Posts Tagged Greater China

China says probe of FIBA official won’t affect Olympic bid

BEIJING (AP) — An official says Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid won’t be affected by the investigation of a Chinese member of basketball’s international governing body for possible corruption.

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Former Coach recalls first Chinese NHL draft Song Andong

Andong Song, center, of China, shakes hand withe team executives after being chosen 172nd overall by the New York Islanders during the sixth round of the NHL hockey draft, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

BEIJING (AP) — Song Andong made sports history last week as the first Chinese player selected in the NHL draft. To his old coach, though, he’s just a nice kid who keeps his head and shows the proper respect.

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Gatlin cruises to 200 title with top time ever at nationals

Justin Gatlin wins the 200-meter at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Gatlin just couldn’t help himself. He pointed at the clock as he crossed the line, just to make sure no one missed his splendid time.

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Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

The Dalai Lama speaks to the crowd during the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Jim Ross/Invision/AP)

LONDON (AP) — One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival wasn’t a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama.

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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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