John Wall and Otto Porter scored 25 points apiece on Wednesday as the Washington Wizards notched their 13th straight home NBA win, 104-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat Washington earlier this season after forcing overtime with a long-range basket.
Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her impressive march through the Australian Open Thursday, and is beginning to believe she could be on track for a Grand Slam to remember. The towering Czech star dished out a 6-0, 6-2 lesson to hapless Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova in the second round and has only dropped four games so far in two matches. Awaiting her next is Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, who upset 31st seed Yulia Putintseva in straight sets.
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen.