Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.
The Men's World Cup list features three consecutive World Championship winner Ma Long, and top-ranked Fan Zhendong, both from China, Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan, Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei and Hugo Calderano from Brazil.
Shenhua will play the next stage against city rivals SIPG, who have already qualified in the top spot of Suzhou Division.
Qin Haiyang from Shanghai, who finished second in the preliminary final of the 400m event, missed the final, after he failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests, according to a new requirement of the championships.
Arsenal had beaten Liverpool in the Community Shield a month ago and took the lead on Monday night thanks to Alexandre Lacazette in the 25th minute after a rare error from Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson, who sliced a routine clearance into his path in the 24th minute.
Despite being contained in the first quarter, Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin gradually paced the game by finishing baskets in consecutive fast breaks in a later period. Peng posted a game-high 22 points.
Ghana's Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah and officials of the Ghana Football Association joined mourners and families to bid farewell to the young footballers in Offinso.
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
Schalke needs new confidence, he added, saying that Naldo might not only have spoken about the club's squad. Enditem
In Wednesday's other quarterfinals, Jiangsu smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-20), Tianjin crushed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), and Shandong beat Fujian 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19). Enditem