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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...

Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

Jan. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fernando Verdasco's jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an...

Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EST

Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It's with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," Wood...

Vonn 15th in return from injury as Siebenhofer wins downhill

Jan. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down and finished tied for 15th in a World Cup downhill on her return from injury on Friday. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory with a near-perfect run, finishing 0.40 seconds ahead of...

Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Jan. 17, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro Thursday by flirting with one of the few feats he hasn't accomplished — golf's magic number. The 48-year-old left-hander still shot a 12-under 60 in the...

Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

Jan. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years. He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. Spoke glowingly...

Patriots try to overcome road woes in AFC championship game

Jan. 17, 2019 5:17 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn't always been kind to them during the Tom Brady era. New England was unbeatable at home this season, going 8-0 during the regular season and rolling past the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round....

Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

Jan. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night. With four-time MVP LeBron James still sidelined by a left groin strain, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime. James missed his 12th straight game, yet against a veteran...

Sorry America, team you love to hate headed to Super Bowl

Jan. 17, 2019 8:54 PM EST

NOT THEM AGAIN! Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl. Sure, there are negatives to point out with these Patriots. They haven't looked much more than mediocre on the road. Their defense is vulnerable, especially against...

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...

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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...

Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

Jan. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fernando Verdasco's jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an...

No. 4 Virginia visits No. 1 Duke to top ACC weekend slate

Jan. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke. A year ago, Virginia (16-0, 4-0) won in Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium to essentially wrap up the ACC regular-season race by late January. The Cavaliers have a chance to...

Vonn 15th in return from injury as Siebenhofer wins downhill

Jan. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down and finished tied for 15th in a World Cup downhill on her return from injury on Friday. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory with a near-perfect run, finishing 0.40 seconds ahead of...

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...

Girl sues ex-coach, whose dad was Missouri superintendent

Jan. 18, 2019 8:52 AM EST

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a former Missouri high school coach had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student while the coach's father was the superintendent of the school district. The Kansas City Star reports that the suit filed this month in Cass County Circuit Court says...

2 basketball coaches fire over 'inappropriate comments'

Jan. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EST

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic school for girls in Connecticut has fired two male basketball coaches for allegedly making inappropriate comments. Hearst Connecticut Media reports that Elizabeth Miller, head of school at Lauralton Hall in Milford, in an email said the head coach and his assistant...

Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EST

Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It's with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," Wood...

Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

Jan. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry moved closer to his first win in 3 1/2 years by shooting 5-under 67 in the third round at the Abu Dhabi Championship, extending his lead to three strokes on Friday. Richard Sterne is the only player within four strokes of Lowry after a round of 69, which...