For Zhu Fangyi and his friends, returning to swimming in public waters felt sweeter than ever in this pandemic-disrupted year.
"Gerhard is a bright coach, and we're very pleased to welcome him to the club," said the team's head of sport Kevin Thelwell. "Gerhard's playing style and experience in youth development align with our philosophy and above all, as a person he fits into our culture. We look forward to him getting here and working together to achieve the goals we have set as a club."
MADRID, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Atletico's 6-1 win at home to Granada a week ago seemed like ancient history after they were held 0-0 at home to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon.
Argentina will face Ecuador in Buenos Aires on Thursday and Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi edged Hebei 84-75 while Zhejiang smashed Fujian 96-76 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) spokesperson Dan Kamati said that although their counterparts named a strong team, he chose to rather focus on what his team can offer and is confident that they will compete.
"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li commented.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez said Monday that Uruguay has the depth to cover the absence of Edinson Cavani in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador.