Yao was the title favorite but the 30-year-old failed to clear the bar at 5.30m, although he passed the height of 5.15m in his first attempt.
The club's new trio faces its first game next weekend when they travel to Champions League participant RB Leipzig.
Wang Lili contributed a game-high 22 points. Han pocketed 16 points and nine rebounds. Wang Siyu and Liu each bagged 13.
The undersized Fujian blockers found it hard to stop Shanghai's high-flying spiker Zhang Yichan soon after the start of the first set.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Wednesday confirmed that the club is on the verge of signing right back Sergino Dest from Ajax.
"The use of new tech will enable us to save more time, which is the most precious resource in the future. People will finish their training plan at home instead of going outside. You don't have to actually go to the venue for a basketball game, because the VR tech will make you feel as if you're on court."
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Augsburg extended their perfect start to the new Bundesliga season after goals from Felix Uduokhai and Daniel Caligiuri sunk Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the second round of matches on Saturday.
Behind the top three, Racing Point's Sergio Perez finished a strong fourth ahead of Daniel Ricciardo's Renault, and Charles Leclerc had a good run to sixth in his Ferrari ahead of Ricciardo's teammate Esteban Ocon.
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.
The next stage will begin with a two-legged knockout round from October 16. Enditem