Posts Tagged East Asia

Meet Coco: China’s next Li Na

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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WADA gets tough on athletes with coaches involved in doping

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes who become involved with coaches who have a previous doping record will be punished by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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S. Korea’s swimming star Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday.

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Dongfeng wins 3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing’s most prestigious event.

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After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Japan's Kei Nishikori poses for photo with a fan following  a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  It's only been a couple months since Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number. "I'm really new to be No. 5, so I'm still not comfortable," Nishikori told the cheering crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015,  where Japanese flags were waving during the windy afternoon match as he beat the supremely athletic No. 9-ranked David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he’s not yet comfortable with the number.

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