Federer adds "star" to Djokovic's name ahead of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer says the so-called Big Four in men's tennis — he, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal — still exists, with one possible notation and an addition.

  • Written by DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer

NCAA autonomy group approves new concussion protections

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NCAA's major conferences approved a rule Friday requiring that school medical professionals have autonomous and final authority in deciding when an athlete returns to play from a concussion or other injury, a move lauded as a significant health and safety protection.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer