WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) - Showing the maturity of a widely touted future star, Clement Noel held off a fierce Austrian challenge in a World Cup slalom Sunday for his first career win. The 21-year-old Frenchman saw his first-run lead almost vanish before crossing the line 0.08 seconds ahead of Manuel Feller. The world's best men's slalom skier, Marcel Hirscher, had the fastest second run yet still trailed Noel by 0.10 in third place.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Anyone unfamiliar with Danielle Collins - and that could be forgiven, really, considering her 0-5 mark at majors until this Australian Open - got a sense of what she's all about during her surprisingly easy upset of former No. 1 Angelique Kerber. Not just the 6-0, 6-2 scoreline Sunday that eliminated a three-time Grand Slam champion and put the unseeded Collins in the quarterfinals.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Frances Tiafoe just kept shaking his head and calling the whole thing "crazy" and "unbelievable." Which it all kind of is. That he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal on his 21st birthday by beating No. 20 seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (1), 7-5 at the Australian Open on Sunday. That he did it with the hydrating help of pickle juice guzzled during changeovers to fend off cramps.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 1:55 a.m. Sloane Stephens' best Australian Open in five years has ended with a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 loss to unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the fourth round that lasted 2½ hours and finished at nearly 2 a.m.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Sunday while Lindsey Vonn failed to finish her final race in Cortina. Taking advantage of a tricky course set by one of her coaches, Shiffrin finished 0.16 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Tamara Tippler of Austria finished third, 0.18 behind. Vonn was in podium contention until she clipped a gate midway down and got bounced off course. Vonn plans to retire in December.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo's next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights - and the hope that the pounding he put on T.J. Dillashaw early Sunday was enough to keep a sparkling new UFC title belt around his waist for more than one fight. Cejudo turned champ vs. champ into a super quick mismatch.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Champ vs. champ was over in less than a minute.