Australian Open Tennis Championships

January 21, 2020 - 9:02 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Celtics blow out Lakers, Rockets lose again UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics did a nice job shaking their losing streak, but the Houston Rockets’ struggles continue. The Celtics had dropped three in a row before Jayson Tatum delivered 27 points in just 29 minutes of a 139-107...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating United States' Steve Johnson during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 21, 2020 - 9:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Roger Federer plays his second-round match at Melbourne Park and, according to his line of thinking, the first few matches he plays in a Grand Slam tournament are as important as the ones at the pointy end. "I...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 21, 2020 - 6:36 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — 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 to the Australian Open, a tournament she won in 2008 as part of a career...
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January 21, 2020 - 5:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American and women’s 10th seed Madison Keys cruised into the second round of the Australian Open, but former No. 1 Maria Sharapova was a 6-3, 6-4 loser to No. 19 Donna Vekic. No. 12 Johanna Konta suffered her earliest Australian Open exit with a first-round loss to...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Bolivia's Hugo Dellien during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 21, 2020 - 4:40 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent ... and his next practice session ... and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round. What he insists is not on his mind is the number 20 — as in...
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January 21, 2020 - 2:29 am
The highlights of the AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan . You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home page,...
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January 20, 2020 - 10:34 pm
NBA-SCHEDULE Celtics blow out Lakers, Rockets lose again UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics did a nice job shaking their losing streak, but the Houston Rockets’ struggles continue. The Celtics had dropped three in a row before Jayson Tatum delivered 27 points in just 29 minutes of a 139-107...
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January 20, 2020 - 2:55 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor leaped over Gonzaga and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll to give the Top 25 its seventh team on top this season. That matches the record set in 1983 for the most No. 1s in the history of the poll that dates to the 1948-49 season. Baylor...
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January 20, 2020 - 8:45 am
NFL-SCHEDULE Niners romp past Packers; Chiefs end half-century of frustration UNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have earned trips to Miami for Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2. The Niners are heading to the game for the first time since 2013, while the Chiefs are ending a half-...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reaches for a forehand return to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during their first round singles match the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 20, 2020 - 8:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did something he hadn't in 14 years: He dropped a set in a first-round match at the Australian Open. That didn't bother him, though. He actually looked upon the challenge he faced Monday night under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena as a good thing. “I...
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