Rome, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal eased into the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
DOHA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Sharjah FC beat Al Duhail SC 4-2 to get their first win on matchday four of the 2020 AFC Champions League group C on Friday.
Maccabi Haifa now face Russian side FC Rostov in a single-leg match of the third qualifying round, to be played in Russia on September 24. Enditem
Marco Cecchinato of Italy labored to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and is set to meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.
QUITO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Flamengo suffered their worst ever Copa Libertadores result on Thursday, crashing to a 5-0 defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
The UAE Team Emirates rider, who will turn 22 on Monday, became the first Slovenian to win the world's elite road cycling event. Meanwhile, the rookie also claimed the polka dot king of the mountains jersey and the best U-26 rider's white jersey.
18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, who had upset three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Japan's top player Kei Nishikori in the tournament's opening two rounds, lost to Dominik Koepfer of Germany 6-4, 6-0.
The event will be used as an opportunity to implement relevant COVID-19 safety protocols and operating procedures for the planned restart of international badminton tournaments, said the BWF, adding that the second tournament scheduled for Odense, the 2020 Danish Masters slated for October 20-25, has been canceled.
The visitors doubled their lead shortly after the start of the second half, when the impressive Gabriel rose highest to head home Willian's corner.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada make their European debut on Thursday when they head to Albanian side Teuta for a Europa League qualifying tie.
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.