Posts Tagged East Asia

Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday.

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Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. They won gold, adding to China’s lead in the medal tally at the continental games. With 322 of 439 gold medals decided, China stood atop the tally with 125, followed by host South Korea with 54, and Japan with 37. China’s dominance was expected, largely because it brought the most athletes – nearly 900. The Asian Games end Sunday after bringing together athletes from 45 countries and regions to compete in 42 sports.

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New museum marks the “Birthplace of Country Music”

In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo, a large sign spans State Street dividing Virginia and Tennessee in downtown Bristol, Va. The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it’s in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia line. The museum aims to tell the story of the Bristol Sessions, a series of historic recording sessions that took place here in 1927 and helped spread what was then known as “hillbilly music” to the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin).

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum.

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Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

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India boxing team protests scoring at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — India has lodged a protest against the outcome of an Asian Games semifinal bout after judges awarded a unanimous decision to South Korea’s Park Ji-na over L.Sarita Devi in the 60-kilogram division, sparking loud verbal abuse from sections of the crowd and condemnation from a coach.

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