One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
It has been a difficult summer for Valencia with new coach Javi Garcia seeing key players such as Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran Torres, Garay and Rodrigo Moreno leave the club amid an atmosphere of hostility towards owner Peter Lim. Garcia needs a positive start against local rivals, Levante, who despite losing Borja Mayoral, remain a compact and tough to beat side. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The annual Kenya Golf Open tournament has been rescheduled for next year, organizers announced on Thursday.
The absence of some key players, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Andel Di Maria and Keylor Navas who have all tested positive for coronavirus, reduced Thomas Tuchel's choices for his starting line-up. As a result, several youngsters and new signings were brought into the squad to fill the places.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus rallied to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the US Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final since 2013, where she will play 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
Xu and Melichar are now both one win away from the first Grand Slam women's doubles title for each of them. Xu was a women's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 2019, while Melichar was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2018. Melichar does have a Grand Slam mixed doubles title, winning that event alongside Alexander Peya of Austria at that same 2018 Wimbledon.
But in the third and fourth sets, Zverev's play became sloppy while Thiem started to gain momentum and applied more pressure to Zverev's serve. The Austrian star finally got back into the match after taking the two sets and evened the gap.
Ten minutes later, Spanish midfielder Nono curved the ball beautifully over the wall on a set-piece and Dobrivoj Rusov had to fish the ball out of his net for the second and final time.
In a tight mixed doubles battle, Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping rallied from one set down to overcome Feng Yanzhe/Huang Yaqiong 12-14, 15-14, 11-5, 11-8, helping Qingdao seal the victory.
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
La Liga kicked off on Saturday with a 0-0 draw between Eibar and Celta, before Yangel Herrera and Luis Milla gave Granada a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club and Osasuna won 2-0 away at newly promoted Cadiz with goals from Adrian Lopez and Ruben Suarez. Enditem