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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

A runner, wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants, looks at her smartphone as she and others jog past Chang'an Avenue near Tiananmen Square shrouded in haze at the start of 2014 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

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Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2014, Chinese artist Li Dapeng talks to reporters in front of one of his works depicting a typical Chinese scene featuring figures with grotesque pig heads at his studio in the Songzhuang art district in eastern Beijing, China. Artists in Songzhuang have long enjoyed rare creative freedoms by keeping their art and conversation mostly away from the public, but police arrested 13 people who work or live in the district in October after they posted online pictures and commentary support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Jack Chang)

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China’s prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.

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Teletovic leads Nets to 129-117 OT win over Kings

BEIJING (AP) — Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings in the second of their two NBA exhibition games in China.

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Gilbert wins Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Former world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Tour of Beijing by three seconds over Dan Martin of Ireland on Tuesday.

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Martin wins stage, Gilbert retains overall lead

BEIJING (AP) — Dan Martin of Ireland won the 157-kilometer (97-mile) fourth stage of Tour of Beijing on Monday, while Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert retained the overall lead.

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