Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
Schalke will encounter third-placed RB Leipzig in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Enditem
Williams injured her Achilles tendon during her semifinal loss to Victoria Azarenka at the US Open earlier this month.
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Italian teenager Jannick Sinner made his Roland-Garros debut with an impressive 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 win over 11th seed David Goffin on Sunday, while women's top seed Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
"[I'm] struggling to walk so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," she added.
Fernando Lucas Martins bagged a brace in Beijing Guoan's victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, while Tianjin Teda are still waiting for a win after 14 rounds in the 14th round of the CSL.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star says he expects a fast London Marathon race against his main challenger, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday.
Tang Muhan from Guangdong topped the women's 400m freestyle in 4:07.04, and Ma Yonghui and Zhang Ke, both from Hebei, took second and third places respectively.
The Latvian had been knocked out at the first round in 2018 and 2019. She will play Spain's Paula Badosa in the third round.
The Bianconeri got back on level terms again in the 68th minutes as Ronaldo steered his header into the net on Danilo's cross.
The solution gives the financially troubled Schalke the chance to renew its coaching staff with a considerable investment. To attract the big coaching names seems a thing of the past.