Though affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the past CBA season was regarded as a remarkable one in the league's 25-year history.
Children wave with mascots of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games during cultural activities to welcome the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' 500-day countdown in Badaling, Yanqing District of Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
Top women's seed Simona Halep made a winning return a month after winning in Prague as she disposed of 99th-ranked Italian Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-4.
In another match of group C, Persepolis FC edged Al Taawoun 1-0 as the Iraqi midfielder Bashar Resan scored the match's only goal from the penalty spot to take Iranian side to the top of the group with seven points.
Luo Guofu (C) of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao celebrates his goal during the first round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Henan Jianye at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
With Li Shenglong's header in the 75th minute, Shanghai SIPG beat Chongqing Lifan 3-2.
Cologne came out highly motivated after half-time and dominated proceedings, but still the "Billy Goats" squandered a number of chances.
Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat is the other team which notched up two wins from the first two rounds of the second-tier league. They beat Beijing BSU 2-0 in a second-round fixture on Wednesday.
Raman is desperately committed to securing his place in Schalke's first eleven and make his way back to the Belgian national team.
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.
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.