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Ash Barty ends the drought, Naomi Osaka returns and more big moments from the 2022 Australian Open

Australian Open was a wild ride. We take a look at the best moments and what it all means for the future. ... Continue Reading

Barty defeats Collins to win Australian Open

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty ended a 44-year drought Saturday by becoming the first Australian to win an Australian Open singles title since Chris O'Neil in 1978. ... Continue Reading

Jokic logs 6th triple-double in January to top Pels

Nikola Jokic scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half to go with 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Denver Nuggets held off the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-105 on Friday night. ... Continue Reading

49ers' Williams questionable, adamant he'll play

Niners left tackle Trent Williams did not practice for a third straight day as he continues to recover from a right ankle injury -- but is adamant he'll be a go for Sunday's NFC Championship Game, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. ... Continue Reading

Sixers fan who taunted Melo banned indefinitely

The Philadelphia 76ers have banned a fan indefinitely from Sixers games and all future events at Wells Fargo Center after he taunted Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony during Thursday's game. ... Continue Reading

Rangers raise Lundqvist's No. 30: 'This is home'

The New York Rangers raised Henrik Lundqvist's No. 30 to the rafters at Madison Square Garden on Friday as a raucous crowd cheered the goaltender who played all 887 career games with the team. ... Continue Reading

Giants hire ex-Bills coordinator Daboll as coach

The Giants on Friday hired former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their next head coach. ... Continue Reading

76ers' Embiid, once 50-1, now favorite to win MVP

Joel Embiid, once a 50-1 longshot to win NBA MVP, is now the betting favorite (+260) at Caesars Sportsbook. ... Continue Reading

Jerry: McCarthy safe; Quinn declined NFL HC job

Jerry Jones said the future of Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was never in doubt and that he believes defensive coordinator Dan Quinn turned down a head-coaching job elsewhere to sign an extension with Dallas. ... Continue Reading

Ash Barty defeats Danielle Collins to win Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty ended a 44-year drought Saturday by becoming the first Australian to win an Australian Open singles title since 1978. ... Continue Reading

A few months ago, Rafael Nadal thought he might retire -- now he may make Grand Slam history

As he recovers from COVID-19 and deals with a chronic foot injury, Rafael Nadal has become a comeback story for the ages at the 2022 Australian Open. ... Continue Reading

From the Navy to the Olympics and a 'win' against Lomachenko, Robson Conceicao ready for his main event

Robson Conceicao faces Xavier Martinez on Saturday in a high-stakes fight. Here's how the Brazilian junior lightweight contender made his way to the spotlight. ... Continue Reading

Hackett ready to get to work on Broncos' offense

New head coach Nathaniel Hackett says he's "excited" to get to work on the Broncos' struggling offense, while GM George Paton said the former Green Bay coordinator's relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers is "absolutely not" why he was hired. ... Continue Reading

Expert picks: Will Ash Barty win in front of her home crowd? Or will Danielle Collins pull off the upset?

Our experts weigh in on who will win the 2022 Australian Open women's title. Spoiler: It's not as straightforward as it seems. ... Continue Reading

Surprises could be in the cards in wide-open AFCON quarters

After a group stage and Last 16 characterised by narrow score lines, the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals could see a couple of shock results. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Kings balk at Simmons price, end chase

The Kings believe the asking price for Ben Simmons is too steep and that a pathway to reaching a trade agreement with the 76ers doesn't exist, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

LeBron to miss 2nd straight game; AD also out

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss his second straight game with a sore left knee Friday against the Hornets, while Anthony Davis will sit out with right wrist soreness. ... Continue Reading

Transfer Talk: Tottenham, Aston Villa eye Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur

Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are battling out for Juventus defensive midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. Transfer Talk has the latest. ... Continue Reading

Steelers GM Colbert stepping down after draft

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will step down after the NFL draft in April. He has served as the team's GM since 2010. ... Continue Reading

Burrow, Bengals prepared for loud crowd in K.C.

Arrowhead Stadium, one of the loudest venues in the NFL, has been a main topic of conversation as Cincinnati prepares for Sunday's AFC title game against Kansas City. Bengals QB Joe Burrow said it's par for the course this deep in the postseason. ... Continue Reading