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Warriors top Rockets for sixth straight win

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:28:33 -0500

(The Sports Xchange) - Having already delivered convincing statements earlier this week by drubbing the Cavaliers and Thunder, the Warriors were quick to send the message on Friday that exacting revenge for a previous loss was a pressing priority.(image)



Serena marches on to fourth round

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:41:10 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams gave compatriot Nicole Gibbs a lesson in grand slam tennis with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.(image)



Nadal holds off rising talent Zverev to reach last 16

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:24:20 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal held off a fierce challenge from one of the hottest prospects in the game when he outlasted German teenager Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open on Friday.(image)



Closer Casilla signs two-year deal with Oakland A's

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:50:07 -0500

(Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics beefed up their bullpen on Friday by signing former San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla on a two-year contract worth $11 million, the Major League Baseball team said.(image)



Agassi backs Djokovic to rebound quickly

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:29:56 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray is yet to reach his maximum potential and should only get better but the world number one has not seen the back of Novak Djokovic, according to eight-times grand slam champion Andre Agassi.(image)



Raonic recovers from Simon stumble to reach fourth round

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:30:54 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Milos Raonic's machine-like advance through the Australian Open suffered a brief glitch against Gilles Simon but the Canadian re-booted to delete the dogged Frenchman 6-2 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3 and reach the fourth round on Saturday.(image)



Vintage Federer makes statement with Berdych demolition

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:42:31 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A rampaging Roger Federer delivered a stunning reminder of his class with a crushing 6-2 6-4 6-4 win over Tomas Berdych to storm into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.(image)



Konta calls the shots to ease into fourth round

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:48:29 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta firmed up as one of the Australian Open title favorites when she powered into the fourth round on Saturday, comfortably seeing off former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 on Margaret Court Arena.(image)



Life is beautiful, Venus says, brushing off commentator row

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:55:48 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams on Friday brushed off a remark made about her at the Australian Open which led to a TV commentator being stood down by broadcaster ESPN.(image)



Silverstone says no decision on British GP until July

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:24:32 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Silverstone's owners have dismissed as "speculative and wrong" recent media reports suggesting the British Formula One Grand Prix would be dropped after 2019.(image)