CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Dongguan inflicted the third consecutive loss on Wuhan, 80-62, in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Wednesday.
Union gained momentum but missed the chance to extend the lead at the half-hour mark after Nico Schlotterbeck pulled wide from tight angle.
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"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
It was a case of one in and one out for Atletico Madrid, who lost midfielder Thomas Partay to Arsenal after the Premier League club paid the 50 million euro buyout clause of the Ghanaian international.
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
The "Bulls" assumed control from the starting whistle and pressed the "Royal Blues" onto the back foot.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
"We are a new group. I want to help the team get into a rhythm as soon as possible to prepare for tougher matches ahead," Li noted.
BERLIN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig extended Schalke's winless run to overall 19 games after paving the way for the win with three first-half goals in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday.