MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Maria Sharapova set up a third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Sharapova won the Australian title in 2008 and has reached the final … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki
MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 16, 2019—A side effect of not playing much for Maria Sharapova is the likelihood of having to face highly ranked rivals in the first week of a major. It doesn’t come much tougher in the third round than a match against the defending champion. That’s the equation at the Australian Open after … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Sharapova, Wozniacki to meet in 3rd round at Australia Open
ANKARA, Turkey —Jan 16, 2019 —Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization. Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s office could not be reached … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter
EAST LANSING, Mich. —Jan 16, 2019—Michigan State trustee says “the votes are there” to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn’t resign. By Associated Press
ATLANTA —Jan 16, 2019— Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No terms were released on … Continue reading ATLANTA | MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United
EAST LANSING, Mich.—Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on the criticism of Michigan State’s president from the Larry Nassar fallout (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn’t resign amid criticism of his handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports … Continue reading EAST LANSING, Mich. | The Latest: Michigan State trustees plan vote to oust Engler
MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Father-of-four Roger Federer clearly takes workplace safety seriously. A sprinkling of rain over Rod Laver Arena during the first set of his second-round match against Daniel Evans at the Australian Open prompted the question from the chair umpire … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Break a leg? Not a good luck charm in tennis
MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 16, 2019—Bob Bryan was four months removed from hip replacement surgery when he joined his twin, Mike, for practice sessions in December in the hopes of reuniting the most successful men’s doubles team of tennis’ professional era. It felt, Bob jokes now, like some sort of audition to earn back his old … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | With Bob back, Bryans win in Australia; a lesson for Murray?