The 38-year-old central defender donned the Schalke jersey on 80 occasions between 2016 to 2019. The friendly Brazilian became a fan hero and enjoyed the highest respect among the supporters.
With the score tied at 68-all before the final quarter, Sichuan took charge of the last 10 minutes despite Shao's departure.
Shao led the charge into the second quarter by scoring seven straight points and feeding Huang Ping-Jen's three-pointers thereafter. Xinjiang also attempted shots from the 3-point range, as Liu Tongyi, Wang Lili and Liu Xiao combined to help them compile a 50-49 lead going into halftime.
Ghana's most recent matches were wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November 2019. Enditem
The announcement came less than a day after Botafogo's 2-1 home defeat to Bahia, a result that left them 19th in the 20-team league standings with just one win from 12 matches.
Women's top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep dispatched her fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-4 to book a spot in the third round, while third seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine overcame a second-set wipeout to beat Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 to keep on track for her maiden Grand Slam title.
Miguel Angel Russo's men are now four points clear at the top of the Group H standings, with one match remaining before the knockout rounds.
Pliskova's best record at a Grand Slam was in 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final.
All eyes were on Messi after a summer in which he had asked to leave the club and only two days after he had criticized the departure of Luis Suarez, but Fati was the star of the show.
Both teams created and missed chances in the first half and made life a little easier in the season, with no one breaking the deadlock.
Ji Xinjie from Shandong secured the gold in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:48.87, with Hubei's Zhang Ziyang and Ji's teammate Hu Jia rounding out the top three.