"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
BERLIN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of the Bundesliga season opener against Schalke 04 this Friday evening, Hansi Flick seems to be on high alert.
There is a duel between newly promoted sides as Huesca take on Cadiz, who need to recover from their opening day defeat, before Betis' rescheduled game at home against Valladolid.
Shenhua took the upper hand after Yang Xu converted a penalty on 47 minutes from Lu Lin's trip on Peng Xinli but R&F leveled in the 79th minute as Zhang Gong flicked in a cross from Chen Zhizhao.
While the Munich side is making every effort to mention as many serious rivals as possible, nearly all of the first tier's coaches name Bayern as the big favorite.
In the coming season, the contract of CBA players will be classified into five types, which are labeled A, B, C, D and E. The D contract is the maximum-salary contract, and a club can offer a maximum of three D contracts. Currently, 25 CBA players are on D contracts, including most of Chinese basketball's big names such as Yi Jianlian, Guo Ailun and Ding Yanyuhang.
The playmaker had his contract with Gremio rescinded on Monday after publicly falling out with president Romildo Bolzan amid the club's poor start to the season and his own indifferent form.
The China's league A is divided into three groups in three cities - Chengdu, Changzhou and Meizhou. Enditem
Glinka led Poland to the two European Champions titles in 2003 and 2005. At 21, she left Poland to play abroad, and worked under Lang Ping at Italian side Asystel Novara. Glinka said the current China national team coach helped her to improve her skills.
Aleksandrs Samoilovs (L) of Latvia competes against Nikita Liamin and Taras Myskiv of Russia during the men's second round match at the 2020 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships in Jurmala, Latvia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.