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Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

Jan. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EST

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The duo, every bit as formidable now as when they won that first title, face the Rams, now back in Los Angeles,...

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women....

Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 3:58 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades. Make plays when the game is on the line. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s, and gave...

Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story

Jan. 21, 2019 3:32 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph. Too bad. This is one amazing L.A. Story. For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their 26-23...

The Latest: Serena Williams beats Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:23 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match...

Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Jan. 20, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans' bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was. And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with...

Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books

Jan. 20, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many...

'It gets no better': Inside a weekend honoring Dwyane Wade

Jan. 21, 2019 4:19 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A surprise arrival by family members to cap a celebration that included ovation...

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

Adam Long wins Desert Classic for first PGA Tour title

Jan. 20, 2019 9:03 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long bounced around golf's backwoods for years, winning only a lone Hooters Tour event. Now, he's headed to the Masters as a PGA Tour winner. Long won the Desert Classic on Sunday at PGA West, beating Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke with a 14-foot...

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The Latest: Serena Williams beats Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:23 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match...

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women....

Serena Williams beats top-ranked Simona Halep to reach Australian Open quarterfinals

Jan. 21, 2019 5:07 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams beats top-ranked Simona Halep to reach Australian Open quarterfinals.

'It gets no better': Inside a weekend honoring Dwyane Wade

Jan. 21, 2019 4:19 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A surprise arrival by family members to cap a celebration that included ovation...

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

Officiating helps determine Super Bowl teams

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl. On Sunday, the league might have gotten enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the championship game in two weeks. The most egregious gaffe came in the NFC title game in...

Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 3:58 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades. Make plays when the game is on the line. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s, and gave...

Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story

Jan. 21, 2019 3:32 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph. Too bad. This is one amazing L.A. Story. For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their 26-23...

Trip to Haiti makes Naomi Osaka appreciate her good life

Jan. 21, 2019 3:20 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own good life. Haiti is her father's birthplace — her mother Tamaki...

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan. 21, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing...