Napoli was banned from traveling by local health authorities, after Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive for COVID-19.
"We found several problems during the tournament and we will strengthen training in the future," he added.
A second-quarter surge helped Xinjiang take over down the stretch over Wuhan. Although falling behind 23-21 early, they forged a 38-25 advantage entering the second half, including six points from Wang Lili.
With Sichuan's offense bogged down, Dongguan retook the lead and delivered the final blow with efficient offensive late in the fourth to make it 78-71.
The 2020-21 WCBA regular season is played across two stages, with Chengdu, Sichuan and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia selected as respective hosts for each stage. The season is scheduled to conclude no later than January 5, 2021. Enditem
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Baum seems to be a driven by unshakeable optimism. Despite having lost his first game as the new coach of Schalke 04, the 41-year-old encouraged the Royal Blues' squad, and supporters to continue their effort to achieve a turnaround.
Dubbed "Female O'Neal", Li Yueru was unstoppable in the paint in the first quarter, shooting five of five from the field to put Inner Mongolia up 24-10 as the quarter expired.
"To be honest I was over the limit today. At the end I gave everything that I had out there, it was an amazing match," the 27-year-old added.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez said Monday that Uruguay has the depth to cover the absence of Edinson Cavani in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador.