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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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US women’s hoops cruises past China 99-75

PARIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women’s national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game.

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IOC’s Bach says sports tied to politics

INCHEON, China (AP) — Sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business and work with those who run global society while still maintaining its neutrality, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

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Cornet cruises into Guangzhou Open final

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Alize Cornet of France will play for her second title of the year in the Guangzhou Open final after beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Friday.

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Artist says tax case shows China’s dark side

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Chinese outspoken artist Ai Weiwei speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. China’s best-known artist dissident Ai blasted his country’s Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country’s Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.

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