WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Jimmy Butler delivered a sensational triple-double performance to help the Miami Heat defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 in Game 5 of the NBA finals on Friday, keeping their season alive for at least one more game.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
These three players have all been included in the squad for the Champions League along with John Stones, who remains at Manchester City despite his erratic form since joining from Everton in 2016.
"The players will have several days off after the league ends. Then we will have the first training session at Xianghe national training center near Beijing, mainly for recovery. The second phase will be a one-month camp focusing on honing techniques and tactics. In the third phase, we will warm up on home turf for the game," he said.
"From 2017 to 2019, through the FIVB Projects Platform, FIVB approved a total of 80 projects for Asia (including Oceania) out of 87 applications. This is a huge approval rate of 92 percent," said the FIVB president.
"We often encounter bad weather conditions and for many children it is not convenient to play far away from home or school, so I believe the indoor club will be a good solution."
Facing a perfect Nadal, Djokovic was unable to hold any of his three service games in the first set, and finally secured his first service of the match in the opening game of the second set, after saving three break points. But the Spaniard quickly broke twice in the third and fifth game to storm to a 4-1 lead.
"It's not easy for me after so many years. I finally won the league title," she said. "I wanted this title the most. Even though I had many individual awards, but without the championship, I would still feel a pity."
The Spanish go into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw in a friendly away to Portugal, which was far more entertaining than the scoreline suggests, and in which players such as Adama Traore and Dani Olmo showed the range of resources available to coach Luis Enrique.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.