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Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:08am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German's favor on Saturday.

Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:04am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A smiling Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time and end the host nation's involvement in the women's draw at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Zverev collapses to defeat by relentless Chung

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:00am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - South Korean Hyeon Chung does not appear especially intimidating with his Zen-like demeanor and white-framed spectacles but as German wunderkind Alex Zverev will testify, the 21-year-old should come with a health warning.

Tennis: Zverev collapses to defeat by South Korea's Chung

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:03am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Relentless South Korean Hyeon Chung ground fourth seed Alexander Zverev into submission in a ferocious battle of young guns to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Tennis: Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:53am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Japan's Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time on Saturday, leaving the host nation without a contender for the Australian Open women's title.

Tennis: Brave Halep wins marathon to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:37am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A courageous Simona Halep overcame three match points and throbbing ankle pain to edge out Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a thrilling third round marathon at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Athletics: Olympic hurdles champion McLeod may forgo Commonwealth Games

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:34am
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Olympics hurdles champion Omar McLeod may miss the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April to focus on defending his world indoor title and trying to break the world record for the 110m hurdles later this year.

Athletics: Coleman stock continues to rise with record indoor dash

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:43am
(Reuters) - Double world silver medallist Christian Coleman was keen to keep his name in the spotlight after a breakthrough campaign and the American sprinter ensured that was the case with an astonishing dash on Friday.

Tennis: Drama-free Keys flies under radar into fourth round

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:51pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - After the commotion that accompanied her run to a first grand slam final in New York last year, American Madison Keys has been more than happy to fly beneath the radar in Melbourne.

Tennis: Halep edges Davis in marathon thriller to reach fourth round

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:48pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep saved three match points before edging an inspired Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a thrilling marathon to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Tennis: Pliskova serves her way past Safarova into round four

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:51pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova beat fellow Czech Fed Cup team mate Lucie Safarova 7-6(6) 7-5 to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Landry halfway PGA Tour leader as Rahm falls one behind

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:37pm
(Reuters) - Jon Rahm missed a five-foot birdie putt to end the second round one stroke behind leader Andrew Landry at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs on Friday.

Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - American world 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the 60 meters indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.

Sainz on the brink of Dakar Rally triumph for Peugeot

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:19pm
(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz was one stage away from winning the Dakar Rally on Friday but Peugeot's hopes of a one-two finish in Argentina disappeared after reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel hit trouble.

Manchester United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:17pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United's Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Tiger Woods to face Rahm, Matsuyama, Rose and Fowler at Torrey Pines

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:15pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will face a strong field that includes four of the world's top seven players at next week's Farmers Insurance Open in southern California.

McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Conor McGregor's reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organization's president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7.

Germany, Denmark move closer to Euro handball semis

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:49pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany took a stride toward the European handball championship semi-finals with a rugged 22-19 win over the Czech Republic while Olympic champions Denmark followed in their footsteps after a 31-28 victory against Slovenia on Friday.

Yun chalks up a Korean first with World Cup skeleton title

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - South Korean slider Yun Sung-bin made history for his country on Friday by winning the men's skeleton overall World Cup and ending a run of eight titles in a row for Estonia's Martins Dukurs.

Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:26pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."



CHARLESTON — Charley Lee Williams, age 64, passed away at his home Tuesday, April 17.