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The Latest: Wawrinka advances to Australian Open semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local):...



NASCAR overhauls race and playoff format
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR is taking a progressive approach to modernizing its series with a radical new format....



APNewsBreak: Spring training to be shortened slightly in '18
NEW YORK (AP) -- For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way - a little, anyway....



Waiters for the win: Heat stun Warriors, 105-102
MIAMI (AP) -- Dion Waiters went from air ball to game-winner....



Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland's recent slide....



No. 2 Kansas faces No. 4 Kentucky in marquee game this week
Kansas has been the hottest team in the country, reeling off 18 straight wins since its season-opening loss to Indiana. The Jayhawks are up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and have positioned themselves for a 13th straight Big 12 title....



Patriots' defense ignored critics on the way to Super Bowl
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- There's a mantra that players quickly come to learn when they play for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots....



Smith, NC State stun No. 17 Duke 84-82
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The ball - and No. 17 Duke's final chance to tie - bounced off Jayson Tatum's foot and right to North Carolina State star freshman Dennis Smith Jr....



Overreactions: There's no stopping Matt Ryan and the Falcons
There's no stopping Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons....



Venus Williams to meet Vandeweghe in Australian semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Venus Williams has reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal, her first at the Australian Open in 14 years....