Mousa Dembele (2nd L) of Guangzhou R&F competes during the 10th round match between Henan Jianye and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
In men's draw, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrated his 27th birthday by notching a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 second-round victory over India's Sumit Nagal.
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run on Monday as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini's side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
Strikers Mehdi Ghaedi and Arsalan Motahari pulled two back for Esteghlal FC in the second half.
"There's no past Grand Slam champions left in the draw," said fifth seed Alexander Zverev from Germany, who made light work of Spain's Alejandro Davidovich 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in another fourth round match.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan was held to a 2-2 draw with Wuhan Zall on Sunday in the ninth round of the ongoing 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) while Tianjin Teda remained as the only CSL side that failed to reap its first win of the season.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Having been training behind closed doors for half a year, Rio 200m individual medley bronze medalist Wang Shun is itching to return to competition, with his eyes set on this month's National Championships.
The 26-year-old clocked 1:05:34 to win the Prague 21.1km, a half marathon race featuring only female runners with no male athletes or pacers.
The group testing sessions will include some advance-notice testing, where the main focus will be on building the profiles of athletes for the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program.
LONDON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chelsea have completed the signing of German international midfielder Kai Havertz on a five-year contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.
This came after Barcelona insisted that he had to pay his 700 million-euro release clause to leave the club, while Messi argued that a clause in his contract meant he could leave for free.