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  • Australia's Barty shines brightly as compatriots stumble

    January 16, 2019 5:14 AM 3095

    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

  • Motor racing: IndyCar signs title sponsorship deal with NTT

    January 15, 2019 7:10 PM 2895

    (Reuters) - IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with NTT on Tuesday that will make the Japanese tech giant the title sponsor of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. NTT replaces Verizon as title sponsor of the series. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the NTT IndyCar Series launches with the March 10 season-opening race. The financial

  • New York Jets' Adam Gase's intense look goes viral during introductory press conference

    January 15, 2019 5:31 PM 2979

    New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) New York Jets head coach Adam Gase claimed he didn’t know what a meme was after his introductory press conference Monday. If he didn’t know then he definitely knows now. Gase’s eyes drew the attention of social media

  • Factbox: Dan Evans v Roger Federer

    January 15, 2019 12:10 PM 195

    In his first Grand Slam appearance since serving a 12-month drug ban, Evans battled fellow qualifier Tatsuma Ito to reach the second round. The Briton relies on his sliced backhand to gain an advantage in rallies and he is looking to break into the top 50 for the first time since 2017. But he will be wary of how easily Federer dispatched him at Wimbledon

  • Longtime defenseman Gorges retires

    January 14, 2019 10:06 PM 176

    Defenseman Josh Gorges announced his retirement on Monday after 13 NHL seasons. The 34-year-old Gorges revealed his decision through the NHL Players’ Association. “I would like to take this time to announce my retirement from the game of hockey,” Gorges’ statement began. “I have taken my time and thought long and hard about this decision, but it is a decision

  • Chiefs vs Patriots: 5 things to know about the AFC Championship game

    January 14, 2019 4:43 PM 525

    The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will face off in the AFC Championship game Sunday, with the Patriots looking to go back to the Super Bowl and avenge their close loss from last season. The Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, 31-13, to reach the conference championship. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday

  • College basketball player suffers gruesome leg injury on drive to basket

    January 14, 2019 2:00 PM 196

    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

  • Australian Open: Retiring Andy Murray out in opening round

    January 14, 2019 12:28 PM 175

    Britain's Andy Murray waves as he leaves the court following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Andy Murray nearly pulled off quite a comeback before losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to 22nd-seeded Roberto

  • Kansas City Chiefs lineman rewards homeless man who got him out of bind with AFC title game tickets

    January 14, 2019 10:58 AM 187

    FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jeff Allen during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File) A Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman rewarded a homeless man Saturday who helped the player get his car out of the snow before his game against the Indianapolis Colts

  • Murray much more than just a tennis player, says Mauresmo

    January 13, 2019 10:01 AM 183

    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