BEIJING (AP) _ Yao (yow) Ming got hitched Monday in his hometown
of Shanghai. The Houston Rockets 7-foot-6 center married his
long-time girlfriend, a 6-foot-2 player on the Chinese women's
The ceremony and banquet were attended by about 70 friends and
relatives. Around 100 reporters staked out the riverside hotel's
lobby, but Yao sent a message that he would give no interviews.
The Titan sports newspaper reports Yao and his bride will go to
Beijing Tuesday to take part in festivities celebrating the
one-year countdown to the opening of the 2008 Olympics.
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