TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tractor Sazi beat Esteghlal FC 3-2 on Thursday to win Iran's Hazfi Cup for the second time in the soccer club's history.
The 17-year-old, who turned pro last month, closed with a three-under 69 for a 54-hole scores of 10-under 206 at Orient Xiamen to earn RMB100,000. The former China national player is believed to be the first player to post three straight wins to start a pro career.
Elsewhere, Belarus' fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka lost to compatriot Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3, ninth seed Johanna Konta of Britain was stunned by Romania's Sorana Cirstea 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and tenth seed Garbine Muguruza from Spain lost to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-3.
The ITTF Women's World Cup features 20 athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world rankings from the other continents (Asia and Oceania). For each World Cup event, there will be maximum of two players per association. Enditem
The other match on Friday saw Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw.
BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The World Winter Sports Expo 2020 (WWSE) came at an important time during the global COVID-19 pandemic and holding the Expo in Beijing sent a strong signal of confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said at the Expo's opening ceremony here on Saturday.
"The female Iranian players have to wear a hijab or a head cover. In the beginning, it was difficult because there were no leagues who accepted us. However, the Bulgarian federation opened its doors to Iranian women and confirmed our participation in their league," said Borhani.
PSG's sporting director Leonardo has hit out at the FFF for the manner in which he discovered that Mbappe had tested positive.
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.
The next round of the 2020 season sees Formula 1 remain in Italy and head to Mugello for the first time, for the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix. Enditem
BUDAPEST, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 5,600 runners from some 600 countries took part in Sunday's Budapest Wizz Half Marathon, a fraction of the tens of thousand participants usually taking the scenic route.