MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s sports ministry on Friday suspended the accreditation of the country’s athletics federation (RUSAF), which oversees the sport domestically, until March 1.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant’s former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball fans in the city and worldwide.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza has to be the one taking charge in the Australian Open final against “fighter” Sofia Kenin if she is to win her third Grand Slam title, the Spaniard’s coach Conchita Martinez said on Friday.
Serge Ibaka scored 26 points and the visiting Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 Thursday night to extend their season-best winning streak to nine games.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won their second Australian Open women’s doubles…
Chris Smith scored a career-high 30 points, and UCLA did not miss a free throw until the final minute en route to a 72-68 upset of No. 20 Colorado on Thursday in Los Angeles.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sofia Kenin will be making her debut in a Grand Slam final when she faces Garbine Muguruza for the Australian open title on Saturday but what she lacks in experience the American more than makes up for in courage and confidence.
(Reuters) – The charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only cockpit instruments, media reports said.
Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout Thursday night for the visiting Nashville Predators, who outlasted the New Jersey Devils for a wild 6-5 victory in Newark, N.J.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza’s big-match experience should prove the difference in the Australian Open women’s final against American surprise package Sofia Kenin, according to seven-times Grand Slam champion Justine Henin.
The NBA announced the All-Star reserves on Thursday night, and Chris Paul, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, was selected for the 10th time while Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets was chosen for the ninth occasion. The players were dealt for each other last summer.
MIAMI (Reuters) – Members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Thursday said player safety would have to come first amid discussions over the potential addition of a 17th game to the regular season.