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Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Australia's John Millman during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The Latest: Federer posts 100th match win at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2020 8:51 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Roger Federer has been pushed all the way before recording his 100th match win at the Australian Open and reaching the Round of 16 at Melbourne Park for the 18th time with a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) victory...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Japan's Naomi Osaka in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Youth served: Gauff wins, Serena loses at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2020 8:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship. Sure felt, though, as if a generational shift was being signaled Friday at the Australian Open, with a pair of...

John Isner of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Chile's Alejandro Tabilo in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Australian Open Glance: Divergent paths for 3rd-round foes

Jan. 24, 2020 5:22 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY They were born a month apart, two 34-year-olds who, as they would say in Australia, are as different as chalk and cheese. John Isner is tall and lanky, 10 inches taller in fact than Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss-born Wawrinka...

FILE - This is a 2019 photo showing Luis Rojas of the New York Mets baseball team. The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s new manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Rojas would replace Carlos Beltrán, who left the team last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

Jan. 24, 2020 4:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets' quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract. “I will...

Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...

Louisville guard David Johnson (13) reaches for the ball while Duke forward Joey Baker (13) looks to pass it during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 6 Louisville hosts Clemson to headline ACC's week ahead

Jan. 24, 2020 4:00 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Clemson at No. 6 Louisville. The Cardinals (16-3, 7-1) claimed the only regular-season meeting with Duke last weekend after a big performance from freshman point guard David Johnson. Now Louisville,...

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) and coach Bill Self stand on court side following a brawl in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Jan. 21, 2020 in Lawrence, Kan. (Emma Pravecek/University Daily Kansan via AP)

Big 12 breaks out of league play to challenge SEC schools

Jan. 24, 2020 3:18 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 takes a break from conference play this weekend when its teams match up with members of the Southeastern Conference for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. He's a look at those games and the week ahead: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Third-ranked Kansas will be without big men Silvio De Sousa...

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki wipes away tears after a third round loss to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Bittersweet: Caroline Wozniacki's career ends in Australia

Jan. 24, 2020 3:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was bittersweet, Caroline. Tears flowed after 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki's professional career ended with a third-round loss Friday at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki — “I'm not a crier,” she insisted — got emotional in her...

Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Duarte leads No. 12 Oregon past USC 79-70 in double OT

Jan. 24, 2020 2:55 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood speaks with guard Alan Griffin (0) after being called for a foul during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Griffin was ejected for the foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 21 Illinois in first-place tie, faces Michigan next

Jan. 24, 2020 2:53 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 21 Illinois at Michigan, Saturday. The Illini (14-5, 6-2) are tied for first place in the league after No. 11 Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Thursday night. That's a big deal for Illinois, which hasn't finished above .500 in conference...