A decade ago the plight of former champion gymnast Zhang Shangwu shocked China and made world headlines when he was discovered begging in Beijing, prompting one of the country's richest men to give him a job.
A South Korean judo star who won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics has been banned for life from the sport's national body over allegations of sexual assault against a teenager.
The NBA's top official in China is stepping down after just under two years in the role, the NBA announced on Thursday.
The towel that Kobe Bryant wore over his shoulders during his farewell speech after his final National Basketball League game has fetched over $33,000 at auction, the US media said on Sunday.
Houston Rockets star James Harden on Monday apologised to China over a tweet by the team's general manager backing Hong Kong's democracy protests that cost the franchise TV exposure and sponsorship in the lucrative Chinese market.
Basketball's governing body FIBA will launch disciplinary proceedings against Andrew Bogut after he appeared to suggest that referees favoured Spain in Australia's semi-final defeat at the World Cup.
Outgoing champions the United States won their final match on Saturday at the Basketball World Cup -- but it was still their worst finishing place in the tournament's history.
Spain's Marc Gasol is one victory away from a rare feat -- winning the NBA crown and a Basketball World Cup in the same year.