The decision was widely welcomed not only by professional football clubs but other sports such as handball and basketball.
But there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
Some have questioned the need of the motion (which was presented the same day that Lionel Messi said he wanted to abandon FC Barcelona) given that the club will hold elections for a new president in March 2021 in which Bartomeu will not be able to stand. Enditem
"As we continue to strengthen WADA's governance, the Executive Committee is showing real leadership in ensuring the Agency is equipped to do its job effectively for clean sport around the world," Banka concluded.
Italian wildcard Jasmine Paolini beat Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with top seed Simona Halep of Romania. Enditem
Lin said when he told his my family members and friends yesterday he needed to leave China in order to play in the NBA again, "I cried."
LONDON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three-time world champion Mark Selby reached the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after claiming two wins and one draw in Milton Keynes, England on Sunday.
TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Persepolis midfielder Bashar Resan says his side will face a tough match against Al-Duhail in the AFC Champions League on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
The new season is said to be Lucien Favre's last chance to turn things around after the side failed to overtake their high-spending Bavarian rivals in the past two years.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The world's longest leap this year was produced by Chinese long jumper Wang Jianan, who achieved 8.36 meters at the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.
"Competing against the likes of Muraz Barshim at the highest level has been a blessing to me, I have gained enormous experience and confidence in the last two years competing in Diamond League meetings," he said. Enditem