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China's Olympic Men's Basketball Team Shows Promise Against Team USA

Taylor Butch | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Taylor Butch

Although China plays Team USA in the opening round of the Olympics, group play should be a solid determiner where they stand in international competition. The games should also prepare Beijing to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, in which 31 other teams will compete.

Icons And Identity: An Introduction To China's Engagement With The World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Xi Jinping's foreign policy hinges on realizing "the China dream." But, beyond a nationalistic desire to "stand tall" on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing's increasingly assertive behavior.

Yao Ming Has Doubters, But He’s Unquestionably A Hall Of Famer

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports

When the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced on Monday morning, universal applause and acclaim cascaded upon Allen I...

Matt Sheehan

China Suspends Ivory Imports, But African Elephants Still In Danger Of Extinction | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday suspended the import of ivory carvings for one year, marking a small step toward limiting the ivory demand that drives th...

Wild Stat of the Week: Rebuilding 'The Pyramid', Re-Visiting 'The Book of Basketball'

Andrew Wild | Posted 02.25.2015 | Sports
Andrew Wild

The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons should be considered the bible for basketball fans everywhere, and its crown jewel is The Pyramid, Simmons's idea for a new basketball Hall of Fame and his ranking of the 96 best players in basketball history.

Jordan Schultz

Yao Ming Talks Shaq And His Global Effort To End Ivory Poaching | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

Since retiring from basketball in 2011, Yao Ming, a former No. 1 draft pick and eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets, has dedicated his li...

The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Yao Ming Vows To Put An End To Elephant Tusk Trade

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Since retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, basketball player Yao Ming has set his sights on some impressive new goals -– this time without a n...

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

WildAid: The Race for New Chinese Thinking

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Calls to shut down the factories and distribution channels are routinely ignored in contradiction to the ongoing confiscated ivory stockpile burns. But the future is unwritten.

Yao Makes Watt Look Like ______

Posted 02.13.2013 | Sports

Yao Ming was once the biggest star athlete playing in the city of Houston, Texas -- both literally and figuratively. Now it seems as if Texans star an...

WATCH: Golf May Not Be For Yao

Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports

During the peak of his 8-year NBA career, Yao Ming displayed a finesse that belied his hulking size The same can not be said of his recent display on ...

A Lesson in Extinction

Yao Ming | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Yao Ming

Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand for ivory and rhino horn.

Linsane: How Knicks' Jimmy Dolan Squandered A National Treasure

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Sports

No one ever said Jimmy Dolan, the inscrutable owner of the New York Knicks, was any kind of genius. But his magnificently botched effort to re-sign Je...

Yao Ming, Venture Capitalist

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capit...

Unnamed Sources: Clintons Green-Light Chelsea '32 Presidential Bid

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A quick and dirty survey of the nation's most prominent futurists left no doubt that Chelsea is the odds on favorite in 2032 to become the most powerful person in the history of the Milky Way.

The Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

Whatever their success in the record books, many gridiron heroes and ballpark messiahs have splashed their names on dining establishments that also serve as a shrine to their athletic glory.

Guess Who Nabbed The Lin Trademark More Than A Year Ago

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

(Corrects typo in third bullet point) * China ball maker registers Jeremy Lin trademark * Difficult to take trademark fr...

Yao Weighs In On Lin

Posted 02.16.2012 | Sports

He knows the thrill of excitement to walk out onto the court every night with the eyes of the basketball world upon you and he knows the burden of inc...

Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

Chi Tung | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.

Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Ventures Into Wine Making

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

From the basketball court to the tasting room? That's the latest move from recently retired NBA star Yao Ming, who has started his own Napa Valley win...

Yao Ming Goes Back To School

Posted 01.08.2012 | College

Yao Ming is literally the big man on campus. The 31-year-old former Houston Rockets player, who retired in July, recently began management school i...

Shaq Visits China & Hangs Out With Yao Ming

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

With the NBA Lockout still ongoing, it appears that Shaquille O'Neal has a little more time to kill before he begins working as an NBA analyst for TNT...

Yao Ming's First Interview Since Retirement

Graham Bensinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

The former Houston Rockets' center opens up about what led to his decision to retire, shares the experience of first moving to Houston and details the injuries that plagued his NBA career.

Yao A Hall Of Famer?

Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports

With eight all-star appearances, a reputation for dominance and grace on the floor and an indisputable role in spreading the game of basketball throug...