The top flight club continued on the front foot but failed to put the result beyond doubt ahead of time, as Leonardo Bittencourt and Selke wasted promising opportunities.
One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
Dominic Calvin-Lewin's 55th minute header gave Everton a deserved three points after they controlled Tottenham for most of the game and Ancelotti deserves credit for handing debuts to summer signings, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez, who enjoyed an impressive first appearance in the Premier League, creating five chances for their side.
ROME, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Italian Serie A on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a new company that will seek investors and oversee the sale of the league's television rights.
Emery will have been sad to see Santi Cazorla move on, but the club has moved well in the transfer market to poach Parejo and Coquelin, while Take Kubo, who arrives on loan from Real Madrid, showed what a threat he can pose while at Mallorca.
The stadium will make its debut to hold the final of the 10th season of League of Legends (LPL) World Championship, known as S10, on October 31. Enditem
Williams had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova while Azarenka dropped just one game against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium to seal a spot in the semifinals.
"My waist disc herniation has been acting up again," she said, adding that she would be back next year.
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC beat Sichuan Jiuniu 2-0, Nantong Zhiyun pocketed three points after defeating Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 2-0. Enditem
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Welcoming the two-year countdown to the opening of the 19th Asian Games on Thursday, host city Hangzhou exudes confidence of delivering an Asiad that has "Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavor."
Brazilian forward Hulk increased Shanghai's lead early in the second half with a header from full-back Wang Canchao's exquisite cross to make it 2-0.