West Ham struggled last season and look like they could have problems this time as well after losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle United, who took the points with goals from new signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks. Hendricks, who arrived from Burnley, had not had a shot on target since November before his goal four minutes from time. Enditem
Sunday kicks off with Alaves starting their centenary season at home to Betis in another game which had its kick-off changed late on Wednesday night. The match was due to start at 9 pm on Monday but has been brought forward to 14:00 on Sunday in a move which will have ruined the final preparations of coaches Pablo Machin and Manuel Pellegrini, both of whom are debuting with their respective clubs.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Henan Jianye lost to Shenzhen Jiazhaoye 3-1 in the 11th round of Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday, suffering a four-match losing streak.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as the defending champions of the Chinese Super League beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 here on Sunday.
Florian Thauvin's close-range volley set up by Dimitri Payet in the 31st minute punished the defending champions to a two-game losing streak in the opening two weeks of the Ligue 1 campaign, the first time the capital-based club has lost its first two games in a season since 1984-1985.
Xiamen Tefang cruised past Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to move up to fourth, leaving its opponent at the bottom with no wins this season, while fifth-placed Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Anhui Souyu 5-0.
In a message posted on Weibo on Friday, Wang, China's highest-ranked female tennis player, said she made the decision toughly and withdrew from the 2020 season.
HAIKOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- 2020 Tour Hainan Island Flight Contest Glider event opened at the Lingshui Hongjiaoling Aviation Camp, south China's Hainan province on Tuesday.
Messi last week said he'd stay, but made it clear he was unhappy with both club President, Jose Maria Bartomeu, and the failure to develop a balanced squad and he could be an awkward dressing room presence for the new coach.
Meanwhile, Nuremberg were able to reduce the arrears in the closing stages when Phillipp Steinhart converted a penalty in the 79th minute.
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.