Last season ended with failure to qualify for Europe and that saw the club begin a major clear out. Central defender Ezequiel Garay became a free agent, while Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin were sold at a bargain price to nearby Villarreal and Spain internationals Ferran Torres and Rodrigo Moreno joined Manchester City and Leeds United, with Torres going for much less than most believe he is worth.
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
Zverev completed a stunning comeback in his semifinal, rallying past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final while Thiem dug deep and displayed his trademark fighting spirit to outlast third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).
The 1.31 billion euros (1.55 billion U.S. dollars) Serie A earned from broadcast rights for the 2019-20 season is less than half the 3.5 billion euros (4.1 billion dollars) earned by the English Premier League, which was the highest among the European football leagues. Enditem
The truncated 2020 CSL campaign saw 16 teams split into two groups, each group of eight teams to be based in the same hotel, to play a tournament style league behind closed doors. Enditem
Elsewhere, SIPG established the advantage in the stoppage time of the first half, when Ricardo Lopes contributed a long diagonal pass from the right flank into the box, which was stopped by striker Lv Wenjun in front of the goal. Marko Arnautovic smashed in a volley in chaos.
Messi received a one-match ban for an altercation with Chile's Gary Medel in the Copa America third-place playoff in July last year, which Argentina won 2-1.
The 27-year-old disclosed that he would participate in 100m and 200m, and he expected to get improvements through the event.
BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Martin Kobylanski's hat-trick helped second division side Eintracht Braunschweig knockout Hertha Berlin 5-4 while Mainz bounced back and avoided an upset to lower league side Havelse following a 5-1 win in the opening round in the German Cup on Friday.
HOBIE16 is a catamaran with the largest sales volume in the world. Enditem
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.