Posts Tagged East Asia

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Nigeria's Onome Ebi, left, and United States' Abby Wambach vie for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With the title match looming, Wambach isn't mincing words. "All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday, July 5, in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup career. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany.

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Japan’s Hagino pulls out of swim worlds with injured elbow

TOKYO (AP) — World champion Kosuke Hagino of Japan will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his right elbow in training.

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Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

Japan's Azusa Iwashimizu and Saori Ariyoshi (19) celebrate the team's 2-1 win as England's Steph Houghton lies on the ground after a semifinal in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four years ago when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.

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Athletes avoid South Korea over virus fears

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — As South Korea battles to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus, some foreign athletes are turning their back on the country.

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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

England's Laura Bassett sheds tears after the team's 2-1 loss to Japan in a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing.

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