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Ashleigh Barty and Danielle Collins Will Meet in Australian Open Final

Cheered by a home crowd, the top-ranked Barty defeated Madison Keys in straight sets to become the first Australian to reach the women’s final since 1980. Collins enjoyed her own straight sets win over Iga Swiatek.

Audio Technology Helps Blind People Follow Australian Open Tennis

At the Australian Open tennis tournament, new technology is translating the movement of the ball into sounds to help blind and low-vision fans follow the action.

NFL Conference Championship Picks Against the Spread

The upstart Bengals head to daunting Arrowhead Stadium to face Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, and the Rams’ all-in plan to make the Super Bowl runs into a 49ers team that has won six straight meetings.

Carlos Beltran Creates a New Ethical Debate for Hall of Fame

Some controversial players have fallen off the ballot, but with Carlos Beltrán expected to be a finalist next year, a different form of cheating will be in the spotlight.

Australian Open Final Four: It's Nadal vs. Berrettini and Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas

The men’s singles semifinals will feature No. 6 Rafael Nadal against No. 7 Matteo Berrettini, and No. 2 Daniil Medvedev against No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Ashleigh Barty and Dylan Alcott's Secret Weapon Is a Former Nike Marketing Exec

A former Nike marketing executive turned mind-set coach is guiding the biggest stars at the Australian Open through the crucible of competition and fame.

Jim Drake, Who Captured Joe Namath on Broadway, Dies at 89

In his years with Sports Illustrated, he also photographed Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer and many of the other biggest sports stars of his time.

The Spotlight Shifted Away From Peng Shuai. Some Players and Fans Want It Back.

A central question, “Where is Peng Shuai?”, has represented concern for the star but also points to related questions about the future of tennis in China.

Two Years After Kobe’s Death, Jerry West About the ‘Shock and Sadness’

West, the former Lakers icon and general manager, said the losses of Bryant and Elgin Baylor, who died last year, have made him more introspective.

Danielle Collins Will Play Iga Swiatek in Australian Open Semifinal

Less than a year after an endometriosis diagnosis led to the removal of a tennis-ball sized cyst, the 27th seeded American will play No. 7 Iga Swiatek in a semifinal.

David Ortiz Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

A big man with a bigger personality, David Ortiz led the Red Sox to three World Series titles. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens failed to gain election on their final writers’ ballot.

Gabriel Medina, Champion Surfer, Withdraws From Season to Focus on Mental Health

“I’m not in a place where I believe I can perform against the world’s best surfers right now,” the Brazilian three-time world champion said on Instagram.

A Throwback Game for the Big East

When Seton Hall played St. John’s on Monday night on its campus, a crowd of mostly students got a taste of the glory days of the Big East Conference.

Saints’ Sean Payton Steps Down

Sean Payton was the most successful coach in the New Orleans Saints’ franchise history, but he drew rebuke from the league over targeted tackling and fought the N.F.L. on rules.

Rafael Nadal Defeats Denis Shapovalov at Australian Open

Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov to reach the semifinals, then rejected his opponent’s complaints about unfairness, saying, “I think he’s wrong.”
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