• Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If Rafael Nadal wanted a fitness test in the first week, he got one in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman.

    Updated: 2:59 am

  • Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.

  • Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference playoff games on TV and radio.

  • Medals unlikely as 22 North Koreans head to Winter Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea.

  • Britcher beats Geisenberger to win her 4th luge World Cup

    LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Summer Britcher claimed her fourth luge World Cup victory on Saturday, adding her name to the list of potential medal winners at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

  • Friedrich wins bobsled World Cup to cut Kripps’ overall lead

    KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Canada’s Justin Kripps won his first overall World Cup title after placing third in the last 2-man bobsled race of the season, while compatriot Kaillie Humphries claimed her fourth women’s title on Saturday.

  • Vonn amps up Olympic preparations with Cortina downhill win

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — It’s exactly what Lindsey Vonn was hoping for — a dominant victory one month before she goes for gold at the Olympics.

  • Talks open at Korean Olympic unity meeting in Switzerland

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport.

    Updated: 7:30 pm

  • Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open.

  • No. 13 UCLA women hold off No. 21 Cal 60-52

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, Monique Billings had 14 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 13 UCLA held of No. 21 California 60-52 on Friday night.