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'Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

Jan. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the one...

'Old guys' vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

Jan. 19, 2019 6:15 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2,...

Roger Who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security

Jan. 19, 2019 9:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam...

Boogie Cousins overcomes nerves in 1st game with Warriors

Jan. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins was nervous. His stomach felt tight and filled with butterflies. He grabbed his phone and fired off texts to family and friends. He talked to his brother and sister. Golden State coach Steve Kerr and the rest of the Warriors reassured Cousins it wasn't just about Friday...

Chiefs' bandwagon rolling into Arrowhead for mighty Patriots

Jan. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City's record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England....

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL. The ties between the...

Always learning, Rams' Goff seeks results in NFC title game

Jan. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year. The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects of his...

Phil Mickelson shoots 68 to take 2-shot lead into weekend

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Friday in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year. A day after matching his career-low score with 12-under 60 at La Quinta Country Club, the 48-year-old Mickelson had a 68 on PGA...

Lowry resists Sterne's challenge in Abu Dhabi for 1-shot win

Jan. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry won the Abu Dhabi Championship after being taken to the final hole on Saturday. The 31-year-old Lowry claimed his fourth European Tour title with a one-shot victory over South African Richard Sterne. Lowry had an overnight lead of three shots but that was...

Siebenhofer wins back-to-back downhills, Vonn 9th in Cortina

Jan. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer made it back-to-back World Cup downhill victories with another win Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race, finished a slim...

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'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Jan. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at...

Chiefs' bandwagon rolling into Arrowhead for mighty Patriots

Jan. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City's record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England....

The Latest: 2,500 attend Tennessee gov-elect's worship event

Jan. 19, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Lee's inauguration as Tennessee's governor (all times local): 11 a.m. Former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip, former Nashville Predators hockey player Mike Fisher, outgoing Gov. Bill Haslam and high-profile Christian musical acts were among those on hand with...

Pelicans' Davis out up to 2 weeks with sprained index finger

Jan. 19, 2019 11:55 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks. The star forward hurt his left index finger during the fourth quarter of Friday night's 128-112 loss at Portland. The Pelicans have lost three of four to drop to 21-15, four...

Mick Schumacher follows in father's footsteps at Ferrari

Jan. 19, 2019 11:07 AM EST

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher is following in his father Michael Schumacher's footsteps at Ferrari. Scuderia Ferrari says the 19-year-old Mick Schumacher, who will be racing in the 2019 Formula 2 championship as the European F3 champion, has joined its driver academy and will take part in...

'Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

Jan. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the one...

Lawyer: IOC loses Swiss supreme court appeal in Russian case

Jan. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lawyer Christof Wieschemann says in a statement "Alexander Legkov can rightly...

Special Olympics event called off due to storm

Jan. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EST

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A Special Olympics competition set to return to an upstate New York ski area has been cancelled because of the severe storm hitting the region this weekend. Nearly 200 athletes from around New York state were expected to compete in snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country, and...

Roger Who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security

Jan. 19, 2019 9:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam...

Lowry resists Sterne's challenge in Abu Dhabi for 1-shot win

Jan. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry won the Abu Dhabi Championship after being taken to the final hole on Saturday. The 31-year-old Lowry claimed his fourth European Tour title with a one-shot victory over South African Richard Sterne. Lowry had an overnight lead of three shots but that was...