MADRID, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Matchday three in la Liga saw FC Barcelona kick off their season with a convincing win at home to a disappointing Villarreal with a new star shining brightly, while a former member of the Barca old guard got off to a flying start at his new club. Here are some things we learned this weekend in Spain.
According to new UEFA regulations, clubs must name alternative venues when local health authorities implement restrictions affecting travel before and after games.
Comments of team leaders indicate growing unrest in a squad that seems to fear their ambitions could be disappointed when trying to repeat some of last season's success after winning the treble.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, the national record holder of the women's 100m freestyle, only managed a silver medal in the event at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Monday, as rookie Yang Junxuan, 18, was 0.02 seconds faster.
"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
The hosts dominated early as Jorge Recalde scored either side of a Carlos Sanchez penalty at the Manuel Ferreira stadium in Paraguayan capital Asuncion.
Schalke has worn out 23 coaches in the last 20 years.
Italian qualifier Lorenzo Giustino claimed his first tour-level win in a more than six-hour marathon match against Corentin Moutet. It came close to breaking the 16-year-old record for the longest match at Roland Garros.
HOHHOT, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- A regional winter Naadam featuring sports and tourism activities will be held from December 23 to 26 this year in a pastoral area of Hulunbuir City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local sports officials said on Friday.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Tuesday announced the player lists for the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, Men's World Cup and ITTF Finals.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.