Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division.
Qin Xiaowen, chairman of the Beijing Ducks said that Pianigiani is not only the most successful coach in Italy, but also one of the best coaches in Europe. "I believe he can build a better and stronger Beijing Ducks with rich experience and an excellent modern basketball concept," Qin said.
The nation's top comprehensive sports gala in 2021 will attract around 14,000 athletes in 501 events across 41 sports.
Corinthians have been searching for a new manager since sacking Tiago Nunes last Friday following the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.
Zverev completed a stunning comeback in his semifinal, rallying past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final while Thiem dug deep and displayed his trademark fighting spirit to outlast third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).
The "Green-Whites" lacked in ideas to overcome Jena's well-positioned defence as only Davie Selke came close after unleashing a dangerous effort from a sharp angle two minutes before the break.
After the restart, Kramaric remained a factor and secured his side the opener as he benefitted on Ihlas Bebou's square pass to tap home into the open goal with three minutes played in the second half.
New Arsenal signing Willian chipped in with two assists as Gabriel, another Brazilian debutant, netted the second with a header shortly after the break before Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off an easy win before the hour.
The absence of these key players had weakened Thomas Tuchel's side significantly as the Ligue 1 defending champions launched their title defence with a shocking 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens on Thursday.
During his coaching career, he won seven national championships, five national cup championships and seven super cup championships. ■
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams of the United States and Victoria Azarenka from Belarus will meet in the semifinals of the US Open after beating their respective rivals in the women's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday.