MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – There’s been a stunning upset the Australian Open. Nineteen-year-old American Sloane Stephens, the 29th seed, has reached the semifinal round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in her career, by downing third-seed Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 for the biggest victory of her career.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Achraf Yacoubou (YAH’-coh-boo) hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer late in the second half to help Villanova upset No. 5 Louisville 73-65. That’s the Cardinals’ second straight loss. Louisville had an 11-game winning streak end in a 70-68 loss to Syracuse on Saturday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Travis Releford scored 12 points and No. 3 Kansas held off No. 11 Kansas State down the stretch for a 59-55 victory last night that gave the Jayhawks sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey added 11 points each for the 17-1 Jayhawks, who pushed their nation-leading winning streak to 16 games.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Martin Brodeur (mar-TAN’ broh-DYOOR’) made 24 saves for his 120th NHL shutout, and the New Jersey Devils won their home opener, 3-0 over the winless Philadelphia Flyers. Travis Zajac and David Clarkson scored first-period goals for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who are 2-0 in the lockout-shortened season. The Flyers fell to 0-3.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Lindsey Hunter makes his coaching debut as interim coach of the Phoenix Suns, who play at Sacramento tonight. The 40-year-old Hunter, who had been player personnel director, replaced Alvin Gentry last Friday.