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Paranaense rout Flamengo to reach Copa do Brasil final******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Attacking midfielder Nikao scored two first-half goals as Athletico Paranaense advanced to the Copa do Brasil final with a 3-0 away victory over Flamengo on Thursday.
Jose Ivaldo was also on the scoresheet with a late strike at the Maracana as Paranaense completed a 5-2 win on aggregate after the teams drew 2-2 in the first leg of their semifinal last week.
The team from Curitiba in southern Brazil will meet Atletico Mineiro in the final over two legs on December 12 and 15.
Atletico progressed after second-half goals from Hulk and Diego Costa gave them a 2-1 win at Fortaleza on Wednesday. Romarinho scored a consolation goal for the hosts in second-half stoppage time.
The result meant Atletico won 6-1 on aggregate following the Belo Horizonte side's 4-0 home win in the first leg last week.
Both Atletico Mineiro and Athletico Paranaense are aiming to win the Copa do Brasil for a second time. Atletico won in 2014 and Paranaense in 2019. Enditem
华商报记者 肖琳 赵瑞利
Slovan Bratislava continues dominance in Slovak Tipos Extraliga after fourth win in a row******
BRATISLAVA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Amid the nation-wide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Slovakia, the ice hockey premiership Tipos Extraliga continued with its 20th round on Friday, although again with only four out of six scheduled fixtures able to be played.。
Slovan Bratislava Hockey Club again stated its dominance, winning 5-0 over newcomers HC Grotto Presov, the fourth victory in a row, .。
The most productive Tipos Extraliga player of the previous two seasons, Marcel Hascak, celebrated a great night after returning from a two-game absence due to injury, scoring three straight goals in the second period within 12 minutes and assisted on another.。
Slovan's Canadian goalie Clint Windsor saved 30 shots on his first Extraliga shutout.。
Also on Friday, HK Dukla Ingema Michalovce claimed its third consecutive victory, edging out HC '05 Banska Bystrica 3-1 and staying in the hunt for the top spot, just two points behind the league-leader Bratislava.。
Defending champion HKM Zvolen stay close in third place, trailing Michalovce by a single point after nipping a 3-2 win over HC Nove Zamky, pushing the opponent to the last place in the standings.。
In Friday's another matchup, tenth-ranked newcomer HK Spisska Nova Ves succumbed to MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas 4-3 after overtime. Enditem。
World champion Sui/Han to lead China's figure skating in Beijing 2022******
BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two-time world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong were confirmed on Saturday to represent China in the pairs figure skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympics.。
Sui/Han will be joined by two-time Four Continents medallists Peng Cheng and Jin Yang in the pairs competition, while Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu will battle for a medal for the host nation in the ice dance.。
China's roster for the men's and women's singles will be decided after the five trials slated between December 16 and January 22, 2022, according to a statement published by China's Winter Sports Management Center.。
Two-time world bronze medalist Jin Boyang, veteran Yan Han and Chen Yudong are the candidates for the men's quota, while Chen Hongyi and the naturalized skaters Zhu Yi and Ashley Lin will vie for the ladies' slot.。
In the six legs of the 2021 Figure Skating Grand Prix Series, Sui/Han claimed two trophies, while Peng/Jin bagged one silver medal and Wang/Liu placed fourth in the ISU Italian Grand Prix. Enditem。