Former Olympic downhill champ Bill Johnson dies at 55


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55.

  • Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press

Sharapova wins for 600th time; advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova played two nearly flawless sets on either side of the one where she struggled against Lauren Davis in a slight hiccup at the Australian Open.

  • Written by JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer

Another Federer milestone: Win No. 300 at a Grand Slam

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction when he sets yet another benchmark.

  • Written by JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer