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Mississippi State's Bibby out for season with knee injury

Jan. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Chloe Bibby will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. The school announced the extent of the injury on Friday. The 6-foot-1 Bibby fell awkwardly after pivoting during the opening minute of Thursday night's game against South Carolina,...

With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

Jan. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — With 82 wins and counting, Lindsey Vonn still looks very much like the most successful women's ski racer in history. At least she does when she's whizzing down the mountain at speeds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph). It's after Vonn steps out of the spotlight, though, and when...

All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another...

Australian Open glance: Venus Williams vs Halep in 3rd round

Jan. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY Top-ranked Simona Halep has beaten Venus Williams in their two most recent matches. Williams won their first three matches, and on Saturday they'll meet in a Grand Slam singles match for the first time. "She's very...

The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open's...

Defending champ gone: Sharapova ousts Wozniacki in Australia

Jan. 18, 2019 4:21 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she's hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her...

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki loses to Maria Sharapova in third round of the Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 2:08 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki loses to Maria Sharapova in third round of the Australian Open.

Greek players making a name for themselves at Aussie Open

Jan. 18, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas earned more than $100,000 in prize money for winning his third-round match at the Australian Open. Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, he's going to have a souvlaki named after him at a Greek restaurant in Melbourne. After his second-round...

Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming

Jan. 18, 2019 1:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday's matchup coming a decade ago. She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls "a legend" —...

Norvell leads No. 5 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount 73-55

Jan. 17, 2019 11:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Known for its offense, Gonzaga has shown that it can win by playing strong defense lately. Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and the No. 5 Bulldogs beat Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday night, the eighth consecutive win for the Bulldogs since a pair of losses knocked them out of the...