MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend and rival Andy Murray.
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes will have to scale back their training plans for next year’s Olympics in Brazil because of the country’s economic crisis, deputy sports minister Yuri Nagornykh said on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday in their first tournament together as a partnership, beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5).
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she’s been battling for the past week.