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Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open
Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seem satisfied that all will be fine at the Australian Open despite smoke from wildfires burning 100 or so miles away.

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

Aaron Rodgers and Richard Sherman will square off once again in the NFC championship game when the Green Bay Packers visit the San Francisco 49ers.

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Memphis Grizzlies survived a late Cleveland rally to defeat the Cavaliers 113-109 for their seventh straight win.

Rybakina warms up for Aussie Open with title run in Hobart

Rybakina warms up for Aussie Open with title run in Hobart

Elena Rybakina has beaten Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Hobart International final to win her second title on the WTA Tour.

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a manager by Feb. 3.

USC women upset previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in double OT

USC women upset previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in double OT

Aliyah Jeune scored 27 points, Alissa Pili added 19 and Southern California upset No. 7 UCLA 70-68 in double overtime.

Top-ranked Barty wins 1st title at home ahead of Aussie Open

Top-ranked Barty wins 1st title at home ahead of Aussie Open

Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in the Adelaide International final.

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final quarter to stun the San Antonio Spurs 121-120.

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

Luka Garza scored 33 points and four Iowa players scored in double figures as the Hawkeyes beat No. 19 Michigan 90-83.

NBA pushes back plans for April vote on schedule changes

NBA pushes back plans for April vote on schedule changes

The NBA has tabled plans for its board of governors to vote in April for what would have been significant schedule changes for the 75th anniversary season in 2021-22.

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch in Texas.

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Rickie Fowler and Scottie Scheffler each shot 8-under 64 at The American Express to share the second-round lead at 15-under 129.

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season.

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Brooke Henderson of Canada has a share of the lead after two rounds at the LPGA Tour's season opener.

One-armed Canadian amateur makes ace at American Express

One-armed Canadian amateur makes ace at American Express

One-armed Canadian amateur Laurent Hurtubise made a hole-in-one playing alongside two PGA Tour pros in The American Express pro-am event.

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Dallas’ Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever.

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

Iran's soccer federation says it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil.

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team

Twenty players have been named to the U.S. women's soccer team that will play for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.

Grasso misses weight, bout with Gadelha canceled at UFC 246

Grasso misses weight, bout with Gadelha canceled at UFC 246

Strawweight contender Cláudia Gadelha's bout with Alexa Grasso on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 246 card has been canceled after Grasso badly missed weight.

Chiefs' Mahomes still starring with big money on horizon

Chiefs' Mahomes still starring with big money on horizon

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been among the best bargains in professional sports, leading his team to back-to-back AFC title games on his rookie contract.

Panthers' McCaffrey pulls out of Pro Bowl; Kamara in

Panthers' McCaffrey pulls out of Pro Bowl; Kamara in

Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey has pulled out of the Pro Bowl after a memorable season.

Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz's 10-game winning streak

Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz's 10-game winning streak

Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz's 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory.

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans is the first AFC championship since 2002 that doesn't feature Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger.

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach

Alyssa Nakken has become the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history after being named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat Devils

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat Devils

Alex Ovechkin had a had trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2.