CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi held off Hebei's late resistance on the way to an 84-75 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
"I hope the crisis makes the clubs to rethink their strategy and increase their efforts to give space for young talents," he added.
MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid suffered an important injury blow on Friday when it was confirmed that right back Dani Carvajal injured a ligament in his right knee during the club's morning training session.
The club presented new signing Sergino Dest on Friday and the 19-year-old right back, who arrives from Ajax, is an option of starting on the bench on Sunday.
Shandong built a 17-7 lead at the beginning of the second set, while Tianjin found it difficult to erase the deficit.
Cavani was left out of the Celeste squad by head coach Oscar Tabarez, paying the price for having not played since March.
Jiangsu were placed second in the group after the third round.
"Our opponents did well on making shots at the start. This is our second match of the season, and we hope to improve through each game," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin hobbled off the court, seemingly through a strain, just one minute into the second half. Without one of its main scorers, Shanghai could not catch up on the offensive end as Xinjiang pulled away through backcourt combo Wang Siyu and Wang Lili's efforts.