Posts Tagged China

Jessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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China’s Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic.

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For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

In this March 8, 2014, file photo, United State's Alana Nichols races to win her silver medal in the women's downhill, sitting skiing event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. After winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball, then gold and silver in sit-skiing, Nichols is on to her next endeavor _ sprint kayak racing, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them “pinch-me moments,” when she can’t quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

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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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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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