Rennes, who finished third in the curtailed 2019-20 season, is set to make its maiden appearance in the Champions League group stage this season.
Maccabi's coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos said: "For us, it is very important that today Bender is more prepared because he comes from the NBA and that he is able to help the team". Enditem
Villarreal claimed their second win of the season as they enjoyed a relatively easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves, who have taken just one point from four games with Pablo Machin in charge.
The former world No. 1 is set to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
ACCRA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Ghana will play Qatar in an international football friendly on October 12 in Turkey's Antalya, the Ghana Football Association announced here late Wednesday.
Wang Lili contributed a game-high 22 points. Han pocketed 16 points and nine rebounds. Wang Siyu and Liu each bagged 13.
THE HAGUE, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Ajax and FC Barcelona on Thursday agreed on the transfer of American right back Sergino Dest to Barcelona.
The 16-team CSL was split into two groups respectively in Dalian and Suzhou. Both groups will play 14 rounds in the first phase, which is to end next Monday.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty again awarded by VAR after Marc Bartra was adjudged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
To survive without taking out new loans, the club's new board has refused grants from its former chairman Clemens Tonnies. The millionaire and meat-baron stepped down after two decades as an official following widespread fan protest.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- It took Shandong just one quarter to seal their opening victory in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league new season by overwhelming Daqing 101-51 here on Thursday.