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Kenin snuffs out 'Cocomania' in Melbourne

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 2:32am
Crowd favorite Coco Gauff's giant-killing run at the Australian Open came to an end on Sunday as the American teen bowed out in the fourth round after a 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0 defeat to compatriot Sofia Kenin.

Court's Grand Slam anniversary clouded by remarks on same-sex marriage

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 2:01am
The Australian Open will mark the 50th anniversary of Margaret Court's calendar Grand Slam on Monday but the ceremony is expected to be muted amid criticism of the 77-year-old's views on same-sex marriage.

Top 25 roundup: Historic win for Huggins as No. 14 WVU routs Missouri

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 1:52am
No. 14 West Virginia rattled off 21 straight points early in the second half to break open a tight game and coast to a 74-51 win Saturday over Missouri in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge in Morgantown, W.Va.

Nadal meets the 'new Nick' Kyrgios in fourth-round blockbuster

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 1:26am
World number one Rafa Nadal renews his rivalry with Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at the Australian Open on Monday, as the Spaniard prepares for the trickiest test of his Melbourne campaign.

Tunisia's Jabeur makes first quarter-finals with win over Wang

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:24am
Tunisian Ons Jabeur defeated China's Wang Qiang 7-6(4) 6-1 at the Australian Open on Sunday to become the first Arab woman to make a Grand Slam quarter-final.

Kvitova silences 'soccer' crowd to beat Sakkari in Melbourne

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:12am
Petra Kvitova compared the atmosphere created by Greek Maria Sakkari's supporters on Rod Laver Arena to "a soccer match" but cut through the noise and battled back from a set down to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Defending champion Djokovic into quarter-finals at a canter

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:07am
Novak Djokovic continued his imperious progress through the Australian Open draw on Sunday, negotiating a potentially tricky encounter with Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last eight at Melbourne Park for the 11th time.

Kenin brings Gauff's Melbourne run to an end

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:04am
American Sofia Kenin ended teen sensation Coco Gauff's run at the Australian Open on Sunday with a 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0 victory to reach her first career Grand Slam quarter-final.

NBA roundup: LeBron passes Kobe, Lakers fall to 76ers

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:00am
Ben Simmons had 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 108-91 on Saturday, in a game that saw LeBron James pass Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

In-form Raonic downs Cilic to ease into quarter-finals

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:21pm
In-form Canadian Milos Raonic pounded down 35 aces and 55 winners to overcome Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4 6-3 7-5 on Sunday and become the first man to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

James passes Bryant for third on career scoring list

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:35pm
LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant to become the third-highest career points scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Saturday, albeit in a losing cause as the Los Angeles Lakers were beaten by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Figure skating: Chen dominant in winning U.S. short program

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:21pm
World champion Nathan Chen, back in competition after a bout of flu, set the pace in the men's short program as he began his quest for a fourth consecutive U.S. figure skating championships title in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday.

Kvitova beats Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:18pm
Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari's self-belief drained away to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Highlights: Day seven at the Australian Open

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 9:41pm
Highlights of the seventh day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Sunday (times AEDT; GMT+11):

Athletics: Brazier romps to 600m victory at Boston Indoors

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 9:01pm
World 800 meters champion Donavan Brazier outran even the pacesetter as he romped to victory in the 600m at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.

Golf: Proposed Premier Golf League to feature 48 players and 18 tournaments

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 8:28pm
The British-based World Golf Group (WGG) has finally publicly unveiled its plan for a new global tour that would comprise 18 yearly tournaments featuring 48 of the game's top players.

MLB notebook: Dodgers don’t want 'fake banner'

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:48pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers might consider the Houston Astros frauds and cheaters, but they want nothing to do with hanging a "fake banner" to represent a championship they did not win on the field.

NBA notebook: Thunder C Noel out after cheek surgery

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:43pm
Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel missed Saturday's road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his left cheek, the team announced.

It's very easy to feel alone": Cain finds balance in sport

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:40pm
Finishing 13th in the women's 3,000-metre race at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge on Saturday, American mid-distance runner Mary Cain said completing the competition was, for her, a win in and of itself.

Rahm leads after 54 holes at Torrey Pines, Woods five back

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:38pm
World number three Jon Rahm made an eagle from 110 yards en route to the third-round lead at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego on Saturday as Tiger Woods faded after a strong start.