MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Leo Messi story took yet another turn on Friday when the Barcelona striker's father and representative, Jorge Messi, sent a communique to the Spanish football league (La Liga) rejecting the organization's claim that the 700 million euro release clause on his son's contract with Barca was still in effect.
TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be held "at any cost," trying to clear all doubts amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and worries of policy change from a new government.
Wu Haodong/Wang Chang overcame Deng Jiaqiang/Wu Tuobin 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3 to take the first point for Zhejiang in the opening men's doubles, before Lei Lanxi beat Ren Pengbo in the men's singles to tie the match for Shenzhen.
Djokovic's unexpected exit ends both his 26-match winning streak this year and his attempt to win his 18th Grand Slam title, with the drama also sending Carreno Busta into the men's quarterfinals.
It was also a disastrous race for Red Bull, with Max Verstappen retiring from the midfield with engine trouble, and Alex Albon finishing down in 15th after a scrappy performance in which he received a five-second penalty for impeding Romain Grosjean's Haas.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan were held to a 2-2 draw by Wuhan Zall in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Sunday.
The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion moved ahead once more in the final minute and successfully maintained the lead until the hour elapsed to reach 18,930 meters, smashing the previous mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
"Hongjiaoling Aviation Camp not only provides technical support for aviation sports events in Hainan, but also provides new choices for people who come to Hainan for leisure and vacation," said Yang Zhuoyue, an official with the General Administration of Sport of China. Enditem
“The last three holes were the crucial part. I had a three-putt bogey at the 16th hole where I missed a three-foot par putt. I also missed a 10-footer for birdie at the next hole. At the last hole I hit over the green. I knew then game over,” said the 22-year-old Hainan native.
Duris might have doubled Slovakia's lead, but Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was equal to his effort, and also saved well from Robert Bozenik late in the game.
Damjan Bohar scored the only goal for Slovenia in the 28th minute.