Posts Tagged Asia

Intensity peaking for India v Australia World Cup semifinal

SYDNEY (AP) — Acrimony is omnipresent now whenever Australia and India clash in cricket. With a spot in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand on the line, expect the intensity to peak.

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What to Watch in the Australia vs India World Cup semifinal

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and India have won six of the last eight Cricket World Cup titles and have developed a heated rivalry over the last decade. When the teams meet in the World Cup semifinal on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, there’s bound to be some friction. Both captains have attacking mindsets in the 50-over format, and the top order of both batting lineups are stacked with free-hitting players, so there’s also bound to be some entertaining and enterprising cricket.

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Americans Chock, Bates take lead in ice dancing at worlds

SHANGHAI (AP) — Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the lead in ice dancing at the world figure skating championships on Wednesday with a career-best score in the short dance.

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Russian, American women square off at figure skating worlds

Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the U.S practice during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Men’s world figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu had a late costume change the last time he competed in Shanghai. After a scary collision with another skater in warm-ups at the Cup of China in November, he took to the ice for his long program with gauze wrapped around his head and a bandage on his chin.

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IOC commissioners begin inspections of Beijing’s 2022 bid

BEIJING (AP) — IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, in a key test of the city’s status as a front-runner in the competition for hosting rights.

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