"To make things easier I told the players yesterday [Wednesday] that this was the right way to go," he added, suggesting the decision was of his own volition.
Rumors speak of former Augsburg coach Manuel Baum of possibly taking over as the new head coach.
Rookie Yang Junxuan also claimed her second gold in the women's 200m freestyle in one minute and 56.52 seconds, Hou Yujie from Henan ranked first in the men's 100m freestyle, and Hebei's Zhang Ke touched the finishing line first in the women's 800m freestyle.
At Maccabi, Bender will collaborate with his compatriot, center Ante Zizic, who has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last three NBA seasons and joined the Israeli club in late August.
Wuhan Zall had no chances to enter the championship race after losing to Hebei China Fortune 2-0, while Tianjin enlarged its winless record to 13 games after being defeated by Qingdao Huanghai 3-0 before the match.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the UEFA Europa League group stage after a 1-0 home win over Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday evening.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- It took Shandong just one quarter to seal their opening victory in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league new season by overwhelming Daqing 101-51 here on Thursday.
In case of infections within club ranks, clubs must ensure at least a 13-man squad to compete in games.
Since 2013 the Swedes have played 30 matches at home, winning 18, drawing six and losing six, with the defeats coming against powerful sides such as Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and Wolfsburg to show the scale of the task facing Granada. Enditem
Although the referee had already blown the final whistle, VAR awarded a penalty. Then Bruno Fernandes, who had conceded the penalty that gave Brighton the initial lead, smashed the ball into the roof of the net.
In the other game in the Chengdu division, after a goalless first half, Taizhou Yuanda broke the deadlock in the 54th minute to claim a 1-0 victory against Beijing Renhe, and Beijing BSU defeated Suzhou Dongwu 3-2.