CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu manhandled Tianjin 106-59 in dominant fashion for its second straight win going into the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign here on Monday.
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Elsewhere, Svit registered its first victory of the new season, winning in Handlova 89-81 on Saturday.
JIANGMEN, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin claimed its sixth national title by defeating Shandong 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-11, 25-12) in the final of the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Friday.
"Everyone on the team has to contribute in some way," she noted.
Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
Head coach Li Tie expressed gratitude for the CSL clubs and the players' participation. "They have endured intensive games and training for 70 days, which was very tough, but they made it through. I myself once took part in a lot of training camps with the national team and I understand they might want to spend more time with their family during the break," he said.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
"Coach Jiang always told me to show my courage in the paint without being afraid of opponents. I have to admit that I lack game experience, so I need to grow up every single game," Yu said. Enditem