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Djokovic names his 2016 goal the 'Djoker Slam'
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 31, 2016 - 8:48pm
Novak Djokovic has a new goal for the year. He calls it the "Djoker Slam".
Steffi Graf's presence looms large at Australian Open final
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 29, 2016 - 2:25am
It's been two decades since Steffi Graf won her last Australian Open, but her presence looms large over Saturday's final.
Federer, Djokovic set for Australian Open semis clash
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 26, 2016 - 10:49pm
Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at the Australian Open.  
Federer shares wisdom on tennis and life for kids
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 25, 2016 - 6:15pm
Over the course of his celebrated career, Roger Federer has acquired wisdom on the tennis courts that translates to life lessons which he hopes his children can learn from.
Tennis stars, past and present, want names of match-fixers
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 20, 2016 - 7:21pm
Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a "major wake-up call...
'Super Serena' returns with 1st round win at Australian Open
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 18, 2016 - 5:49am
At the time, she called herself "Super Serena" and posted a picture of herself dressed like Superwoman.
Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe
by Jocelyn Gecker - October 13, 2015 - 1:01am
The "Tuk Tuk Thailand" dress will be worn by Aniporn Chalermburanawong in the "national costume" round at the pageant in December in the United States. It was the winning design from 356 entries in a contest held...
Nadal praises Djokovic for his 'amazing season'
by Jocelyn Gecker - October 1, 2015 - 11:48pm
The text message wasn't enough, so Rafael Nadal praised rival Novak Djokovic in person Thursday for the top-ranked Serb's "amazing season" after winning his third major of 2015 at the US Ope...
Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view
by Jocelyn Gecker - March 6, 2015 - 12:01pm
At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Do...
Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu at Cordon Bleu
by Jocelyn Gecker - February 21, 2015 - 1:02am
Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted.
Thailand's junta lifts curfew throughout country
by Jocelyn Gecker - June 14, 2014 - 8:33am
Thailand's military government announced that it has fully lifted a nationwide curfew it imposed after seizing power last month, saying there is no threat of violence and that tourism needs to be revived.
New leader, same impasse for troubled Thailand
by Jocelyn Gecker - May 9, 2014 - 1:15am
After six months of political protests, Thailand has a new prime minister — the old one was booted out by the Constitutional Court. For most countries, that would be a major event heralding change.
Wawrinka still stunned after winning Aussie Open title
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 27, 2014 - 3:25pm
After winning the Australian Open, some players have jumped for joy into the Yarra River. Many pop champagne and indulge in late-night celebrations. Most set new goals and start thinking about the Grand Slams they...
Federer vs Murray: A quarterfinal worthy of a major final
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 21, 2014 - 4:36pm
As Roger Federer sees it, he and Andy Murray are making a comeback from a year of ups and downs.
Wozniacki dazzles tennis crowd with diamond ring
by Jocelyn Gecker - January 14, 2014 - 2:24pm
The searing sunlight wasn't the only thing sparkling on Caroline Wozniacki's court, where the crowds got a glimpse of her very large, brand new diamond engagement ring from golfer Rory McIlroy.
Protest apps bring hi-tech flair to Thai rallies
by Jocelyn Gecker - December 15, 2013 - 6:42am
For years, protesters in Thailand have used social media to organize rallies. Now they're taking smartphones to a new level.
852 Thai children set human Christmas tree record
by Jocelyn Gecker - November 23, 2013 - 1:04am
Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit.
Dunkin' Donuts criticized for 'racist' ad campaign
by Jocelyn Gecker - August 31, 2013 - 2:33am
A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw a "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeu...
Big Daddy's big flop in Muay Thai
by Jocelyn Gecker - June 15, 2013 - 8:00am
Wincing in pain and clutching his shins, Riddick Bowe ended his debut in Thai kickboxing with a thud in the second round.
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