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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 1508

January 16, 2019 1:46 AM 7th-grade QB Isaiah Marshall gets scholarship offer from Michigan

Isaiah Marshall, a seventh-grade quarterback at MacArthur Academy in Southfield, Michigan, has been offered a scholarship to play at Michigan, according to his father, Brian. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh extended the offer after watching tape of the 13-year-old signal-caller while visiting the school searching for high school prospects at Southfield 1549

January 15, 2019 8:24 AM PSG confident Frenkie de Jong will choose them over Barca, Man City

Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly optimistic that they will beat Barcelona and Manchester City to the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to ESPN FC sources close to the French champions. The Netherlands international is wanted by a host of Europe's top clubs but PSG, Barca and City have emerged as the 21-year-old's three 113

January 14, 2019 4:52 PM Frederik Andersen returns to net for first time since Dec. 22

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been scuffling lately, but they'll get a boost with the return of goalie Frederik Andersen on Monday against the Avalanche. "I've been working hard on making sure it feels well and feels good to play on, and is something that won't linger," Andersen said after Monday's morning skate. "That's why we took a little bit extra 87

January 14, 2019 1:57 PM Market turmoil hits Citigroup revenues

US bank Citigroup has blamed the recent turmoil on global markets for a surprise drop in revenue. Fourth quarter revenue slipped 2% to $17.1bn (£13.3bn), falling short of analyst estimates of $17.5bn. The bank said income on its bond trading desks had slumped by a fifth following the fluctuations on financial markets in December. But chief executive 240

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 100

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 93

January 13, 2019 2:55 AM Youri Tielemans salvages draw for Monaco with Marseille in tense match

Olympique de Marseille's poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday. "Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille," a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the French Cup by fourth division Andrezieux 69

January 12, 2019 5:25 AM Stephen Curry now stands behind only Ray Allen, Reggie Miller for career 3s

Curry, 30, acknowledged before the game how much his ascension on the list means to him as he passes each name. Once Friday's action ended, he said he took the game ball with him and was hopeful he could get it signed by Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, the only two players currently in front of him on the list. "It's just a special accomplishment," Curry 95

January 11, 2019 3:21 AM 6-9 Zdeno Chara gets flipped head-over-heels over boards by Alex Ovechkin

Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the first period. The TD Garden crowd gasped, but play continued and there was no immediate on-ice retaliation. The Bruins captain tumbled back onto the ice quickly and rejoined the play. The 41-year-old Chara 71