MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.
-nASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks set to open in the Kazakh capital on Monday will only discuss ways to salvage a fragile Russian-Turkish ceasefire it sees as having been mainly violated by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. "We will not enter into any political discussions and everything revolves over abiding by the ceasefire and the humanitarian dimension of easing the suffering of Syrians under siege and release of detainees and delivery of aid," Yahya al Aridi, a spokesman for the opposition delegation, told Reuters. "The Syrian regime has an interest in diverting attention from these issues.
The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple's iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire. The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and reputational damage, in a torrid period which has also seen it embroiled in the corruption scandal that has resulted in President Park Geun-Hye's impeachment.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.
By Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and his players were gracious in defeat after falling one hurdle short of the Super Bowl, praising the Patriots for being the better team on Sunday. "I tip my cap to those guys, they are the champions of the AFC and rightfully so," Tomlin said after the 36-17 loss at Gillette Stadium in the American Football Conference title game. "We didn't get the things done that we wanted to get done ... to be competitive and close." Tomlin lamented that the Patriots were able to dictate the pace of play.
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "American first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.
The 28-year-old from Connecticut caught nine passes and scored two touchdowns, the second of them on a 34-yard flea flicker from quarterback Tom Brady, to help New England complete a 36-17 win on Sunday that earned them a spot in the Super Bowl. For Hogan, who was signed by the Patriots as a free agent in March last year after head coach Bill Belichick described him as a "burner" with extraordinary athleticism, it was simply the latest chance for him to make the most of opportunities.
Eric Bledsoe exploded for 40 points as the Phoenix Suns claimed another win over the Toronto Raptors with a 115-103 victory at the Air Canada Center arena. The Suns are riding a modest two game win streak and have now taken both games of the season series against the Raptors. Devin Booker on Sunday added 20 points for the Suns.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.