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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men's tennis.Compared with the genteel nature of past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and more recently, the likes of Pat Rafter over-ruling line calls and giving points to his opponents long before …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence at the Australian Open. He's not making it easy.Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best.The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that …
It's a six-day stretch that could make or break Arsenal's season and prompt renewed scrutiny into the machinations of a club that appears to have issues at every level.A home game against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, soon followed by the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup.Lose …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAYThe most anticipated match of the day is defending champion Caroline Wozniacki against 30th-seeded but five-time Grand Slam singles winner Maria Sharapova. They haven't played since 2015, back when Sharapova …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local):8:15 p.m.Top-ranked Simona Halep came back after dropping the second set and going down a break in the third to beat Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 and move into a third-round match against Venus …
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has lost its No. 1 goalie for the season and several regulars to significant injuries. But the Coyotes have not lost their fight.Christian Fischer had a goal and an assist, Richard Panik scored Arizona's 12th short-handed goal of the season and the Coyotes …
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU walk-on Owen Aschieris was in a team meeting this week when a university police officer suddenly interrupted and asked to speak to him."It freaked me out a little bit," Aschieris said. "I was racking my brain trying to think of like what I had done wrong in the …
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ken Hitchcock wants Oilers fans to brace for a wild ride.Edmonton's coach thinks games will get tighter throughout the second half of the season and look more like his team's 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout Wednesday night."You're …
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step.The grueling rehab from hip surgery it would take to get back to an elite …
Offense wins championships in the new NFL.For the first time since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, none of the teams playing in the conference title game have a defense ranked in the top 10 in total yards. Only New England is among the top 10 in fewest points allowed.But, the Chiefs, …
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left.Don't think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn't imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team capable …
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 2 Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0) go into Madison on Saturday off six straight wins by at least 10 points. The Badgers (11-6, 3-3), who erased a 21-point deficit before losing in overtime to …
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.GAME OF THE WEEKEND: TCU at Kansas State. The Wildcats got preseason player of the year Dean Wade back on Saturday, and he helped K-State stun Iowa State 58-57. TCU followed up a two-point loss at Oklahoma by blasting West Virginia by 31 …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first …
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry stepped back time and again and released the ball from way back. Most of the time with at least one defender in his face, too."It's insane what he does," coach Steve Kerr said.Curry scored 41 points with nine 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After going 9-12 through the first two months of the season, the Utah Jazz are moving up.Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Utah's 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night for its first five-game winning streak of the season.Mitchell, coming off …
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology.The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the …
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack Eichel battled through some misfortune before scoring the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, Buffalo's captain rifled a low shot past Dave Rittich, on the …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic finally got his triple-double.Less than a week of coming up just two assists shy of the feat, Nurkic got his first career first triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Portland's 129-112 victory over the Cleveland …

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