Posts Tagged Asia

‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Brad Pitt, right, and Xavier Samuel in a scene from "Fury." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Giles Keyte)

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”

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Slovenia alone atop group at basketball worlds

United States's Anthony Davis, dunks  during the Group C Basketball World Cup match  as New Zealand's Casey Frank, reacts, in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14.  United States won 98-71. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Goran Dragic got Slovenia out of the kind of trouble that Lithuania couldn’t escape.

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Peng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis

Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NEW YORK (AP) — Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first semifinal in 37 Grand Slam tournaments.

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Fight Schedule

At Tokyo, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez, 12, for Yaegashi’s WBC flyweight title; Naoya Inoue vs. Samartlek Kokietgym, 12, for Inoue’s WBC junior flyweight title; Ryota Murata vs. Adrian Luna Flores, 10, middleweights.

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9 African wrestlers barred from worlds

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

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