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‘Old guys’ holding their own against youngsters at Australian Open

By DENNIS PASSA The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael ...

Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances

By JOHN PYE The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next. The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open ...

Chiefs, Patriots set to decide AFC title

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big ...

Syracuse gets past Pittsburgh

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE — Tyus Battle scored 22 points, freshman Buddy Boeheim had a season-high 13 points, and Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 74-63 on Saturday. Syracuse (13-5, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from a bad home loss to Georgia Tech a week ago to ...

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive ...

Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 93. Wood Brothers announced the death of its team founder on social media, ...

Golf Roundup: Mickelson maintains lead in Desert Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Desert Classic. Making his first start of the year, the 48-year-old Mickelson shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West ...

NHL Roundup: Ducks slip past Devils, 3-2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another, helping the sending the new-look Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday. The Ducks have won two straight after a franchise-record 12-game losing streak. Daniel ...

George lifts Thunder past 76ers 117-115

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paul George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a wild 117-115 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George’s clutch shot capped a wild finish that included another ...

Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia, 72-70

By JOEDY McCREARY The Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season. The Blue Devils (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back ...

Wisconsin hands No. 2 Michigan its first loss, 64-54

The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Ethan Happ scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed No. 2 Michigan its first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday. Fans rushed the floor after the Badgers (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) finished off ...

Collier, Dangerfield help No. 2 UConn women top Temple, 88-67

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Crystal Dangerfield did it all for UConn. Dangerfield had a career-high 26 points with nine assists and no turnovers to help lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over Temple on Saturday. “I would like to think that could be a typical game for ...

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting U.S. economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the ...

Razor burn: Gillette ad invoking #MeToo stirs online uproar

By MAE ANDERSON, The Associated Press NEW YORK — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted ...

Quick ways to boost your savings in 2019

On the Money By Kelsey Sheehy The Associated Press Cheers, friends! It’s a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. ...

Netflix raising prices for 58M U.S. subscribers

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That ...

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you debt

When was the last time scrolling through Instagram made you feel better? If you’re like me, the puppy photos on your feed momentarily boost your mood, but the parade of carefully selected and artfully edited experiences leaves you feeling depleted. How can these people afford to travel to ...

Small business revenues fall as govt shutdown persists

NEW YORK (AP) — Baked by Yael isn’t getting its usual flow of customers who stop in after visiting the nearby National Zoo; the popular Washington, D.C., tourist spot remains closed by the government shutdown. Owner Yael Krigman gets half her business from the three-year-old store, and ...

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla to cut workforce

By The Associated Press Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer ...

Trump’s Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ The Associated Press HAVANA — President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island’s private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in ...