Nadal sets up Australian Open classic final vs Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal fended off Grigor Dimitrov in five long sets to set up a vintage title match against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, where every singles finalist is in their 30s.

  • Written by JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer

Emergency to keep Blue Jackets coach out of All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has returned to Ohio because of a family emergency, keeping him out of both Thursday night's game with Nashville and the NHL All-Star Game this weekend.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS