BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
In the decider, the 22-year-old Osaka finally created her first break chances, and converted en route to a 4-1 lead. After that, Osaka never looked back.
"We were very happy during the competition," said Ma Desheng, captain of the Wanning team. "The water near Jiajing Island is very clean and the competitors can see the beautiful coral under the water during the race."
MADRID, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Valencia overcame a nightmare summer which has seen unrest amongst the club's fans and a host of key players abandon the club, to come back twice from behind and beat local rivals Levante 4-2 in their opening game of the season.
But in the third and fourth sets, Zverev's play became sloppy while Thiem started to gain momentum and applied more pressure to Zverev's serve. The Austrian star finally got back into the match after taking the two sets and evened the gap.
Hoeness indicated Bayern is ready to go the hard way and keep both performers, risking to lose them after this season without a transfer fee. Bayern is demanding 30 million euros for Thiago.
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese national women's volleyball championship will be held from September 17 to October 3 in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong province, the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA) announced here on Thursday.
"This sport is very entertaining," said Lu. "I hope more and more people can enjoy it." Enditem
The lower league side had their goalkeeper Jakub Jakubov to thank as he defused the promising efforts on target from Andrej Kramaric and Christoph Baumgartner before the break.