Men's sports

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates his win over Canada's Denis Shapovalov during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 17, 2018 - 5:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In a match between shot-makers new and old, this time the young kid was ultimately given a tennis lesson by the flashy veteran. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a winning point, lunged with one of his patented stretch forehands for...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 17, 2018 - 5:49 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open in the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, the 2017 runner-up, wasted no time in reaching the third round, dropping only one service game —...
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Japan's Yuichi Sugita cools down with ice towel as he plays Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 17, 2018 - 4:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Rafael Nadal wants to see the roofs closed on the main show courts at the Australian Open if temperatures hit the forecast highs in the next couple days. Temperatures are expected to reach 39...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:32 am
ROME (AP) — Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni has been banned one year for doping. Italy's national anti-doping organization made the decision Tuesday after the steroid clostebol was found in a sample taken after Benevento's 1-0 loss to Torino in September. Benevento team physician Walter Giorgione...
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Stanford's Daejon Davis, left, grabs a rebound in front of Washington's Matisse Thybulle in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 17, 2018 - 3:51 am
A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Arizona at Stanford, Saturday. The Wildcats (14-4, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back from a road loss to Colorado by beating both Oregon schools last week. The Wildcats were picked to win the Pac-12, so it's no surprise...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:47 am
OBIT-JO JO WHITE Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71 BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:34 am
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice. A rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Detroit. The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Without last year’s top scorer, Cam Atkinson, and centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg, the Blue Jackets limped to a 6-7-2 in December.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Three of the team's top forwards and a defenseman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month. Coach John Tortorella has moved players around and patched together lines with help from...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:05 am
AP-Scorecard Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events: ——— NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Orlando 108 Minnesota 102 Final OT New Orleans 116 Boston 113 Final Denver 105 Dallas 102 Final Portland 118 Phoenix 111 ——— NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT St. Louis 2 Toronto 1 Final New...
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