BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee expressed understanding over the decision made by the International Skating Union (ISU) to postpone its figure skating Grand Prix Final and short track speed skating World Cup, both Olympic test events.
MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona is likely to be without Spain international left back Jordi Alba for a while after he was forced out of Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla with a hamstring injury.
The 31-year-old, who is to face No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the next match, also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu sailed past Shaanxi 89-69 here on Wednesday, starting the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign with a 3-0 record.
The result has increased the pressure on Athletic Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano, whose post-match comments that "the Primera Liga is difficult for us" was criticized by the fans.
The ITTF revealed that Zhu has pulled out of the Women's World Cup due to health issues. Sun is also scheduled to play at the 2020 ITTF Finals.
Things changed though for Schalke in the 23rd minute when Suat Serdar was unable to continue after a tackle. Can Bozdogan came in for the injured defensive midfielder and the youngster grabbed the worst possible start into the game as he cleared Emil Forsberg's square pass into the wrong goal in the 31st minute.
Shanxi gradually gained the upper hand in the second quarter before going eight points up at the break.
"I know footballers play under these conditions, but they are all the time moving," said Nadal after the latest ever finishing time for a match at the tournament.
Shaanxi held a brief lead at 43-42 after half time, but Wuhan soon turned it around through its offensive efficiency and a solid performance on the free throw line.
"The quality of our defense slumped in the second quarter, and they pulled away from the match. We can be better than this," Fujian coach Gong Songlin commented. Enditem