PARIS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Astana's Alexey Lutsenko took one of the biggest victories of his career on Thursday as he took his first stage win at the Tour de France, beating second-placed Jesus Herrada by 55 seconds in the 191km-ride from Le Teil to Mont Aigoual.
The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Enditem
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
With reigning US Open champion Nadal, who cited concerns about traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an injury-hit Federer opting out of the event, Djokovic had been favorite to win another title in New York. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Fifth seed Alexander Zverev from Germany said he was "in shock" after top seed Novak Djokovic was defaulted from the US Open on Sunday.
The boycott triggered by bonus payments saw the Union clamp down hard on the dissenting players and coaches which led to the dismissal of Simiyu, a former national captain of the sevens and 15s formats of the game.
"This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong," Djokovic said.
ACCRA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Ghana has invited some 40 players into the camp of the national under-17 team, the Black Starlets, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced here on Tuesday.
In Thursday's only other match, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Gremio thanks to goals either side of half-time from Patric Cabral and Iago Maidana. Pepe pegged a late goal back for the hosts. Enditem
Playing in his second match for the Rio de Janeiro outfit, the 35-year-old combined with Rhuan Silveira before deftly sliding a shot past Cassio.
Barys Nur-Sultan's players celebrate during the 2020-2021 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match between Riga Dinamo and Barys Nur-Sultan in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 3, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)