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Bryant: As Australia burns, it’s time for athletes to speak out on climate

The last time I used a pay phone was Sept. 11, 2001, on the corner of 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. By the time I picked up the receiver, both towers of the...

Top-ranked Barty rallies, reaches Adelaide final

ADELAIDE, Australia -- World No. 1 Ash Barty came from a set down to beat American Danielle Collins 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5) in the Adelaide International semifinals on Friday.Barty will meet world No. 24 Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's final...

Open explains air quality policy amid complaints

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As wildfires continue to burn, the Australian Open explained its recently developed air quality policy, saying it was based on a scientific analysis of something called "fine particulate matter rating" -- but also giving the tournament...

Murray return stalls, will skip two Feb. events

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has withdrawn from planned events in Montpellier and Rotterdam in February in a further delay to his comeback from a recent pelvic injury.The 32-year-old Scot has not played since Britain's opening match of...

Barty and Kyrgios: A contrast in Aussie Open fortunes

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian world No. 1 Ash Barty shouldn't have too many issues in navigating her way through the opening rounds at the Australian Open, but things could get a little dicey for the Queenslander as the tournament...

Australian Open draw envisions epic women’s matches, more Big Three

The 2020 Australian Open draws were unveiled Thursday in Melbourne, answering several questions surrounding the first Grand Slam of the tennis season.On the men's side, the towering question going in was, "Which quarter of the draw would be without...

Australian Open 2020 bracket, scores, schedule, analysis

WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty ImagesWe've got you covered with everything you need to know about the 2020 Australian Open, from the latest news on Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and more to daily results and analysis...

Australian Open FAQ: How fires could impact first major of 2020

As the Australian Open prepares to begin play Monday, tournament officials face a potential environmental crisis as a result of Australia's ongoing bushfires.Smoke continued to blanket the city of Melbourne on Wednesday, delaying the first two days of qualifying.Tennis...

Aussie Open is happening – tournament director

Australian Open organisers have said the tournament will go ahead despite health concerns caused by the air quality in Melbourne due to bushfires in the country.A number of players have complained throughout the week after having to play qualifying...

Questions remain for Australian Open officials as smoke lingers

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As hazardous smoke from Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis -- which has claimed 28 lives and destroyed over a thousand homes -- continues to blanket the city of Melbourne, Australian Open officials are finding new ways to...