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August 18, 2016 2:18 PM China: it's got so big it changes everything

The overwhelming sense of change in a "New China" compared with an "Old China" just a generation ago is confirmed in street scenes. Masses of huddled people, often doubled up with carrying goods on their shoulders, and all wearing uniform Mao suits, are gone. Now people seem taller, more animated, healthier, louder and happier. They wear Western garb with gusto 61

August 10, 2016 2:24 PM West Ham no longer a selling club after keeping Dimitri Payet, says Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic believes West Ham have shown they are no longer a selling club by keeping hold of star man Dimitri Payet this summer. Payet enjoyed a sensational debut season in England last year after joining West Ham from Marseille, helping the Hammers finish seventh in the Premier League - their highest finish in the top flight since 2002. His superb 8

August 10, 2016 12:57 AM Marco Asensio cements his Real spot with stellar Super Cup performance

Player ratings from Real Madrid vs. Sevilla, European Super Cup, Aug. 9, 2016. It was close -- closer than Real Madrid might have expected against an experimental Sevilla side -- but Zinedine Zidane's golden touch continues for now. Real's ability to come from behind and the performance of some of the canteranos; Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Kiko Casilla 8

August 9, 2016 9:51 PM FEATURE: All hail Andre Ayew, the 'August' king of English football

It was in the month of August when he was crowned the Player of the Month in the English Premier League after joining Swansea City last season from Marseille. That was when he played in the English Premier League for the first time, yet he played tactfully with intelligence and precision reminiscing a player who has been in the ELP for years, maybe a decade 11

August 9, 2016 9:42 PM Carvajal scores late as Real Madrid seal UEFA Super Cup victory vs. Sevilla

Champions League winners Real Madrid bested last season's Europa League victors Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, with right-back Dani Carvajal the unlikely hero thanks to his 119th-minute game winner. The first half brought excellent debut strikes for Real Madrid youngster Marco Asensio, who shone during his side's early dominance, and Sevilla's summer 8

August 9, 2016 2:42 PM Why Swansea City can cope without Andre Ayew as they welcome Spanish striking duo

Swansea City would have been better equipped for the start of the Premier League season if Andre Ayew wasn’t preparing to hold up a West Ham United shirt anytime now. But that doesn’t mean Swansea haven’t done the right thing by pressing the button on a £20m-plus move which has been on the cards even before he walked in the Liberty door. Ayew, as expected 17

August 6, 2016 12:01 PM West Ham agree £20m Ayew deal with medical set: Swansea to complete move on one condition

ANDRE AYEW is reportedly set to undergo a medical at West Ham this weekend - but his move depends on incomings at Swansea. Francesco Guidolin's side will apparently only sanction Ayew's exit to east London if the Swans land another forward first. Former Spain international Fernando Llorente joined the Welsh side yesterday from Sevilla on a two-year deal. But according 6

August 6, 2016 10:17 AM Borja Baston: Swansea City in talks with Atletico Madrid for Spanish striker

Swansea are in talks with Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid about signing striker Borja Baston. Borja spent last season on loan at Eibar, scoring 18 La Liga goals, is an Atletico youth product but has made only one league senior appearance. Swansea hope to complete the deal for the 23-year-old over the weekend. The former Spain youth international 5

August 4, 2016 9:54 AM Kurt Okraku: It wasn’t a mistake for Baba Rahman to join Schalke

Kurt OkrakuIt wasn’t a mistake for Baba Rahman to join Schalke The former FC Augsburg defender failed to hold onto a starting place at Chelsea last season after he joined them from the Bundesliga. Baba Rahman was told by new Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte to go on loan, because he is too offensive, against the defensive style, the Italian trainer wants 4

August 2, 2016 9:39 AM Five things to know about new Manchester City signing Leroy Sane

Manchester City have finally completed the signing of Schalke forward Leroy Sane after a summer chasing the Germany international. Pep Guardiola made the 20-year-old his top attacking target and finally secured his man for a reported £37 million (€43m) with performance-related add-ons. Sane is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe 26