Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens out

United States' Venus Williams makes a forehand return to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open on Monday with the women going 0 for 8 by mid-afternoon and John Isner joining them as a first-round casualty.

Davis, Pelicans beat Knicks 123-118 in OT

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, looks at the basket past New York Knicks' Doug McDermott during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis’ fullcourt heave after the third quarter was too late to give him points, though it gave him that unstoppable feeling great players get.

Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner

CORRECTS SPELLING TO DIGGS NOT RIGGS Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in the end zone after a game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, after watching their late-third-quarter 17-point lead vanish at the hands of the indefatigable Drew Brees, went back in front of the New Orleans Saints on a field goal with 1:29 left.

A freestyle skier’s wrenching journey toward Olympics

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: His family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe.

Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota speak at midfield after an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have handled every bit of adversity that has been thrown at them this season — from a string of injuries to the recent off-field firestorm created by reports of purported discord within the core of the franchise.

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Mills (31) and Brandon Graham (55) celebrate after Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) cannot catch a fourth down pass during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 15-10. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop.

Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors 127-125

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) tries to block a shot by Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — After a huge first half, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had to hold on late to wrap up their eighth straight win over Toronto.

Kerfoot scores, assists on winner as Avs beat Stars 4-1

Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot (13) stumbles in front of the net after score a goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

DALLAS (AP) — When Alexander Kerfoot looks at the Central Division standings, he’ll still see his Colorado Avalanche at the bottom.

Hoge takes a 1-shot lead on wild day at Waialae

Tom Hoge, center, hits his ball out of the rough back into play on the 16th fairway during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii.

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