Jiangsu showed its well-balanced, attacking firepower, with seven players scoring in double figures, led by Sun Li's 18.
Halep didn't play at her best, especially when facing a firing teenager who combined her drop shot and backhand so perfectly throughout the match.
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.
Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday.
Shaanxi can still find positives despite the loss, as Yu Jiarui, in her second year, shot 11 of 22 from the field to post a career-high 35 points.
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia completed another lop-sided victory by thrashing Shandong 101-56 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Wuhan did enough work to contain Xinjiang after the tip-off, but Xinjiang pulled away with a 17-2 spurt before the halftime for a 38-25 lead.