SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) wrapped up its first stage here on Monday with Guangzhou Evergrande leading the top eight teams into the second stage slated to kick off on October 16.
"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the [US] Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros champion.
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
Chinese paddlers Fan, Xu Xin, Ma and Lin Gaoyuan are present on the men's singles list. Their main rivals will be Harimoto, Calderano, Mattias Falck of Sweden and Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Substitute Bruno Henrique scored twice as Brazil's Flamengo beat Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle 4-0 in their Copa Libertadores Group A match on Wednesday.
HOHHOT, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Naadam festival, featuring desert-based sports events, kicked off on Monday in Naiman Banner, Tongliao City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The ruling was handed down just 10 minutes before the scheduled kickoff at Palmeiras' Allianz Parque in Sao Paolo. The game eventually started more than 20 minutes late, with Flamengo fielding only four regular first-team players.
But former Changchun Yatai striker Marinho equalized on the stroke of half-time and Kaio Jorge then bundled home from close range to guarantee Santos their fourth win from five matches.
It is the first time ever a side coached by Pep Guardiola has conceded five goals in a competitive match, while Vardy is the first player ever to score two hat-tricks against a side coached by the Catalan.
"I think the time will be fast, London is a big race and all the participants are in good shape and able to run faster times," Kipchoge, who holds the official world marathon record of 2:01:39, told Xinhua on Sunday.
Manuel Neuer tried to play down the unrest by saying: "We know what we are facing this season. We shouldn't speak about our tiredness but accept it."