Sharapova gets Australian Open started with win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova won for the first time at Melbourne Park since taking the 2008 Australian Open title, beating Thai veteran...

Star lineup on first day of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending men's champion Roger Federer and top-seeded woman Caroline Wozniacki will highlight the first day's play of the Australian Open...

Australian Open women’s capsules

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday (rankings in parentheses): CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (1) Age: 20 Country: Denmark 2010 Match Record: 62-17 2010...

Clinton urges China to embrace reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged China to embrace political reforms and assume the responsibilities of being a...

Transgender vets want military access for own

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of...

Thai Cabinet approves social welfare package

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has approved a package of social welfare measures slammed by critics as populist handouts designed to woo voters in...

Communist Laos opens stock market to boost economy

BANGKOK (AP) — Communist Laos opened a modest stock market Tuesday, hoping to attract capital to its largest enterprises and boost the economy of...

Iran, Iraq coaches downplay conflict significance

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran coach Afshin Ghotbi downplayed the historic animosity with Iraq on Monday ahead of their opening match at the Asian...

Europe dominates singles to win Royal Trophy

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Europe dominated Sunday’s singles matches to produce an unlikely comeback over Asia and defend its Royal Trophy title with...

Red Shirts make new protest pledge for New Year

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in Bangkok on Sunday, saying they had learned lessons from chaotic violence last year and had...

Asia takes 6-2 lead over Europe at Royal Trophy

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Asia swept all four points in the fourballs on Saturday to build a 6-2 lead over Europe in the...

US Hmong communities mourn general’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hmong community in the United States — from California to Minnesota to Wisconsin — was mourning Friday over the death...

Asian shares higher after weak Wall Street finish

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, recovering from earlier profit-taking, as traders awaited key U.S. jobs data later in the day. Oil...

LPGA Tour to feature 25 tournaments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will play 13 times in the United States as part of a 25-tournament schedule it released...

Thai tourism recovers from political crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tourism industry has made a “remarkable” recovery from the 2010 political crisis that turned the center of Bangkok into a...

Thai zoo unveils white tiger cubs

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok’s zoo has unveiled new arrivals to its white Bengal tiger family — a pair of white-and-black striped cubs named “One”...

Tokyo shares jump on weak yen as rest of Asia lags

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese stocks rose Thursday on a weaker yen though other Asian markets showed softer gains despite fresh signs that...

Tokyo shares jump as rest of

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese stocks rose Thursday on a weaker yen though other Asian markets showed softer gains despite fresh signs that...

Ryo Ishikawa, Thongchai Jaidee Prayad Marksaeng

The Asia team players, from left to right, Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, Shunsuke Sonoda of Japan,...

Colin Montgomerie Naomichi Ozaki

Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, the captain of European team, left, shakes hands with Japan’s Naomichi Ozaki, the captain of Asian team, right, during a news...