Daqing showed their great defense as they forced Tianjin to shoot just 27 of 78. Daqing player-coach Ji Yanyan was unstoppable, notching a game-high 43 points, also becoming the league's all-time leading scorer in the process.
"It has been a complicated year for everyone," the 33-year-old Barcelona forward told reporters. "With the national team we want to try to make people happy with this victory in a difficult situation."
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
Unlike beach football, standard beach volleyball is a sport of a team of two, without substitutions. To keep the contest fair, two teams must change court every seven minutes in the preliminary contest and every five minutes in the final because of the sunshine, wind and other weather elements, according to Liu.
"What I learned at Bayern and what I can stress is the need to train hard. It's something I've always done. But, now, if I have to work three or four times harder than normal, I'll do it. I've been working on my physical fitness and I'm feeling really good. The intensity of the training is something that Bayern take very seriously and you can see that the players benefit from that."
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.
BERLIN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- It looks like the 2014 World Cup winner Germany is trapped in a crisis while past financial scandals also seem to be catching up on the country's soccer association.
CHANGSHA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Following in her father's footsteps, she first began to practice martial arts at the age of six. After studying under one of the "top 10 Chinese martial artists" at the age of 15, she became the 12th-generation heir of Chen's Tai Chi.
Chinese women's football legend, Sun Wen has been Wang's idol since she was a little girl. Inspired by the "Steel Rose", Wang fell in love with sports and was urged to play football by her P.E. teacher when she was in third grade.
PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- No.7 seed Petra Kvitova moved through to the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Laura Siegemund in 78 minutes.
The famous son is the 2020 Formula 2 racing series leader.