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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Novak Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Denis Istomin in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, losing to wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the second round. It was the earliest loss …


Defending champ Novak Djokovic to face top-ranked Andy Murray in final

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived five match points to beat Fernando Verdasco and set up a final against top-ranked Andy Murray, who had far less trouble winning his semifinal as …


Novak Djokovic wins, then poses for selfie, Andy Murray advances

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and top-seeded Andy Murray posted straight-set wins on Wednesday to reach the Qatar Open quarterfinals, but only Djokovic was asked to pose for a selfie by …


Novak Djokovic advances at Qatar Open after slow start

Defending champion Novak Djokovic had a slow start to his first match of 2017 before prevailing 7-6 (1), 6-3 over Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Qatar Open …


Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic set up Sunday shootout at ATP finals

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic set up a Sunday shootout for both the ATP finals title and the year-end No. 1 ranking. The world’s top two players had contrasting wins …


Novak Djokovic wins opening match at ATP finals, beats Dominic Thiem in 3

Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Dominic Thiem 6-7 (10), 6-0, 6-2 Sunday in his opening match at the season-ending ATP finals in London.


Djokovic loses in Paris quarters, Murray has shot at No 1

Five months after his first French Open title and completing a career Grand Slam in Paris, Novak Djokovic’s reign over men’s tennis could be about to end in the City …


Lynx tie WNBA Finals at one game apiece

WNBA: Maya Moore had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx even the WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 79-60 victory over the Los Angeles …


Wawrinka tops Djokovic for 1st US Open title, 3rd Grand Slam

Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his …


Djokovic’s right arm gives him trouble during US Open win

Novak Djokovic wins his first-round match but there are signs of trouble.


U.S. Open top seeds Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic coming off injuries

Serena Williams is “starting to feel a little better.” Novak Djokovic is “getting there.”


Newsmakers: Utah partially reinstates Cory Butler-Byrd

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Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori for 4th Rogers Cup title

Novak Djokovic paused after accepting the Rogers Cup trophy for the fourth time, scanned the stands Sunday at York University’s Aviva Centre and asked everyone in the crowd to hug …


Digest: Tyron Woodley shocks Robbie Lawler with first-round KO for welterweight title

Tyron Woodley took the welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, stopping him with 2:12 left in the first round at UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.


Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic head entry lists for US Open

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year’s U.S. Open.


Rafael Nadal on final entry list for Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal is on the final entry list for the Rio Olympics.


Querrey knocks off Djokovic in third-round stunner

American Sam Querrey held on over two days and four rain interruptions to hand top seed Novak Djokovic his earliest loss at a Grand Slam since 2009 with a 7-6 …


Novak Djokovic finally wins French Open for 4th Slam in row

A French Open champion at long last, and the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships, Novak Djokovic grabbed a racket and etched a heart …


Serena Williams on verge of tying Steffi Graf

Serena Williams moved one victory from Slam title No. 22 – including her second in a row at the French Open – by getting past a poor start and beating …


Djokovic begins quest to win only major to elude him

Novak Djokovic will be celebrating his 29th birthday when the French Open starts on Sunday. If nothing else, it underlines just how frustrating it has become for the top-ranked Serb …


Murray beats Djokovic to win Italian Open on his birthday

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should …


Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to win a record 29th career Masters title.


Djokovic wins 6th Key Biscayne title by beating Nishikori

When a flyover by a flock of pelicans briefly interrupted Novak Djokovic’s final service game Sunday, he waved both arms and grinned as if he had just won a championship.


Novak Djokovic meets with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert

Novak Djokovic met with former women’s tennis greats Billie Jean King and Chris Evert on Wednesday to hear their thoughts about equal prize money, and backpedaled on his comments Sunday …


Novak Djokovic wins 700th career match

Novak Djokovic earned his 700th career match win at the expense of Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.


Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final

In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.


Australian Open: Williams closing in on Graf’s mark

Serena Williams is one match away from tying Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.


True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

The “Happy Slam” got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open.


Djokovic caps successful China swing with Shanghai title

Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-2, 6-4 to capture the ninth title of his impressive season in Shanghai on Sunday, a week after he triumphed at the China …


Djokovic defeats Murray to reach Shanghai Masters final

Novak Djokovic broke Andy Murray five times en route to a 6-1, 6-3 win in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.