DALIAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The organizing committee for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China held its first meeting in Dalian, Liaoning province on Saturday.
Those who opted for the shorter distances had the chance to enjoy a sunny day with temperatures close to 20 degrees Celsius, but on Sunday, the race was held under heavy gray clouds and scattered rain showers. The temperature also dropped to around 13 degrees Celsius.
Inspired by Shao Ting and Zhang Wanglai, Sichuan rode on a 17-0 run midway through the first quarter to set the tone en route to an overwhelming victory.
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
A pair of free throws from Guo extended Hebei's advantage to 10 points midway through the second quarter.
The 29-year-old is expected to start for the five-time world champions when they meet Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday in the opening two rounds of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Germany gave away its narrow lead in the dying seconds of the game as Kenan Karaman's last-gasp equalizer secured Turkey a draw on the road.
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
ROME, Oct.7 (Xinhua) -- Italy claimed a comfortable friendly win at Artemio Franchi stadium on Wednesday as the Azzurri crashed Moldova 6-0 with Stephan El Shaarawy scoring a brace.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
Iran's soccer team left Tehran for Tashkent on Tuesday for a friendly match with Uzbekistan slated for Thursday.