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Coach's words inspire Naomi Osaka in quarterfinal win
by John Pye - January 3, 2019 - 5:36pm
Naomi Osaka responded to some courtside coaching advice in the most emphatic way, conceding just five points in the second set on her way to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win over eighth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova in the Brisbane...
Murray advances in Brisbane in latest comeback from injury
by John Pye - January 2, 2019 - 11:49am
Andy Murray doesn't know how long his latest comeback can last, so he's planning on making the most of it.
Rafa's plan for 2019 revolves around quality, not quantity
by John Pye - January 2, 2019 - 11:35am
Rafael Nadal wants to make a little go a long way in 2019.
Combined Koreas basketball team to play for Asian Games gold
by John Pye - August 31, 2018 - 9:00am
The combined Koreas women’s basketball team reached the Asian Games final, giving one of the sentimental favorites a chance at a historic gold medal.
Cavs' Clarkson to return empty-handed as Team Philippines gets Asiad boot
by John Pye - August 27, 2018 - 3:14pm
Jordan Clarkson will report back for duty to the Cleveland Cavaliers without a medal from the Asian Games in basketball.
After the fireworks, 1st medals up for grabs at Asian Games
by John Pye - August 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Sun Yang has the international profile, three Olympic gold medals, and he’ll compete in the first of the men’s events in the pool on the first day of medal competition at the Asian Games.
Games aim to overcome concerns over koalas, cricket and beer
by John Pye - March 31, 2018 - 8:00am
The beer supply is under threat because of a strike at a XXXX brewery leading up to the Commonwealth Games. The local koalas are endangered, too, according to activists who’ve illustrated the cause with a native...
Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title
by John Pye - January 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Back where his career resurgence began with a drought-breaking triumph last year, Roger Federer cried as he lifted and kissed the Australian Open trophy for a sixth time and celebrated his 20th Grand Slam title...
Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open
by John Pye - January 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title.
Federer reaches Australian Open semis, will face Chung
by John Pye - January 25, 2018 - 10:30am
Roger Federer got cranky at the chair umpire for a technology flaw in his Australian Open quarterfinal match, using the rare emotional outburst as motivation.
Chung's amazing run continues into Australian Open semis
by John Pye - January 24, 2018 - 1:28pm
Hyeon Chung has reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time, following up his upset victory over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth round with a 6-4, 7-6 (5),...
Kerber routs Keys, advances to Australian Open semis
by John Pye - January 24, 2018 - 11:23am
For anyone who doubted, this was Angelique Kerber in 2016 vintage form.
Kerber averts upset, faces Keys next in Australian Open
by John Pye - January 22, 2018 - 3:45pm
Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after rallying to avoid a major upset.
No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren in
by John Pye - January 22, 2018 - 1:49pm
The season-opening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing six-time champion Novak Djokovic and fifth-ranked Dominic Thiem within a few hours on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) leaves Hyeon Chung and...
Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro
by John Pye - January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday.
Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon
by John Pye - January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
After wasting three chances to serve it out, then having to save three match points, Simona Halep finally fended off American Lauren Davis third-round win that took 3 hours, 45 minutes and equaled a record at the...
Sharapova vs Kerber in 3rd round; Muguruza out
by John Pye - January 18, 2018 - 2:58pm
With a forecast high of 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), 2008 Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova hurried through the first set on Rod Laver Arena in 23 minutes before beating No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1,...
Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round
by John Pye - January 17, 2018 - 11:50am
The five-time major champion said it was her choice to return, though, and she relished every moment of it in Tuesday's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria.  
Ex-champs Sharapova, Kerber advance in Australian Open
by John Pye - January 16, 2018 - 2:23pm
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.
Venus Williams, US champion Stephens out in 1st round
by John Pye - January 15, 2018 - 1:45pm
In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018.
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