Fernando Alonso Wins F1 Chinese Grand Prix In Shanghai (Watch Entire Race Here)

Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Fernando Alonso of Spain steered his Ferrari to victory at Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday at Shanghai International Circuit. F1 fans should know Mark Webber didn’t do as well, as WorldCarFans.com reports. Alonso, sounding more bored than anything afterward, said: “The celebrations tonight will be nothing special as I have an early flight for Bahrain,”... Read more »

Guan Tianlang Assessed Stroke Penalty For Slow Play, Makes Cut Anyway

Guan Tianlang makes cut
Guan Tianlang accomplished two historic firsts in the second round of the Masters yesterday. He made the cut, becoming the youngest player to do so in any major (he was, after all, the youngest player to ever participate in any major). And he was assessed a stroke-penalty for "slow play" on the 17th hole. "He became the first player, by all accounts, in the 77 times they've held this tournament, to be assessed a penalty for slow play," writes ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski.

Guan Tianlang, Star In The Making After Shooting 1-Over In Masters Debut: “People Were Very Nice To Me”

Guan Tianlang at Masters opening round
Guan Tianlang is precocious. He is a star. We're not sure if he knows this and is simply playing the role of establishmentarian golf prodigy to a tee -- with understated self-assessments washed with humility, a genial confidence -- or is just being himself, but judging by his post-round quotes, he doesn't feel at all uncomfortable in the spotlight as the biggest story story in this year's biggest golf tournament. Sergio, who? Marc Leishman, who? Tiger, who?

All Eyes Are On Guan Tianlang, The Masters’ Youngest Player Ever And China’s Great Golfing Hope

Guan Tianlang at the Masters
Any reference to Chinese golf sensation Guan Tianlang inevitably mentions his age, and rightly so: the kid is just 14 and, in 14 and a half hours (12:24 am local time), will become the youngest ever to play in the Masters by a full two years. But in a reworking of an old sports cliché, age is temporary, class is permanent.

The Compendious List Of People Guan Tianlang Has Golfed With Includes Phil Mickelson, Condoleeza Rice

Guan Tianlang's Twitter
Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, is set to become the youngest player ever to play at the Masters — he tees off on Thursday at 12:24 pm Georgia time. But the youngster has already been busy on the links at Augusta, it appears. Behold, his Twitter account, @Guan_Tianlang (we can safely call it “under the radar,” with only... Read more »

So, Zou Shiming Won His Professional Boxing Debut. Now Let’s Temper Expectations

Zou Shiming wins pro boxing debut in Macau
Two-time Olympic gold-medalist Zou Shiming triumphed in his professional debut on Saturday, which you surely already know, if you follow Chinese news. He won a four-round unanimous decision against Mexico’s Eleazar Valenzuela in Macau’s Cotai Arena at the Venetian, the result alternately described as “dominating” and “a formality.” Ring announcer Michael Buffer, before the bout even... Read more »

Here’s The Jeremy Lin Interview On 60 Minutes

60 Minutes on Jeremy Lin
“There aren’t many basketball stars who step off the bench and directly into the dictionary,” begins 60 Minutes’s Jeremy Lin story — only slightly belated. The part that’s probably most interesting is when Lin talks, frankly, about race and stereotyping. This from the show’s transcript:

Manny Ramirez Hit His First Home Run In Taiwan Yesterday, And It Was Great

Manny Ramirez first home run in Taiwan
Manny Ramirez launched a beautiful 7th-inning home run yesterday while playing for the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, a rocket to deadaway center. He now has 556 home runs in the big leagues -- 555 in the MLB, and one in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Ramirez, 40, also happened to hit the 7,000th home run in CPBL history, according to Baseball America (citing Taiwanese media).

Evil Empire Wins Again: Guangdong Captures 8th CBA Title With Sweep Of Liaoning, Yi Jianlian Chosen MVP

Guangdong Southern Tigers win 2013 CBA title
Order was restored to the Chinese Basketball Association last night as the Guangdong Southern Tigers, winners of the CBA finals in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, and 2004, beat Liaoning on the road, 94-74, to complete a four-game sweep. By "order" we mean devastating lack of parity, the type that makes one wonder: is Guangdong actually any good, or is every other team really supremely that bad?