NAIROBI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October 3 in his crosshairs and called on top athletes to grace the event, dubbed the Kip Keino Classic.
On the women's side, the FIVB website said the result is hard to predict because eight of the top 10, including the top six, in the FIVB rankings are not from Europe. Enditem
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team have moved into the top 30 in the new FIFA world rankings, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
VILNIUS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Sixth Lithuanian Open Wushu Championship opened here on Saturday, attracting over 100 locals to compete.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the quarterfinals as her opponent Darya Kasatkina of Russia retired during the first set with the scores at 6-6.
The previous best outdoor pole vault performance of 6.14m was set by Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka in 1994, which had stayed untouched for 26 years.
Marco Cecchinato of Italy labored to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and is set to meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.
Valencia got a flying start to the season a week ago when they twice fought back from behind before winning 4-2 at home to Levante, and another fightback looked to be on the cards when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass.
MONTREAL, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Witold Banka emphasized the importance of cooperation between WADA and the U.S. as the organization's Executive Committee (ExCo) held its third meeting of the year on Monday and Tuesday.
"But we don't want it only to be a marketing measure but hope we can add quality to our squad," Jobst told Xinhua. "We want any future player to be a regular in our first team."
Rome, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal eased into the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.