In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.
The Red Cross Society of China has fully started its services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
"I went back to training, supper happy #CORONAOUT," the Brazilian posted on his Twitter account.
In the other semifinal of the day, Ruichang fought from one game down to beat Hunan Hualai 3-1.
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Apart from the huge task of the Olympic title defence at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Chinese volleyball star Zhu Ting now has another mountain to climb.
"This is the first time for Hainan to hold the paragliding competition, I hope to take this opportunity to promote the standard way to participate in paragliding in Hainan," said Huang Renfeng, executive director of the Hainan Aviation Sports Association. Enditem
AFC said the request for a postponement of the Group matches cannot be accommodated because of the advanced preparations in which many teams have already traveled to Qatar for the competition, to be restarted on Sept. 14. Enditem
"We are continually grateful for the close relationship that we enjoy with the European Tour. By sharing insights with us on the ever-changing landscape of the international golf tournaments, we were able to make an informed decision to once again postpone the Magical Kenya Open to a more suitable time next year," said Peter Kanyago, the Chairman of Kenya Open Golf Limited said in a statement.
Ygor Catatau struck from the edge of the 18-yard box to give the visitors a two-goal cushion before Babi again found the target by bundling home from close range after smart work from Salomon Kalou.
Meanwhile the arrival of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini at Betis promises the stability that has been missing at the club in recent seasons and that alone should improve a team that underperformed last time around.