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Nadal beats Federer, reaches Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday night to set up a championship decider against No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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Tiger has some catching up to do at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — He has a long history with Torrey Pines, including a win he calls "the best day of my life." He opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 5-under 67 on the beastly South Course, a clean card with no bogeys and no complaints.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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USBSF defending Jones' selection to Olympic team

Lolo Jones' selection to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team is being strongly defended by those who made the pick, amid growing criticism that her popularity played a role in the decision and overshadowed the results of other hopefuls.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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4 first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant called for younger players in the All-Star game, and the fans listened.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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AP source: Browns poised to hire Mike Pettine

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are poised to make Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine their new coach, a person familiar with Cleveland's plans said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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UCI may cut Armstrong ban in return for details

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The new president of cycling's world body says Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban for doping cold be reduced if he provides information which assists other doping investigations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Woods, Mickelson start tour season at Torrey

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods was alarmed, but not concerned, when shots into the green bounced nearly as high as the flagstick on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Bode Miller dominates DH training in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Bode Miller led a training session for the classic Hahnenkamm race by a huge margin on Thursday, leaving his World Cup rivals in awe just 17 days before the Sochi Olympics downhill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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