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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic is interviewed by Jim Courier after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 7:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion. Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn't returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:27 am
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it." WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to United States' Frances Tiafoe during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 22, 2019 - 7:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he's back in the Australian Open semifinals. Playing his familiar brand of court-covering, ball-bashing, opponent-frustrating tennis, Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved the...
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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward arrived in a black van, walked up some stairs leading to the court house and stopped to sign an autograph. The charges stem from his days at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 22, 2019 - 7:22 am
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo smiled broadly after leaving court Tuesday despite the unwanted trip back to Madrid to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, spent about 45 minutes in court to sign an agreement which cost him...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to United States' Frances Tiafoe during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 6:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Rafael Nadal won all of his service games and ended 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe's best run at a major with a dominating 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Nadal,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's anti-doping agency in September 2018 on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 6:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data, Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Tuesday. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's anti-doping agency in September — despite protests from...
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Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 5:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel's followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — "Oh, my God. Really?!" — as he was about becoming the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007. Ah, to...
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January 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl. The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones. The North and South teams...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, center, celebrates after making a 3-point basket next to Los Angeles Lakers' Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 22, 2019 - 2:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense. The Golden State Warriors made sure of it, too, setting screens and calling plays for the star guard, who tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range on his way to scoring 44 points in...
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January 21, 2019 - 11:55 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots. Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything. Kansas began switching five on...
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