WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad/Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the women's doubles final at the US Open on Wednesday.
Arm wrestlers compete during the 1st arm wrestling competition in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, Sept.11, 2020. (Photo by Murad Abdo/Xinhua)
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as his team beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 on Sunday, while Jiangsu Suning drew with Guangzhou R&F 3-3.
Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic arrived with the leading group and kept his 21-second lead on the overall standings.
Vasco have now won five of their nine matches to date this season and are three points behind leaders Internacional, who lost 1-0 at Goias earlier on Sunday. Botafogo are 17th with just nine points.
Last season saw both Eibar and Celta involved in the struggle to avoid relegation and worryingly both sides look weaker than they did a year ago, with Eibar losing players such as veteran striker Charles, as well as winger Fabian Orellana and midfielders Gorka Escalante and Di Blasis. Jose Recio can do a battling job in midfield, but at the moment Jose Luis Mendilibar's side still needs new faces
"It was really a tough game. I was challenged in today and yesterday's game (the one against He Bingjiao)," commented Chen. "Zhang moved fast and made few errors on the court. She controlled the game in the first and third sets. I had to make adjustments and finally changed the situation."
TEHRAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Moslem Mojademi, the midfielder of Iran's Sanat Naft soccer team, has joined Qatari club Al Muaither, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.
The 37-year-old played an important role in the country's first-ever qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006 and subsequently in the 2010 and 2014 editions in South Africa and Brazil respectively. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.