"I was looking to take the jersey on stage six anyway so I'll go in with the same tactic - try to win the stage and see what happens."
Before the game, Dalian ranked seventh with six points in the eight-team division, while Henan, also on six points, sat at the bottom by virtue of their inferior goal difference.
In the second minute after kick-off, Rondon scored the opener with his left foot. Rondon extended the lead for Dalian in the 29th minute, as he assisted Marek Hamsik to slot home.
Duplantis tried to challenge Sergei Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor record of 6.14 meters, but failed to continue after one unsuccessful attempt at 6.15 meters as darkness set in.
"This is not the way I'd imagined taking the yellow jersey," Yates said, "If I'm honest, no one wants to take the jersey like this."
LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid's Welsh international forward Gareth Bale says he would be open to returning to the Premier League but insists that so far Real Madrid have blocked his attempts to leave.
With the win, Suning leapfrogged Luneng into second place on the table with 17 points from nine games, two points adrift of Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande who have played one match less.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Salomon Rondon contributed one goal and two assists as Dalian Pro crushed Henan Jianye 4-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League here on Thursday, while Jiangsu Suning beat Shangdong Luneng 1-0.
PP Sports, owned by Chinese retail giant Suning Group, had signed a three-year deal with Premier League in 2016. The broadcaster has reportedly withheld a payment of 160 million pounds rights fees which were due to happen in March.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Members of the Brazil women's football team will be paid the same as their male counterparts, the South American country's soccer federation said on Wednesday.
In the other two clashes of the day, Hunan Hualai beat Zhejiang Energy to remain in third place, while Shenzhen Nankeda whitewashed Jiangsu in 5-0 to clinch their second win of the season. Enditem