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China courts documentaries as it limits expression

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the organizer of the Beijing Independent Film Festival smokes as he meets journalists after he was released in Beijing, China. China is avidly wooing filmmakers to create more documentaries to replace popular dating, reality and game shows. But it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them.

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9 footballers punished for match-fixing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a professional footballer to 30 months in jail and given eight other players suspended sentences on charges of match fixing, state media reported Monday.

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

New York Mets' Curtis Granderson gives a thumbs-up as he wears a jersey from Great Lakes Region-champion Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League team prior to the Mets' baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Jackie Robinson team advanced Saturday to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game of the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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Japan beats Las Vegas 5-0 in third-place game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Takuma Takahashi struck out 11 and homered to help Japan silence Las Vegas’ hot bats and win 5-0 in the Little League World Series’ third-place game Sunday.

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Chicago gears up for matchup with South Korea

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run home run off Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan in the first inning of a United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn’t sure what came next.

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