Meanwhile the arrival of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini at Betis promises the stability that has been missing at the club in recent seasons and that alone should improve a team that underperformed last time around.
The 51-year-old started his coaching career in his hometown of Siena at the age of 26. He has traveled all over Italy, Turkey and Israel. So far, he has led three teams into the Euroleague, which represents the highest level of European basketball.
BERLIN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The European cross country championships which was set for December 13 in Dublin, Ireland has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body European Athletics confirmed on Wednesday.
As a result, several drivers towards the rear of the field misjudged the return to racing speed and ploughed into slower cars in the midfield, instantly wiping five drivers out of the race and causing stewards to issue a halt to proceedings to allow marshals to clear the debris.
PSG will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday held an emergency rescue drill in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province to prepare for the 2020 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The ITTF announced a restart plan earlier this month, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in November. Enditem
It was the first match weekend in the Dutch top-flight league since last season was cancelled at the beginning of March this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
PARIS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain opened their Ligue 1 title defence with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens.
Zheng Xiping is 67 years old and lives in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province. Every evening, he would play Huagun by the Labor Lake in Qiqihar City with the small iron sticks spining and jumping in his hands.
The final of the AFC Champions League being played in the West Zone on Dec. 19 in a single match rather than in the traditional home and away format.