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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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Retiring Li Na has “no regrets” about retiring

Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce  her retirement in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.

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Part of Ohio road honors baseball’s Branch Rickey

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Part of a highway in southern Ohio is being renamed for Scioto (sy-OH’-tuh) County native Branch Rickey, the baseball executive who signed Jackie Robinson to break the color line.

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Ex-coach charged with child porn possession

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket police say a former high school wrestling and football coach has been charged with possessing child pornography.

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Derek Jeter corn maze opens as his career wraps up

This Sept. 10, 2014, aerial drone photo provided by Seasoned Media depicts a corn maize honoring New York Yankees' Derek Jeter at a South Brunswick, N.J., farm. The VonThun Farm in central New Jersey, about 55 miles south of Yankee Stadium, carved a likeness of the Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. (AP Photo/Seasoned Media)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Fans are flocking to a New Jersey farm that has opened a 5-acre corn maze carved in honor of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

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