The 38-year-old central defender donned the Schalke jersey on 80 occasions between 2016 to 2019. The friendly Brazilian became a fan hero and enjoyed the highest respect among the supporters.
At the same time, after entering the relegation group, Guangzhou R&F will try to secure its next season's CSL ticket in the second session games.
Pironkova, 33, who has just returned to the Tour after three years' absence at the US Open and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, receiving a walkover to the third round in Paris. Enditem
There was last second drama as Manchester United got their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory away to Brighton on Saturday thanks to a penalty given after the final whistle.
Former international Chen Xiaojia powered Jiangsu's offense through consecutive baskets as Jiangsu went up 23-18 at the end of the first quarter.
Durban received 90 votes to beat the other candidate city of Dusseldorf, Germany, who received 39 votes. Dusseldorf had hosted the 2017 edition.
Standing 1.93m tall, Yang was a consistent threat in the paint, improving Shandong's halftime lead to 27 points.
AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
Despite a difficult day, Hamilton retains the lead in the drivers' championship with 205 points, though Bottas has closed the gap and now sits second with 161 points, with Verstappen third on 128 points.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem