TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The new season of Iran's Professional League (IPL) will begin on Oct. 22, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
THE HAGUE, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Ajax and FC Barcelona on Thursday agreed on the transfer of American right back Sergino Dest to Barcelona.
In the Changzhou division, 10-man Changchun Yatai came from behind to beat Sichuan Jiuniu 3-1.
Alcacer then showed neat footwork halfway through the second half to ensure the points for Villarreal and leave Alaves in trouble.
ITTF's major reforms took place at Monday's AGM with the establishment of an ITTF Tribunal and an ITTF Integrity Unit, seen as an important step towards improving the organization's governance.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) wrapped up its first stage here on Monday with Guangzhou Evergrande leading the top eight teams into the second stage slated to kick off on October 16.
"We are a bit weak in the question of central defenders: with Gerard (Pique) and (Clement) Lenglet and (Ronald) Araujo, we are a bit short ... it is weak for the season that we are going to play," he admitted.
The Spaniard will next take on 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who beat Slovakia's world number 102 Andrej Martin 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.
The top four of each group will play the second phase between October 16-December 12 in Suzhou.
The side coached by Diego Martinez had kicked off their campaign with league wins at home to Athletic Club and Alaves, while also getting through two Europa League qualifying rounds, with a 4-0 victory away to Albanian outfit, Teuta and a 2-0 win at home to Locomotive Tbilisi a week ago.
Villarreal claimed their second win of the season as they enjoyed a relatively easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves, who have taken just one point from four games with Pablo Machin in charge.