The NHL and NHLPA previously set Dec. 1 as the tentative start date for next season, with training camp opening Nov. 17. But Bettman stated multiple times that the dates could be pushed back if necessary.
Real Madrid, who on Friday completed the loan of striker Borja Mayoral to AS Roma, travel to Valencia where they will play a Levante side that was slightly unlucky to lose to a late goal away to Sevilla in midweek.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 WCBA league concluded earlier than expected, after the 18th round on January 2, meaning the 2020-21 season's curtain raiser on October 1 was the league's first game in nine months.
Both of the games highlighted Bilbao's problems in midfield and attack, as they failed to trouble two sides that will probably struggle to avoid the drop this season.
As expected, head coach Gustavo Alfaro included Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia and teenage Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata in his 30-man squad.
"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
Despite the host's dominance they had to be patient as Schalke was able to neutralize the attacks in the opening period.
ROME, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Roma snatched its first win in the 2020-21 Serie A season on Saturday, as the Giallorossi beat Udinese 1-0.
CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang came up big in the first half before getting over Fujian 96-76 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.