Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter said it was crucial to deliver the season ahead of two important global tournaments.
The Real Madrid star, who wore the captain's armband under the rotating leadership policy of manager Tite, said the team needed more time to gel following several changes to the starting eleven.
Iran's soccer team left Tehran for Tashkent on Tuesday for a friendly match with Uzbekistan slated for Thursday.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony McGill both received a bye to the second round. Enditem
"We played in the juniors in the French Open, I lost but it was a close one," said Kenin. "I'm going to prepare for the final and I'm going to do my best."
Uruguay dominated Chile early at the Estadio Centenario but was in danger of being overrun in the second half. Alexis Sanchez canceled out Luis Suarez's penalty and the visitors threatened to score again before Maxi Gomez's stoppage-time strike.
XI'AN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- In an ongoing charity football tournament in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Wang Shasha impressed the spectators not only because she was the only female player on the field, but also because she was one of the best players on the field.
Facing a perfect Nadal, Djokovic was unable to hold any of his three service games in the first set, and finally secured his first service of the match in the opening game of the second set, after saving three break points. But the Spaniard quickly broke twice in the third and fifth game to storm to a 4-1 lead.
Messi told Barcelona officials that he wanted to leave in August before changing his mind two weeks later to avoid a legal battle with the club he has called home since the age of 13.
Most Valuable Player in the regular season, finals and All-stars, Ji almost claimed every individual honor, but on the collective level, she dreamed of winning the championship.
Brazil will face Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday.