Verdasco sends Nadal out in 1st round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of a major for only the second time in his career, beaten in five sets by Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open in a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal here seven years ago.

  • Written by JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer

As trial was to start, settlement reached in MLB TV dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for fans interested in less expensive alternatives to purchasing packages to watch their favorite baseball teams says a settlement has been reached with Major League Baseball.

  • Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press