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Keys injury time-out cost me momentum, says beaten Venus By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Venus Williams blamed an injury time-out by opponent Madison Keys for robbing her of rhythm and momentum during their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The seven-times grand slam champion was leading 4-1 in the second set when play was halted for about eight minutes to allow 19-year-old Keys to have treatment on her left thigh.
Randolph, Grizzlies hand Mavs 1st 3-game skid, 109-90 DALLAS (AP) — Zach Randolph had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Dallas 109-90 on Tuesday night, handing the Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season.
US state executes killer despite disability claim The US state of Georgia executed a double killer whose lawyers said he was intellectually disabled, after last-minute pleas for his life were thrown out.
Serena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.
Oil drops more than one percent on firm dollar, U.S. stock build By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened in early Asian trade, while an industry report showing a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories also dragged on prices. "Oil eased a little bit in the Asian time zone, possibly reflecting the fact that the dollar is a little bit stronger." Brent crude hit a low of $48.79 a barrel and was down 68 cents at $48.92 by 0255 GMT. The American Petroleum Institute said late on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories rose 12.7 million barrels last week, triple the volume expected. "The overall expectation is that global supply is outstripping demand at the moment and so unless we see some really substantial changes to inventory numbers, oil prices are probably not going to move too much," Spooner said, adding that Brent is supported at $47.60 a barrel in the short term.
Tennis-Serena slams Cibulkova to set up Keys semi-final MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams broke her run of slow starts at the Australian Open on Wednesday to hammer Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 and set up an all-American semi-final against teenager Madison Keys. An injury-hampered Keys dug deep to beat Williams older sister Venus in three sets earlier in the day, but Serena was in no mood for a contest as she broke the Slovakian 11th seed twice in each set and gave her nothing on serve. ...
LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.
Abbott mocked over UK prince knighthood award Australian prime minister described as national embarassment for continuing long-lost monarchy tradition.
Asian stocks tumble after weak US corporate earnings Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street tumbled on concern about weak corporate earnings as investors watched this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The ...
China's yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies An international financial transactions agency says China's currency, the yuan, has become the fifth-most-widely used currency in global payments. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication ...
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