Japan hosted the world championships twice, in Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. Enditem
Italy experimented with their starting line-up ahead of the Nations League, as coach Roberto Mancini opted for three Sassuolo players, including Ciccio Caputo, who made his senior Italy debut.
Henan guard Feng Song was on fire from outside the paint, draining four 3-pointers in a row to score all of her 14 points in the third quarter.
Li Yueru shot 13 of 17 from the field to contribute 27 points and 20 rebounds for the winner. Shanxi was unable to contain Li Yueru's glittering play, thus seeing little hope of a comeback in the second half.
"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."
The inexperienced coach had to compensate that by squeezing every minute.
In the men's event, Hungary's Gaspar Csere, 29, won with a time of 2:17:43, whereas the fastest female athlete was Tunde Szabo, 31, also from Hungary, in 2:43:39. Enditem
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Kosice and Nove Zamky are still waiting for their rosters to receive the green light by the health institution but a new team, Michalovce, has been benched for two rounds due to a coronavirus occurrence after playing the initial two rounds of Tipos Extraliga.
Beijing outscored Shandong 32-15 in the second quarter. Five Beijing players scored in double figures, led by Tang Yu's 20 points. Wang Chengcheng helped with 14 points.
"We are not a strong side. After playing such an intense game, we can improve in mentality and carrying out tactics," Wuhan coach Li Xin commented.