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Brazil squeaks past Chile, next up is Colombia

Brazil squeaks past Chile, next up is Colombia

RIO DE JANEIRO | Neymar pointed his right index finger in the air and then formed the shape of a heart with his thumbs and fingers loftily raised above his head.

June 28, 2014 6:24 pm
Djokovic completes Australian Open hat trick

Djokovic completes Australian Open hat trick

MELBOURNE, Australia | No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time.

January 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Joking aside, No. 1 Djokovic hopes to make history

Joking aside, No. 1 Djokovic hopes to make history

MELBOURNE, Australia | Novak Djokovic shelved the conventional preparations for a while, warming up for a shot at a third consecutive Australian title with a bit of weekend hit-and-giggle and a Gangnam Style dance with Serena Williams.

January 13, 2013 2:41 am
Federer strolls into Australian Open quarterfinals

Federer strolls into Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia | The crowd was still buzzing about the comeback victory by "Aussie Kim" Clijsters, and the fans dressed in canary yellow were now in full voice for another one of their own.

January 22, 2012 10:00 pm
Nadal has new injury; Federer has no hard feelings

Nadal has new injury; Federer has no hard feelings

MELBOURNE, Australia | Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.

January 16, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

Photos

Strike a pose: Serena shows Novak how it's done

Strike a pose: Serena shows Novak how it's done

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena Williams spent time with Novak Djokovic this week, giving him pointers on how to better strike the pose of a Grand Slam champion.

January 16, 2012 1:55 am
Murray in Australian Open final against Djokovic

Murray in Australian Open final against Djokovic

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Murray doesn't have to worry about Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal this time. He is hardly in the clear, however, as he goes for his first major title.

January 28, 2011 8:00 pm
Djokovic beats Federer to reach Australian final

Djokovic beats Federer to reach Australian final

MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Federer saved a parting shot for anyone who thinks his time is up and a changing of the guard in tennis awaits.

January 27, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

Photos

Murray into semis; Clijsters to meet Zvonareva

Murray into semis; Clijsters to meet Zvonareva

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Murray had a struggle on his hands, constantly trying to find his rhythm against Alexandr Dolgopolov before advancing 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 to the Australian Open semifinals and a possible showdown with Rafael Nadal.

January 25, 2011 10:00 pm
Nadal eliminates last local hope in Melbourne

Nadal eliminates last local hope in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia | Rafael Nadal was in the locker room, keeping inexperienced wild card Bernard Tomic waiting.

January 22, 2011 10:00 pm
Rafa Slam on track, Clijsters quashes baby rumor

Rafa Slam on track, Clijsters quashes baby rumor

MELBOURNE, Australia | Rafael Nadal pounded another up-and-comer into submission. Andy Murray made quick work of his second-round opponent as well.

January 20, 2011 10:00 pm

Federer, Djokovic off to fast starts in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Federer was sublime at times in his opening win. Novak Djokovic was businesslike and to the point.

January 17, 2011 5:20 pm

Djokovic's game is way up Down Under with victory over Tsonga for Australian crown

MELBOURNE, Australia | Novak Djokovic started making peace with the crowd as soon as he lifted the trophy.

January 28, 2008 12:00 am

Venus Williams loses to Ivanovic in quarterfinals of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | Venus Williams followed her sister Serena out of the Australian Open in the quarterfinals, both in losses to Serbian players.

January 23, 2008 12:00 am

Henin, Sharapova will meet in Aussie quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia | Now for the hard part.

January 21, 2008 12:00 am

Federer holds back (almost) nothing

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 29, 2007 12:00 am

Williams routs Sharapova, wins Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena Williams won her eighth and most improbable Grand Slam title, overwhelming top-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2 in the Australian Open earlier today.

January 27, 2007 12:00 am

Ruthless Roddick prepares for Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Roddick was ruthless, treating his close friend like little more than warmup fodder for his semifinal showdown with Roger Federer.

January 24, 2007 12:00 am

Hingis advances to quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia | Three-time champion Martina Hingis advanced to the quarterfinals in the Australian Open, weathering an early challenge from Li Na on Monday before pulling away for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory.

January 22, 2007 12:00 am

Roddick enjoys net gain Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Roddick had to be sure Jimmy Connors didn't fly all this way for nothing.

January 20, 2007 12:00 am

Mauresmo opens her title defense with win over Perry

MELBOURNE, Australia | Amelie Mauresmo opened her Australian Open title defense with a victory today, overcoming early jitters to beat Shenay Perry 6-3, 6-4 in the first match on center court.

January 15, 2007 12:00 am

Cricket's most recognizable and controversial player goes out with milestone

SYDNEY, Australia | His mastery on cricket grounds has made him the sport's most recognizable player. His lurid telephone messages, a doping ban and an ill-advised association with a bookmaker has brought unprecedented controversy to his sport.

January 04, 2007 12:00 am

Woods' winning streak ends; Yang claims HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI, China | Tiger Woods failed to win a 72-hole tournament for the first time since July 9, finishing two shots behind Yong-eun Yang in the HSBC Champions on Sunday.

November 13, 2006 12:00 am

Woods fires course record-tying 64, two shots off lead

SHANGHAI, China | Tiger Woods only needed a day to return to form after a five-week layoff.

November 11, 2006 12:00 am

The Great Card Fiasco of '06

2006 FIFA WORLD CUP

June 30, 2006 12:00 am

Banned Austrian coach lands in hospital

OLYMPICS

February 21, 2006 12:00 am

Federer finds path to Aussie title

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 30, 2006 12:00 am

Davenport's drought goes on

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 25, 2006 12:00 am

Another major, another early exit for Roddick

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Roddick thought he'd get it right at the Australian Open.

January 23, 2006 12:00 am

Roddick, Sharapova breeze into fourth round

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 20, 2006 12:00 am

Davenport moves on

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 18, 2006 12:00 am

Safin holds it together

MELBOURNE, Australia | Seeing somebody else unravel was different for Marat Safin. So was winning the Australian Open.

January 31, 2005 12:00 am

Serene Serena on top Down Under

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 30, 2005 12:00 am

Williams rallies to title

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena Williams beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the Australian Open final earlier today, making a stirring comeback after injuring her back in the opening game.

January 29, 2005 12:00 am

Federer's streak ends

MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Federer was on his hands and knees, his racket gone after he tumbled chasing a shot.

January 28, 2005 12:00 am

Roddick cruises, Hewitt takes tougher road to semifinals

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 27, 2005 12:00 am

Davenport into quarterfinals after tough win

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 26, 2005 12:00 am

Roddick overcomes tough moments

MELBOURNE, Australia | Andy Roddick overcame some frustrating moments before advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals earlier today with 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-1 win over German qualifier Philipp Kohlschreiber.

January 24, 2005 12:00 am

Henman out at Aussie open

MELBOURNE, Australia | Tim Henman smashed a ball into the stands in anger in the fourth game of the third set Saturday, his cleanest hit in a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 third-round loss to Nicolay Davydenko at the Australian Open.

January 22, 2005 12:00 am

Mauresmo advances to fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia | Second-ranked Amelie Mauresmo kept her composure while teenager Ana Ivanovic lost hers Friday, advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open with 6-2, 7-5 victory.

January 21, 2005 12:00 am

Myskina races to a victory

MELBOURNE, Australia | French Open champion Anastasia Myskina beat Kveta Peschke 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 at the Australian Open today, shortly after U.S. Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova declared her innocence in a doping case.

January 18, 2005 12:00 am

Federer wins with ease in opener

PRO TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 17, 2005 12:00 am

Roger that

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN PREVIEW

January 16, 2005 12:00 am

No crying out loud

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN

February 02, 2004 12:00 am

Henin-Hardenne nears a career Grand Slam

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN

February 01, 2004 12:00 am

Henin-Hardenne goes distance for title

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 31, 2004 12:00 am

Safin knocks out Agassi in five-set semifinal

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 30, 2004 12:00 am

Henin-Hardenne reaches Australian Open final

PRO TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN

January 29, 2004 12:00 am
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