Last season saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois show why Madrid signed him from Chelsea, while the defense of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy was the tightest in the league.
"In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are," said the Mitchelton-Scott rider.
By winning the cup, the Tabriz-based team will directly participate in next year's AFC Champions League. Enditem
Meanwhile, in the women's 1,500 metres, reigning Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will take on 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up Genzebe Dibaba in the Czech Republic. Enditem
"I have to explain my philosophy to my players, but it is not possible without playing football. This is a key issue that needs to be taken into consideration," Skocic said.
"I'm happy with the win, the record didn't come out as we had planned but I'm satisfied with my general performance, now I will concentrate on the next competition, the Ostrava meeting," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Saturday.
"This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong," Djokovic said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday, after a tennis ball he hit in anger struck a female line judge in the neck.
"Our opponents played very well today. We were not decisive enough. In the deciding set, we tried to play our tactical discipline and not be influenced by our rivals. We made it," said Liu.
"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem
QUITO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador head coach Gustavo Alfaro said Monday he feels obliged to guide Ecuador to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, despite the team's recent run of mediocre form.