Posts Tagged Asia

Darvish cleared for offseason throwing program

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program.

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Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia’s soccer federation.

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Israeli search of Palestinian footy HQ condemned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced by Asian Football Confederation president Sheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa on Tuesday.

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Bollywood women soar but ask: Where’s the money?

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra speaks during a promotional event for her film "Mary Kom" in Ahmadabad, India. This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India's prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories. In “Mary Kom,” Chopra plays a female Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer. Previously, women were relegated to playing the male lead actor’s girlfriend, sister or mother in subservient roles reflecting the traditional dominance of men in Indian society. But for all their box-office success and newfound prominence, Bollywood actresses are asking: Where is the money?  (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

NEW DELHI (AP) — This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India’s prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories.

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China discloses earlier doping ban on Sun Yang

In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, star swimmer Sun Yang talks to the media as he arrives for Asian Games at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan, File)  KOREA OUT

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.

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