The Serie A is looking for a way to prop up sagging revenues, since the fans have been prevented from attending games live, which eliminated the revenue from ticket sales. Merchandise sales have also been hurt by the lockdown.
"This is the first event at such a high level since the training session, after having trained so long, I think all the athletes will be ready to perform their best at the event," said Xie, the 200m Asian record holder.
China's top tier league, the Chinese Super League kicked off in July after a long delay for COVID-19. All the players, coaches, club staff and media representatives had tested negative since the start of the 2020 season. Enditem
"There is no place for racism in football but I don't think so," Villas-Boas said, "We will look at it later."
R&F ran riot in the dying minutes as newly signed Song Wenjie forced Ji Xiang to score an own goal in the 88th minute, four minutes before Chang Feiya scored the leveler with a volley.
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
Latvian runner Dmitrijs Serjogins finished the full marathon first in two hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds. Lithuanian runner Remigijus Kancys won the half marathon in one hour, five minutes and 47 seconds .
"We have lost quality with Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho and need to replace that to face this season's challenges," Flick said. Enditem
Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.
The 25-year-old Slovak owns a lifetime best mark of 17.09m set last year in Wuhan, China. Enditem
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League (CSL) side Qingdao Huanghai FC has signed European forward Dejan Radonjic, the club announced on Friday.