Posts Tagged East Asia

Japan beats Mexico in Little League World Series

Japan’s Shozo Kamata hits an RBI-single during the fifth inning of an International double elimination baseball game against Mexico at the Little League World Series, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa. Japan won 9-5. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo, Japan, beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5 in the Little League World Series on Sunday.

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SKorea player steals home in win over Puerto Rico

South Korea’s Jae Yeong Hwang is mobbed by teammates after hitting a home run during the third inning of an International baseball game against Puerto Rico at the Little League World Series, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jun Hyeok Yun stole home to score the go-ahead run and South Korea beat Puerto Rico 8-5 in the Little League World Series on Sunday.

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Youth Olympics opening in China amid Ebola worries

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, performers tied to wires rehearse for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games which opens Aug. 16, 2014 in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

NANJING, China (AP) — Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday’s opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection.

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Precautions for Ebola in place at Youth Olympics

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

NANJING, China (AP) — Three teenage athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will not be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in China because of the risk of possible infection, the IOC and local organizers said Friday.

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