Will Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen experience a change around after both fallen giants only narrowly survived a terrible last season?
"We are confident in the system," said Zhang Chi, head of the CBA's Player Development Department.
In a statement, the Beijing Ducks said the club had kept good communication with Lin and relevant parties, and had reached an agreement to extend Lin's contract before the California-born star's decision to leave.
Meanwhile the press report that Barcelona still have to settle the final details for paying off the contract of former coach Quique Setien and unless they do that before September 27th Koeman will not be able to sit in the dugout of the Camp Nou for Barca's opening La Liga game, which is at home to Villarreal. Enditem
Dominic Dale, the world number 70, also reached Stage Two after topping his group with two wins and one draw.
Two former Russian athletics officials, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov were sentenced to three and two years in prison respectively, according to AFP.
The 87-year-old Senegalese was sentenced to two years in prison, with another two years suspended. The court also imposed a fine of 500,000 euros (about 592,500 U.S. dollars) on Diack.
Getafe's Matchday 1 fixture against Real Madrid was pushed back to a later date due to Real Madrid's European commitments in the summer and Osasuna may feel that after beating Cadiz last week they have a competitive edge against Pepe Bordalas' always tough-to-beat side.
Polish midfielder Adrian Mierzejewski scored Chongqing's third goal in the 71st minute, helping Chongqing to clinch a 3-0 victory over Qingdao.
Apart from Werder Bremen's Florian Kohfeldt, all the other head coaches voted for Bayern Munich, the reigning champions, to win its 9th consecutive title. Is the Bundesliga really that predictable?
MADRID, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Iago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo won 2-1 at home to Valencia on Saturday night in the new La Liga season.