SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda fell into the relegation playoffs in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after a 2-0 defeat to Beijing Guoan here on Thursday, while Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 after a rain-delayed start.
Ceara moved to ninth with 13 points from 10 matches while Flamengo slipped to fifth, three points behind Internacional.
As the match moved deep into the fifth set, it became more about mental fortitude than technical skill. Zverev fought through nerves by moving forward and was rewarded by breaking Thiem at 4-3 with an aggressive forehand.
Liu Cheng/Li Yinhui earned the opening point for Xiamen in the mixed doubles, before Olympic champion Chen Long suffered a straight-set loss to young shuttler Ren Pengbo 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.
Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
He played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Dinamo Zagreb, Krylya Sovetov Samara and other teams in Europe.
MEIZHOU, China, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Yang Hao of Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic, a 37-year-old veteran, finished off Wei Renjie's cross in the second half for a 1-1 draw with Jiangxi Liansheng China's second-tier league opener on Sunday.
"It's not been an easy decision of leaving my hometown club which brings bittersweet feeling," said Kyranbek. "But now, it turns to a new chapter of my career and I'll fight for Shanghai."
Zhu comes from a small village in China's central Henan Province, where she grew up one of five daughters of a poor farming family. The farm girl-turned Olympian wants to be successful off the court, and be more than just a well-known name to sports fan.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as the defending champions of the Chinese Super League beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 here on Sunday.
Evergrande broke the deadlock in the 40th minute with a moment of magic, as Paulinho dribbled past several defenders at the edge of the box, unleashing a rocket that went beyond an out-stretched Wang.