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Premier League side Tottenham sacks manager******
LONDON, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Premier League side Tottenham has sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo after their 3-0 loss to Manchester United, confirmed the London club on Monday.。
Spurs started this season well with three consecutive wins in the league, but has lost five of its past seven matches in the English football top flight.。
They were beaten by Manchester United in London last Saturday and the Portuguese head coach with his coaching staff have been relieved of their duties less than five months after he was appointed this summer.。
"I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision," said Tottenham club's managing director of football Fabio Paratici. "Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future."
Nuno, 47, was appointed as Spurs head coach in June on a two-year contract. Previously, he successfully led Wolverhampton Wanderers' promotion to the Premier League in 2018 after a six-year absence.。
The Wolves finished seventh twice and ranked 13th last season in the Premier League under Nuno.。
The Spurs is eighth in the table and five points behind fourth-placed West Ham United. Enditem。
Team Slovakia enters ice hockey Deutschland Cup with dominant win******
BRATISLAVA, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Despite missing four players due to COVID-19, Slovakia crushed Switzerland 7-1 in their opener of the four-team ice hockey Deutschland Cup in Krefeld, Germany on Thursday.。
The tournament is one of the two events Slovakia has scheduled in preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.。
Four out of the seven goals were scored by Slovakia in the final two minutes as Switzerland tried to mount a desperate comeback.。
The 26-year-old forward David Griger scored twice in the first 30 minutes to put Slovakia ahead 2-1.。
"I hope it will give us energy and confidence for the matches to come. We wanted to succeed for our teammates who couldn't participate," said Griger after the match.。
Six minutes into the third period, Michal Kristof stretched the lead to 3-1 on a powerplay. The Swiss failed to find an answer for Slovakia's solid defense and decided to take a gamble and pull their goalie 3 minutes before the final horn.。
Instead of tying the game, Switzerland conceded two empty-net goals. Shortly after, Samuel Takac stretched the lead to 6-1 on his national-team debut and Patrik Hrehorcak set the final score to 7-1 on a last-minute powerplay.。
The Slovaks will face the Russian ice hockey federation team next and conclude the tournament against the home team of Germany. Enditem。
Annual int'l Jerusalem Marathon resumes with over 17,000 runners******
JERUSALEM, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 17,000 runners on Friday participated in the run events of the International Jerusalem Marathon, which resumed after a year of stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals to Israel, leading athletes from abroad did not arrive, and the hundreds of foreign runners who participated were those who live in Israel.
The winner of the men's race was Israel's Yimer Getahun, who timed two hours, 24 minutes and seven seconds, while his compatriot Anna Prais won the women's marathon by 3:25:50.
The two winners received a prize of 3,750 U.S. dollars each.
Israeli 32-year-old Beatie Deutsch, a mother of five children, won the women's half-marathon with a result of 1:20:40.
The first to finish in the men's half-marathon race was Haimro Almaya from Israel, with a result of 1:07:52.
The event also included 10km and 5km runs, as well as 1.7km family run and 800-meter communities run. Enditem