Can Bozdogan (below) of Schalke 04 scores an own goal during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal romped into the semifinals of the French Open in the early hours of Wednesday with a late-night win over Italy's Jannik Sinner.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
In addition, the quality of the 10 member teams means there are no easy games for anyone; the region boasts four national sides in FIFA's current top 10 and seven in the top 25.
BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee expressed understanding over the decision made by the International Skating Union (ISU) to postpone its figure skating Grand Prix Final and short track speed skating World Cup, both Olympic test events.
Dilana took center stage early on by scoring seven points in a row, while Yang Shuyu provided much-needed help beyond the arc. The duo combined for 17 points in the first quarter to propel Dongguan to a 22-13 advantage.
MADRID, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Athletic Club Bilbao have agreed a deal with Italian Serie A side Torino to sign 25-year-old winger Alex Berenguer.
BOGOTA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz said Tuesday that the return to form of James Rodriguez could not come at a better time as the Cafeteros prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile.
Wuhan got rolling midway through the first quarter, going on a 9-0 run to move ahead and setting up a 23-12 advantage as the quarter time ran out.
"This might be another painful setback, but after all, it delivered valuable hints of the topics we have to work on," Baum said.
Esteghlal had been linked with former Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri but they failed to reach an agreement with the German-Iranian coach due to financial disagreements.