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Jason Day shoots 66 to trail by 2 strokes at CJ Cup

Oct. 17, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Jason Day's attempt to impress International team captain Ernie Els for a spot at the Presidents Cup took a positive turn on Thursday when the Australian shot a 6-under 66 to sit two strokes off the lead after the opening round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. In the first...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on renewed caution over the truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong initially led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help Wednesday for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's economy has been...

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's...

South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium

Oct. 16, 2019 9:43 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium.

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...

Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...

Global shares mixed as investors await more earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday as investors await another batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies and Brexit talks faltered yet again. Germany's DAX rose 0.3% to 12,666, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,202. France's CAC 40 was flat to slightly lower at 5,699. U.S. shares...

Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup

Oct. 16, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Gary Woodland finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in last year's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He returns this year for the first of three PGA Tour events in Asia with a major victory on his resume and two new infant seats in the back of the family car. Woodland won the U.S. Open...

Spieth returns from long break with high hopes

Oct. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

Jordan Spieth returns from his longest break during a calendar year hopeful that a fresh start will end his longest drought. Spieth hasn't won since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale, a span of 54 tournaments worldwide. He last played in August at the BMW Championship, where he failed to advance to the Tour...