• In Shanghai, LA Kings win 1st NHL preseason game in China

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about.

  • NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

    SHANGHAI (AP) — As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

  • Asian shares mixed as Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhere

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan’s benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.