2nd Round

HOUSTON | Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

HOUSTON  — The Houston Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. For the top-seeded Rockets, it simply moved them a little closer toward their goal of bringing the franchise its first title in more than two decades. “This was a pretty good step for … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open, site of his Grand Slam breakthrough. The 2014 champion clearly wasn’t fit enough against No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren, though, and made his earliest exit in a decade … Continue reading Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

The Latest: Keys dominant in 2nd-round Australian win

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Madison Keys won the first 11 games and beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-1 in a 41-minute third-round match at the Australian Open. The 17th-seeded Keys was dominant serving in the first set. She served five … Continue reading The Latest: Keys dominant in 2nd-round Australian win

The Latest: American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Former Australian Open semi finalist Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the tournament in the second round by American lucky loser Bernarda Pera 6-4, 7-5. Pera, ranked No. 123, lost in the final round of qualifying … Continue reading The Latest: American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the last Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since … Continue reading Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka returned from long injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. Sharapova barely missed a beat … Continue reading Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

Former champs Sharapova, Kerber into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Maria Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match back at the Australian Open since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. One of just two former champions in the women’s draw, Sharapova recovered from an early break in the second set … Continue reading Former champs Sharapova, Kerber into 2nd round in Australia

2nd-day draft steals? Cook, Lamp could go early; Mixon, too

(STL.News) The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year. The point being there is plenty of big-time talent left on the board when the … Continue reading 2nd-day draft steals? Cook, Lamp could go early; Mixon, too