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Chinese Jia-a League

Former soccer No 2 weeps at bribes hearing

One of the highest-ranking mainland soccer officials charged with corruption, former Chinese Football Association (CFA) vice-chairman Yang Yimin, stood accused yesterday on the third day of trials of top soccer officials, club bosses and referees.

Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am

Match-fixing still casts shadow

The long-troubled Chinese Super League seems to be leaving behind its worst days - although the shadow of the past mayhem lingers.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Super League chief promises a crackdown

Director of troubled body says: 'We are determined to purify the environment'

The director of China's troubled Super League has pledged to 'purify the environment' as the league gets ready to kick off its third season and tries to lure disillusioned fans back to the football grounds.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Shenzhen on brink of title

China international striker Li Yi netted his first league goal of the season last night in Shenzhen Jianlibao's 1-0 victory at Sichuan Guancheng.

The result means Shenzhen are now just two points away from clinching the inaugural Chinese Super League title with three matches remaining.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Liaoning hot on heels of Shenzhen

Liaoning Zhongyu replaced sliding Shandong Luneng as the leader of the chasing pack behind Chinese Super League (CSL) front-runners Shenzhen Jianlibao after they beat visiting Qingdao Beilaite 3-1 last night.

4 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

New look, but same old faces

Tonight amid fanfare and fireworks the all-new, all-singing, all-dancing Chinese Siemens Mobile Super League kicks off, but when the air clears it may reveal little more than a cosmetic exercise - a new logo and a few less clubs - of no more substance than a shadow.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am

Cuevas extends title race to the final day

Super-sub Nelson Cuevas came off the bench on Wednesday night to keep alive Inter Shanghai's hopes of their first championship, the Paraguayan striker's injury time winner guaranteeing the League A title race goes down to the wire.

Shanghai International's 2-1 away victory over Yunnan Hongta has prolonged the other half of Shanghai's agony until the last game of the season.

28 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Shenhua poised to bring the title back to Shanghai

With just two rounds left in the China League, Shanghai Shenhua are in a great position to bring the league title back to Shanghai.

The league leaders are at home tonight against last-placed Shaanxi Guoli, who are doomed to relegation next season with only 14 points from three wins and five draws in their past 26 league matches.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

China league games fixed, fans tell survey

Mainland fans are increasingly disillusioned with league games and believe that many of the matches are rigged, according to a survey released this week.

7 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Tiago reveals plan to topple Shanghai from summit

Shenzhen Jianlibao go into tonight's crunch match with Inter Shanghai desperate to reclaim their place at the top of the Chinese National Football League after Sunday's surprise 1-0 defeat in Chongqing.

29 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Goal-shy Shenzhen bemoan lack of fire power

Less than a week after moving to the top of the Chinese League, Shenzhen Jianlibao's leadership is looking tenuous as they prepare to face Qingdao Beilaite at home this afternoon.

18 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Dalian crash to third defeat

Shenzhen Jianlibao remain just one point and one place behind Chinese National Football League leaders Yunnan Hongta after extending their unbeaten run to 15 games, but the giants of the mainland, Dalian Shide, are mired in an almost unprecedented slump.

7 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Jianlibao attacked following away win

Shenzhen Jianlibao had to survive an attack on the team bus by angry home supporters after they earned a valuable 2-1 win away to Shanghai Shenhua.

Several windows were smashed by a mob of Shenhua fans frustrated by their side's loss. The defeat meant that Shenhua has lost the league leadership to city rivals Shanghai Zhongyuan.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Forget the friendly, C-League gets down to serious business

You may think the only thing happening in mainland football this weekend is today's friendly between a certain Spanish team and mixed bag of China's Jia A (First Division) players, but you'd be wrong. The 14th round of the league will kick off today with only one match postponed to make way for the celebrity event.

2 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Shenzhen stay top despite lacklustre draw

League leaders Shenzhen Jianlibao failed to live up to expectations in Xian, gaining just one point after they drew with struggling Shaanxi Guoli on Sunday. Shenzhen managed to cling to the top of the table with 21 points after 12 rounds, with their goal difference putting them ahead of Yunnan Hongta and Shanghai Zhongyuan.

29 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

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