Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
After pocketing the second win consecutively since the beginning of the season, Shanxi coach Li Ge gave a high appraisal of some of his veterans' performance.
The 38-year-old Bekele won the Berlin Marathon last year in 2:01:41, only two seconds short of Kipchoge's world record, which he set on the same course in 2018.
Real Madrid have not made any signings in a summer when spending is down 65 percent overall in La Liga. Enditem
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Slovak ice hockey premier league, known as the Tipos Extraliga, is still marred by the coronavirus pandemic with three out of 12 players testing positive and unable to participate.
Several players are still only 16 or 17 years old but have become valuable members of the team since the start of the season. With only one victory in three rounds, the young and ambitious Bratislava is currently in fourth position.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is widely regarded as having the world's most gruelling World Cup qualifying tournament.
The Kip Keino Classic was the seventh and the last leg of the inaugural Continental Tour Gold meeting. Enditem
Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday and recording his 96th victory at Roland Garros.
Also missing will be injured left-back Nilson Loyola and influential winger Edison Flores, whose club DC United refused to release him because of a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for those returning to the United States capital from abroad. In addition, forward Jefferson Farfan is in doubt for the matches after re-injuring his troublesome left knee.
Things changed though for Schalke in the 23rd minute when Suat Serdar was unable to continue after a tackle. Can Bozdogan came in for the injured defensive midfielder and the youngster grabbed the worst possible start into the game as he cleared Emil Forsberg's square pass into the wrong goal in the 31st minute.