Japan hosted the world championships twice, in Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Juventus defender Danilo said Wednesday that he feels ready to finally assume the role of Brazil's first choice right-back, more than nine years after making his international debut.
"We are prepared for safe Olympic Games whatever conditions the world will be facing next summer," he said. Enditem
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing coach-player Ji Yanyan became the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league as Daqing earned a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin through an overtime winner here on Friday.
Fierce contention continued throughout the game. Yang Mengran's turnaround lay-up pushed Henan 92-90 ahead with 39 seconds remaining, and Henan sealed matters with 3 of 4 free throws later on.
Duvan Zapata put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute at Estadio Metropolitano with a lunging effort after Juan Cuadrado's driving run and perfectly weighted cross from the right.
"Now I value my health a lot more, because it is horrible being stopped for so long and you really suffer," explained the 24-year-old, who is now looking forward to the new campaign.
"Many people informed me of that, but I never thought of scoring 43 points today. It was a recognition for me over the past 16 seasons," said Ji, who took charge of Daqing in the 2017-18 season.
The contest was held at the famous Shapotou scenic spot in Zhongwei City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, where Tengger Desert and the Yellow River, China's second-longest river, meet, with tourism revenue of about seven billion yuan last year, in which beach sports make up an important ratio, said Chang Weihai, deputy director Zhongwei bureau of tourism, culture and sports.
Hebei is still winless going into the season. Guo finished with a game-high 31 points. Chen Jinting and Ma Wen added 15 and 13 respectively.
Asensio looked back on the knee injury he suffered in pre-season in the summer of 2019, when he damaged his cruciate ligament.