Posts Tagged Southeast Asia

Ram advances to 2nd round at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rajeev Ram of the United States moved into the second round of the Malaysian Open by beating Australian qualifier Omar Jasika 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Tuesday.

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Cuevas beats Melzer at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday.

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Image of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold

Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than, top, kicks a ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong, front, blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw final match at the 17th Asian Games Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar’s Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women’s doubles sepak takraw final match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Myanmar beat Laos 2-0 to win the gold medal. Sepak takraw is a centuries-old sport originating in Asia, and it resembles hands-off volleyball with kicking and martial arts moves. The sport is among several, including bowling, cricket and squash, that are part of the Asian Games competition but not the Olympics.

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Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing.

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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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