CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouse Qingdao Renzhou suffered its first season loss in the 11th round of the China Badminton Super League (CBSL), after going down to Ruichang Biyuan 3-2 here on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Belarus' fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka lost to compatriot Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3, ninth seed Johanna Konta of Britain was stunned by Romania's Sorana Cirstea 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and tenth seed Garbine Muguruza from Spain lost to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-3.
GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Four top football academies in China, Guangzhou Evergrande, Guangzhou R&F, Shandong Luneng and Zhejiang Greentown, jointly issued an open letter on Tuesday, condemning some "immoral" agents.
KAMPALA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan star athlete Jacob Kiplimo on Tuesday won the men's 5,000m race, out-performing Selemon Barega of Ethiopia at the Ostrava Golden Spike in Czech Republic.
Greece won 2-1 in Kosovo to top Group C3 on goals scored from Slovenia, who saw off Moldova 1-0. Enditem
Despite foreseeable setbacks, Loew is going to stick to his plan, Kroos underlined. The German intends to give space for promising youngsters such as the new Chelsea arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
"Our opponents played very well today. We were not decisive enough. In the deciding set, we tried to play our tactical discipline and not be influenced by our rivals. We made it," said Liu.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all international sports events including table tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia described Havertz as "one of the best players of his age in world football".
Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.
The remaining of the match have been controversial as Gao Lin was shown his fourth yellow card of the season in the 71st minute after complaining to the referee. The Chinese international is going to miss Shenzhen's next match against his former club Guangzhou Evergrande next Wednesday. Enditem