PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Tuesday as the second seed rallied to beat Egypt's qualifier Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to second round.
Ji Xinjie from Shandong secured the gold in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:48.87, with Hubei's Zhang Ziyang and Ji's teammate Hu Jia rounding out the top three.
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will fight for glory at the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for each association.
Dortmund continued on the front foot and controlled possession but Augsburg's well-positioned defense defused most attacks in the midfield.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) wrapped up its first stage here on Monday with Guangzhou Evergrande leading the top eight teams into the second stage slated to kick off on October 16.
TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The new season of Iran's Professional League (IPL) will begin on Oct. 22, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.
Depending on the different rules, players and staff might have to submit themselves to a five-day quarantine period. The rules are valid for all travel. Hertha BSC's Krzysztof Piatek, for instance, missed the first round of the German Cup after playing in an international match with Poland.
TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.