Americas

Lakers to pay tribute to Kobe at Friday’s game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers will pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on Friday when the team plays its first game since the NBA great died, although details of what that will entail remain unclear.

Grand Slam experience has Muguruza primed for title: Henin

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza’s big-match experience should prove the difference in the Australian Open women’s final against American surprise package Sofia Kenin, according to seven-times Grand Slam champion Justine Henin.

Kenin breaks Australian hearts, topples Barty to reach final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sofia Kenin sent world number one Ash Barty spinning out of the Melbourne Park semi-finals 7-6(6) 7-5 on Thursday to reach her maiden Grand Slam final, crushing Australian hopes of a first home-grown champion in 42 years.