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Spieth falls further from lead at Australian Open
by Dennis Passa - November 24, 2017 - 5:04am
Defending champion Jordan Spieth failed to take advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the Australian Open on Friday, shooting an even-par 71 to fall further behind the leaders.
Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam
by Dennis Passa - January 25, 2017 - 10:43am
For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open.
Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne
by Dennis Passa - January 18, 2017 - 4:55pm
On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest.
What We Learned from the Australian Open
by Dennis Passa - January 31, 2016 - 9:12pm
 It didn't take long for the Australian Open to become controversial this year, although it had nothing to do with play on the courts.
Serena, Sharapova in same quarter at Aussie Open
by Dennis Passa - January 14, 2016 - 9:00am
Defending champion Serena Williams and No. 5-ranked Maria Sharapova were drawn into the same section for the Australian Open on Friday, setting up a potential quarterfinal match featuring the 2015 finalists.
IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap
by Dennis Passa - August 1, 2015 - 2:44pm
Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote
by Dennis Passa - July 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
Djokovic beats Murray, wins 5th Australian Open title
by Dennis Passa - February 1, 2015 - 9:00pm
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday.
Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open
by Dennis Passa - January 28, 2015 - 1:14pm
Madison Keys got one Williams sister out of the way on Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher.
Asian Cup to feature 5 Australian stadium sites
by Dennis Passa - January 6, 2015 - 2:04am
Australia's three largest cities — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — will host matches at Asian Cup matches, as well as the national capital of Canberra and the industrial city of Newcastle.
Rivalry gets early kick start in 2014 MLB season
by Dennis Passa - March 19, 2014 - 3:25pm
Suspensions to eight players and a controversial NL West-clinching swimming pool incident last season helped expand a growing rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Stoch wins Olympic gold double in ski jumping
by Dennis Passa - February 17, 2014 - 1:16am
Kamil Stoch considers himself fortunate to have won his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, overcoming what he called a "tragic" final jump Saturday to claim a narrow victory over Japanese veteran Noriaki ...
US Nordic combined team has tough act to follow
by Dennis Passa - February 11, 2014 - 5:55am
Among the tough acts to follow at the Olympics, none may be tougher than the US Nordic combined team's attempt to match at Sochi what it did in Vancouver.
5 Things: Gold pursuit begins in Nordic combined
by Dennis Passa - February 10, 2014 - 2:51am
To be furthest on the jumping hill, followed by fastest on the cross-country ski course: that's the ultimate goal for Nordic combined athletes as they begin their quest yesterday for Sochi Olympics gold.
Takanashi to Kasai, Japan has a generation covered
by Dennis Passa - February 6, 2014 - 2:48am
One of Japan's hottest gold medal prospects in Sochi wasn't even born when the country's greatest ski jumper made his Olympic debut.
Nadal avoids top player exodus from Aussie Open
by Dennis Passa - January 22, 2014 - 4:22pm
Rafael Nadal avoided the top player exodus that claimed two-time defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka in the preceding match on center court for a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over Grigor Dimitrov in the...
Djokovic matures as player, person in past 5 years
by Dennis Passa - January 16, 2014 - 11:58am
Six Grand Slam singles titles and more than $58 million in career prize money appear not to have affected Novak Djokovic's perspective on life, both on and off the tennis court.
Djokovic makes a good start at Australian Open
by Dennis Passa - January 13, 2014 - 7:28pm
A self-admitted "rusty" Novak Djokovic began his bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-1 win Monday over Lukas Lacko.
Australian Open begins another Grand Slam year
by Dennis Passa - January 10, 2014 - 2:16pm
The Australian Open begins Monday at Melbourne Park, the first Grand Slam of the year.
Aussie Open: Nadal, Murray, Federer all in the same half
by Dennis Passa - January 10, 2014 - 11:45am
As three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot before Friday's draw, he joked that having his fingerprints on it may in some way help him win the title for a fourth...
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