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Kang takes 1st-round lead in LPGA event at Incheon

Michelle Wie of the United States watches her shot on the 4th hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Karine Icher of France shot a 4-under 68 in the second round to take a one-stroke lead at the top of the European-dominated leaderboard at the KEB-HanaBank Championship on Friday.

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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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