Posts Tagged Asia

Hulkenberg signs new deal with F1 team Force India

LONDON (AP) — Force India says it has reached an agreement with Nico Hulkenberg that will see the Formula One driver continue to race with the team until 2015.

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Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship.

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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia's team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

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Pacquiao makes professional basketball debut

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.

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Hend wins Hong Kong Open in a playoff

HONG KONG (AP) — Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in 1983.

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