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  • Meet Coco: 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…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open: Keys takes on another Williams

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, a fearless 19-year-old has made a big run to the women’s semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice. Madison Keys takes on…

  • Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career. “Sky’s the limit,” said the 34-year-old Williams.…

  • After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Djokovic’s No. 1 fan

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — During Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open quarterfinal, a photo of his three-month-old son started making the rounds on social media. The photo posted by his wife showed the hairless head of young…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Wednesday: Weather: Sunny, high of 25 Celsius (77 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 17,993; Night: 16,259; Total: 34,252. Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Winners: No. 1 Novak Djokovic,…

  • McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The…

  • Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam…

  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semifinal

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his…

  • D-III dynasty at Wisconsin-Whitewater in transition

    WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — Change is coming for a small-school dynasty. The search for a new football coach at Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater may not draw the kind of scrutiny that, say, Big Ten power Wisconsin…

  • A look at player of the year candidates in men’s hoops

    The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players…

  • Tenacity remains a challenge for Minnesota’s Walker

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mo Walker has plenty of discipline. He dropped about 60 pounds after Richard Pitino was hired to make sure he could keep up with Minnesota coach’s faster style. The 6-foot-10 center’s biggest…

  • Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there’s nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam…

  • Boise St. comes back from 12-down; beats Colorado St. 82-78

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Marks scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half and made the go-ahead 3-pointer as Boise State defeated Colorado State 82-78 on Wednesday. Marks drained a 3-pointer with…

  • Australian Open Results

    Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Stan Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, def. Kei Nishikori (5), Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Women Quarterfinals Madison Keys, United States,…