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.
Title favorite Ajax suffered a serious setback after half an hour of play at Sparta Rotterdam. Defender Nicolas Tagliafico got a red card after he tried to stop Mohamed Rayhi, but touched the ball with his hand while sliding.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
"One more good place to exercise. Quite a bonus the Asian Games brings to our residents," said Wu Jianhua, who lives next to the park.
Other partners include former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, Bolivian-American businessman Marcelo Claure, Japanese entrepreneur Masayoshi Son and South Floridian investor Jose Mas, the brother of Jorge. Enditem
"Sometimes I think I have no choice but to play as hard as I can, because my opponent isn't giving me any looks," Osaka said of the hard-fought match. "For me, normally if I focus that much, then the match potentially could be over in two. But I felt like it just kept going on."
During his coaching career, he won seven national championships, five national cup championships and seven super cup championships. ■
In a tight mixed doubles battle, Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping rallied from one set down to overcome Feng Yanzhe/Huang Yaqiong 12-14, 15-14, 11-5, 11-8, helping Qingdao seal the victory.
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
Meanwhile, Gremio ended their run of six matches without a victory by beating Bahia 2-0 away from home. Alisson and Darlan Mendes were on target for the visitors, who moved up to 10th in the standings.
LONDON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool kicked off their title defense with a thrilling 4-3 win over newly promoted Leeds United as Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at home.