TOKYO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit Japan in mid-November and meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Friday.
Liu Jiacen pocketed a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Cao Junwei led Shandong in points (26), rebounds (5), and assists (4).
Inner Mongolia put on a ferocious 17-2 run midway through the second quarter and enlarged their advantage to 21 points at the end of the first half.
CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Veteran center Liu Jiacen shone in Shanxi's 84-75 comeback victory over Shandong in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
Ghana's Tariq Fosu opened the scoring on 22 minutes, but Qatar's Almoez Ali levelled the scores in the 44th minute.
Ukraine pulled one goal back with a penalty by Ruslan Malinovskyi.
The Slovaks were inches away from taking the lead in the 75th minute when Dalian Yifang midfielder Marek Hamsik sent a great pass to Lukas Haraslin who beat Randolph but was denied by Ireland captain Shane Duffy.
Meanwhile, the AFA said Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna continued to train separately from the main squad after suffering a hamstring injury against Ecuador at La Bombonera.
Slovakia coach Hapal made nine changes to his roster compared to the match against Ireland and it showed.
Coming into the professional league in 2004, Ji was given little opportunities at Heilongjiang as a rookie. And after Heilongjiang was demoted to the second division, she had a doubt for her future. "What can I do?" Ji asked herself.
Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.