Upon receiving an update regarding ongoing discussions between WADA and the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the ExCo meeting, Banka, who is also chair of the ExCo, said, "It is very important that WADA and the U.S. authorities work together to further strengthen anti-doping and again, I state my willingness to be part of constructive discussions in order to ensure collaboration between the U.S. and the global anti-doping community."
Leo Messi returned to action against Girona and will also face Elche, while Koeman said that new signing Miralem Pjanic would "certainly play some minutes, although he is not 100 percent," on Saturday. Enditem
In the women's pole vault, nobody conquered the height of 4.40 meters because of wet ground. Song Tingting, Niu Chunge and Asian champion Li Ling shared the same height of 4.30m, but Song won the title because she jumped the 4.30m mark in her first attempt.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat American Venus Williams 7-6 (7), 6-2 in their first round match. Enditem
Dominik Greif, the man guarding the visitor's goal on the opposite end, erased the home team's greatest scoring chance in a similar manner in the 81st minute after a square pass attempt.
Both sides were positive from the start, with both Uzbek and Saudi league champions looking to gain further ground on Shabab Al-Ahli and Shahr Khodro FC, the former having narrowly beaten the latter 1-0 in Monday's early Group B game.
One piece of good news is that the record German champions have "so many young players and all of them are as hungry as the established ones. You can feel it in every training session," the 2019/20 Champions League's top scorer said.
Gilbert and Lu met in the last match of the group both with one win and one draw. The world No. 11 won the final frame to draw 2-2 with Lu but advanced by claiming the highest break of 98.
"We cannot understand this ruling and this has left us in limbo," Rachier said. Enditem
New Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini made his presence felt as his side defended much better than they did last season in their 1-0 win away to Alaves last week, while Valladolid were slightly unlucky to only draw 1-1 at home with Real Sociedad.
The question of how to stop the 2013 and 2020 treble winning Bavarians remains unanswered. Most competitors expect the coach Hansi Flick's team to repeat.