Posts Tagged East Asia

Bass returns to Japan to mark Hanshin anniversary

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Okla., wearing Hanshin Tigers' uniform, poses with a bat for a photo during an event at Hanshin Department Store in Osaka, western Japan, Friday, April 17, 2015. Bass was back in Japan, recalling his standout baseball career with the Tigers. The 61-year-old Bass will attend a Tigers game against the Yomiuri Giants on Friday at Koshien Stadium where 30 years ago to the day he and two teammates hit three straight home runs in the seventh inning against their Central League rivals. (Shinji Kita, Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former Japanese league baseball star Randy Bass returned to his old team on Friday to mark the 30-year anniversary of one of its biggest moments on the diamond.

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Brazil gunning for historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

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Sei Young Kim, I.K. Kim share early second-round lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim rode the wind and some major inspiration into a share of the lead Thursday in the second round of the Lotte Championship.

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WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speak during a news conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's Sony hack into a searchable online archive. Assange says that its database includes more than 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment and a subsidiary, plus more than 30,000 other documents. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet.

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Yamanaka beats Santillan to defend WBC bantamweight title

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Shinsuke Yamanaka knocked out Diego Santillan in the seventh round Thursday to defend his WBC bantamweight title.

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