Posts Tagged China

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Li Na of China holds the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Li, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.

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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China’s Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

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Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match

Brazil's soccer coach Dunga gives a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team’s friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month.

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Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.

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