"This sure feels like coming back to my second home," Bender said. "I wish for better times, that we could meet the amazing Maccabi fans in the arena and make them happy".
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will fight for glory at the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for each association.
China's Zhang Shuai overcame local favorite Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the third round, equaling her previous best record at Roland Garros.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal completed another overwhelming show at the French Open as the Spaniard romped to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 win over world No. 236 Mackenzie McDonald.
Cherono will take on Ethiopians Birhanu Legese, holder of the third-fastest time of 2:02:48 in marathon history and Kinde Atanaw, the race defending champion and current record holder for the Valencian course in a race slated for December 6.
"It's truly my first time to race in a loop, but I have been training normally, no different at ups in my training. I trust my coach and I will put what I have been doing in that loop. Life is about making adjustments and I am ready for the loop challenge in London," said Kipchoge. Enditem
"Especially here in Paris, I'm extremely happy because it's my favorite Grand Slam and favorite tournament of the year. I always play good here. I had many chances in last couple of years. I had match points or really close matches. I always play good here, just didn't close it," Schmiedlova said after the victory.
Unai opened the scoring with a carefully placed shot following a swift break in the 40th minute and, although Kike Garcia equalized for Eibar three minutes into the second half, the midfielder popped up again to finish the best move of the game three minutes from time to deservedly send the points back to Bilbao.
James Maddison and Youri Tielemens also scored for Leicester with Nathan Ake scoring an 84th minute goal for the home side, who were without Aymeric Laporte and in Ake and Eric Garcia played two central defenders each below six feet in height.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng Taishan were held to a 0-0 draw by Guangzhou R&F in the last round of the 2020 season Chinese Super League (CSL)'s first session here on Sunday, entering the final eighth round and setting up a clash against Beijing Guoan in the season quarterfinals.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Botafogo have parted ways with manager Paulo Autuori after just 23 matches in charge, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Thursday.