The Spanish press reported on Saturday that the Welsh international is carrying an injury that sidelined him for a month, but Bale made no reference to that in his first interview.
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.
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The leader of Slovakia's Premier League Dunajska Streda Football Club advanced for the first time in the team's history to the third round of the Europa League Qualifiers after defeating Jablonec Football Club from the Czech Republic 5-3 in a goal-rich match-up on Thursday.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune scored twice in stoppage time to force a 3-3 draw with Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
"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.
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund eased past Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday thanks to Erling Haaland's second-half brace.
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.
"The FIVB is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the global Volleyball Family, and aims to launch an invitation to bid for the 2021 edition by the end of October 2020," read a statement.
Leo Messi scored twice, and set up Philippe Coutinho, to show that he is fully committed on the pitch after a summer in which it looked as if he had a foot outside the door of the Camp Nou, while Barca produced a mobile performance in a side that contained Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho and newcomer Francisco Trincao.
Even though Hertha kept their efforts to a minimum, they further extended their lead on 63 minutes as Jhon Cordoba assisted Matheus Cunha, whose low shot made it 3-0.
Fourth-seeded Matteo Berrettini outlasted Stefano Travaglia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) in an all-Italian contest to reach the last eight.