Comments of team leaders indicate growing unrest in a squad that seems to fear their ambitions could be disappointed when trying to repeat some of last season's success after winning the treble.
DALIAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande finished its first stage of Chinese Super League with a victory on Sunday as it beat Dalian Pro 1-0 with a stroke of luck.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
In Tuesday's other action, Shanghai smashed Hebei 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-7), Tianjin beat Yunnan 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-13), Liaoning defeated Guangdong 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15), and Zhejiang crushed Sichuan 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16). Enditem
In the other game in Changzhou, Kunshan FC beat Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 3-2, and Nantong Zhiyun defeated Heilongjiang Lava Spring 1-0. Enditem
Fujian's players were unable to break the tight blocks from Wang Yizhu, the youngest player of Tianjin who grabbed nine points in the second set.
Led by two-time world champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang, the Chinese swimmers bettered the world record by 0.15 seconds. The previous record was held by American swimmers.
Olimpia must defeat Delfin at home and rely on other results going their way to have any chance of progressing to the knockout phase.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly in the preliminary heat on Tuesday, captured gold in the final at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Wednesday.
The wild animals from the Manguo Hippo Sanctuary in the region have been straying away from their confinement up to six kilometers away, causing a threat to the community. Enditem
"Nothing else," he noted. "In every practice, I asked them to fight, play strong defence and play smart in offense. This gave us the result in the second quarter."