LONDON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three-time world champion Mark Selby reached the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after claiming two wins and one draw in Milton Keynes, England on Sunday.
MEDELLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Six-time Copa Libertadores champions Boca Juniors took a major step toward securing a place in the competition's knockout phase with a 1-0 win at Independiente Medellin on Thursday.
"The 'Tokyo Model' will not only deliver a Games fit for a post-corona world, but it will also become a blueprint that will benefit future Organising Committees for many years to come," the Australian said.
Earlier this month, the French Tennis Federation had initially planned for 11,500 spectators spread over three courts at Roland Garros, but it reduced the number to 5,000 on September 17 as required by government officials, and that number has now been cut again to 1,000.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ronald Koeman era kicks off at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night when FC Barcelona entertain Villarreal in their first league game of the season.
Sevilla did create a great chance to score later, but Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer managed to keep the scores level to send the match into extra-time.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Gareth Bale on Friday said he had 'no regrets' about his time with Real Madrid in a TV interview in the UK.
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- It has been more than five years since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and in the eyes of Han Zirong, Beijing has passed the halfway mark of the marathon leading up to the Games and is ready for more challenges ahead.
Born in 1948 at Thame village in Solukhumbu district, which hosts the southern part of Mt. Qomolangma, Ang Rita had last stood at the top of Mt. Qomolangma in May 1996 without supplemental oxygen. In 2017, the Guinness Book of World Records had recognized him as the only person on the planet to have climbed the Mt. Qomolangma 10 times without supplemental oxygen.
The 33-year-old leaves as the third highest scorer in Barcelona's history with 198 goals, but was not wanted by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman, while the club was also looking to lower its wage bill.
Selby, 37, began the first stage by beating Fergal O'Brien 3-1 in the four-man group. Then the world number four defeated Brandon Sargeant with the same scoreline before drawing 2-2 with Chinese player Lyu Haotian in the last match.