SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat intensified on Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors used a big third quarter to build a huge lead and coast to their sixth straight victory, 125-108 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Marc Gasol had 28 points and nine rebounds, Mike Conley added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies coasted to a 107-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Anderson Varejao lowered his 6-foot-11 frame into a runner's lunge and raised one arm high into the air to add a twist, demonstrating after a recent shootaround the new yoga pose he just learned.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Jennifer Brady had never played in one of the four Grand Slam events in tennis before she qualified for the Australian Open. Now the 21-year-old American is into the fourth round.