"We were not able to keep up with the aggressive approach of our opponents. We produced no final passes. I tried to switch things up in the roster but nothing helped," said Slovakia's coach Hapal after the game.
"Hearing the saddening news, I burst into tears. Kobe had a huge influence on me. His grit and dedication pushed me to fight until this end out of love for basketball," Ji said.
The 18-year-old Chang defeated Irish teenager Aaron Hill 4-2 in the first round.
"Although there are many traditional Tai Chi schools, I welcome anyone who likes martial arts and traditional culture to join us, regardless of factions," she explained.
Playing with bench players on the court, Sichuan didn't surrender its advantage, extending it to 25 points at the break.
"I'm only thinking about the team and doing what the coach asks," he said. "Hopefully by doing that I can help my teammates to win matches," he added. Enditem
"I was expecting another level of play, something else, but it's normal. We haven't played for a year," the six-time Ballon d'Or winner said. "It's the anxiety of the first game. The important thing is to keep growing as we have done since the  Copa America.
There was better news involving forward Richarlison, who trained freely after injuring his left ankle while playing for Everton in their 4-2 win over Brighton on Saturday. Enditem
The fourth seed has yet to play Swiatek on the Tour but encountered with each other on the same stage in the junior competitions four years ago.
The AFC Champions League East Zone, will be played from Nov. 18 to Dec. 13, following the successful completion of the AFC Champions League West Zone matches in Qatar, the football governing body said in a statement.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- An early surge helped Sichuan outplay Henan 89-62 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.