Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched gold in the men's 200m backstroke in one minute and 55.26 seconds at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships here on Sunday.
However the CBF rejected the petition, arguing that Flamengo's squad was big enough to field a team for the match.
In a tightly contested first quarter, the two sides saw many lead changes before it was knotted at 21-all.
According to the schedule, Guoan will continue to be in the Suzhou division and compete with seven other clubs for the CSL championship this year. Its first opponent is Shandong Luneng, who ranked third in the Dalian division in the first stage. As the second phase of the CSL adopts a two-round knockout system, the two sides will start their first fight on October 17.
However the Argentinian giants paid the price for the absence of a cutting edge in attack, registering their second draw from five matches in this season's campaign.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the UEFA Europa League group stage after a 1-0 home win over Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday evening.
German record international Lothar Matthaeus recommended Hoffenheim striker Andre Kramaric. The 29-year-old Croatian forward has scored two goals when his side crushed the Bavarians last weekend.
Monday's first game saw Fulham outclassed at home by Aston Villa. The side that won promotion to the top-flight two seasons ago, outplayed the team that did the same last season with goals from Jack Grealish after four minutes, Conor Hourihane 11 minutes later and Tyrone Mings three minutes after the break.
BERLIN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Hoffenheim ended Bayern Munich's run of 32 unbeaten games after Andrej Kramaric was on target twice in a 4-1 win to ensure a perfect start to the season in the final match of the Bundesliga second round on Sunday.
Sunday's last game saw Jarod Bowen score twice as West Ham claimed their first points with a 4-0 win at home to a lackluster Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves' striker Raul Jimenez scored a 66th minute own goal and Sebastian Haller bagged the fourth in injury time.