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China hands Japanese politician life in prison in drug case

Nov. 8, 2019 4:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China sentenced an elderly former Japanese politician to life in prison Friday for smuggling drugs in shoes packed inside a suitcase he was trying to take to his home country. A man from Mali was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and a Guinean received a life...

China arrests feminist activist Huang Xueqin after HK visit

Oct. 25, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China detained feminist activist and journalist Huang Xueqin after she returned to the mainland from Hong Kong and Taiwan, her friends said Friday. Authorities in Guangdong province's Guangzhou city arrested Huang last Thursday on suspicion of "picking quarrels and...

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Oct. 9, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a game that included more than a half-dozen protests inside Capital One Arena over the...

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were...

NBA slate has some old, something new _ a Simmons 3-pointer

Oct. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday. And it had something new, with Ben Simmons making a 3-pointer for the first time as a pro. Simmons' shot just before halftime was celebrated wildly in Philadelphia,...

American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

China: FedEx pilot suspected of 'smuggling weapons'

Sep. 20, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A FedEx pilot who was detained in southern China is under investigation on suspicion of "smuggling weapons and ammunition" after air gun pellets were found in his baggage, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday. The pilot was detained Sept. 12 in Guangzhou while boarding a flight to Hong...

Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against...

Osaka reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She will...

Keys beats Kasatkina in 1st round of Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 17, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open. Keys converted six of her 10 break points in the match. "I feel good. I'm always a little bit nervous ahead of my...