Men's sports

Spain's Garbine Muguruza makes a forehand return to Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 22, 2020 - 9:29 pm
Some of the so-called true blue courts at the Australian Open were coated in red after a rain front that lashed Melbourne overnight pushed through a dust storm from the northwest and left its mark on the city and the tournament. Crazy weather has plagued the season-opening major at Melbourne Park...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives on Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
January 22, 2020 - 9:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins scored 33 points and got a big assist from two-way player Brandon Goodwin as the Atlanta Hawks, playing without Trae Young, rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 102-95 on Wednesday night. Goodwin chipped in with 19 points — all in...
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Switzerland's Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 22, 2020 - 8:03 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Sixth-seeded Belinda Bencic and Donna Vekic have advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park. Bencic beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 7-5 while the 19th-seeded Vekic defeated Alize...
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Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) walks out of the crowd after a brawl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 22, 2020 - 7:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating in Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' win over the Wildcats...
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Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker, left, and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shake hands after receiving their Baseball Hall of Fame jersey and cap, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 22, 2020 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues. "There was one time in the Bahamas, playing blackjack, that we sat down for a little while with Matt Damon, and we sat there and played for a little while," Walker recalled of a gambling...
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FILE - This is a 2019 photo showing Luis Rojas of the New York Mets baseball team. The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s new manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Rojas would replace Carlos Beltrán, who left the team last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 22, 2020 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caught off guard in a quick split with Carlos Beltrán, the New York Mets want some continuity for a change. So with spring training only three weeks away, they picked his replacement from their very own bench. The club was working Wednesday to complete a multiyear agreement with...
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January 22, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Dozens of mayors from across the United States have formed a task force opposing a proposal by Major League Baseball to eliminate 42 affiliated minor league franchises for the 2021 season. The coalition launched Tuesday with three leaders and was up to 30 members by Wednesday afternoon, ranging...
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Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the fourth hole during the pro-am round of the Farmer's Insurance golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
January 22, 2020 - 4:19 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small crowd that gathered in the morning chill made its way to the first tee to watch Tiger Woods start his pro-am round Wednesday at Torrey Pines. The first starting time is ideal because the front nine is open. Rory McIlroy was in the second group. As the FedEx Cup champion and...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer stretches out for a backhand return to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 6:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Roger Federer, who had reached the third round at the Australian Open every year since his tournament debut in 2000, extended his streak by beating Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round. The 20-...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff of the U.S. reacts after winning a point against Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 4:02 am
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...
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