The Men's World Cup list features three consecutive World Championship winner Ma Long, and top-ranked Fan Zhendong, both from China, Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan, Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei and Hugo Calderano from Brazil.
The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is said to have lost the locker room. Reports speak of him as a weak communicator and that he had gradually lost his players' trust.
LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese player Luo Honghao reached the second stage at the Snooker Championship League after claiming two victories and one draw in on Tuesday.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty awarded through VAR after Marc Bartra was judged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Shenhua beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 14th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday.
Getafe went top of the table with that win and Jose Bordalas' men now visit Real Sociedad, whose defeat to Valencia served to confirm that they are missing the support of their home fans. The side from San Sebastian has won just one and lost four of the eight home matches since football returned to Spain in empty stadiums in the middle of June, and on Saturday it will be without the injured Adnan Januzaj.
BERLIN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Struggling Schalke 04 is pinning its hopes on the shoulders of a coaching duo to lead the club out of a massive crisis.
A 27-11 lead after the first quarter, including a 24-0 dominance from tip-off, decided Shandong as the eventual winner.
Apart from elite championships, World Athletics also plans to include mass running in its program.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The AFC age group championships will be known as AFC Asian Cups from 2021, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday following a rebranding exercise.
Real Madrid could have had a second when Luka Modric hit the post.