Posts Tagged East Asia

FIBA suspends Japan over failure to merge leagues

TOKYO (AP) — The governing body of basketball suspended the Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday, a decision that will prevent the country’s national teams from taking part in the Olympics and other international competitions.

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Hanyu aiming to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird said the deal, announced Monday, Nov. 24, is even more valuable because of Nike's worldwide reach and its advertising campaigns that use Olympic athletes. Some athletes in Nike's most recent ad launches include Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gold. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu just needs a podium finish at the NHK Trophy this weekend to secure a spot in figure skating’s Grand Prix Final.

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Darvish cleared for offseason throwing program

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program.

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China discloses earlier doping ban on Sun Yang

In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, star swimmer Sun Yang talks to the media as he arrives for Asian Games at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan, File)  KOREA OUT

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.

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Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines  and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the U.S., left, exchange punches during their world welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he so desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring at will Sunday on his way to a decision win in one of the most lopsided welterweight title fights imaginable. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care.

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