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Nishikori beats Dodig to advance at Japan Open

Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Ivan Dodig of Croatia during their first round match of the Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money’s worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.

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Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland watches the ball while playing against Tatsuma Ito of Japan during their first round match of Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.

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New museum marks the “Birthplace of Country Music”

In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo, a large sign spans State Street dividing Virginia and Tennessee in downtown Bristol, Va. The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it’s in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia line. The museum aims to tell the story of the Bristol Sessions, a series of historic recording sessions that took place here in 1927 and helped spread what was then known as “hillbilly music” to the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin).

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum.

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Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) — Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

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Japan to expel swimmer from Asian Games for theft

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Japan has expelled one of its swimmers from the Asian Games while he is investigated for allegedly stealing a camera.

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