BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese talent Sun Yingsha will replace teammate Zhu Yuling to compete at the ITTF Women's World Cup following the latter's withdrawal, according to player updates announced by the world table tennis governing body on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has been deployed by Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti as a free-roaming No. 10, having been shunted out wide or used in a deeper midfield role during his limited opportunities for Real Madrid last season.
"Since then, I've made huge progress because I've played a few big matches, against Simona, against Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka, and I think it helped me a lot and now I feel like I can handle the pressure," Swiatek added.
However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
"I'm sure that I can make many layups on the university basketball court, but here, when opponents inflicted huge pressure on me, my chance of doing that will be much lower."
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang put on a defensive-minded game to best Shanghai 68-53 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Wednesday.
Houssem Aouar converted a penalty in the 28th minute to equalize for the hosts after Melvin Bard was taken down by Alvaro Gonzalez.
"I've had two fantastic years here at Sydney FC and have cherished every moment of my life in Australia," he said.
Moments later, new arrival Joel Pohjanpalo scored his first goal for Union only 35 seconds after coming on to put the result beyond doubt in the 64th minute.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Both the Women's World Cup (November 8-10) and Men's World Cup (November 13-15) will be held in Weihai, east China's Shandong province, while the Finals will return to Zhengzhou, Henan after 2019 from November 19 to 22.