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Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win

| | Jan 17 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open.

  1. | Posted: Dec 8 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night.

  2. | Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sitting atop the AFC South at this time of year is unusual for the Tennessee Titans, at least in recent years.

  3. | Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    MINNEAPOLIS — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs improved to 13-0 on the road this season with a 105-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

  4. | Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    OXON HILL, Md. — No surprise that Chris Sale got traded. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him.

  5. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook.

  6. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    ATLANTA — Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

  7. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Andrew Luck was nearly perfect in his return from a concussion, throwing for four touchdowns, three to Dwayne Allen, in the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-10 romp Monday night past the inept New York Jets.

  8. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Villanova had to make an adjustment last season after being ranked No. 1 for the first time. Even before losing to Xavier, the Wildcats had trouble with the louder fans, teams playing them harder and higher expectations.

  9. | Posted: Dec 5 2016 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Thomas Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Tyler Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a score to open the second half and Seattle routed Carolina.

  10. | Posted: Dec 5 2016 - 12:05am

    The College Football Playoff’s selection committee on Sunday announced the four teams that will contend for this season’s national championship: Alabama (13-0), followed by Clemson (12-1), Ohio State (11-1) and Washington (12-1).

  11. | Posted: Dec 4 2016 - 12:05am

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Deshaun Watson’s mission is not over.

  12. | Posted: Dec 4 2016 - 12:05am

    ATLANTA — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

  13. | Posted: Dec 4 2016 - 12:05am

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten championship game featured, according to most rankings, neither of the two best teams in the Big Ten, and the result was flashes of brilliance amid sloppy play as Penn State defeated Wisconsin, 38-31, on Saturday night. The conference title was an impressive achievement that will, nonetheless, most likely leave the Nittany Lions short of the College Football Playoff.

  14. | Posted: Dec 4 2016 - 12:05am

    LARAMIE, Wyo. — Rashaad Penny rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and Donnel Pumphrey added 110 yards and one TD as San Diego State beat Wyoming 27-24 on Saturday for its second consecutive Mountain West Conference championship.

  15. | Posted: Dec 4 2016 - 12:05am

    ATLANTA — Alabama doesn’t travel to Atlanta for football games. It goes there for coronations.