"Hearing the saddening news, I burst into tears. Kobe had a huge influence on me. His grit and dedication pushed me to fight until this end out of love for basketball," Ji said.
BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Luis Muriel scored a first-half brace as Colombia made a winning start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela here on Friday.
The 18-year-old Chang defeated Irish teenager Aaron Hill 4-2 in the first round.
"I get goosebumps when I remember it: I knew the moment it happened that it was serious ... Going into the operating theater was one of the worst moments of my life - I was panicking and I said 'put me to sleep as I can't stand this," he admitted.
"We didn't show clear tactics in defense, giving many baskets to their key players and losing many rebounds in the last quarter," he noted. Enditem
His manager points out that he deserves to get promoted due to his qualities instead of his famous name.
According to Malawi's government, strict guidelines that led to the reopening of schools and airports will also apply to sports in the country.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi said he hoped Argentina's 1-0 defeat of Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would provide some relief to Argentines suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's even more difficult now in these strange times, having to play without fans. It's not easy to play against Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz. The qualifying rounds are complicated and whoever thinks this will be easy is wrong," he added. Enditem
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the main works of Padma Bridge project, the biggest of its kind in the country, in December 2015.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward provided two assists and showed no signs of the back injury that forced him to miss Brazil's last two training sessions before the match at Corinthians Arena.