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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:16:43 GMTChick Webster, thought to be the oldest living former N.H.L. player, in a Rangers alumni jacket at home last week in Mattawa, Ontario. Webster, whose given name is John, turned 96 on Nov. 3.Webster had a brief career in the league, playing 14 games for the Rangers in the 1949-50 season. But he is a beloved figure in the small Ontario town where he lives.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:15 GMTNo American man has won a major singles title since Andy Roddick, pictured in 2012, did so at the 2003 United States Open.Roddick won only one major, but also a Davis Cup and a No. 1 ranking, and for a decade, he was present among the game’s elite. He and Kim Clijsters will be inducted in July.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:58:43 GMTVenus Williams during her 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday.Williams, 36, became the oldest woman to reach this stage of a Grand Slam tournament since 1994. She will face her fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe in the semifinals.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:18:57 GMTRoger Federer advanced to his 13th Australian Open semifinal.Chasing an 18th grand slam title, and first since 2012, the 35-year-old Federer neutered Mischa Zverev’s serve-and-volley game
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:04:32 GMTThe Patriots’ Brandon King, center, celebrated a victory over the Steelers on Sunday that was never really in doubt.The average margin of victory in these playoffs has been 15.7 points, the largest in 14 years.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:17:26 GMTDerrick Rose of the Knicks taking a shot between Thaddeus Young (21) and Myles Turner of the Pacers during the first half in Indianapolis. Rose finished with 20 points in the Knicks’ victory.Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:29:04 GMTReceiver Mohamed Sanu catching a touchdown pass in the Falcons’ divisional-round playoff game against the Seahawks on Jan. 14. He received a fee in exchange for a share of his future earnings to allow his stock to be traded on an exchange.Sanu is among the N.F.L. players for whom stocks are traded on an exchange, and his shares could get a bump from his Super Bowl appearance.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:11:34 GMTBrad Hodge of the Adelaide Strikers batting during the Big Bash League match against the Sydney Thunder last week.During a match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder, the Strikers’ captain got an unexpected tip in an on-air chat.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:16:56 GMTThe Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo will start for the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Feb. 19 in New Orleans.The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:41:11 GMTFans of Algeria during a 2-2 draw with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations in Franceville, Gabon.Beginning with next month’s Daytona 500, the top 10 drivers at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2 of races will earn points toward the 10-race playoff.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:57:23 GMTKings goalie Jeff Zatkoff, right, defending against the Rangers’ Rick Nash on Monday.Brandon Pirri, Matt Puempel and Mats Zuccarello had goals for the Rangers, who won their third straight game after losing three in a row.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:34:56 GMTCarmelo Anthony, Coach Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose in a 105-104 loss to the Bucks on Jan. 4, part of the Knicks’ recent slide.The defense has been woeful for a team that has lost 13 of its last 17 games, and three strong scorers have struggled in the final minutes.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:51:24 GMTMichael H. Goldberg in 2015. Goldberg served as the executive director of the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for nearly four decades.Goldberg served as general counsel for the American Basketball Association during its final years and headed the N.B.A.’s coaches’ union for almost four decades.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:38:07 GMTWoodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., told members that Barack and Michelle Obama would be welcomed as members.Members of Woodmont Country Club, a mostly Jewish club near Washington, have been entangled in a dispute over whether to exclude former President Barack Obama because of his policies toward Israel.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:35:08 GMTMirjana Lucic-Baroni after her fourth-round victory Monday. A Grand Slam doubles champion nearly two decades ago, she has had some tough times since.Lucic-Baroni, whose Grand Slam success as a young teenager was followed by many lean years, is appreciating her run at the Australian Open.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:47:53 GMTBernie Ecclestone before the Hungarian Grand Prix near Budapest in July 2015. He was in charge of Formula One for nearly 40 years.Liberty Media, which acquired the series last week, appointed the 21st Century Fox executive Chase Carey as Ecclestone’s replacement.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:07:37 GMTRafael Nadal, above, defeated sixth-seeded Gaël Monfils on Monday, and will next face third-seeded Milos Raonic.Nadal beat Gaël Monfils in four sets on Monday, prompting talk of a potential final against Roger Federer.