MELBOURNE, Australia | Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019— Fernando Verdasco‘s jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an earlier match point … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

MELBOURNE, Australia | All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019— All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another Friday to upset 11th-seeded Aryna … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—Jan 18, 2019—Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship in shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead to three strokes on Friday. For the third straight day, the Irishman made birdie on the each of the short … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

AP Top 25 Podcast: Kyler’s choice, Alabama’s staff turnover

Jan 18, 2019—Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is considering a football career instead of baseball, but what kind of an NFL prospect is the undersized quarterback? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN’s Tom Luginbill joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss Murray’s choice. Luginbill says if Murray was four inches taller … Continue reading AP Top 25 Podcast: Kyler’s choice, Alabama’s staff turnover

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Jan 18, 2019— A major Danish newspaper and its chief editor were fined 150,000 kroner ($22,900) on Friday for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark’s former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets. The Copenhagen City Court says Politiken boss Christian Jensen violated a ban by … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo dismisses AU request to delay vote results

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s disputed presidential election (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The U.N. human rights office says at least 34 people have been killed in Congo since disputed provisional election results were announced on Jan. 10. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani tells reporters in Geneva that the U.N. rights office in … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo dismisses AU request to delay vote results

GENEVA | UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’

GENEVA—Jan 18, 2019—The World Health Organization said Friday that it’s seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as “a positive thing.” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said at a press briefing in Geneva the agency has been investigating misbehavior for “years and decades” and would continue to … Continue reading GENEVA | UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’