The decision was widely welcomed not only by professional football clubs but other sports such as handball and basketball.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
"I personally presented my letter of resignation to the general secretary of the Ghana Football Association. It has been great serving the football governing body in various capacities in the last 10 years. But I believe it is time for me to move on for a new challenge," the 38-year-old said in a social media post.
World champion Joe Kovacs, also from the U.S., came second with 21.30m while Germany's rising star David Storl took third with a throw of 21.20m. Enditem
JERUSALEM, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv reached the playoff round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after beating Belarusian champions FC Dynamo Brest 1-0 at home.
Xiao, world number 31, turned pro in 2007 after winning the Asian U21 Championship. His best ranking performances were runner-up finishes at the 2013 Shanghai Masters and the 2017 Shoot Out.
The first report "They Blamed Me Because I Am Asian," written by 87 high school interns from the center's Youth Campaign, analyzed 990 interviews with AAPI youths this summer to explore how young people are coping with rising racism.
In the game against Shenzhen FC, Jiangsu Suning broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. Shenzhen keeper Guo Wei could only parry Gao Tianyi's shot and Ivan Santini turned in the rebound.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to two reports released Thursday by Los Angeles-based Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate Reporting Center.
"In collaboration with the Premier League, Tencent Sports hopes to leverage its platforms and technology to bring the drama of Premier League matches to fans and share with them the passion and excitement of football," noted Ewell Zhao, Tencent Sports General Manager.
In the game played against Shenhua, Dalian forward Jose Rondon blasted a curling shot past outstretched Zeng Cheng into the net in the 33rd minute.