Despite going into Tuesday's match as firm favorites, Brazil cannot afford to take their opponents lightly, Firmino warned.
Sichuan completed another lop-sided victory by thrashing Fujian 89-63 on Thursday. Shao Ting scored six points in the first quarter, including two fast break baskets in a row, to help Sichuan take a double-figure lead after the first quarter expired.
"We would like all athletes to focus on their practise without worries," said Muto. Enditem
Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
Swiatek fired 22 winners in the one-sided match, half of which came from her strong forehand. Enditem
However, the Czechs took the lead after an embarrassing mistake by Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, who failed to control the ball on a simple return pass from teammate Joel Abu Hanna in the 14th minute.
Du, who is also deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport, noted that the goal of the tournament is to promote the development of youth football in China.
Meanwhile, Angel Romero and Andre Carrillo each scored braces as Paraguay and Peru drew 2-2 in Asuncion.
It was announced in a statement that the Tokyo Marathon, one of six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and London, will have elite and mass races together in the original field size.
"The passion and commitment of all involved in the league and their unwavering love of Australian basketball are the core reasons why players, coaches, officials and club staff will be making significant sacrifices to ensure the 2020 WNBL season is contested," Jackson said.
In the Meizhou division, Guizhou Hengfeng had no chance to move to the promotion area due to the 1-1 draw with Shenyang Urban. Meizhou Hakka finished eight rounds with five wins and three draws, giving themselves a promotion chance two rounds ahead of the end of first stage. In other action, Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic beat Zhejiang Energy Greentown for more suspension of another promotion ticket. Enditem