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All change at top in Premier League as Newcastle claim first win******
LONDON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City are the new leaders, while Liverpool moved into second place after winning their respective matches in the Premier League this weekend, while Chelsea lost 3-2 in a thrilling game to West Ham United.。
Manchester City's 3-1 win over Watford was rarely in doubt in a game they controlled ruthlessly, with Raheem Sterling opening the scoring in the fourth minute and Bernardo Silva doubling the lead just after the half-hour.。
Silva added a third in the 63rd minute to assure the points before Cucho Hernandez scored a consolation for the hosts.。
Newcastle United claimed their first win of the season after a bad mistake from Burnley keeper Nick Pope allowed Callum Wilson to score the only goal of the game at St James' Park.。
Divock Origi doesn't score many goals for Liverpool but they tend to be important, such as the 94th-minute winner that gave his side a 1-0 win in a tight game against Wolves, where Jorgen Klopp's men did enough to deserve all three points.。
A freak goal when Arthur Masuka's cross fooled Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy condemned Thomas Tuchel's men to their second league defeat of the campaign away to West Ham.。
West Ham showed resilience to twice come back from behind with Manuel Lazini's penalty canceling out Thiago Silva's opener for the visitors and the impressive Jarrod Bowen leveling again after Mason Mount had put Chelsea back in front just before the break.。
Ralf Rangnick got off to a winning start at Manchester United thanks to Fred's 77th-minute goal, which he curled in from the edge of the penalty area after being set up by Mason Greenwood.。
The goal came two minutes after Jordan Ayew missed a great chance for visiting Crystal Palace and overall United failed to impress.。
Goals from Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez and Son Hueng-Min gave Tottenham their most convincing win since Bruno Conte was named as first-team coach. Moura's early strike was just what Tottenham needed against a Norwich City side that had traveled to North London on the back of a three-game unbeaten run.。
Patrick Bamford came back from injury after 11 games out with a 95th-minute goal to save a point for Leeds United in a 2-2 draw at home to Brentford.。
Tyler Roberts had put Leeds ahead in the 27th minute only for goals from Shandon Baptiste and Sergi Canos to overturn the score and Brentford looked set for all three points until Bamford's late finish.。
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo scored twice as Aston Villa came back after conceding an early goal to Leicester City to give Steven Gerard his third win in four matches as Aston coach.。
Harvey Barnes put Leicester ahead in the 14th minute, but Konsa got a touch on Emi Buendia's header just three minutes later to beat Kasper Schmeichel and his powerful header from a corner in the 54th minute was enough to win the game for the home side.。
Brighton rode their luck before Neal Maupay scored a ninth-minute equalizer away to Southampton, who had led through Amando Broja's 29th-minute strike and missed enough chances to have won easily. Enditem。
Liptovsky Mikulas almost upsets another league leader in Slovak Tipos Extraliga******
BRATISLAVA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- After surprising HK Nitra in the previous round of the Slovak ice hockey premier league Tipos Extraliga, bottom team MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas pushed the game against another league leader HC Slovan Bratislava into overtime but ultimately falling short on Sunday.。
Slovan Bratislava produced a solid start in Liptovsky Mikulas, leading 2-0 after the first period, but the home team converted on two powerplays in the second period and tied the game at 2-2.。
Slovan struck again during another powerplay, retaking the lead. Liptovsky Mikulas did not surrender and managed to put the game into overtime in the third period.。
Twenty seconds before the conclusion of OT, just as the match was heading for a shootout, Slovan's Canadian defender Matt MacKenzie became the hero of the game, scoring the 4-3 game-winner by shooting through a forest of bodies.。
Elsewhere in Sunday's Tipos Extraliga, HC Grotto Presov was reminded how it feels to lose a game after seven consecutive rounds without a loss, losing 3-2 to HKM Zvolen despite opening the game with a quick goal.。
Dukla Michalovce's 22-year-old forward Andrej Kukuca was essential in his team's 4-2 victory in Spisska Nova Ves, leading the scoring list with two goals, while HC Nove Zamky inched a bit closer to the tenth spot after putting an end to its negative streak, edging out Trencin 2-1. Enditem。
Russia's delegation arrives for second round of talks with Ukraine******
Russian presidential aide and head of the Russian delegation Vladimir Medinsky (third right), accompanied by the Russian ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov (fourth right) and Leonid Slutsky (right), the head of the Russian parliament's international affairs committee, speaks to the media ahead of expected talks with Ukrainian negotiators in Belarus' Brest region on March 2, 2022.
The Russian delegation has arrived at the site where the second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine are expected to take place, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation, said on Wednesday.
The Ukrainian side is expected to arrive tomorrow morning, and both sides are expected to meet in Belovezhskaya Pushcha on the Belarus-Poland border, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing the official.
Medinsky said Russia and Ukraine agreed upon the location for the second round of talks together, adding that Russia's military has established a safe corridor to allow the Ukrainian delegation to move through Ukrainian territory.
The possibility of a ceasefire would be discussed during the talks, among other things, according to Medinsky.
Russia and Ukraine concluded their first round of negotiations in Belarus on Monday with no clear breakthrough.
Countdown to Beijing 2022******
BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Haidi, president of China Disabled Persons' Federation and executive president of the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee, said that the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games is an important opportunity for developing the Paralympics in China and further improving the well-being of people with disabilities.。
Zhang said that China has made great progress in providing favorable conditions for the disabled, and the public have also gained a better understanding of them. Currently, an increasing number of Chinese people with disabilities participate in sports activities, showing the spirit of optimism and perseverance.。
Chinese Paralympic athletes have only competed in cross-country skiing and wheelchair curling before China bid for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Now, Chinese Para athletes are ready to attend all six sports at the Beijing Games, Zhang added.。
The number of Chinese athletes with disabilities participating in winter sports now has hit more than one thousand. The Chinese wheelchair curling team won China's first Winter Paralympic gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics, as well as the gold medal at the 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championships.。
"We believe that the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will be as splendid as the Olympics, as the preparation of the two Games has been carried out at the same pace. Barrier-free facilities have been applied in place, and the whole society is looking forward to the Winter Paralympics," Zhang said.。
Following the barrier-free guidelines for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the organizers have attached great importance to the needs of athletes during the Games, committing to providing barrier-free facilities and services for the disabled, which will cover the registration, catering, accommodation, transportation and medical supply, Zhang added.。
In addition, sign language interpreting, guiding identifiers, as well as service handbooks in braille and large print will also be provided for the disabled during the Beijing 2022.。
Zhang said that the barrier-free facilities were not only developed in the three competition zones of Beijing 2022, but also the entire host cities of Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which will benefit more disabled people.。
Zhang, also the president of the Rehabilitation International (RI), said that "the RI has made great contributions for promoting rehabilitation and encouraging the disabled to join in sports, and Dr. Ludwig Guttmann proposed the idea of taking sports as an important means of rehabilitation as early as the 1950s. We will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of RI next year in Beijing and continue to lead the disabled to embrace a promising future."
"For the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, we are confident to hold a simple, safe and splendid Games, welcoming participants from all over the world," Zhang said. Enditem。