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  • Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the…

  • Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

    RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday. Three-time Olympic silver medalist Vylegzhanin won in…

  • Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through…

  • Tradition and trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week begins in earnest at Melbourne Park. The women’s…

  • ‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard’s song requests

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. So much so, she notices when they’ve added a new song…

  • Randle, Brown and Nastic lead Stanford over ASU 89-70

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Brown and his senior teammates Chasson Randle and Stefan Nastic knew they had to set the tone Saturday night after a tough loss the last time out. They accomplished their…

  • UC Irvine beats Hawaii 78-72 for fourth straight win

    HAWAII (AP) — Will Davis II had 17 points, Alex Young scored 15 and UC Irvine held off Hawaii 78-72 on Saturday night. Young had a 3-pointer with 1:22 left for a 74-70 lead and…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST American International 85, Assumption 73 Bucknell 92, Boston U. 77 CCSU 53, Wagner 50 Castleton 91, Thomas (Maine) 81 Colgate 59, Loyola (Md.) 58 Concordia (N.Y.) 92, Chestnut Hill 72 Cornell 57, Columbia 47…

  • No. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushing Cal 73-50

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Arizona is long past last season’s devastating defeat in Berkeley. The Wildcats are on to bigger and better things now, and they’re enjoying every step of the way. Stanley Johnson had…

  • Santa Clara holds on to beat Pepperdine 60-57

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jared Brownridge and Brandon Clark each scored 13 on Saturday night and Santa Clara nearly squandered a 14-point lead but held on to beat Pepperdine 60-57. Santa Clara was 13…

  • Hammonds, Long Beach St. top Cal State-Northridge

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Hammonds scored 11 of his season-high 16 points in the final 5:45, and senior David Samuels grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Long Beach State beat Cal State-Northridge 64-58…

  • Berdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic. With his new fiancee Ester…

  • Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson. The 2009 Australian Open…

  • Australian Open Results

    Sunday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, def. Kevin Anderson (14), South Africa, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic,…