Abe, who played an important role in helping Tokyo win the bid to host the Olympic Games seven years ago, will be replaced by one of the three candidates vying for the top post of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) next week. Enditem
However, the finals, scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from Oct. 3-11, will proceed as planned, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
Earlier, Gabriel Barbosa came off the bench to fire defending champions Flamengo to a 2-1 home victory over Fortaleza.
The win puts Kenin into the third round at the US Open for the fourth year in a row. The American has come up short against top players like Maria Sharapova (2017), Karolina Pliskova (2018) and Madison Keys (2019) at this stage in the past.
In the men's shot put, Ryan Crouser of the U.S. won with a throw of 22.70m, followed by Poland's Michal Haratyk and Leonardo Fabbri from Italy.
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Former Manchester City striker Jo scored in second-half stoppage time as Corinthians earned a 2-2 draw with Botafogo in Brazil's Serie A championship on Saturday.
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody. It's going to be a real tough one." Enditem
In other matches on Friday, Tijuana secured a 2-1 home win over Monterrey and Santos Laguna drew 1-1 at Juarez. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday announced a restart plan for international table tennis, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in China in November.
"I don't think I have ever gotten defaulted yet in my career or in my life. No, I haven't been in a situation like that. But as I said, it's very unlucky, very unfortunate," Zverev added.