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Champ Osaka, runner-up Kvitova into 3rd round in Australia

01/22/2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka threw her racket, tossed a ball and kicked the racket again for good measure, before sitting for a while with a towel over her head. She sensed the crowd…

Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

01/22/2020

BEIJING (AP) — The number of cases of a new virus has risen to 440 in China and the death toll has risen to 9, Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. Deputy Director of the National Health Commission…

Sharapova can’t say what’s next after Australian Open loss

01/22/2020

MELBOURNE, Australia — Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming. She wasn’t able to provide answers. Might this have been her last trip…

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

01/21/2020

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against…

Vekic ousts 5-time major winner Sharapova at Australian Open

01/21/2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova hasn’t won a tournament since 2017, and her ranking slipped to 136th by the end of last year. After a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open…

Spurs take down Heat

01/20/2020

SAN ANTONIO — Patty Mills celebrated his heritage Sunday (Monday morning, January 20, 2020, Philippine Time) with a performance that typified his career. Mills provided a late spark, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and the San Antonio…

LeBron powers Lakers over Rockets

01/19/2020

HOUSTON — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding…

Edgar Allan Poe house in Baltimore named literary landmark

01/17/2020

BALTIMORE – A national association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. A division of the American Library Association has added the Poe house to its national registry of Literary Landmarks.…

5.3 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, causes some damage

01/17/2020

MEXICO CITY — A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Thursday night, causing some damage in part of the southern state of Oaxaca. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor occurred at 8:07 p.m. and was…

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to victory over Rockets

01/16/2020

HOUSTON — Damian Lillard scored 25 points and CJ McCollum added 24 as the Portland Trail Blazers withstood a late surge from the Houston Rockets to get a 117-107 win Wednesday night (Thursday morning, January 16, 2020,…

Sharapova says ‘right call’ to abandoned match in smoggy Melbourne

01/15/2020

Maria Sharapova said it was the “right call” to abandon her match at the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament as smog from raging bushfires engulfed Melbourne on Tuesday. The Russian five-time Grand Slam winner was 6-7 (4/7), 5-5…

Jazz pad streak to 10 with win over Nets

01/15/2020

NEW YORK — Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points, Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz ran their winning streak to 10 games by beating the Brooklyn Nets, 118-107,…

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