CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai shook off early sluggishness to overcome Tianjin 88-60 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
LONDON, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- James Rodriguez scored twice and added an assist as Everton beat Brighton 4-2 in Goodison Park to keep their 100 percent record at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.
It was also the 96th victory at Roland Garros for the Spaniard, who is seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer's record.
An excellent team performance from West Ham saw them rewarded with a surprise 3-0 win away over Leicester City, who had demolished Manchester City 5-2 a week ago.
Guo Zixuan, who had joined Hebei from Shanxi during the offseason, finished with a game-high 26 points. Zhang Yaqi and Chen Jinting bagged 17 and 14 points respectively.
Ruben Dias made his debut for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's team still needs to improve in defense to have any chance of battling for the title.
Sunday's win and the midweek victory against Valladolid were largely thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced man of the match performances in both games to keep Madrid's rivals at bay.
"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
Real Sociedad had a comfortable 3-0 win at home over Getafe thanks to Mikel Oyarzabal's first half penalty and goals from Mikel Merino and Portu in the 78th and 81st minutes.
In other games in the Meizhou division, Zhejiang Energy Greentown beat Jiangxi Liansheng 2-0, and Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic defeated Liaoning Shenyang Urban 1-0.