• Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round.

  • Slovenia wins team ski jump event ahead of host Norway

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Slovenia won the team ski jump event on Saturday, edging out host nation Norway.

  • A Syrian man gestures as Syrians gather at the border gate with Turkey, in Bab al-Salam, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT

    Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.

  • Top-seeded Batista-Agut through to finals of Sofia Open

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the finals of the Garanti Koza Sofia Open by beating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (5), 6-4.

  • Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Monica Niculescu beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to ensure Romania tied with the Czech Republic 1-1 on the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, reacts loosing a point to Richel Hogenkamp, of the Netherlands, during their Fed Cup tennis match between Russia and Netherlands in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday.

  • In this photo provided by Turkey's Islamic aid group of IHH, Syrians fleeing the conflicts in Azaz region, wait at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Turkish officials say thousands of Syrians have massed on the Syrian side of the border seeking refuge in Turkey. Officials at the government’s crisis management agency said Friday it was not clear when Turkey would open the border to allow the group in and start processing them. The refugees who fled bombing in Aleppo, were waiting at the Bab al-Salam crossing, opposite the Turkish province of Kilis.(IHH via AP)

    The Latest: Turkey aiding Syrians, but border closed

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country’s largest. (all times local):

  • Refugees walk towards the border with Serbia from the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Macedonia accepts people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

    PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.

  • Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group.

  • Yun Sung-bin from South Korea celebrates his victory after the  men's  Skeleton World Cup  race in St. Moritz, Switzerland,  Friday, Feb. .5, 2016. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

    Yun Sung-bin takes 1st skeleton World Cup win for S Korea

    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Yun Sung-bin got South Korea’s first win in skeleton World Cup history to end a perfect season for six-time defending champion Martins Dukurs.