Posts Tagged East Asia

9 footballers punished for match-fixing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a professional footballer to 30 months in jail and given eight other players suspended sentences on charges of match fixing, state media reported Monday.

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

New York Mets' Curtis Granderson gives a thumbs-up as he wears a jersey from Great Lakes Region-champion Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League team prior to the Mets' baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Jackie Robinson team advanced Saturday to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game of the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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Japan beats Las Vegas 5-0 in third-place game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Takuma Takahashi struck out 11 and homered to help Japan silence Las Vegas’ hot bats and win 5-0 in the Little League World Series’ third-place game Sunday.

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