"These are needless deaths. Needless. We should be similar to most countries on the planet, and yet, we are an embarrassment, and a tragic embarrassment," Lurie added.
LAUSANNE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Armand Duplantis from Sweden set a season's best 6.07 meters in the pole vault at the Wanda Diamond League meeting here on Wednesday, securing the highest outdoor pole vault jump for 26 years.
"This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strength to the group. Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that," explained Van de Beek, who will wear the No. 34 shirt in memory of former teammate Abdelhak Nouri.
Duplantis tried to challenge Sergei Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor record of 6.14 meters, but failed to continue after one unsuccessful attempt at 6.15 meters as darkness set in.
After the restart, Germany got a perfect start as Werner broke the deadlock on 51 minutes after capitalizing on Robin Gosens' square pass into the penalty area.
A lonely Lutsenko sprinted to the finish and had to wait 55 seconds before the second rider Herrada appeared.
In the 65th minute, Dalian's Ke Zhao added a goal of his own and sealed the 4-0 victory.
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national football team will play friendlies against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
"It's a great motivation for me to want to do well this tournament, but for the most part I feel like I've been in quarantine and practising for so long, so I prefer to play matches," Osaka said.
A source told Xinhua, they have paid 50 percents of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.
"The final climb wasn't too hard, it was difficult to make a gap there, and therefore attacking would have been a huge effort for a small gain. So we rode steady to save energy for the coming days," Yates said.