Alfaro was appointed Ecuador's head coach in August following the resignation of Jordi Cruyff.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
Also on Wednesday, powered by Dilana Dilishati's 21 points, Dongguan handed Wuhan its third straight loss into the season at 80-62. Enditem
Sydney FC's head coach Steve Corica said given Le Fondre's great contribution to the club's recent success, it would be wrong to stand in his way.
Wu and Zhao combined for the first 11 points for Shanxi, who showed their depth and began to pull away after bench players came in for a 24-16 first quarter advantage through Fu Jinqiu's buzzer-beating layup.
He called the latest defeats of Liverpool (7-2) and Manchester United (6-1), aside from Bayern Munich's loss against Hoffenheim (4-1), the forerunners.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
Like most media, Rangnick criticized that Bayern's latest transfers block spaces for the clubs promising youngsters such as Jamal Musiala, Chris Richards, and Joshua Zirkzee. Enditem
"I'm sure that I can make many layups on the university basketball court, but here, when opponents inflicted huge pressure on me, my chance of doing that will be much lower."
The ban will take effect immediately. Hence, Persepolis will miss Alkasir in the crucial AFC Champions League semifinal against Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Enditem
BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced on Monday that the Chinese cities of Weihai and Zhengzhou will host the upcoming #RESTART series in November.