MELBOURNE, Australia — The quarterfinals begin: Rafael Nadal and Petra Kvitova are in action, along with Stefanos Tsitsipas, who knocked out Roger Federer. Developing.



MELBOURNE, Australia — Smashing, spiking, bouncing or otherwise harming rackets is the most public form of anger, um, mismanagement in professional tennis, done all the time by all kinds of players, whether they are men or women, famous or unknown, seeded or otherwise, winning or losing. Over the first week of the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Ryan Harrison and Daniil Medvedev, just to name a few, joined Alexander Zverev in producing GIF-worthy outbursts. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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— TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN-MAKE OR BREAKER — Make or breaker: Nishikori stays, Spaniard out. By John Pye. SENT: 770 words, photos.

— TEN--HALL OF FAME — Li Na, Mary Pierce, Kafelnikov head to Tennis Hall of Fame. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 370 words, photos.


MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo will make an unwanted trip back to Madrid and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related to his time at Real Madrid. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 440 words, photos.


SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Title contenders Japan and Australia scrape through tough last-16 games at the Asian Cup, joined by the host team United Arab Emirates. SENT: 530 words, photos.

Other Stories:

— SOC--HUDDERSFIELD-COACH — Huddersfield hires another coach from Dortmund reserve team. SENT: 400 words, photos.

— SOC--DERBY-COLE — Ashley Cole reunites with Frank Lampard for Derby promotion push. SENT: 230 words.

— SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP — Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus beats Chievo 3-0. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 510 words, photos.

— SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP — Eibar defeats Espanyol 3-0 to end winless streak in La Liga. SENT: 130 words.

— SOC--ITALY-WEEKEND WATCH — Paqueta proving he's worth the hype as settles at AC Milan. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 590 words, photos.

— SKI--WCUP-VONN TO SHIFFRIN — Shiffrin shows she's ready to take over from Vonn. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 890 words, photos.

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