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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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Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open.

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North Korean weightlifter sets world record

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men’s 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

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Pliskova beats Kirilenko to reach final in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia’s Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the final of the Korea Open.

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IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball’s return

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports.

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