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Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

A worker carries trees for landscaping work outside of the main stadium for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games this month, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for Pyeongchang or a cautionary tale. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town.

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Kim leads Webb by 1 shot at Evian after 3 rounds

Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea watches the flight of her ball on the second hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim emerged from a third round riddled with errors by contenders to lead the Evian Championship by a stroke on Saturday and in sight of her first major.

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Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

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