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  • WTA roundup: Barty upsets No. 1 Halep in Sydney

    January 9, 2019 7:03 PM 64

    Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stunned world No. 1 Simona Halep in straight sets in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. Barty converted four of her seven break chances and struck 26 winners in the 6-4, 6-4 victory, compared to just nine winners by the top-seeded Romanian. It wasn’t the day’s only upset. Qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan

  • Ex-Cardinals OF Duncan battling brain cancer

    January 9, 2019 4:40 PM 65

    Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan is battling a recurrence of brain cancer and has left his radio show in the city to fight the disease. “If you pray, please keep him in your prayers,” said a tweet from Duncan’s radio show, The Turn, in St. Louis. “If you don’t, keep him in your thoughts.” Duncan, 37, was first diagnosed with glioblastoma

  • Halep falls to Barty in Sydney second round

    January 9, 2019 5:53 AM 69

    (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep crashed to a straight-sets defeat against unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. Halep, playing in her first tournament since a back injury cut short her 2018 season, lost 6-4 6-4 in 87 minutes with the result dealing a blow to her Australian Open preparations

  • Cardinals hire Kingsbury as head coach

    January 8, 2019 10:17 PM 74

    The Arizona Cardinals made recently hired USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury their next head coach, the team announced Tuesday. Per multiple reports, the sides agreed on a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option. Kingsbury will be introduced in a press conference on Wednesday. Kingsbury, 39, reportedly interviewed for the New York Jets’ head-coaching

  • Clemson defensive linemen channel Suge Knight in recruiting speech after national title win

    January 8, 2019 10:23 AM 68

    Clemson's Christian Wilkins kisses the trophy after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The Clemson Tigers defense held the Alabama Crimson Tide to just 16 points in their blowout win Monday night to claim their second

  • Buffalo QB Jackson declares for NFL draft

    January 6, 2019 7:41 PM 75

    Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson announced Sunday that he is bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. “Since I was 5 years old, it has always been a lifelong dream of mine to play in the NFL,” Jackson wrote. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I plan on embracing the challenge.” Jackson passed for 3,131 yards and 28 touchdowns

  • Austrian racing car legend Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

    January 6, 2019 1:16 PM 76

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday. Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication

  • Hutchinson stops 28 as Leafs blank Canucks

    January 6, 2019 5:48 AM 75

    Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots to earn his first shutout of the season, Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Saturday night. Andreas Johnsson and Igor Ozhiganov each added a goal and an assist, and John Tavares and Trevor Moore each scored once for the Maple Leafs, who had lost their

  • Subban helps Predators beat his former team

    January 6, 2019 5:46 AM 75

    Defenseman P.K. Subban collected two assists against his former team as the Nashville Predators continued a season-high six-game road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. In his third trip to Montreal since being traded to Nashville in 2016 for fellow defenseman Shea Weber, Subban registered the primary assists on two goals

  • Elliott, Cowboys power past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

    January 6, 2019 4:40 AM 79

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs near Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) during the second half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Associated Press) ARLINGTON, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas