• Berdych, Garcia-Lopez qualify for Shenzhen Open final

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Tomas Berdych and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won their semifinals after multiple rain delays at the Shenzhen Open and will meet in a Monday final.

  • Flavia Pennetta of Italy, right, shakes hand with Han Xinyun of China after winning their match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Pennetta struggles in 1st match since US Open victory

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta struggled in her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam, needing nearly 2 1/2 hours to beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open on Sunday.

    Updated: 5:52 am

  • Bangladeshi members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigate the killing of Japanese Kunio Hoshi at the morgue of Rangpur medical hospital in Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, early Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed Kunio Hoshi on Saturday, police said. The Islamic State group issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi postings online. The report could not be independently confirmed. The extremist group also claimed responsibility for the killing of an Italian aid worker last Monday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh plays down IS claim of killing Japanese man

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — For the second time in a week, Bangladesh’s government on Sunday rejected a claim by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a foreigner in the South Asian country.

    Updated: 3:46 am

  • Typhoon heads for south China; tens of thousands evacuated

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving one dead and 30 fishermen missing in the Philippines.

    Updated: 7:40 am

  • Jin Cheng wins weather-shortened Asia-Pacific Amateur

    HONG KONG (AP) — Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur golf championship on Sunday when heavy rain and high winds forced the cancellation of the fourth round at Clearwater Bay.

  • Japan beats Samoa 26-5 to keep RWC quarterfinal hopes alive

    MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Japan kept alive its chances of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with a comprehensive 26-5 win against Samoa in their Pool B match on Saturday.

  • Ivanovic beats Dellacqua to reach 2nd round at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — Sixth-seeded Ana Ivanovic beat Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-4, 6-0 Saturday to advance to the second round of the China Open.

  • China's Guo Ailun, white, guards Jayson William of the Philippines, blue, in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. China won 78-67. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title

    CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

  • Rain washes out Shenzhen Open semifinals

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Persistent rain has washed out the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Saturday.

  • Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open, Muguruza retires in 2nd set

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Venus Williams won the Wuhan Open on Saturday when her Spanish opponent and fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0.