Press clips from today run the gamut from the latest LeBron James news out of China (where basketball is amazingly popular) to news of WADA recommending automatic four-year competition bans for first-time doping offenders, to controversy over Australia’s plans for future funding of Olympic sports.
Cavs star LeBron James looms large in Shanghai for NBA and Nike (The Canadian Press)
Four-year ban for doping (Daily Telegraph, Australia)
Olympics cash down to survival of fittest (The Age, Australia)
Olympic sports told medals key to funding (Herald Sun, Australia)