Saturday, January 24, 2015
With Li Na in retirement and not defending her title at the Australian Open, there are far fewer Chinese flags and fans with red-and-yellow-streaked faces in the stands at Melbourne Park.
A record batting blitz by Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott set New Zealand up for an overwhelming 108-run win over Sri Lanka in their fifth one-day international in Dunedin Friday.
World Cup favorites France survived a second half scare from the bottom team in Group C, Algeria, on Thursday to win 32-26 and maintain their unbeaten record.
Simon Schempp of Germany claimed a second successive biathlon World Cup win, storming to victory in the 10-kilometer sprint on Thursday.
American veteran Bode Miller will not race Saturday's prestigious World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, but will tick the right television broadcasting boxes by competing as a forerunner.
Brazil's 4x100m women's relay runners have just missed the medals at the past two Olympics and three world championships — but with a home Olympics looming next year, they believe their time as bridesmaids is almost done.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Golden State's Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation with an opponent as he helped the NBA-leading Warriors beat Houston 126-113 on Wednesday and stretch their home winning streak to 17 games.
Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.
Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Tottenham relied on Andros Townsend's penalty to gain a slender advantage over third-tier side Sheffield United in the League Cup on Wednesday, taking only a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their semifinal.