• In this Sunday, July 17, 2016 photo, a Chinese waitress waits for customers at a restaurant with a Diaoyu Islands  theme in Beijing. Amid China's outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s calls for South China Sea talks face challenges

    BEIJING (AP) — Amid China’s outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. But it is too late?

  • China vows zero-tolerance on doping for Olympic team

    BEIJING (AP) — Seeking to dismiss lingering doubts, a top Chinese sports official says the country has committed to a zero-tolerance stance on doping ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • FILE  - This combination of file photos taken on July 3, 2013, left, and June 6, 2014 both in Tokyo shows Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.’s walking robot Asimo, left, and Japanese internet company SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper. Is Asimo marrying Pepper? Honda and SoftBank said Thursday, July 20, 2016, they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers. Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and grips things. Pepper, which went on sale last year, doesn’t have legs but is programmed to recognize mood swings in people it interacts with. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Koji Sasahara, File)

    Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots

    TOKYO (AP) — Is Honda’s walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank?

  • In this photo taken on Friday, June 17, 2016, NC Dinos starter Lee Tae Yang throws against the KT Wiz during a baseball game in the Korea Baseball Organization, in Suwon, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors have indicted two baseball players, including Lee,  for allegedly manipulating games for gambling purposes in what could be another blow to the reputation of the country's professional sports leagues. (Kang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)

    2 Korean baseball players indicted for manipulating games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted a leading baseball player for allegedly manipulating games for gambling purposes in what could be another blow to the reputation of the country’s professional sports leagues.

  • Teen protest leader Joshua Wong shouts slogans outside a magistrate's court in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 21, 2016. A Hong Kong court on Thursday found teen protest leader Wong guilty of taking part in an illegal rally that sparked massive student-led pro-democracy protests two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong teen protest leader guilty of unlawful assembly

    HONG KONG (AP) — Three Hong Kong student leaders were convicted Thursday of leading or encouraging the massive pro-democracy street protests that unsettled the southern Chinese city two years ago.

  • Defending champion Seong advances in US Girls’ Junior

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Defending champion Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea won her opening match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, topping Katherine Muzi of Walnut, California, 5 and 4.

  • Jason Day, of Australia, watches an iron shot during the Pro-Am for the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    David Hearn set for Canadian Open at Glen Abbey

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — David Hearn signed every hat, flag and ticket handed to him. He took off his sunglasses and put them behind his cap for every photo and asked the name of every young fan as he made his way off the 18th green at Glen Abbey on Wednesday at the Canadian Open pro-am.

  • 2018 UL International Crown set for South Korea

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — The 2018 UL International Crown will be played at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

  • Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.