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Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

Nationalism over NBA fandom | Fans support ‘motherland’ China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing...
World Cup goes to area devastated by earthquake, tsunami

World Cup goes to area devastated by earthquake, tsunami

KAMAISHI, Japan (AP) — Nodoka Kikuchi's job as a tour guide at the Tsunami Memorial Hall is to detail the earthquake and deadly tsunami...
China confirmed as 2021 Club WCup host, slots to be settled

China confirmed as 2021 Club WCup host, slots to be settled

FIFA selected China as host of the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021 but delayed a decision on how the...

Tokyo Olympics CEO: "I’m seriously worried" over China virus

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers on Wednesday said they are increasingly concerned about the disruption the fast-spreading virus in China is causing ahead...
Fans of NBA  could feel impact of China trade wars

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association...
N Korean women team to skip football competition in S Korea

N. Korean women team to skip football competition in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea won't send its women's soccer team to a regional competition set to take place in South Korea...

Tokyo governor sees excitement build for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (CNA) — Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo who received the Olympic Flag from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the closing...
Koreas meet in historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

Koreas meet in historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are set to meet in an historic soccer World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, but the match...
Osaka, Venus Williams through to 2nd round at China Open

Osaka, Venus Williams through to 2nd round at China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Sunday. The No. 4-seeded Osaka won...
Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants to move the Tokyo Games marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid the searing heat...

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