"Xinjiang has more star players than us. We just have to relax and prepare for a fight. Nothing else," Ding added.
American Sara Hall, who sprinted to surpass world champion Ruth Chepngetich in the last meters, finished second in 2:22:01. Chepngetich from Kenya completed the race four seconds later.
On the men's side, 12-time Roland Garros winner Rafael Nadal continued his run after dropping only four games to complete a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win over American youngster Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda. Enditem
Real Betis won 2-0 away at Valencia. Sergio Canales celebrated his return to the Spanish national team squad by opening the scoring following magnificent control and shot in the 19th minute and Cristian Tello scored Betis' second of the game with 16 minutes remaining. Enditem
It was also the 96th victory at Roland Garros for the Spaniard, who is seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer's record.
Nadal will face Sebastian Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda, in the next round. The American youngster secured his first appearance in a Grand Slam round of 16 by beating fellow qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.
BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee expressed understanding over the decision made by the International Skating Union (ISU) to postpone its figure skating Grand Prix Final and short track speed skating World Cup, both Olympic test events.
The Blanquirroja are aiming to qualify for their second consecutive World Cup, having ended a 36-year drought to earn a place at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Bierhoff demanded successful games to strengthen team spirit and fan identification. The 1996 European Champion said a real lift in mood is needed to travel down the road to the 2021 European Championship. Enditem
A fierce battle ensued in the final 10 minutes. Zhang Ru made a three-pointer as Henan pulled the score back to 68-72 heading to the final minute, but they could not complete the comeback, as Shanxi sealed the win with free throws.
Jiangsu seized control of the game from that moment. After Gong Li's three-pointer, they enlarged the gap to 30 points with 3:30 to play in the second quarter before going up 60-22 at halftime. The second half was routine work for Jiangsu as they sailed to a 47-point victory.