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United States' Venus Williams celebrates after defeating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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  • United States' Venus Williams celebrates after defeating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has […]
  • Nathan Chen performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chen lands 5 quads to win US figure skating title with ease

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nathan Chen stood on the top step of the podium and stifled a smile as U.S. Figure Skating president Samuel Auxier, preparing to drape a gold medal around his neck, bowed down before him. Indeed, all hail the new king of American skating. Chen followed a record-setting short program with […]
  • Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal on St. Louis Blues goaltender Pheonix Copley (30) as Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Colton Parayko (55) defend the third period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Little scores twice, Jets beat Blues 5-3

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec is taking nothing for granted. Even though the veteran Winnipeg goalie had a record-setting performance in backstopping the Jets to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, he was cautious about his future with the NHL club. “In the next week, I could be in the […]
  • Justin Thomas follows his shot on the 17th tee box during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Thomas sets records and moves closer to winning

    HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row. The idea now is to get his name on the trophy. And with each record, that becomes a little easier at the Sony Open. Thomas set the course record Thursday at Waialae Country Club with his […]
  • French cyclist Robert Marchand, 105, cycles in a bid to beat his record for distance cycled in one hour, at the velodrome of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, outside Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    105-year-old Frenchman sets cycling record

    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike. He proved that prediction wrong again on Wednesday. In a skin-tight yellow and violet jersey, the 105-year-old Frenchman set a world record in the 105-plus […]
  • Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4)  passes after driving against Miami Heat forwards Luke Babbitt (5) and Justise Winslow (20) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Thomas scores 52 for Celtics in 117-114 win over Miami

    BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had a fourth quarter better than any other player for a team rich in history. Thomas set a club record with 29 points in the fourth quarter, finishing with a career-high 52 points and leading the Boston Celtics to a 117-114 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. “It […]
  • French skipper of Sodebo Ultim Thomas Coville poses for a photo with a placard which reads "49 days, 3 hours, 38 seconds" as he sails along the French island Ouessant, south-western end of the English Channel, during the Vendee Globe Challenge round-the-world solo sailing race, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. France's Thomas Coville sets a new round-the-world sailing record of 49 days, 3 hours and 38 seconds. (Thomas Coville , Photo via AP)

    Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days

    PARIS (AP) — A little over 49 days — that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record. Coville sailed into the Brittany port of Brest on Monday on his Sodebo trimaran. He rejoined his family, weeping with joy, thanked […]