CHENGDU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Sichuan pleased home crowds by shocking title contenders Xinjiang 87-81, while Jiangsu got off to a flying start with a 85-68 victory over Beijing as the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league kicked off here on Thursday.
Tianjin Teda had a goalless draw with Wuhan Zall, and finished the last in Suzhou division without a single win in 14 rounds. Wuhan Zall ranked fifth with 17 points.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six-time champions Boca Juniors secured their place in the Copa Libertadores knockout stage on Tuesday, despite being held to a goalless home draw by Libertad.
Shijiazhuang will go to the Dalian division, where the relegation competition is held. Their first opponent is the Dalian Pro, coached by Spaniard Rafael Benitez. Enditem
The Nerazzurri made a dream start just 28 seconds into the game, as Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock from Achraf Hakimi's assist.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- A 65th minute goal from Vinicius Jr gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win at home to Real Valladolid in the fourth round of matches in La Liga on Wednesday night.
There was a hint that the ball could have brushed Jota's arm, but the goal was allowed to stand and Liverpool now have three wins from their first three games of the season.
Real Madrid could have had a second when Luka Modric hit the post.
Messi was the center of attention at the start of the game after his attempt to leave the club over the summer and Friday's criticism of the decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but Fati was the hero of the game, scoring in the 15th and 19th minute and then winning a penalty to allow Messi to add a third in a thrilling first half performance.
The Uruguayan came into the game as a 65th minute substitute with the score already 3-0 thanks to goals from Diego Costa, Angel Correa and the impressive Joao Felix.
Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.