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Spence beats Porter, gets 2 belts in split-decision thriller

Sep. 29, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence had never been tested at this degree of difficulty. Shawn Porter pressured, prodded and exposed him during a title bout that stretched every bit of Spence's vaunted boxing skill. The budding welterweight superstar emerged with two championship belts after he figured out the...

Van Uytvanck beats Cirstea to win Tashkent Open

Sep. 28, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck won her second title of the season Saturday in a keenly fought final at the Tashkent Open against Sorana Cirstea. The Belgian prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 after nearly 2 1/2 hours. The turning point came when she saved six break points at 1-0 down in the decider...

Van Uytvanck to play Cirstea in Tashkent Open final

Sep. 27, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck will aim to win her second WTA title of the season when she faces Sorana Cirstea in the final of the Tashkent Open. The third-seeded Van Uytvanck beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 in Friday's semifinals. It's the first time in her career that Belgium's Van...

Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

Sep. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says Beijing's detention of Uighur (WEE'-gur) Muslims in western China has nothing to do...

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

Aug. 19, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern...