World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic will kick off his campaign for an 18th major title against Sweden's Mikael Ymer later on the central court. Enditem
Maccabi increased the gap to 75-60 with seven minutes to go, securing the club's first Euroleague win of the season.
Kenyan Peres Chepchirchir, the current half marathon record holder and Fancy Chemutai will also be in the frontline.
Tang Muhan from Guangdong topped the women's 400m freestyle in 4:07.04, and Ma Yonghui and Zhang Ke, both from Hebei, took second and third places respectively.
Gou Tingting (R) of Tianjin Guanlan drives the ball during 1st round match between Shanghai Dahua and Tianjin Guanlan at the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
"I think the time will be fast, London is a big race and all the participants are in good shape and able to run faster times," Kipchoge, who holds the official world marathon record of 2:01:39, told Xinhua on Sunday.
Saturday also sees Valencia, who is second after a 1-0 win away to Real Sociedad, entertains Real Betis, who has lost consecutive matches after its winning start to the campaign. Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini needs an improvement after the poor first half display that saw his side thrashed 3-0 at Getafe on Wednesday.
Although Jurgen Klopp's men were relentless, Arsenal had their chances and Alisson had to be at his best to twice deny Lacazette who had been put through on goal.
"Liaoning put a lot of pressure to us in the first set, so I encouraged my players to counterattack them even more fiercely," said Zhejiang head coach Wang Hebing.
A 27-11 lead after the first quarter, including a 24-0 dominance from tip-off, decided Shandong as the eventual winner.
Shandong expects a tough match on Sunday with title favorites Inner Mongolia as their next opponent, while Daqing hopes to bounce back in Sunday's encounter with Beijing, another losing side on Thursday. Enditem