Posts Tagged Asia

Wozniacki beats Radwanska at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a forehand return against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player’s hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.

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High-schooler Anraku 1st in Japan baseball draft

TOKYO (AP) — High school pitching star Tomohiro Anraku was chosen first overall in Nippon Professional Baseball’s amateur draft on Thursday and was headed to the former team of New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.

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Jessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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Local Todd Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Amateur lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.

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China’s Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic.

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