PARIS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Sam Bennet edged out Australia's Caleb Ewan and Slovakia's Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to claim his first stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday, as Primoz Roglic defended his yellow jersey after the 168.5 ride from Ile d'Oleron Le Chatea-d'Oleron to Ile de Re Saint-Martin-de-Re.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Leo Messi published a video message on Friday afternoon confirming that he will remain at the Barcelona club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
Djokovic has won five of the past seven Grand Slam tournaments to raise his total to 17, closing in on rivals Roger Federer, who has a men's record of 20 titles, and Rafael Nadal, who has 19.
CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ruichang Biyuan survived an intense battle to beat Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2 at the 2020 China Badminton Super League here on Saturday.
Inter took the lead through a Galhardo penalty in the 68th minute after Gregore Magalhaes hacked down Victor Cuesta.
"All the people involved with the Games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed," Hashimoto said during a press conference.
"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.
MADRID, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- World champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela extended her season's best to a world-leading 14.71 meters to win the triple jump in a competition in Spain's Castellon.
Former Citizens star Sane against Spain indicated he is determined to not only take up competition at his new club in Munich but make his contribution to the German team.
SARAJEVO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Poland defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
Chelangat, 22, announced her arrival to the track world when she won the bronze medal in the women's 3,000m at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia but has struggled with injuries and loss of form ever since.