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  • Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women’s side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Tuesday: Weather: Party sunny, cool. High of 19 Celsius (66 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 19,509; Night: 16,091; Total: 35,600. Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Winners: No. 6…

  • Murray beats local hope Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday night, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the…

  • Vanderbilt rape trial to wrap up with defense arguments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious coed will get a chance to have their say in closing arguments Tuesday morning.…

  • What to Watch Wednesday at the Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Once upon a time, the story of women’s tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such…

  • No. 2 Virginia, ACC set for week’s marquee Top 25 matchups

    After two weeks of big games in the Big 12, now it’s the Atlantic Coast Conference’s turn to have the marquee games on this week’s AP Top 25 schedule. The league has three games matching…

  • GW’s upcoming gauntlet

  • Colonials try to smooth out edges as they enter gauntlet of schedule

    WASHINGTON — Life’s been pretty good so far for George Washington University. Fresh off their first NCAA appearance since the 2006-07 season, the Colonials (16-4, 6-1 A-10) are off to their best conference start since…

  • Morris returns home to rebuild SMU with Texas made materials

    DALLAS (AP) — There is an NFL playoff game on the television in the cluttered luxury suite at Gerald J. Ford Stadium that new SMU coach Chad Morris is temporarily using as an office. The…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (10),…

  • Oklahoma unbeaten in Big 12, moves into Top 25

    Even when Oklahoma was in the midst of a three-game skid in December, coach Sherri Coale had a feeling her team could be special. “I knew we weren’t that far away, we were losing games…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (10),…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles…