Posts Tagged East Asia

Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight title

Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines lies down on ring after a knockdown by champion Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua during their WBC flyweight title bout in Yokohama, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  Gonzalez retained the title by technical knockout in the sixth round. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.

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Krueger wins men’s 1,000 at Ohno Invitational

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — John-Henry Krueger won the men’s 1,000-meter race and China’s Fan Kexin dominated the women’s competition at the Apolo Ohno Invitational on Friday night.

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Pacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri

In this Nov. 18, 2014 photo, Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, right, trains at the Cotai Arena Gym of the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau. Pacquiao and Chris Algieri of the United States are scheduled to meet in a title fight on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Macau. (AP Photo/Team Pacquiao, Mike Young) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES

MACAU (AP) — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Yanks sell Wheeler’s rights to Golden Eagles

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

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Machida, Wagner look to clinch spots for GP Final

Silver medalist Russia's Anna Pogorilaya performs during Exhibition Program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — World championships runner-up Tatsuki Machida of Japan and Ashley Wagner of the United States hope to clinch spots for the Grand Prix Final when they compete at the Trophee Bompard, which starts Friday.

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