Posts Tagged Asia

Hanyu aiming to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird said the deal, announced Monday, Nov. 24, is even more valuable because of Nike's worldwide reach and its advertising campaigns that use Olympic athletes. Some athletes in Nike's most recent ad launches include Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gold. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu just needs a podium finish at the NHK Trophy this weekend to secure a spot in figure skating’s Grand Prix Final.

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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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