"Despite its huge popularity in many countries, racquetball is still new to Chinese people. It is a high-speed sport that needs long-term practise and systematic training," said Liu.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
Real Madrid faces a tricky visit to play Levante on Sunday evening and there is a feeling that coach Zinedine Zidane still doesn't know what his strongest eleven is. The Frenchman is handicapped by the loss of Eden Hazard, but in attack Zidane has steered away from playing Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic together to using Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo as wingers behind a lone forward.
Jiangsu took to attacking the basket from the paint early on, before going up 20-9 on a 14-0 surge.
Sevilla presented their last two signings of the summer with Karim Rekik and Oussama Idrissi joining Julen Lopetegui's side, who once again look to have worked well in the transfer market, despite failing to sign Real Sociedad's Willian Jose.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Dongguan inflicted the third consecutive loss on Wuhan, 80-62, in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Wednesday.
Edin Dzeko wasted a good opportunity in the 21st minute as the hitman sprung the offside trap but ballooned it over the bar.
The 31-year-old, who is to face No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the next match, also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.
Saturday's final game saw Betis bounce back after consecutive defeats with a 2-0 win away to Valencia. Sergio Canales celebrated his return to the Spanish national team squad by opened the scoring following a magnificent piece of control and shot in the 19th minute and Cristian Tello scored Betis' second of the game with 16 minutes left to play to assure they leapfrog Real Sociedad to sleep as leaders. Enditem
Luo Xinyu bagged 18 points for Jiangsu, who also got 14 points apiece from Xu Chenyan and Jiang Jiayin.
"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.