Posts Tagged East Asia

Former Coach recalls first Chinese NHL draft Song Andong

Andong Song, center, of China, shakes hand withe team executives after being chosen 172nd overall by the New York Islanders during the sixth round of the NHL hockey draft, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

BEIJING (AP) — Song Andong made sports history last week as the first Chinese player selected in the NHL draft. To his old coach, though, he’s just a nice kid who keeps his head and shows the proper respect.

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A look at the teams that made the semifinals

Germany's Leonie Maier (4), Simone Laudehr (6) and Melanie Behringer (7) react after defeating France on penalty kicks in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL (AP) — A look that the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup.

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Gatlin cruises to 200 title with top time ever at nationals

Justin Gatlin wins the 200-meter at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Gatlin just couldn’t help himself. He pointed at the clock as he crossed the line, just to make sure no one missed his splendid time.

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Watson wins Travelers Championship on 2nd playoff hole

Bubba Watson holds the championship trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn.  Watson beat out Paul Casey in a playoff. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff.

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Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

The Dalai Lama speaks to the crowd during the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Jim Ross/Invision/AP)

LONDON (AP) — One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival wasn’t a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama.

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