Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia


Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

Williams sisters advance to quarterfinals at Australian Open

Venus Williams continued her resurgence at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2010.

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

COLUMNS

Football zebras need new stripes

The howls of laughter never really stopped that night, at least not until it was time to go home.

MORE PRO TENNIS

Serena, Venus Williams into fourth round at Australian Open

Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday.

Bouchard advances at Australian Open

Eugenie Bouchard struggled through a scrappy opening set before getting on top in a 7-5, 6-0 third-round win over Carolina Garcia that featured 10 breaks of serve on Friday at the Australian Open.

Djokovic, Wawrinka join Williams in third round in Australia

Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.

UCONN

Boatright to the rescue

Senior Ryan Boatright sat on the bench with a towel draped around his neck, watching UConn struggle in the second half on Sunday.

Huskies continue their roll

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 UConn picked up its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

Local college notes

A weekly look at local college athletes and local athletes who have continued their college careers outside the region.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tuesday's schedule

BASKETBALLCollege menSt. Thomas More at Navy Prep, ppd., TBA

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

NBA roundup

Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Nebraska at Michigan.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas State.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech.

7 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Tulsa at Tulane.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: St. Joseph's at La Salle.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Florida at Alabama.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Tennessee at Arkansas.

9 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Baylor at Oklahoma State.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Colorado State at Boise State.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3:30 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

Winter Sports

11:30 p.m., NBCSN - FIS Skiing from Schladming, Austria. (taped today)

CT SUN

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.