| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:28 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't feature in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion had...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:06 AM
— Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.
Rafael Nadal is still in contention, rebounding from his five-...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:45 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
"Do you have to be that...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:53 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal dropped to his knees, clasping his hands tightly and appearing to be on the verge of tears as he celebrated a win at the Australian Open.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion has played some epic matches on Rod Laver...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back of his left shoe.
After spending most of the last six months on the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:48 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Coming back from a...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:43 PM
I don't know if I've ever wavered in my picks for a tennis major as I have for this one -- the Australian Open, which starts at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time.
(Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us, so it's kind of like Hawaii the next day. Play will...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:40 AM
Maria Sharapova claimed her 34th career title and closed the gap on the No. 1 ranking with a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Ana Ivanovic on Saturday at the Brisbane International final in Australia.
The top-seeded Sharapova raced to 4-1 lead and had set...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Briton Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence when he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.
After dropping outside the world's top...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:57 PM
6 a.m. Golf: BMW Masters third round (d. in Shanghai).--Golf
8:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina football.--MASN
8:45 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Liverpool at Newcastle.--NBCSN
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 8:45 PM
7 a.m. Tennis: ATP Tour World Finals: Alexander Peya-Bruno Soares vs. Jean-Julien Rojer - Horia Tecau, then Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Tomas Berdych at 9.--Tennis Ch.
10 a.m. Football: Sept. 2004: Heritage vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48
1 p.m. Football:...