BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
Qin Xiaowen, chairman of the Beijing Ducks said that Pianigiani is not only the most successful coach in Italy, but also one of the best coaches in Europe. "I believe he can build a better and stronger Beijing Ducks with rich experience and an excellent modern basketball concept," Qin said.
Zhu comes from a small village in China's central Henan Province, where she grew up one of five daughters of a poor farming family. The farm girl-turned Olympian wants to be successful off the court, and be more than just a well-known name to sports fan.
CHENGDU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan will meet in the final of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) after both clinched victories here on Sunday.
The 37-year-old played an important role in the country's first-ever qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006 and subsequently in the 2010 and 2014 editions in South Africa and Brazil respectively. Enditem
"Playing Huagun can not only exercise a person's reaction ability but also benefit the mental health," said Zheng, who has played Huagun for almost 10 years and now often teaches others for free in the park.
"I'm so proud of Nicole and I, we've really worked very hard every day," said Xu, after the pair reached their second final in the last three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Earlier, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) expected Indonesia to host three tournaments, namely Asia Open I and Asia Open II, and the BWF World Tour Finals 2020, he noted.
Xiralijan, 29, is widely regarded as one of the greatest outside shooters in the CBA. Enditem
Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
The absence of some key players, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Andel Di Maria and Keylor Navas who have all tested positive for coronavirus, reduced Thomas Tuchel's choices for his starting line-up. As a result, several youngsters and new signings were brought into the squad to fill the places.