Maria Sharapova dominated Eugenie Bouchard to reach her third Australian Open semifinal in four years, while Ekaterina Makarova had a similarly easy time ousting third-seeded Simona Halep during Tuesday's quarterfinal action at the year's first Grand Slam event.
Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he'd had an ex-player as his coach, like many of the top competitors do today.
Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday night, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the Australian Open.
Once upon a time, the story of women's tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such transcending tennis that for a while the Grand Slams were nicknamed the Sisters Slams.
Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing's most prestigious event.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard's quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.
Bentonville football coach Barry Lunney says he's retiring at the end of the school year, ending a career in which he's won eight state championships — the second-most in Arkansas high school football history.
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