Xinjiang center Han Xu made the most of her height to convert consecutive baskets. Her teammate Wang Lili followed in to score five points in a row, but Sichuan's Zhang stepped up to register 10 points in the first quarter.
Hoffenheim then grabbed the lead out of the blue with 16 minutes gone when Ermin Bicakcic headed home Dennis Geiger's corner kick to stun Hansi Flick's men.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the UEFA Europa League group stage after a 1-0 home win over Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday evening.
Both teams created and missed chances in the first half and made life a little easier in the season, with no one breaking the deadlock.
Greece's fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to outlast Jaume Munar 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 after three hours and 12 minutes to advance, while Andrey Rublev of Russia also recovered from two sets down to dispatch American Sam Querrey 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 to claim the first-round win. Enditem
On the Beijing side, Shi Xiufeng and Ma Yina each contributed 14 points.
The 12-time champion also improved his record at Roland Garros to 95-2 with this win.
Also on Thursday, Shandong dominated from start to end en route to a 101-51 rout of Daqing. Enditem
"I'm sure that the sports industry will play a more important role in the Chinese economy in the future." Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane loses one player to injury, but recovers two more for his side's home game against Valladolid on Wednesday night.
BERLIN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Struggling Schalke 04 is pinning its hopes on the shoulders of a coaching duo to lead the club out of a massive crisis.