BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda fell into the relegation playoffs in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after a 2-0 defeat to Beijing Guoan here on Thursday, while Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 after a rain-delayed start.
"I need to think about my family. I had to be realistic and think about the financial side," Rafinha said in an interview broadcast on Brazilian television on Saturday.
"I think it's natural that if a coach is doing a good job, people will speak up to give their opinion," Ceni told reporters after Fortaleza's 1-1 draw at Gremio.
New Arsenal signing Willian chipped in with two assists as Gabriel, another Brazilian debutant, netted the second with a header shortly after the break before Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off an easy win before the hour.
Osaka will now face another American, Jennifer Brady, in the semifinals. One of the in-form players of the summer, Brady, who won her first career WTA singles title in Lexington last month, dispatched Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan to reach her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal.
Garcia will be expected to get results but with a squad that looks much weaker than last season that looks difficult; what the former Watford boss desperately needs is a positive start in Sunday's derby at home to Levante.
"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.
The 35-year-old joined the Greek club last month after exercising a clause in his Flamengo contract that allowed him to return to Europe on a free transfer.
Galhardo put the hosts ahead from close range against his former club and doubled their lead by firing into an unguarded net after some shambolic Ceara defending.
The country's President's office over the years started rewarding athletes who won medals on the international stage. They are given a motivational token of 1,350 U.S. dollars for a gold medal, 850 dollars for a silver and 500 dollars for a bronze medal. This is paid monthly once an athlete wins a medal at any international event.