Posts Tagged East Asia

Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia

Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) and Rumi Utsugi (13) celebrate the win over Australia in FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final action in Edmonton,Alberta, Canada, Saturday June 27, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn’t resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi’s expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.

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Na Yeon Choi shoots 63 to take NW Arkansas Championship lead

Na Yeon Choi of South Korea hits out of the sand on no. 9 during the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship LPGA golf tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Na Yeon Choi felt as if she had nothing to lose starring down her second shot on the par-5 18th hole at Pinnacle Country Club.

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US women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup.

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Wambach says US win caps historic gay marriage day

The United States team celebrates a 1-0 win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — That the United States capped Friday with a victory over China to advance to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup had special meaning for forward Abby Wambach.

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US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in World Cup semifinals

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) looks toward fans after the United States defeatedChina 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

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