MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique has made three changes to his squad to face Portugal in a friendly on October 7 and Switzerland and Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League on October 10 and 13.
However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
Shanghai's defense played a decisive role in their 112-98 victory over Shaanxi despite the latter's crazy 3-pointer shooting performance
Once again Getafe is off to an excellent start to the season and although its style of football is not always attractive to watch, it is effective as it showed against Betis in midweek.
Her former teammate in Beijing, Shi Xiufeng, showed an eagerness to return to court.
He is also doubtful for Barca's next games, which are away to Getafe on October 17, their Champions League debut at home to Ferencvaros on October 20, and the first 'Clasico' of the season at home against Real Madrid five days later.
Elsewhere, Svit registered its first victory of the new season, winning in Handlova 89-81 on Saturday.
LONDON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder of the men's marathon, failed to defend his London Marathon title on the rain-soaked looped course in St James's Park on Sunday, as Ethiopian Shura Kitata won the race in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds.
"We did well on defense," said Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei, also assistant coach of China's national team, adding the team still needs to build its chemistry through more game time.
The last set became a lop-sided affair for Tianjin, which went on a 12-4 run to pull away and kept the advantage until the end.
But the Spaniard again hit out at the weather conditions of the tournament, just like what he did on his arrival in Paris ten days ago, as the temperature had plummeted to 12 degrees when he played on the Court Philippe-Chatrier after midnight.