CHENGDU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- After over 300 days of waiting, China's second-tier league, the Chinese Football League A kicked off here on Saturday.
LONDON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool kicked off their title defense with a thrilling 4-3 win over newly promoted Leeds United as Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at home.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took his 90th Formula 1 win on Sunday in a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix that was red-flagged twice and involved two multi-car collisions.
Pianigiani admitted that he is very excited to join Beijing Ducks, a club with top influence in Asia. He said he is looking forward to working hard with the team in the next season.
The national championships slated for Sept. 15-18 in Shaoxing will be Shi's first national-level competition since the injury. Last month he competed in the 100m race in a provincial testing event and improved his personal best to 10.42 seconds, which largely boosted his confidence in his speed ability.
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
In contrast to Villarreal, things look grim for Valencia, who as well as losing Parejo and Coquelin have also waved goodbye to Spain international striker Rodrigo Moreno and exciting midfielder Ferran Torres. So far nobody has arrived to replace them and with fans furious with owner Peter Lim, new coach Xavi Garcia will probably be happy the stands at the Mestalla Stadium will be empty for the opening months of the campaign.
The result left Palmeiras in sixth place, behind Flamengo on goal difference while Sport were 14th with 11 points.
Despite having the majority of the ball, Zall failed to make an impact as Cote d'Ivoire striker Jean Evrard Kouassi and Dong both squandered chances to level the game.
Saturday saw Arsenal kick off the season with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham, with new signing Willian turning in a man-of-the-match performance.
"To arbitrarily dictate on the bodies of women athletes in this manner infringes on their human rights and tramples on their dignity," Mhlongo said.