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China's two-time Olympic champion and professional boxer Zou Shiming will take on a young Hungarian pugilist on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Zou, 35, will make his debut in the United States to compete against 19-year-old Jozsef Ajtai in a 10-round flyweight bout, which will probably provide a good opportunity for Zou to refresh him and gather experience in pursuit of the world title, reports Xinhua.

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In the last pool game against China, ranked number 5 in the world, India lost a close game 2-1. The match started slowly, with most of the battles taking place in the midfield and both teams struggling to penetrate the circle. China had the best opportunity of the quarter with a PC which was well saved by Savita in goal to take the teams to the break tied 0-0.

India came to life in the second quarter early. Rani scored off a swiftly worked counter from the right, giving India the lead in the 19th minute. China immediately hit back, and won a PC of their own, but another save from Savita ensured India went into the break with their lead intact.

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Group A leaders Ukraine Otamans travelled to China high on confidence after a thrilling win over Group A rivals Cuba Domadores a fortnight ago, but the China Dragons carved out one of the performances of the season so far to win 4-1 on Saturday night to the delight of the home crowd. The hosts leap-frogged Turkiye Conquerors to go third in the group after the European side lost 5-0 in Havana, a result that sent the Cubans top.

In the first bout of the day, China Dragons' He Junjun was in determined mood against Nazar Kurotchyn, his well-timed jabs repeatedly finding their target early on. The Dragons’ star grew stronger as the bout wore on and the crowd erupted as Kurotchyn was floored in the fifth round and counted out of the contest.

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The two most decorated Chinese golf stars, Zhang Lian-wei and Liang Wen-chong, will return to the Venetian Macao Open and attempt to bring the coveted trophy back to China for the first time in more than a decade.

The US$1 million tournament, taking place between 15 to 18 October at the Macau Golf & Country Club, is once again organised by the Macao Sport Development Board of Macao SAR Government along with the Golf Association of Macau. Sanctioned by the latter and the Asian Tour, The Venetian® Macao is supporting the iconic event as title sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded its fourth consecutive shutout to defeat China PR 1-0 in the Quarterfinals at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and advance to the tournament Semifinal.

Carli Lloyd, starting as the team's captain, earned her 200th cap and headed in the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute. Lloyd is the third WNT player to score on her 200th cap. Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly are the others to achieve the feat.

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There seems to be no stopping Mercedes this year as Lewis Hamilton racked up his third win on the bounce in Asia, coasting for a lights to chequered flag victory at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Such was Hamilton's dominance, that he strode to victory a full 18 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, who by virtue of grabbing second place once again, still leads Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship standings by 4 points.

Rosberg would have been disappointed to have not been more competitive in this race, but a poor start from his qualifying position of fourth meant that he had to work his way up the field in the early stages of the race and by then Hamilton was already long gone into the Shanghai sunset. The German was also without any car to pit communication for the bulk of the race and was far from happy with how luck has conspired against him of late.

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Felipe Massa was quickest in the second free practice session this afternoon at the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of this Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. The Brazilian’s best lap was a 1.35.340, while in second was Kimi Raikkonen with a 1.35.492. In the other F138, Fernando Alonso was third in 1.35.755.

The weather got warmer today thanks to some sunshine, reaching 22 degrees, with the track hitting 31, as Massa and Alonso began the session on the Medium compound, completing the task of evaluating new aero components, as well as the usual set-up work. As the track rubbered in and a clean line emerged, all the teams then tried the Soft compound, seen for the first time this season.

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