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January 16, 2019 5:14 AM Australia's Barty shines brightly as compatriots stumble

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Barty beat Wang Yafan 6-2 6-3 in a straight-forward affair on Wednesday, propelling the home country’s leading prospect into the third round. The 15th-seeded Barty is the highest ranked local player — either man or woman — in the tournament and is known for her court craft and is an accomplished 3096

January 15, 2019 7:05 PM At 'historic' moment, British PM May urges lawmakers to back her deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers to back her deal on Tuesday, saying it was a historic decision that the country would live with for generations. “The responsibility on each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations,” May told parliament 2833

January 15, 2019 11:50 AM Fulham sign ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Besiktas until end of season

Fulham have signed Dutch international forward Ryan Babel from Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent deal running until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Babel makes a return to the English game, having made 146 appearances for Liverpool during his three-and-a-half year stint on Merseyside between 2007 and 2011. The 32-year-old 265

January 14, 2019 4:30 PM VW CEO says hopes U.S. investments help avoid tariffs against EU

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess said an $800 million investment to build a new electric car in Chattanooga, Tennessee should help ease tensions with United States President Donald Trump. “We hope that with the investment in Chattanooga we could make a contribution, step forward, to avoid tariffs between Europe 141

January 14, 2019 2:00 PM College basketball player suffers gruesome leg injury on drive to basket

Pierfrancesco Oliva suffered a gruesome leg injury Saturday. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Saint Joseph's one-point loss Saturday would have been tough enough for the men's basketball team, but Pierfrancesco Oliva's gruesome leg injury made it a truly painful night. The Saint Joseph's forward was driving to the basket in the first half when he was met by Duquesne 196

January 13, 2019 10:46 PM Grizzlies' Kyle Anderson to miss at least 2-4 weeks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson is expected to miss at least two to four weeks because of a sprained left ankle. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Anderson had a Grade 2 sprain. Anderson hurt the ankle Saturday in a 112-108 loss at Miami. Anderson has made 38 starts in his first season with the Grizzlies. He is averaging 7.9 points 84

January 13, 2019 11:30 AM UK parliament will act to stop no deal Brexit: pro-EU party leader

LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday. The Sunday Times, citing a senior government source, reported that rebel lawmakers were planning to wrest control of the legislative agenda away from Prime Minister Theresa May next week with a view to suspending 135

January 13, 2019 10:01 AM Murray much more than just a tennis player, says Mauresmo

PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray will leave the sport as more than just a sporting figure, the Briton’s former coach Amelie Mauresmo said on Sunday. Murray, 31, said on Friday that this year’s Australian Open could be his last professional tournament, although the former world number one hopes he can bow out at his beloved Wimbledon. The three-time grand 183

January 13, 2019 3:43 AM Panarin repeats OT feat as Jackets stop Caps

Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal with 1:30 left in overtime that gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Nicklas Backstrom had been whistled for slashing just 12 seconds earlier, and that gave Columbus the extra man. Seth Jones slid a pass over to Panarin by the left circle, and he ripped 152

January 13, 2019 3:39 AM Canadiens, Price shut out Avalanche

Carey Price had 28 saves for his 43rd career shutout, Brett Kulak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored goals midway through the third period, and the host Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado, which is 1-7-2 in its last 10 games. The Canadiens’ offense had dried up at home the past three 139