QINGDAO, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- About 300 top swimmers in China took physical tests before the opening of the national swimming championships, which will be held from September 26-October 2 in Qingdao.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.
'It's a sport that in a way represents freedom. When we ski, we can feel really free, I also feel as if I am challenging myself to become better.'
Both the Mexican and Costa Rican national teams have yet to play this year because of the global health crisis. Enditem
League leaders Saint-Etienne wasted a two-goal lead and missed out on a fourth straight win after drawing 2-2 at Nantes.
The striker Mehdi Ghaedi and the midfielder Ali Karimi gave a 2-0 lead for the Iranian side in the first half. Cheick Diabate scored the third goal with a header in the 54th minute.
Elsewhere, Osasuna central defender Aridane Hernandez has a muscle injury and will miss their return to their remodeled El Sadar Stadium to take on Levante, while both Eibar and Athletic Club look for their first win of the season in their rescheduled lunchtime kickoff.
Beer Sheva scored their first goal in the 43rd minute, with Portuguese defender Miguel Vitor heading home from compatriot Josue's accurate pass.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro failed to make the top eight spot after losing 3-1 to Shenzhen FC in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
It may seem harsh to say that the reigning Champions have problems scoring goals, but that was one of Real Madrid's main issues last season, with much of the responsibility falling on Karim Benzema.
It took the Argentinian giants until the 87th minute to break the deadlock at the Atanasio Girardot stadium as former Atletico Madrid winger Eduardo Salvio struck his fifth goal of the campaign.