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Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Zverev enjoying blending into the crowd in Melbourne
Being the lone standard-bearer for 'Gen Next' did few favours for Alexander Zverev at the Grand Slams but playing second fiddle to the other young talents at the Australian Open is working wonders for the German talent.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Gauff vows to be more aggressive in Osaka showdown
American teenager Coco Gauff has promised to be more aggressive against holder Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, as she hopes for a different outcome in their second career meeting.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Injury cuts short Grand Slam return for India's Mirza
Sania Mirza's return to her first Grand Slam after a two-year break was cut short on Thursday when the former world number one was forced to retire midway through her first round match in women's doubles at the Australian Open due to a calf injury.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Australian Open order of play on Friday
Order of play on the main showcourts on the fifth day of the Australian Open on Friday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Coronavirus spotlights Japan contagion risks as Olympics loom
An outbreak of a new virus in China has raised fears of a global pandemic, forcing Japan to confront the possibility of deadly contagion and disruption as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

NBA roundup: Williamson scores 22 but loses NBA debut
New Orleans' Zion Williamson scored 22 points in his NBA debut, but LaMarcus Aldridge topped him with 32 points and 14 rebounds as the visiting San Antonio Spurs defeated the Pelicans 121-117 on Wednesday night.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Thiem rallies to unlock Bolt and reach third round
Dominic Thiem was dragged into an engrossing five-set scrap by former ditch digger Alex Bolt on Thursday but emerged a 6-2 5-7 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2 winner to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Medvedev overcomes Martinez, bleeding nose to advance in Melbourne
Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia dealt with spells of resistance from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez and a bleeding nose on his way to a 7-5 6-1 6-3 win on Thursday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Pliskova wins 'ugly match' to move into third round in Melbourne
Karolina Pliskova extended her winning streak on Thursday, dispatching Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Kilimanjaro climb inspires Muguruza for push to Melbourne summit
Having scaled Africa's highest mountain during the offseason, former world number one Garbine Muguruza hopes to reach new heights at the Australian Open after suffering a tumble down the world rankings in 2019.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

WNBA star Moore to sit out another season
Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second consecutive WNBA season and not play in the Olympics as she continues to push for criminal justice reform and the release of a man she believes is innocent.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 23, 2020

Pliskova cruises into Australian Open third round
Second seed Karolina Pliskova breezed through to the third round of the Australian Open, dispatching Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Medvedev masters Martinez, bleeding nose to advance in Melbourne
Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia dealt with spells of resistance from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez and a bleeding nose on his way to a 7-5 6-1 6-3 win on Thursday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

UK anti-doping body says WADA has not asked for retesting of samples
The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) said it has not received any requests by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to reanalyze blood and urine samples of athletes, including that of four-times Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Tokyo enters final straight in Olympics preparations
Tokyo 2020 organizers enter the final stretch of a decade of Olympics planning on Friday, six months before the start of the Games, with most major wobbles in the rearview mirror.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

NFL notebook: Giants QB Manning set to retire
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is retiring after 16 NFL seasons, the team announced Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Highlights: Day four at the Australian Open
Highlights of the fourth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Wednesday (times AEST; GMT 11):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Manchester United fall to Burnley as fans turn on U.S. owners
Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow with a 2-0 upset at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday, as the Old Trafford fans vented their anger at the club's U.S. owners.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

IWF president stands aside during corruption investigation
Tamas Ajan will stand aside as president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for 90 days pending investigations into allegations of corruption, the governing body said in a statement on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Giants QB Eli Manning retiring after 16 seasons
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is retiring after 16 NFL seasons, the team announced Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Flyers mascot Gritty under investigation for assault of teen
Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers' fuzzy, orange mascot, is under investigation for an alleged physical assault of a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot at the team's stadium back in November, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Confident McIlroy eyes return to world number one
Rory McIlroy on Wednesday said he has achieved everything he ever wanted to on the golf course and that success gives him the freedom to play an aggressive style that could see him retake the world number one position this week.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Tiger chasing history, but not favored at Torrey Pines
Tiger Woods will be chasing history at one of his favorite venues this week, but he won't be the betting favorite when he tees it up at the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

WADA provisionally suspends Moscow lab for 'serious violation'
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday it had provisionally suspended the status of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory that had allowed it to analyse athlete biological passports (ABP) as Russia's doping scandal continues.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Furious at federation, Russian star braces for prospect of second missed Olympics
High jumper Maria Lasitskene, a three-time world champion, is getting a feeling of deja vu as she readies for the prospect of missing a second consecutive Olympics because of doping scandals at Russia's athletics federation.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Luxury label Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal
LVMH's Louis Vuitton said on Wednesday it had struck a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), a major men's professional league, as the luxury goods brand ramps up its efforts to make a splash in the United States.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

As WNBA boosts pay, women's hockey players see path forward
With increased pay, improved travel and a host of new maternity benefits, the WNBA's latest collective bargaining agreement (CBA) sent up roars of celebration that reached beyond women's basketball.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Mavericks center Powell suffers 'severe' Achilles injury
Dallas Mavericks starting center Dwight Powell suffered a "severe" right Achilles injury during Tuesday night's 110-107 home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, coach Rick Carlisle confirmed.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Nike Vaporfly runners eye peak form at Dubai Marathon
Athletes wearing the controversial Nike Vaporfly shoes have backed themselves to set fast times at the Dubai Marathon this Friday as they make their case for Olympic selection.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Luxury giant Louis Vuitton in tie-up with NBA basketball league
LVMH's Louis Vuitton said on Wednesday it had struck a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), a major men's professional league, as the luxury brand amps up its efforts to make a splash in the United States.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Imperious Federer thumps Krajinovic to set up Millman show
Roger Federer displayed imperious form to canter into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 thumping of Serb Filip Krajinovic, leaving the 20-time Grand Slam champion feeling a "little bit sorry" for his opponent.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

FIFPro will back players who defy Olympic ban on political protests
Global football union FIFPro says it will support any soccer player who defies a International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban on political protests and statements during events at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Tennis-Imperious Federer thumps Krajinovic to set up Millman show
Roger Federer displayed imperious form to canter into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 thumping of Serb Filip Krajinovic, leaving the 20-time Grand Slam champion feeling a "little bit sorry" for his opponent.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Farah to face Bekele in Big Half race in London
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will begin his Tokyo Games preparations by going head-to-head with Kenenisa Bekele at the Big Half race in March, organizers said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Imperious Federer sweeps past Krajinovic into third round
Third seed Roger Federer hit winners at will in an imperious display as he cantered into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 thumping of Serb Filip Krajinovic on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Soccer: Olympic qualifiers shifted out of Wuhan following virus fears
Next month's women's Olympic football qualifiers in Wuhan have been shifted to Nanjing, the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the central Chinese city.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Companies buy first-ever Super Bowl ads, hope to gain attention in streaming era
Little Caesars pizza chain, Facebook and the running brand Saucony will buy their first Super Bowl ads ever this year, taking advantage of one of the last events that enjoys a large live audience in an era where streaming services like Netflix have splintered TV viewing habits.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Tennys is back! Sandgren downs eighth seed Berrettini in five sets
For the second time in three years, Tennys Sandgren defied his lowly ranking to send a top 10 seed out of the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday when he outslugged Matteo Berrettini 7-6(7) 6-4 4-6 2-6 7-5.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Serena into third round in Melbourne after testy win over Slovenian
Serena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 6-2 6-3 and advance to the third round.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Red-hot Nadal faces Delbonis, says majors tally not a focus
Rafa Nadal's immediate focus may not be on matching great rival Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slam titles, but the Spanish world number one would go one step closer at the Australian Open on Thursday with a win over Federico Delbonis.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Soccer: Australia's Olympic team says preparing for Wuhan amid virus fears
The Australian women's soccer team are still preparing for a trip to Wuhan for Olympic qualifiers early next month despite concerns about an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city, head coach Ante Milicic has said.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Australian Open order of play on Thursday
Order of play on the main showcourts on the fourth day of the Australian Open on Thursday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Djokovic avoids wildcard slip-up at Australian Open
Defending champion Novak Djokovic banished the ghosts of wildcards past by despatching Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 to sail into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Gauff books repeat showdown with Osaka after three-set thriller
Teenage sensation Coco Gauff survived a three-set thriller against Sorana Cirstea at the Australian Open on Wednesday to book a third-round showdown with defending champion Naomi Osaka for the second Grand Slam in a row.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Barty tames the Melbourne wind to reach third round
World number one Ash Barty overcame high winds and a potentially tricky opponent to ease into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Polona Hercog on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

NHL roundup: Vatrano's hat trick lifts Panthers
Frank Vatrano tallied his second career hat trick, and the Florida Panthers held on for a 4-3 win over the host Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

AFC moves Champions League matches out of Iran
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has shifted two preliminary matches in its elite club competition from Iran to neutral venues because of security concerns, Asian soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Sorry, Yonex!: Osaka sheepish after racket throw
Naomi Osaka offered a light-hearted apology to her racket sponsor for throwing a tantrum against Zheng Saisai at the Australian Open on Wednesday as the defending champion overcame her frustrations to set up a third-round clash with Coco Gauff.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Wozniacki rallies to tame Yastremska in Melbourne
Caroline Wozniacki refused to be rushed into retirement on Wednesday as the former world number one fought back from 5-1 down in the first set to beat Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Boxing qualifiers set for Wuhan nixed over health fears: media
Qualifying boxing matches for Asia and Oceania for the 2020 Olympic Games that were set to take place in China's Wuhan next month have been canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus, Japan's Kyodo news agency said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Highlights:Day three at the Australian Open
Highlights of the third day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Wednesday (times AEST; GMT 11):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Djokovic swats aside Ito to reach Australian Open third round
Defending champion Novak Djokovic despatched Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 22, 2020

Gauff survives three-set thriller, to face Osaka in Melbourne
American teenage sensation Coco Gauff on Wednesday prevailed over Sorana Cirstea in a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 encounter at the Australian Open, to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

NFL notebook: WR Brown reportedly may face battery charge
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, who played in just one game and was cut by two teams last season, was the subject of an active police investigation on Tuesday for possible battery outside his Hollywood, Fla., residence.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

MLB notebook: Hall of Fame adds Jeter, Walker
Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Australia's Olympic team says preparing for Wuhan amid virus fears
The Australian women's soccer team are still preparing for a trip to Wuhan for Olympic qualifiers early next month despite concerns about an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city, head coach Ante Milicic has said.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Rose opts for precision over power - just like Federer
Justin Rose acknowledges that he cannot compete for distance off the tee with the power hitters of the PGA Tour but the Briton says his precision and game management make him a match for anyone -- just like tennis great Roger Federer.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Barty bounces out Hercog to reach third round in Melbourne
World number one Ash Barty eased into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win over Polona Hercog on a blustery Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Tsitsipas through to third round after Kohlschreiber withdraws
Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew due to injury, organizers said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Hall of Fame mystery, who did not cast vote for Yankee's Jeter
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday was a humbling experience one that was made a little more so when the 14-time All-Star fell one vote shy of being a unanimous selection.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Osaka rallies after tantrum to reach third round
Defending champion Naomi Osaka struggled on serve and produced one of the most animated tantrums of the tournament so far before fending off China's Zheng Saisai to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

F1 changes planned Miami GP layout after local opposition
Formula One and the organizers of a Miami Grand Prix planned for 2021 have changed the proposed layout and race schedule after objections from local residents worried about excessive noise and air pollution.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Highlights: Day three at the Australian Open
Highlights of the third day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Wednesday (times AEST; GMT 11):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Hall of Fame to honor Baker's vast contributions
To a whole generation of NASCAR fans, Buddy Baker was for years the gentle voice and big personality on television race broadcasts and a popular SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show. He loved to laugh and lift the audience and his knowledge of the sport was second-to-none.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Blessed Woods admits age is affecting his game
Tiger Woods has acknowledged age is increasingly affecting his game but said on Tuesday he was in a good place as he bids for a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory in Torrey Pines this week.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Farah says happy for WADA to re-test his samples
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah said he would gladly have any of his previous blood or urine samples re-tested as part of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) investigation into the Nike Oregon Project.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Ultra trail runner Jornet beats base jumper in odd contest
Ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet beat base jumper Tom Erik Heimen in an unusual contest -- one ran up and down a mountain while the other climbed up and flew down in a race last year, footage of which was released on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Browns WR Beckham undergoes core muscle surgery
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair a core muscle injury that plagued him throughout this season, the team announced.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Russia names new sports minister in government reshuffle
Oleg Matytsin, the president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), was named Russia's new sports minister in a government reshuffle on Tuesday as the country finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal that has seen it in barred from this year's Olympics.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Hernandez joins MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy
Mexico's all-time leading scorer Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has joined Los Angeles Galaxy from La Liga's Sevilla, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club confirmed on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Montana guarantees Super Bowl victory for his former team; a safe bet
Joe Montana was a precision passer in his NFL career, and now the Hall of Fame quarterback is showcasing his accuracy in a playful way as he guaranteed his team will win the Super Bowl showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Day two at the Australian Open
Highlights of the second day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Tuesday (times AEST; GMT 11):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Kyrgios eager to represent Australia at Tokyo Games
Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo, four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games in controversial circumstances.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Tennis: Zverev pledges A$4m for bushfire fund if he wins Australian Open
Alexander Zverev reached the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 7-6 (4) 6-3 victory over Marco Cecchinato on Tuesday and promptly pledged to donate his prize money to the bushfire appeal if he lands a maiden Grand Slam title at Melbourne Park.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Tennis-French player denies disrespect after banana request
French player Elliot Benchetrit on Tuesday denied having showed a lack of respect to a ball girl at the Australian Open after asking her to peel a banana for him during a qualifications match last weekend.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Kyrgios puts it in perspective as he eases into second round
Nick Kyrgios, bad boy of the tennis court turned hero of the bushfire relief appeal, put on a vintage show for a packed Melbourne Arena on Tuesday with a 6-2 7-6(3) 7-6(1) victory over Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Halep survives injury scare in tough first-round win in Melbourne
Simona Halep overcame a wrist injury scare and a fiery opponent to prevail 7-6(5) 6-1 over big-hitting American Jennifer Brady in a tense first-round encounter at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Fourth seed Medvedev outlasts Tiafoe to advance in Melbourne
Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia held his nerve in a war of attrition against American Frances Tiafoe to register a 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-2 victory in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Sorry we made you cry, Napoli captain tells young fan
Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has apologized to a nine-year-old fan after the team's dismal performance in a 2-0 home defeat by Fiorentina on Saturday made the boy burst into tears.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Canada's Auger-Aliassime says staying positive despite Australian Open exit
Teenaged Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime says he is not losing confidence in his game despite bowing out in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 loss to world number 256 Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Borthwick to join Leicester as head coach
England assistant coach Steve Borthwick will take over as Leicester head coach at the end of the international season, the club announced on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Halep digs deep to win tense first round match at Australian Open
Simona Halep overcame a poor start and a fiery opponent at the Australian Open to prevail 7-6(5) 6-1 over big-hitting American Jennifer Brady in their first round encounter on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Doctor TikTok-ed off with injured All Blacks loose forward Savea
Injured All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has been ordered to curb his use of the social media platform TikTok as he recovers from knee surgery.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Holder Osaka faces Zheng before possible meeting with Gauff
World number four Naomi Osaka will continue her Australian Open title defense with a clash against China's Zheng Saisai, while Roger Federer and men's champion Novak Djokovic are also in second-round action on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Australian Open order of play on Wednesday
Order of play on the main showcourts on the third day of the Australian Open on Wednesday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix number denotes seeding):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Let them drink, let them shout: Aussie Millman loves a rowdy crowd
Stefanos Tsitsipas has called on his army of fans to show a little more respect to his opponents at the Australian Open, but for local hopeful John Millman the rowdier the crowd the better.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Nadal not focused on Federer's Grand Slam record
Rafa Nadal would love to add more silverware to a bursting trophy cabinet at the end of the Australian Open but says beating Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles would probably not make him any happier in the long run.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relay
Fukushima prefecture, home to the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Tuesday reassured participants and spectators at the Olympic torch relay this year that they would not need to worry about radiation exposure.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water
At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

After early Slam defeats, Thiem relieved to be in second round
After losing in the first round of the last two Grand Slams, Australian Open fifth seed Dominic Thiem was a relieved man on Tuesday as he cruised into the second round at Melbourne Park with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France's Adrian Mannarino.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Nadal dominates Dellien to reach Australian Open second round
Rafa Nadal hit the ground running at the Australian Open on Tuesday by hammering unseeded Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

NFL notebook: 49ers' Coleman (shoulder) not ruled out of Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman dislocated his right shoulder Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, but he hasn't been ruled out of the Super Bowl.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

NBA roundup: Lillard scores 61 in Blazers' OT win
Damian Lillard broke his own franchise records by scoring 61 points and making 11 3-pointers to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 129-124 overtime victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Bencic bandwagon rolls into second round in Melbourne
The Belinda Bencic bandwagon is rolling again after her maiden Grand Slam semi-final appearance at last year's U.S. Open, but given her extended run of injuries and dips in form the Swiss is reluctant to jump on board too quickly.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Future uncertain for Sharapova after early Melbourne exit
Former champion Maria Sharapova made her earliest Australian Open exit in a decade on Tuesday and said she was unsure whether her troublesome shoulder injury would allow her to return next year.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 21, 2020

Thiem cruises through Australian Open first round
Dominic Thiem opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France's Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Pliskova gets good workout to advance to second round
Second seed Karolina Pliskova romped through the first set before seeing off a determined Kristina Mladenovic in the second to earn a 6-1 7-5 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Australian Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Highlights: Day two at the Australian Open
Highlights of the second day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Tuesday (times AEST; GMT 11):

Reuters International Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Konta philosophical after early Melbourne exit
British number one Johanna Konta was philosophical about her first-round exit from the Australian Open on Tuesday in only her second match since last year's U.S. Open.

Reuters International Sports
Jan 20, 2020

Get the party started: Chiefs and 49ers headed to Miami for 54th Super Bowl
The NFL will cap its centennial season with a compelling Super Bowl featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers that will highlight a clash of styles and two dynamic young quarterbacks poised to lead the league into its next hundred years.

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