• Bertens gives Dutch surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Last year’s finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.

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  • 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.

  • Van Nistelrooy to leave Dutch coaching staff for PSV

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ruud van Nistelrooy will not renew his contract as Netherlands coach Danny Blind’s assistant when it expires at the end of June and instead will join former club PSV Eindhoven to train young strikers.

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland answers questions at a press conference following his semifinal loss to to Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.

  • In this image released by the Dutch Police Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016, a trained eagle puts its claws into a flying drone. Police are working with a The Hague-based company that trains eagles and other birds to swoop down on small drones and grasp them in their talons in restricted areas or where they are banned, such as at large outdoor events. (Dutch Police via AP)

    Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.

  • In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, cabins are set up inside Hanger 4 of the former airport Tempelhof to be used as a temporary emergency shelter for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany.  As Europe struggles to cope with the influx of more than 1 million migrants in 2015, Germany is considering taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate into German society, according to Labor Minister Andrea Nahles on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, when explaining a plan she floated to cut benefits for migrants.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)

    As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.

  • PSV tops Eredivisie after round 21 as Ajax draws with Roda

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax squandered a two-goal lead and conceded an injury-time equalizer Sunday against Roda JC Kerkrade to leave defending champion PSV Eindhoven atop the Dutch Eredivisie.