CHENGDU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou lifted their fifth China Badminton Super League (CBSL) trophy after taking a straight victory over Ruichang Biyuan in the final here on Monday.
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
"I just started playing maybe a little bit more aggressive because if I would have played the way I played, that's not the level for a quarterfinal match of a Grand Slam," Zverev said. "I had to start playing better and I was a little bit more consistent then as well. My serve got better and I said to myself, 'I'm down 6-1, 4-2, I have nothing to lose.'"
AFC said the request for a postponement of the Group matches cannot be accommodated because of the advanced preparations in which many teams have already traveled to Qatar for the competition, to be restarted on Sept. 14. Enditem
"I could see the beautiful sea and buildings from a paraglider, but the wind kept changing, it is quite difficult to land, and the technical requirements are especially high," said Guo after the match.
XI'AN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon midfielder Raoul Loe has joined China League One side Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic, the club revealed on Thursday.
On the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be reasonably satisfied after a season that looked destined to end in total mediocrity finished with a third-place finish and a Europa League semi-final appearance.
The unseeded pairing got off to a superb start, as Siegemund in particular moved all around the court to put away shot after shot. After breaking twice, Siegemund/Zvonareva built up a 5-1 lead before securing the first set 6-4.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took his 90th Formula 1 win on Sunday in a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix that was red-flagged twice and involved two multi-car collisions.
"It's already dangerous enough, and I was really surprised and shocked at the moment that I felt something," the Belgian rider added.
Ruzomberok succeeded in cutting the lead to one thanks to Kmet who came on top after a series of shots and saves in Dunajska Streda's penalty box and enabled the visitors to push for their fifth draw in six rounds. But their efforts got thwarted by Martin Boda's red card in the final minute of regulation and Dunajska Streda defended the 3-2 lead.