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Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his second round singles match against France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Kyrgios barks, mocks his way to Australian Open's 3rd round

Jan. 23, 2020 6:26 AM EST

Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, barking at his entourage or mocking another player not even involved in the match at hand. All of the...

In this undated photo released from the Rural Fire Service, a C-130 Hercules plane called

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Jan. 23, 2020 6:21 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came as...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his second round singles match against France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Kyrgios regroups, reaches 3rd round in Australia

Jan. 23, 2020 6:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Nick Kyrgios composed himself after a third-set lapse in which he lost five straight games to beat Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and advance to the third round at the Australian Open. Kyrgios led by two sets and...

CiCi Bellis of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

2 years, 4 operations later, CiCi Bellis back on Slam stage

Jan. 23, 2020 3:52 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As one final backhand off her seeded Australian Open opponent's racket sailed long, CiCi Bellis looked like someone who couldn't contain her excitement, jumping and yelling. When she headed to the locker room moments later, the 20-year-old American shook her left fist, then put...

Australian officials say crashed firefighting plane had three aboard

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 AM EST
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials say crashed firefighting plane had three aboard.

Australian officials confirm a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker has crashed while battling blazes

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EST
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirm a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker has crashed while battling blazes.

Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires

Jan. 22, 2020 10:55 PM EST
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires.
Italy's Fabio Fognini punches his racket in frustration during his second round match against Australia's Jordan Thompson at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Fognini pushes into 4th day in Australia to win

Jan. 22, 2020 8:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Fabio Fognini is taking no shortcuts so far at the Australian Open. The 12th-seeded Italian has won a pair of five-setters to get to the third round at Melbourne Park — and because his latest win ended after...

Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. falls during his second round singles match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Tennys, anyone? Sandgren, Paul stun Australian Open seeds

Jan. 22, 2020 7:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren was looking in great shape for a big upset at the Australian Open after building a massive lead against No. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday. And then, suddenly, he wasn't. “Two-sets-to-love up, I was feeling pretty good about myself,” the...

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Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

Jan. 22, 2020 6:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a...