Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Dayana Yastremska then consoled the Ukrainian teenager after leaving her in tears.
Friday Sports in Brief
Top seed Novak Djokovic regained his composure after a third-set meltdown to stave off the challenge of Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0 victory on Saturday.
Even Roger Federer needs a photo ID to get where he's going at the Australian Open
Super Bowl menu could include team-inspired chili creations
Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant feeling good again after last year's shoulder woes
Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 128-112 win over Pelicans
Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots as the New York Islanders defeated the host Washington Capitals 2-0 Friday night to move into first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division.
Stephen Curry scored 28 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 14 in his Golden State debut as the visiting Warriors extended their winning streak to seven games with a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka survived a huge scare against Hsieh Su-wei before overhauling the Taiwanese 5-7 6-4 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
Naomi Osaka has credited Chris Evert for her rapid rise into Grand Slam contention, saying she found it easy to take the American's advice to heart because of her Hall of Fame career.
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The Clippers struggled offensively Friday and Doc Rivers told it how it was while also discussing what is wrong with two of his top scorers
Damian Lillard scored 22 points and eight assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 128-112 win over the New Orleans Pelicans
The Clippers played without two of their top scorers Friday and despite big efforts, fell to the defending champs
Rangers Winter Caravan visits young athletes at Southwest High School
Warriors beat Clippers 112-94; Boogie fouls out of debut
The two approached every point in the 2-hour, 24-minute slugfest as if they were playing in the Australian Open final, not for a berth in the round of 16.
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday to consider whether Russia can continue to be considered in compliance with the agency’s standards.
Two men were separately trying to become the first to cross Antarctica alone and without help. Here are some points to know.
In other action, Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Dayana Yastremska.
Mickelson, who opened with a 60, had a second-round 68 to lead Curtis Luck by two strokes in his first PGA Tour event of the year.
The Nets, who came back from 21 points behind, are now above .500 after 47 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
Japan's Kei Nishikori moved swiftly into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday after beating Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6(6) 6-1 6-2.
Trotz returned to Washington for the first time since coaching the Capitals to the title. He received an ovation during a video tribute, and his new team then won to take the Metropolitan Division lead.
Fritz, 21, one of the most promising players in tennis, had come to this Australian Open match on the heels of a win over Gael Monfils.
Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes on Friday to remain in front after two rounds of the Desert Classic in southern California.
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Even when he isn't playing football, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald knows how to make an impression as a professional athlete. On Friday during a round of golf at Seminole Golf Club near Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, he made a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf with former President Barack Obama.
Anisimova beat 11th-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, 6-3, 6-2, at the Australian Open to reach the second week of a Grand Slam event for the first time.
The injury-racked Vonn began what is to be her final season with a 15th-place finish in the downhill in Italy. The braces were hard to get used to, “but it’s better than not racing.”
Henderson, trying to tie Sandra Post for most L.P.G.A. Tour wins by a player from Canada, is two shots ahead after two rounds of the season-opening event.
Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the U.S. national anthem after receiving criticism from supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest racial injustice.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has received clearance to resume full-contact practices, the team announced Friday.
A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.
Why did Jesse Marsch leave a safe job in Major League Soccer to see if he could make it on a Bundesliga bench?
Jerome Stoll will stay on as president of Renault Sport Racing, which includes the Formula One team, after the sudden departure of Thierry Koskas, the executive who was supposed to replace him.
The Florida Panthers expect to have 2017 All-Star center Vincent Trocheck back in the lineup soon after he practiced with the team for the first time on Thursday since undergoing ankle surgery.
Carmelo Anthony has "multiple options" available to him if he wants to return to the NBA, The Athletic reported Friday.
Vivian Cheruiyot believes she will need to produce her "very best" to defend her London Marathon title in April as she heads a star-studded lineup, which includes winners of the last four majors.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion where Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and fine.
Rafa Nadal subdued Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 in their third round clash at the Australian Open on Friday after dominating the home town's top-ranked male player.
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out of the Australian Open by former world number one Maria Sharapova, who fired a warning to the rest of the field with a resounding three-set win on Friday.
Denis Shapovalov announced himself to the world by stunning Rafa Nadal two years ago in Montreal and the Canadian teenager will hope to draw from the Spaniard's tactical manual when he meets Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open third round on Saturday.
A look at the records of Serbian Novak Djokovic and Canadian Denis Shapovalov before their third-round match at the Australian Open on Saturday (prefix number denotes seeding):
Colin O’Brady and Louis Rudd spent almost two months racing across Antarctica, a journey that killed an explorer who attempted it in 2016. Back in warmer climes, they spoke about the race of a lifetime.
For Serbs living in Australia, Djokovic is a sporting hero who provides a connection to their culture and tradition.
Anisimova, a 17-year-old American, reached the fourth round of a major tournament for the first time with her win over the No. 11 seed.
Lundqvist tied Terry Sawchuk for sixth in career victories by a goalie. Anders Lee scored twice to lead the surging Islanders past the Devils.
The Rams and the Chiefs were the darlings of the league this season, but can they beat the Saints and the Patriots to get to the Super Bowl?
Ottavino, a 33-year-old from Brooklyn, joins Zach Britton, Dellin Betances and Chad Green as overpowering setup men for closer Aroldis Chapman.
The effects of head trauma have gotten much of the attention, but huge weight gains have also damaged N.F.L. retirees.
Michigan State's board of trustees has voted to accept interim president John Engler's resignation but is making his departure effective immediately.
Texas Longhorns shortstop David Hamilton will miss the entire 2019 season after tearing his Achilles.
John Engler, whose term as the interim president of Michigan State University was a source of controversy from the outset, has submitted his resignation after making comments about survivors of sexual abuse.
The board of trustees for Michigan State University expect interim president John Engler to resign following his comments about survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse, sources told ESPN.
Washington State is creating a neuroscience center named for former Cougars and New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason.
Michigan severed ties with gymnastics consultant Rhonda Faehn on Sunday, just one day after the school's announcement of the former USA Gymnastics coach's hiring sparked outrage due to her connection with the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.
Indiana senior defender Andrew Gutman and Stanford sophomore forward Catarina Macario were presented Friday with the Hermann Trophy as the top players in NCAA Division I soccer.
Reigning College League of Legends champion University of California-Irvine tops the first ESPN College League of Legends Coaches Poll.
Ken Foreman, the longtime Seattle Pacific track coach who was the head women's coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow Games, died Sunday. He was 96.
Two LSU football players involved in a fatal shooting were the victims of an attempted robbery who acted in self-defense, Baton Rouge police said.
Urban Meyer will become an assistant athletic director at Ohio State after he retires from coaching, athletic director Gene Smith told cleveland.com on Saturday.
Two LSU football players were questioned by police for several hours about a fatal shooting Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and later released without arrest.
The Michigan attorney general's office said it believes Michigan State hired a private law firm to do a thorough review of how the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case was handled, for the purpose of withholding information by claiming it was privileged.