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Nishikori, Cilic stun Djokovic, Federer in US Open semifinals

...vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than top-seeded Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-06/nishikori-cilic-stun
Nishikori, Cilic will face off in mens US Open final

...Japan but based since age 14 in Florida, got past Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to become the first man from Asia to get to a major singles final. (Nadal, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, did not try to defend his title because of a right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-07/nishikori-cilic-will
Lipsky rallies to win in playoff

...has been co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours since 2008."It feels great," said Lipsky, the first winner from Asia's tour and the first American winner since Craig Stadler in 1985. "I've played well the last couple of weeks and to put...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-09-07/lipsky-rallies-win-playoff
Marin Cilic tops Kei Nishikori at U.S. Open for first Grand Slam title

...work in these last several years ? and especially this last year."He prevented Nishikori from becoming the first man from Asia to win a major singles championship."Tennis has not been our biggest sport in Japan," Nishikori said. "Hopefully I can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-08/marin-cilic-tops-kei
Top prospect Asia Durr and coach Lanny Martin share bond over years

NORTH AUGUSTA - Coach Lanny Martin has watched Asia Durr develop over the years into one of the top 2015 girls basketball prospects in the country.The two built a connection when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-07-29/top-prospect-asia-dur
New restaurant filling old Crum's space on Central Avenue

...business. He plans to offer an eclectic menu of "locally sourced, internationally inspired" dishes with origins in Southeast Asia, Korea, Peru, Mexico and Germany.Draper, who hopes to open the restaurant in October, intends to create a beer garden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-27/new-restaur
Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn, David Perdue spar over business backgrounds

...talks about rebuilding the Reebok brand, adding stores while at Dollar General and overseeing Sara Lee Corp.'s expansion in Asia. "My issue isn't so much how she ran that organization," Perdue said. "It's just that that leadership does not prepare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-08
North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

...and Japan was a key element. Toyota executives travel to and from Asia hundreds of times a year, Decker said. Charlotte Douglas International Airport has no direct flights to Asia. Toyota's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, is near the Dallas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/nc-offered-100m-toyota-hq-
Soccer fans in Southeast Asia have little interest in local teams

...national team.Many soccer fans in Southeast Asia care about European clubs more than the...wouldn't be here," he said.Southeast Asia is home to 620 million people, around...scrapped a single victory each.Southeast Asia's resilient economies and increasingly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-14/soccer-fans-southeas
Chinese stocks grow amid economic slowdown

...commit to the market for a long time, says Robert Horrocks. He is the chief investment officer of Matthews Asia, which runs several Asia-focused mutual funds and manages $27 billion. Over the past five years, the MSCI China index has posted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-22/chinese-stocks-grow-amid-e