Posts Tagged East Asia

For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

In this March 8, 2014, file photo, United State's Alana Nichols races to win her silver medal in the women's downhill, sitting skiing event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. After winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball, then gold and silver in sit-skiing, Nichols is on to her next endeavor _ sprint kayak racing, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them “pinch-me moments,” when she can’t quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

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Korean ‘superfan’ of Royals headed back to KC

Kansas City Royals fan Sung Woo Lee, from South Korea, shows off a World Series towel before Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run created quite a scene at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night before the World Series opener.

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Fight Schedule

At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC bantamweight title; Takahiro Ao vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 10, lightweights.

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Taiwan’s Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.

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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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