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Stress-free Zverev cruises past Verdasco into fourth round

1 hour 40 min ago
Seventh seed Alexander Zverev credited a stress-free life off court for his strong run at the Australian Open after marching into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-2 6-4 win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Saturday.

Barty named Young Australian of the Year

3 hours 29 min ago
Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and Grand Slam triumph at last year's French Open.

Day six at the Australian Open

3 hours 40 min ago
Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11):

Schwartzman seeking maiden victory over in-form Djokovic

3 hours 44 min ago
Diego Schwartzman joked after his Australian Open third-round win on Friday that he knew more about the diminutive Yoshihito Nishioka than Novak Djokovic, but the Argentine is well aware that beating the 16-times Grand Slam will be a tall order.

Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta

5 hours 36 min ago
Rafa Nadal delivered his best performance of the week as the Spaniard dismantled compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Monfils perplexed by PlayStation injury story

5 hours 57 min ago
Great entertainer Gael Monfils charged into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday before rounding on the media for a "made up" story about him injuring his hand while playing video games.

Errors and off the pace, Pliskova dumped out in Melbourne

6 hours 38 min ago
Karolina Pliskova was left counting the cost of a performance well short of her best as she passed up a golden opportunity to push on for a maiden Grand Slam title after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the Australian Open third round on Saturday.

Halep happy to advance as more seeds fall in Melbourne

6 hours 56 min ago
Simona Halep proved too strong for Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in their first career meeting as the Romanian fourth seed sailed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win on Saturday.

Olympics: New Zealand's double shot-put champ Adams qualifies for fifth Games

7 hours 51 sec ago
Double shot-put champion Valerie Adams qualified for her fifth Olympic Games on Saturday after the New Zealander spent almost two years out of competition.

Dominant Nadal eases past Carreno Busta into fourth round

7 hours 30 min ago
Spain's Rafa Nadal was at his dominant best against Pablo Carreno Busta on Saturday, brushing aside his compatriot 6-1 6-2 6-4 to move into the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Bencic bandwagon shudders to a halt in Kontaveit rout

7 hours 34 min ago
Sixth seed Belinda Bencic's hopes of exploiting a string of upsets at the Australian Open lasted exactly 49 minutes on Saturday, just long enough for a ruthless Anett Kontaveit to administer a 6-0 6-1 third-round thrashing at Melbourne Park.

Tennis: Brazil's Souza gets life ban for match-fixing

7 hours 48 min ago
Brazilian Joao Souza has been banned from tennis for life after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Giannis, Bucks light up Paris

7 hours 51 min ago
Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a show with 30 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in the NBA's first regular-season game in Paris.

Kerber stays on course in Melbourne after win over Giorgi

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:43pm
A string of upsets has left the Australian Open women's draw without several of the pre-tournament favorites but while that may have eased Angelique Kerber's path to a potential second Melbourne crown the German is taking nothing for granted.

Figure skating: Liu defends U.S. title with flawless free skate

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51pm
Alysa Liu successfully defended her women's title at the U.S. Figure Staking Championships in North Carolina on Friday after the 14-year-old delivered a brilliant free skate routine.

Halep sees off Putintseva in straight sets to advance

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:31pm
Simona Halep proved too strong for Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in their first career meeting as the Romanian fourth seed sailed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win on Saturday.

NHL All-Star Skills: Barzal nips McDavid to win Fastest Skater

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:12pm
New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal ended Connor McDavid's three-year run as the NHL's fastest skater, edging the Edmonton Oilers star in the first event of the NHL All-Star Skills on Friday in St. Louis.

Pavlyuchenkova beats Pliskova as seeds continue to tumble

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:55pm
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova secured her first career victory in seven attempts over world number two Karolina Pliskova on Saturday as the Australian Open lost another high seed in the third round.

Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:51pm
Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11):

Kerber reaches fourth round in Melbourne with win over Giorgi

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:38pm
Angelique Kerber moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 win over Camila Giorgi, extending her unbeaten record against the Italian to 5-0.

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