Two former Russian athletics officials, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov were sentenced to three and two years in prison respectively, according to AFP.
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese international Li Yingying will lead Tianjin's strong lineup as the reigning league champions start their campaign in the Chinese women's volleyball championship on Wednesday.
"In view of the recent COVID-19 related developments around the world, a number of teams and individual players have elected not to travel to Denmark for tournaments in Aarhus and Odense, a choice the BWF has to respect and acknowledge," said the BWF. "It has been realized that we are not in a position to deliver the level of competition reasonably expected by fans and all stakeholders."
Reguilon broke into the Real Madrid first team in the 2018-19 season, making 22 appearances and moving ahead of the Brazilian left back Marcelo in the pecking order.
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships came to an end here on Friday, with Universiade champion Zhang Deshun winning the women's 10,000m race in 33:26.85.
In April 2019, CBA president Yao Ming and the league disclosed the "CBA 2.0" plan, which was designed to upgrade the league in many ways. According to data from China Central Television, the viewing numbers of the 2020 regular season surpassed those of the regular season plus playoffs of previous seasons.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada make their European debut on Thursday when they head to Albanian side Teuta for a Europa League qualifying tie.
Thiago began his career at FC Barcelona, progressing through the youth system with his brother Rafinha, and said one reason he joined Liverpool was that it had a "family" feeling.
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hertha Berlin recovered from their first round German Cup exit to crush Werder Bremen 4-1, while Hoffenheim overpowered a resilient Cologne side 3-2 thanks to Andrej Kramaric's last-gasp goal in the opening round of the 2020/21 Bundesliga on Saturday.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the visitors were close to victory in extra-time when their Slovenian striker Zan Medved scored with a beautiful header after a long center-pass with only nine minutes left.