"Adam has had an unbelievable couple of years with the club and has had a huge influence on our squad," he said.
It was Flamengo's first victory in Brazil's top flight since they overcame local rival Fluminense 2-1 on September 9.
"We are really pleased with the process over the last month and are proud that our league's policies are in line with our own when it comes to diversity in hiring," said Thelwell. "We met and spent time with several great candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The quality of the candidate pool further solidified our confidence in Gerhard as a top choice to lead our team."
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
Dongguan established a 22-12 advantage after the first quarter, with Dilana scoring 10 points to lead the way.
James, 29, has also impressed in his opening three matches for Everton in the Premier League following his summer move from Real Madrid.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu sailed past Shaanxi 89-69 here on Wednesday, starting the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign with a 3-0 record.
GENEVA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Following is the draw for the group stage of the Europa League:
In the other action on Friday, women's third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinean women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. Enditem
Schalke showed their first vital sign of the game after the restart when Bozdogan unleashed a hammer on target, forcing Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi into action for the first time with 54 minutes into the match.
Those to have been ruled out of the matches include forwards Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Alvarez and Victor Abrego, midfielders Erwin Saavedra and Leonel Justiniano, and defenders Adrian Jusino, Luis Haquin and Diego Bejarano.