MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
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CHANDLER, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
PHOENIX — This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.
NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 as the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
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Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.
LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday.
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.
Tom Brady, the handsome pitchman of a quarterback who has won MVPs with his arm and hearts with his megawatt smile, was asked the question no athlete wants to face. As he stood in front of a packed news conference yesterday to address reports that the Patriots used deflated footballs to gain an illegal advantage in Sunday’s AFC title game, his very integrity and legacy were called into focus with just four words:
HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team enters a crucial two-game homestand with Big West Conference games against UC Davis and UC Irvine.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal fought off cramping, illness to defeat American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.