CHENGDU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou faced little challenge at Thursday's Chinese Badminton Super League as they defeated Xiamen Tefang 4-1 to secure their sixth straight victory of the campaign.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on August 26 that the 2020 China League One season will kick off on September 12.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi confirmed on Friday that he would stay at FC Barcelona this season to see out his four-year contract signed in 2017.
The 52-year-old replaces Alfonso Sosa, who was sacked on Friday after a 2-0 home defeat to Leon, a result that left Necaxa 15th in the 18-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.
Zhao Xuri (L) of Dalian FC vies with Huang Zichang of Jiangsu Suning during the 10th round match between Dalian FC and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national football team will play friendlies against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
The home side was seen as lacklustre in the encounter with Greece, but managed to pick up the pace against the much lower ranked Moldova after coach Matjaz Kek made a few changes to the starting line-up, according to the Slovenian Press Agency STA.
TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be held "at any cost," trying to clear all doubts amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and worries of policy change from a new government.
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.
Duris might have doubled Slovakia's lead, but Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was equal to his effort, and also saved well from Robert Bozenik late in the game.
No "PARALYMPIC GAMES" appeared on the sole emblem for Paris 2024 or the ever-changing logo for Los Angeles 2028 launched earlier this month. Enditem