Houston Rockets

Jeremy Lin comes off bench to land first triple-double

Jeremy Lin takes it to the hoop. Photo: AP

Jeremy Lin impressed his teammates with his first career triple-double in Houston’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

The Rockets were even more surprised that he achieved the feat coming off the bench.

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Lin's legacy will be built off court

Jeremy Lin. Photo: AFP

We have had a little more than a year to digest things and certainly enough time to have thoroughly reflected on the madness. The notion of Jeremy Lin as merely an above average basketball player for the Houston Rockets is beginning to take root. But such was the depth and height of "Linsanity" last year that the residue will never truly subside.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Sports Digest, March 7, 2013

Veteran table tennis player Tie Yana has set her sights on playing for Hong Kong in the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Short Sport, December 27, 2012

A police mugshot of Ex-Braves star (L/R)Andruw Jones. Photos: AP, Reuters

Former Major League Baseball star centrefielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early on Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:07am

Jeremy Lin leads Houston Rockets' rout over New York Knicks

Point Guard Jeremy Lin takes on New York Knicks' centre Tyson Chandler in the first quarter of the game. Photo: Reuters

Jeremy Lin will never forget that brief, beautiful stretch of basketball known as Linsanity.

His first trip back to Madison Square Garden was memorable, too.

Lin had 22 points and eight assists in his return to New York, leading the Houston Rockets to a 109-96 victory that ended the Knicks' 10-game home winning streak to open the season.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:11am

Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons combine to beat Knicks

Jeremy Lin (right)

Chandler Parsons' career night helped Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets down the New York Knicks 131-103 in the first clash between Lin and his former NBA team.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:01am

Who said it?

Shark's fin soup protester Dr Kerry Jang

He is not Chinese, he is a banana. He is only doing this to get cheap political votes

Vancouver restaurant owner David Chung hits out at shark's fin soup protester Dr Kerry Jang


Any scheme we pledge to the elderly must be sustainable day after day, and year after year

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying


2 Nov 2012 - 3:56am

Ex-NBA's Tracy McGrady denies money a factor in China move

Tracy McGrady (centre) arrives at Liuting International Airport in Qingdao last week. Photo: Xinhua

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has denied money was a factor in his decision to join the Qingdao Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

“I played 15 years in the NBA,” the CBA’s highest-profile import told the China Daily newspaper. “I made a lot of money. No, money has nothing to do with it.”

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Jeremy Lin 'lines up' Nike deal with Harvard

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets is said to be in talks with Harvard University for a co-branded product line. Photo: Xinhua

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin and his alma mater, Harvard University, are in talks to create a co-licensed merchandise line, two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

4 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Jeremy Lin has first workout at Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets' player Jeremy Lin. Photo: AP

Jeremy Lin  is finally getting his own bed.

The 1.9-metre point guard, who became an international phenomenon during one dazzling month with the Knicks last season,  had his first workout with the Houston Rockets.

Naturally, he drew a horde of media to the Toyota Centre,  evidence that Linsanity has plenty of life left in it.

20 Sep 2012 - 1:37am

Yao Ming mobbed as he begins university studies

Basketball superstar Yao Ming is back in the media spotlight after stepping off the court and back into the classroom.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We use this fork for four to five minutes, then throw it away... it will stay in the ocean for 40 to 100 years

Douglas Woodring, co-founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance commenting on pollution in the Pacific Ocean

This guy touched so many people, and really opened doors in China, not only for himself, but for so many others

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China loses a star ambassador

For all China's success in producing world and Olympic champions, nothing lights up national pride and imagination quite like a star who breaks free of the state system to stand astride the international stage in their own right. We are, of course, talking about basketball player Yao Ming.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Yao's playing days over

Yao Ming, the Chinese All-Star centre with the Houston Rockets team in the American National Basketball Association, has confirmed weeks of rumours by officially retiring from the sport because of recurring injury problems.

The 2.29-metre tall player, who had played in the US for the past nine years, made the announcement in his hometown, Shanghai, yesterday.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

So long, Yao

He injured his foot, ankle, shoulder and knee, and even faced racist barbs on his debut with the Houston Rockets in 2003. These photos - by Robert Ng, Getty Images North America, Reuters, EPA and AFP - capture moments in a short but illustrious career.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am