Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in straight sets for the Czech's first win over the Spaniard in 18 . . .
Kraft wants apology from NFL if Pats cleared
Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over . . .
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PHOENIX -- Robert Kraft is one of the NFL's most influential owners. He is also the proud chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots. Usually those two things mix well.. . .
Jamal Crawford scored 19 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 102-98 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) For one night at least, Tayshaun Prince brought back memories of his successful run with Detroit at the start of his career.
Wake, UNC schedule non-conference games
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North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Bison at least through the 2021 season, school officials announced . . .
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Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense - once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away. Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 poi. . .
Iowa State bounced back from Saturday's shocking loss at Texas Tech with an 89-86 home win over Texas on Monday night, but the Cyclones nearly squandered a 21-point lead in th. . .
Th Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-hander Bud Norris by agreeing to a one-year deal that is worth $8.8MM, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter links). . .
The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday the passing of team Hall of Famer Bill Monbouquette due to complications from leukemia. Monbouquette, 78, died on Sunday at Brigham and Wo. . .
According to Sportsnet's Elliote Friedman, the Los Angeles Kings placed Mike Richards on waivers Monday, which means the veteran center's time with the organization could be o. . .
The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - Like nearly everyone else in America, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows more about footballs than he did a week ago as a controver. . .
Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.