"We didn't execute as we prepared. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
The third-place match on the same day saw Shanghai RCB beat Beijing BG Development 3-1. Enditem
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nitra Hockey Club took first place in the rankings in the Slovak ice-hockey premiership Tipos Extraliga after winning its third-round match on Friday against Detva.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.
Elsewhere, former Changchun Yatai forward Marinho converted two penalties as Santos upset Gremio 2-1 at home. Diego Souza was on target for the visitors.
"We want athletics to have a permanent home in Japan," he said. "It would be a perfect solution to bring the world championships here as soon as possible," he said.
Kvitova arrived for the match against the world No. 66 Siegemund as statistically the best server of this year's French Open remaining women's players, both in terms of ace struck and percentage of service games won.
The Everton midfielder showed glimpses of quality, particularly in the first half, but faded before being replaced by Steven Alzate in the 74th minute at Estadio Metropolitano.
After Gong Li's 3-pointer, Jiangsu capped the second period with a 12-0 spurt to go 46-38 ahead at the break.
Zhang said that there were nine teams about 100 players altogether to compete for the championship against his team, "I really hope we can make it to the last minute. Fighting!"
KUNMING, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese women's national football team, has expressed confidence that his team can beat South Korea in next year's qualifying playoff to secure a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.