Friday, January 30, 2015
Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova.
Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Christian Eriksen added a late goal to his sublime early free kick to help Tottenham scrape a 2-2 draw with third-tier Sheffield United on Wednesday and secure a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea.
Neymar scored twice to lead Barcelona past nine-man Atletico Madrid and into the Copa del Rey semifinals with a 3-2 victory in a game that went from pulsating to unseemly at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) moved to within one match of her first Grand Slam title on Wednesday after she and China's Zheng Jie (鄭潔) steamrolled through their women's doubles semifinal at the Australian Open.
Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even with a cold.
Chicago's Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bulls a thrilling 113-111 win against Golden State on Tuesday, ending the Warriors' franchise-record 19-game home winning streak.
Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, settling an enthralling semifinal in extra time.
Ange Postecoglou said he's not worried about South Korea's miserly defense in the Asian Cup final after the Socceroos underlined their incredible ability to score through almost any player.
Anaheim won 4-0 at Vancouver on Tuesday to maintain its lead atop the NHL standings following the resumption from the All-Star break, and continue its recent dominance of the Canucks.