Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks.

  • Written by By JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing

AP NFL roadrage


GRETNA, La. (AP) — The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb.

  • Written by By KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens out

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open on Monday with the women going 0 for 8 and two of the highest-ranked U.S. men joining them as first-round casualties.

  • Written by By JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer