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Andy Roddick, who is known for his sometimes tempestuous nature on the court, argues with an umpire during a match against Ivan Ljubicic in Shanghai. (Ron C. Angle/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick, who is known for his sometimes tempestuous nature on the court, argues with an umpire during a match against Ivan Ljubicic in Shanghai. (Ron C. Angle/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Andy Roddick

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy face off before an exhibition match on Monday at Jinsha Lake Country Club in Zheungzhou, China. Nike signed the 23-year-old McIlroy to a blockbuster deal on Monday.

SHIPNUCK: Nike adds McIlroy to staff long led by Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy face off before an exhibition match on Monday at Jinsha Lake Country Club in Zheungzhou, China. Nike signed the 23-year-old McIlroy to a blockbuster deal on Monday.
SHIPNUCK: Nike adds McIlroy to staff long led by Tiger Woods

Yao Ming befriends a rhino while on a two week tour of Africa as a global ambassador for WildAid, one of the leading organizations working to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. (Courtesy of WildAid.org)

GALLERY: Yao Ming Since Retirement | Classic Yao Photos

Yao Ming befriends a rhino while on a two week tour of Africa as a global ambassador for WildAid, one of the leading organizations working to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. (Courtesy of WildAid.org)
GALLERY: Yao Ming Since Retirement | Classic Yao Photos

Yao Ming and nine-year-old earthquake survivor Lin Hao carry the Chinese flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 games are on Friday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: A History of Olympic Opening Ceremonies 

Yao Ming and nine-year-old earthquake survivor Lin Hao carry the Chinese flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 games are on Friday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)GALLERY: A History of Olympic Opening Ceremonies 

Haibing Huang of China competes during the Men’s Long Jump final on day two of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Haibing Huang of China competes during the Men’s Long Jump final on day two of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon at Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass) Great Wall of China on Saturday. The annual race attracts more than 1,600 athletes from 49 countries and is regarded as one of the most challenging marathons in the world.  (AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/GettyImages)

Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon at Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass) Great Wall of China on Saturday. The annual race attracts more than 1,600 athletes from 49 countries and is regarded as one of the most challenging marathons in the world.  (AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/GettyImages)

Chinese young athletes practice Taekwondo techniques before the rehearsal of ceremony to mark 100-day countdown to London 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing last Tuesday. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Chinese young athletes practice Taekwondo techniques before the rehearsal of ceremony to mark 100-day countdown to London 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing last Tuesday. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury celebrates after his team, the Beijing Ducks, won their first-ever Chinese championship in Beijing on Friday. Marbury scored 41 points in beating the defending champion Guangdong Tigers 124-121. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Stephon Marbury in China | Rare Photos of Marbury
GRAHAM: Marbury finds redemption playing basketball in China

Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury celebrates after his team, the Beijing Ducks, won their first-ever Chinese championship in Beijing on Friday. Marbury scored 41 points in beating the defending champion Guangdong Tigers 124-121. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Stephon Marbury in China | Rare Photos of MarburyGRAHAM: Marbury finds redemption playing basketball in China

China goalie Gao Hong yeilds the game-winning penalty kick to America’s Kristine Lilly during the 1999 World Cup Final. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

SI VAULT: 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is out to win her third World Cup title (9.10.07)

China goalie Gao Hong yeilds the game-winning penalty kick to America’s Kristine Lilly during the 1999 World Cup Final. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
SI VAULT: 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is out to win her third World Cup title (9.10.07)