Update on the latest sports
Medvedev advances to semifinals in five sets
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev rallied from two sets down and saved a match point before beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in a marathon five-setter to move into the Australian Open semifinals. He will play Friday against Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of last year’s semifinals at Melbourne Park.
Tsitsipas maintained his perfect record in Grand Slam quarterfinals with a straight-set win over No. 11 Jannik Sinner.
In women’s action, seventh-seeded Iga Swiatek rallied to beat 36-year-old Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 and Danielle Collins beat Alize Cornet 7-5, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
Swiatek will play Collins and top-ranked Ash Barty will play Madison Keys in the semifinals on Thursday.
Providence visits Xavier
CINCINNATI (AP) – Two ranked college basketball teams meet tonight in Cincinnati, where number-21 Xavier hosts 17th-ranked Providence in a Big East matchup. Providence has won three straight and is unbeaten at home in conference play this season.
In other action involving ranked teams:
Tennessee, ranked number 18, is at home against Florida. Number 19 LSU hosts Texas A&M. Marquette is ranked 22nd heading into tonight’s game at Seton Hall. Number-23 Iowa State is at Oklahoma State. And Davidson, ranked 25th, hosts VCU.
Suns and Jazz meet again in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – With seven straight wins, the Phoenix Suns take their NBA-best record of 37-and-9 to Utah tonight to play the Jazz. The two teams met in Phoenix on Monday, and the Suns rallied to beat the short-handed Jazz, who top the Northwest Division with a 30-and-18 record.
In other NBA action:
– The Milwaukee Bucks, winners of three in a row, will be without guard Grayson Allen when they visit the Cavaliers in Cleveland. He was suspended for one game for his hard foul on Alex Caruso that resulted in a broken right wrist for the Chicago Bulls guard Friday night. The surging Cavaliers are ten games over .500 for the first time since 2018.
– The Brooklyn Nets, who are coming off of a loss to the Lakers last night, host the Denver Nuggets, winners of their last two games.
– The Atlanta Hawks have won four straight heading into tonight’s game at home against the Sacramento Kings, who’ve lost four in a row.
– The Memphis Grizzlies visit the San Antonio Spurs to end a four-game road trip.
– The Dallas Mavericks complete a back-to-back in Portland against the Trail Blazers.
– The Charlotte Hornets, who saw a three-game road winning streak come to an end last night against the Raptors, are in Indiana to play the Pacers.
– The Raptors head to Chicago to play the Bulls, who are a half-game ahead of Milwaukee in the Central Division.
– The Los Angeles Clippers, who overcame a 35-point first-half deficit to beat the Wizards last night, travel to Orlando to play the Magic .
– The New York Knicks continue a three-game trip in Miami.
Colorado tries for another home win
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will seek to extend a franchise-record home winning streak to 17 games tonight against the Boston Bruins. Colorado has won seven in a row overall. They’re tied with the 1976 Boston Bruins for the fifth-longest home winning streak in NHL history.
Elsewhere in the NHL, Anaheim skates at Toronto; the Calgary Flames are in Columbus to meet the Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals host San Jose, and the Chicago Black Hawks meet the Red Wings in Detroit.
Two Norwegian Olympians test positive
OSLO, Norway (AP) – Two members of Norway’s women’s cross-country team have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of next month’s Beijing Olympics.
Heidi Weng and Anne Kjersti Kalva contracted COVID-19 at a training camp in the Italian Alpine resort of Seiser Alm and are now isolating. The country’s cross-country manager says their participation in the Olympics is uncertain. Weng is the top-ranked Norwegian and a five-time world champion. The team had planned to leave for Beijing on Thursday but will now be delayed.
The entire men’s team is also in isolation after head coach Arild Monsen tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to Norway.