Federer dumped from Open as Nadal, Sharapova survive

MELBOURNE (AFP) -- A stunned Roger Federer was dumped from the Australian Open Friday in his worst showing since 2001 as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova bounced back to stay in the title hunt.In the tournament's biggest upset, th...

3 FIFA sponsors won't renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH (AP) -- Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday.Castrol, Continental and Johnson & Johnson all let their World Cup c...

Putnam shoots 63 to take Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, California (AP) ― Phil Mickelson got most attention in his return to competition after a four-month break, Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round, and Michael Putnam took the lead in Thursday’s opening r...

Rose scores 22, struggling Bulls beat Spurs

CHICAGO (AP) ― Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night.The Bulls came away with a much-needed win after dropping six of eight and handed the defending cha...