CHENGDU, China, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing clinched a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin in the third round of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday, while Beijing overcame Shandong 82-74.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
The tables turned 10 minutes later when the Irish were in a similar situation and beat Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodak but Juraj Kucka deflected the ball away to safety.
Another game on Friday saw Henan rallied to the end and claimed a 95-90 victory over Zhejiang. Henan center Zhang Lingge scored a game-high 27 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Enditem
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.
The record Roland Garros winner grabbed it, firing an ace to end the two-hour-and-41-minute final with a love game. He then kneeled down, smiled widely and pumped his arms. It was the fourth time he has won his favourite tournament without conceding a set.
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem
Ji recalled that as a national team member, she had a busy schedule between international duty and the league for four or five years. She felt it necessary to make some adjustments in these years.
During the quarantine time, a sponsor delivered Feng a golf simulator, which allowed her to practice at home everyday. At the same time she began to have a idea to open a golf club in the city center.
Spain coach Luis Enrique made several changes to his side, with David de Gea returning in goal, while Ansu Fati was on the left of the Spanish attack and Oyarzabal returned to action after missing out on the midweek friendly in Portugal after a non-conclusive coronavirus test.
Questions about Loew's future are popping up, and concerns about the outcome of next year's European Championship are growing.