedi Hasan believes that his performance in the last two series for the Tigers warrants him a place in the playing XI in the forthcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. ‘I have full confidence that I will be picked in the best eleven,’ Mahedi...