Australian Open: Kei Nishikori Tops Ivo Karlovic in Another Five-Set Match

Sports|Australian Open: Kei Nishikori Tops Ivo Karlovic in Another Five-Set MatchImageKei Nishikori after winning match point against Ivo Karlovic on Thursday.CreditCreditEdgar Su/ReutersMELBOURNE, Australia — Eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic before beating the veteran Croatian, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (10-7), and advancing to the third round at Melbourne Park.Nishikori has… Read More

Turkish Prosecutors Seek Arrest of the Knicks’ Enes Kanter

Pro Basketball|Turkish Prosecutors Seek Arrest of the Knicks’ Enes KanterImageTurkish prosecutors are said to be seeking an arrest warrant for Knicks center Enes Kanter, who has been an outspoken critic of Turkey’s government.CreditCreditMary Altaffer/Associated PressTurkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization.The… Read More

On Pro Basketball: The Warriors Prepare to Add Another Star: DeMarcus Cousins

On Pro BasketballImageDeMarcus Cousins is expected to play for the Warriors on Friday.CreditCreditDavid Zalubowski/Associated PressDENVER — Moments after the Golden State Warriors finished obliterating the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, Draymond Green was asked about a teammate who did not even play — a teammate, in fact, who has yet to log a single minute… Read More

Politics Looms Over Empty Seats as Saudi Arabia Faces Qatar in Asian Cup

ImageQatari players during a 6-0 win over North Korea on Sunday. Qatar will face Saudi Arabia, its neighbor and political rival, on Thursday.CreditCreditMahmoud Khaled/EPA, via ShutterstockABU DHABI — Qatar forward Almoez Ali joined a small group of record-makers at the Asian Cup last week, becoming only the fourth player in the tournament’s history to score… Read More

Australian Open: Frances Tiafoe Upsets Kevin Anderson

Sports|Australian Open: Frances Tiafoe Upsets Kevin AndersonImageFrances Tiafoe after completing his four-set win over No. 5-seeded Kevin Anderson.CreditCreditAndy Brownbill/Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia — Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson let a sizable lead slip away amid problems with his serving arm and lost to the 20-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, in the Australian Open’s second round… Read More

For Katelyn Ohashi, Viral Gymnastics Joy Was No Act

Sports|For Katelyn Ohashi, Viral Gymnastics Joy Was No ActImageKatelyn Ohashi during a performance this month. A video of her floor routine from last weekend went viral.CreditCreditBen Liebenberg/Associated PressGymnastics at the highest levels is serious business: A minor stumble can mean losing a medal, and stepping out of bounds could keep you off the team entirely.At… Read More

On Pro Football: The N.F.L.’s Minority Head Coaching Ranks Are Thinning

On Pro FootballImageThe Dolphins are expected to sign Brian Flores, the linebacker coach of the New England Patriots, once his team is eliminated from the playoffs, but he is the lone minority head coaching hire following the 2018 season.CreditCreditMark Humphrey/Associated PressThe number of minority coaches in the N.F.L. is likely to fall by half next… Read More