In the coming season, the contract of CBA players will be classified into five types, which are labeled A, B, C, D and E. The D contract is the maximum-salary contract, and a club can offer a maximum of three D contracts. Currently, 25 CBA players are on D contracts, including most of Chinese basketball's big names such as Yi Jianlian, Guo Ailun and Ding Yanyuhang.
Barcelona sit out the first two weeks of La Liga after playing in the quarterfinals of last season's Champions League, and so far the only new faces at the Camp Nou are teenage forward Pedri, Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao and midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who arrives as part of a deal which saw Arthur Melo move to Juventus.
But the draw was enough for Saint-Etienne to top the standings on goal difference over second-placed Rennes.
While professional football depends to a much lower extent on ticket sales, other sports view the decision only as a first step. Ice-hockey, handball and basketball require bigger crowds to cover their costs.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
After selling Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Barca are currently looking to sell striker Luis Suarez, with Juventus a possible destination, while Arturo Vidal is close to joining Inter Milan.
Although he had become a scapegoat at Real Madrid over the past couple of seasons, Bale was greeted by around 100 fans at the Tottenham training ground when he reported for his medical on Friday.
Athletico capitalized on the numerical advantage when Walter, unmarked inside the 18-yard box, struck his first goal of the campaign.
The announcement followed a video conference call involving CONMEBOL officials and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in which the Paraguay-based entity sought guarantees that clubs would release their players.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Chongqing once got a good chance to score in the stoppage time when Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva was fouled by Cameroon midfielder Joseph Minala in the penalty area. After a VAR ruling, the referee finally canceled the penalty kick because of Fernandinho's handball.
The 22-year-old Lyu took a 2-0 lead but handed Selby several chances to end the game 2-2. It meant that Lyu finished second with one win and two draws.