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Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in Aussie quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka that opens up the prospects of a new major champion.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Carroll says Sherman sorry rant overshadowed win

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco's Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Belichick: Welker tried to 'take out' Talib

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker deliberately tried to "take out" cornerback Aqib Talib when they collided in the AFC championship game.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Denver gets early money and favorite role

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers had trouble picking the favorite in what figures to be one of the most evenly matched — and heavily bet — Super Bowls ever.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Russians study Islamic video threatening Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings which killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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A crumbling Sochi hides behind Olympic facades

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A shining new $635 million highway on the outskirts of Sochi stands next to a crumbling apartment block with a red "SOS!" banner on its roof.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl pits top 'O,' top 'D'

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Browns play waiting game in search for coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Super Bowl is set. The Browns' coaching search remains incomplete.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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