"James played well and he's going to keep improving," the Portuguese said. "He was trying to get his goal today, but with 15 minutes left it seemed important to me to give him a rest.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- 27 years since taking up basketball, including 16 years as a pro, Ji Yanyan is well aware of a palpable role that the sport plays in her 35 years of life.
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Veteran striker Radamel Falcao said Thursday he still has plenty to offer Colombia's national team as he prepares for his fourth World Cup qualifying campaign.
Fans are discussing possible successors for Loew, whose contract expires in 2022. The former Schalke and Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick and German under-21 coach Stefan Kuntz have been mentioned.
"If I gave up at first, I would not have got the chance at a later stage," she pointed out.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy during the awarding ceremony after winning the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Mexico have won seven and drawn two of their 13 previous meetings with South Korea.
Henan escaped from an early setback by outscoring Wuhan 28-10 in the second quarter, and never conceded its lead from there on out.
"My heart hurts more than my foot, but I'm calm and have faith that everything will be fine ... I promise you that I will work hard to return soon, stronger than ever, to wear the colors of Colombia and my club, Bayer Leverkusen," Arias added. Enditem
Xinjiang's Han Xu finished with a team-high 19 points. Liu Tongyi and Wang Lili each had 17.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.