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Els leads by 2 in Hong Kong on birthday

HONG KONG (AP) — Ernie Els grabbed control of the Hong Kong Open with a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark by carding a 5-under-par 65 on his birthday Friday.

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Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, Thai actress Pimthong Washirakom poses after an interview in Bangkok, Thailand. Up-and-coming starlet Pimthong's debut role as a dangerously beautiful "bad girl" who gets raped in the soap "The Rising Sun" aired last month. Pimthong said that filming of the scene, in which a police detective locks her in his office and rapes her, took place after the girl's rape on the train in July. As the cameras rolled, she broke down in tears. A recent real-life rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train in Thailand has focused national outrage on Thai popular culture, and particularly TV soaps for sending messages that trivialize - and some say encourage - rape. (AP Photo/Thanyarat Doksone)

BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.

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UCI to review Astana’s World Tour team license

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of cycling will ask its license commission to review the Astana team’s status after a series of doping cases.

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Randhawa takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Jyoti Randhawa shot a 6-under 70 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.

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Turkish wrestler suspended after positive test

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Turkish wrestler Samil Erdogan faces a possible two-year ban and loss of his bronze medal after failing a doping test at the world championships.

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