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  • Australian Open Head-to-Heads

    Men’s Semifinals Friday No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 Stan Wawrinka Djokovic leads 16-3 2006 Umag, clay-outdoor, F, Wawrinka, 6-6 (1), retired. 2006 Davis Cup, hard-indoor, RR, Djokovic, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.…

  • Jury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Opening statements are delayed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez while the judge sorts out some last-minute jury issues. One juror was late getting…

  • Australian Open Road

    Men Novak Djokovic (1) First Round — def. Aljaz Bedene, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Second Round — def. Andrey Kuznetsov, 6-0, 6-1, 6-4. Third Round — def. Fernando Verdasco (31), 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4. Fourth Round…

  • Australian Open Results

    Thursday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Semifinals Andy Murray (6), Britain, def. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5. Women Semifinals Maria Sharapova…

  • Good play, Murray: Scot tops Berdych in tense Aussie semi

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray’s four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court. There were…

  • Murray into final; Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled semifinal to earn one more shot at a long elusive title. Serena Williams…

  • Rejuvenated McLaren shows off new Honda-powered car for 2015

    WOKING, England (AP) — Energized by a restructured driver lineup and a renewed relationship with Honda, McLaren showed off its new car for the 2015 season that the English team expects will restore the fortunes…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Andy Murray tribute to female coaches

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray drew massive applause not just for his tennis, but for an eloquent tribute to female coaches. As Murray basked in the center-court spotlight after reaching his fourth Australian Open…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open Friday: No 1 vs defending champ

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will play each other at the Australian Open. Based on the previous two outcomes, expect it to last for a while.…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Thursday: Weather: Sunny, high of 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 14,795; Night 17,108; Total: 31,903. Men’s Singles Semifinal Result: No. 6 Andy Murray…

  • Meet Coco: potentially China’s next Li Na

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than…

  • Lleyton Hewitt says next Australian Open likely his last

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt plans to have one more shot at his home Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, next year before likely retiring and taking over as the country’s Davis Cup captain.…

  • Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent. The opponent was No. 1-ranked Serena Williams,…

  • McIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday. McIlroy settled…

  • End of 9-game losing streak rare bright spot for Creighton

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Devin Brooks and James Milliken jumped around together in an embrace at midcourt after the final buzzer. A few minutes later Brooks was in the locker room performing the dance he…