first_imgBEIJING (AP): Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a procession of star players to join the Chinese Super League. Shanghai Shenhua said yesterday that they paid an US$11 million transfer fee to Argentine club Boca Juniors. A person familiar with the negotiations said the 32-year-old Tevez would be paid US$40 million over two years. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to divulge details of the transaction. Tevez is expected to join team training on the Japanese island of Okinawa next month, with a formal introduction to follow soon afterward. The next Super League season begins in March. Chinese clubs have spent heavily over the past year to attract mainly South American stars. Last week, Shenhua’s city rivals Shanghai SIPG sealed a deal with Oscar from Chelsea. Other stars to join Chinese clubs include the Brazilians Hulk, Ramires and Paulinho, Colombian striker Jackson Martinez and Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. Tevez will be coached by Gus Poyet, the former Sunderland and Real Betis manager who became Shenhua’s manager in November. Other internationally recognised managers in the Chinese Super League include Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas, and Hebei China Fortune’s Manuel Pellegrini. China’s government wants to turn the country into a football power, setting the goal of having a team capable of winning the World Cup by 2050. Leading the national team is Italian coach Marcello Lippi, signed earlier this year to a hefty contract of his own. China has also invested in youth soccer and building stronger pipelines to develop homegrown talent.last_img read more


first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Guangzhou Long-Lions vs Seoul Samsung Thunders during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ Semi-final match at Studio City Event Center on 22 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Guangzhou used a strong fourth quarter to put Seoul down, 88-74, and advance to the finals of the Aisa League The Terrific 12 Saturday at Studio City Events Center here.The Long Lions, who beat the Samsung Thunders in the finals of the Super 8, from the Chinese Basketball Association will take on B.League’s Ryukyu in the championship match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyle Fogg filled up the stat sheets for the Long Lions with 27 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists while Marreese Speights added 16 points and six rebounds.Muxtar finished with 15 points, all of his field goals coming from deep, while Sun Mingyang pitched in 14 points and eight boards for Guangzhou.Ben Mbala had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Samsung Tigers while fellow import Glenn Cosey had 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.The Korean Basketball League’s Samsung Tigers will face B.League’s Nagoya in the bronze medal match.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Baldwin puts Ildefonso, other recruits on notice: Ateneo is ‘right place to be’ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Guangzhou held a humble 70-66 lead midway through the fourth quarter but a quick 11-3 run saw Shirelijian Muxtar knock down three 3-pointers gave the Long Lions an 81-68 lead with 4:11 left in the game.Long Lions head coach Juan Antonio Orenga said they had difficulties establishing their game at the start of the match with Seoul the first one to dictate the tempo, luckily for them they found their offense late in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Our big men started to play closer to the rim and that was the big difference,” said Orenga. “And the last seven minutes we were able to break the game.”Guangzhou managed to outmuscle Seoul underneath the basket scoring 10 more points in the paint, 36-26, and outrebound the Samsung Thunders 14-9 in the offensive glass. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more