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Tennis: Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates winning against Maria Sharapova of Russia. REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE – Maria Sharapova’s hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended ...

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PBA: GlobalPort blasts misfiring Blackwater to win 2nd straight

Kelly Nabong and GlobalPort had little trouble downing Blackwater on Thursday. PBA Media Bureau Sean Anthony scored 12 of his 22 points in the first quarter and GlobalPort got rolling in the second, as the Batang Pier routed Blackwater 101-76 ...

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Ruthless Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine embrace after Svitolina won their match. Reuters/Thomas Peter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY * Svitolina meets Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova next * Fourth seed predicts bright future for compatriot Kostyuk  MELBOURNE ...

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James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the voting for NBA All-Star Game starters announced Thursday and will serve as team captains in the league’s new-look mid-season exhibition on February 18. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar James, a four-time NBA ...

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Tennis: Heat is on for Nadal, Wozniacki on Day 5 of Australian Open

Rafael Nadal (left) will face heat and his stiffest challenge so far at the Australian Open on Friday, while Caroline Wozniacki will be looking to prove a point in her third round match. Issei Kato, Reuters Rafael Nadal will face ...

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Football: Neymar cost Barcelona over $245-M, report says

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros ($ 245 million) for Neymar including his salary and the “countless hidden clauses of the transfer,” Spain’s El Mundo daily said Thursday. If confirmed, this would be greatly superior to the ...

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Marinerong Pilipino gives Zark's-Lyceum rude welcome to D-League

Marinerong Pilipino celebrates after scoring against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in their PBA D-League game. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports MANILA, Philippines – Marinerong Pilipino underscored its status as one of the teams to beat in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, as ...

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NBA: Aldridge erupts in second half as Spurs edge Nets

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 of his 34 points in ...

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NBA: Grizzlies edge Knicks after contentious finish

IG, memgrizz The Memphis Grizzlies ran off to an 18-point, third-quarter advantage, then held on through a wild finish Wednesday night to defeat the New York Knicks, 105-99, in Memphis. The Grizzlies led by 18 on three occasions in the ...

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Rockets' Ariza, Green suspended 2 games for locker-room incident

The NBA suspended the Rockets’ Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green two games each for aggressively entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room following Houston’s Monday night loss at Staples Center. The punishments were announced by NBA executive vice president KikiVanDeWeghe, ...

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