Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
Irish rider Sam Bennett expanded his lead over Peter Sagan to 12 points in the race for the green jersey, while Benoit Cosnefroy kept his polka dot jersey after a stage with few points to clinch. Enditem
Shenzhen will also face another huge loss in the clash with defending champions since Mary got a red card and was sent off the pitch in the stoppage time due to his aggressive language to Shanghai head coach Choi Kang-Hee.
Zhao Xuri (L) of Dalian FC vies with Huang Zichang of Jiangsu Suning during the 10th round match between Dalian FC and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
"Life is really boring here," said Wang, who has been training at the National Aquatic Training Center in Qiandaohu, Hangzhou with the Zhejiang provincial team since March. "When I went for a walk one evening, I saw the lights of the gym were all on and girls were there running while some boys were working on their core strength. This was unthinkable when we had a day off before the pandemic."
The 52-year-old replaces Alfonso Sosa, who was sacked on Friday after a 2-0 home defeat to Leon, a result that left Necaxa 15th in the 18-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.
Elsewhere, fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to advance, while fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece was upset by Croatia's Borna Coric in a five-set thriller.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Leo Messi story took yet another turn on Friday when the Barcelona striker's father and representative, Jorge Messi, sent a communique to the Spanish football league (La Liga) rejecting the organization's claim that the 700 million euro release clause on his son's contract with Barca was still in effect.
"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.
In the men's shot put, Ryan Crouser of the U.S. won with a throw of 22.70m, followed by Poland's Michal Haratyk and Leonardo Fabbri from Italy.
BWF said the Badminton Association of Thailand cited special circumstances related to COVID-19 in addition to injuries to key players in making the decision.