Maccabi's coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos said: "For us, it is very important that today Bender is more prepared because he comes from the NBA and that he is able to help the team". Enditem
Jiangsu had five players scoring in double figures, led by Jiang Jiayin's 17. Liang and Gong scored 14 points apiece.
In Wednesday's other quarterfinals, Jiangsu smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-20), Tianjin crushed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), and Shandong beat Fujian 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19). Enditem
Olympic medalist Wang Shun reached the finishing line first in the men's 400m individual medley in 4:11.89.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Better City edged off Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0 on Sunday to pocket its fifth straight win in China League One, the second-tier football league in China.
China was awarded the hosting right of 2023 AFC Asian Cup on June 14, 2019. Enditem
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Yahya Golmohammadi, head coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team, said that Pakhtakor are "tough" opponents in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
Real Madrid entertain Valladolid and Atletico Madrid travel to Huesca on Wednesday, while FC Barcelona visit Celta Vigo on Thursday night. Enditem
According to new UEFA regulations, clubs must name alternative venues when local health authorities implement restrictions affecting travel before and after games.
Autuori will be replaced by his assistant coach Bruno Lazaroni, who has yet to manage a senior professional team.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- It took Shandong just one quarter to seal their opening victory in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league new season by overwhelming Daqing 101-51 here on Thursday.