Posts Tagged Asia

F1 changes radio ban after team concerns

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany returns to the garage during the first practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.

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Alonso beats Mercedes at opening Singapore session

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain leaves his team hospitality suite at the Marina Bay City Circuit for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Singapore. The F1 race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday.

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2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Li Na of China holds the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Li, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.

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Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during their quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semifinals by beating eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-3 Friday.

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Lepchenko upsets Radwanska at Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday.

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