The two-day competition will see the country's most prestigious female race walkers, including world record holder Liu Hong and world champion Yang Jiayu, vying for the women's 20km title on Sunday. Enditem
With this win, Al-Nassr replaced Al-Sadd SC at the top of Group D with seven points, while Sepahan remain in third place, two points off a knockout stage qualification spot ahead of matchday four's reverse fixture on Friday.
When informed of Liverpool's interest, he told Wolves coach Nuno Espiritu Santos of his desire to leave. Consequently, he was left out of the squad that was surprisingly beaten by Stoke City in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.
"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
ROME, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- World record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden produced the highest ever pole vault mark in an outdoor event as he cleared 6.15-meters to take the win at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday.
The 30-year-old title favorite Roglic, however, had to finished second, 59 seconds behind, after having worn the yellow jersey for 13 days, while Australia's Richie Porte, 35, took the third place on the podium.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery will be looking for more cohesion in attack and his side will be favorites against Eibar, whose first game of the season was a dull 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo.
In the triple jump, Li Ying was the only woman who jumped over 14 meters, her winning mark was 14.02m. Huang Min conquered 1.80 meters to win in women's high jump. Yao Jie crowned in men's pole vault with 5.40m, while Chen Yang won in women's discus throw with 60.80 meters.
"He's an important leader for the team and a big part of what we're building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here," said Arteta.