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‘ninth at night’ revisits new orleans a decade after katrina - p o journal


a decade after volunteering in new orleans’s lower ninth ward in the aftermath of hurricane katrina, p og her jane fulton alt continues to return, with her most recent series depicting the ninth ward at night between 2013 and 2015. see her p os and read more here.






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






super bowl facts


super factsparticipants: nfc champion atlanta falcons (13-5) vs. afc champion new england patriots (16-2). this is the second super bowl appearance for the falcons (0-1) and the ninth for the patriots (4-4).when: 5:30 p.m. next sunday.where: nrg stadium (capacity 71,795) in houston will be hosting for the second time.tv: ch. 9 (joe buck, troy aikman, erin andrews, chris myers).earnings: winners $107,000 per player; losers $53,000 per player.line: new england by 3.performers: “america the beautiful” by cast members of “hamilton,” national anthem by luke bryan, halftime show by lady gaga.






wolves-brooklyn game recap


game recapimpact playerkarl-anthony towns, wolveshe had his ninth 30-point game of the season, out-dueling nets big man brook lopez by scoring 27 points with 13 rebounds.by the numbers12-11 the wolves' record in their past 23 games.2 wolves second-half turnovers, after seeing the nets score 15 points off nine first-half turnovers.4 wolves players with at least four ists.kent youngblood






wolves-brooklyn game recap


game recapimpact playerkarl-anthony towns, wolveshe had his ninth 30-point game of the season, out-dueling nets big man brook lopez by scoring 27 points with 13 rebounds.by the numbers12-11 the wolves' record in their past 23 games.2 wolves second-half turnovers, after seeing the nets score 15 points off nine first-half turnovers.129 points by the wolves, a season high.kent youngblood






1,700 volunteers hit the street to count, interview homeless


bundled in jackets and carrying clipboards and flashlights, a record number of volunteers took to the streets throughout san diego county early friday morning in an annual effort aimed at learning more about the area’s homeless.“did we get these people?” asked bernie miles as he pointed to a cluster of sleeping bags against a wall near the san diego civic concourse on c street.miles, his wife tina and chris baltazar are members of episcopal community services and were among 1,700 people countywide who volunteered for the annual point-in-time count organized by the san diego regional task force on the homeless.“we’ll have an idea of what we’re dealing with in terms of numbers,” said miles, adding that volunteering is an alternative to “just driving by and seeing people and not caring.”the e






fans invited to rally for super bowl-bound patriots


foxborough, m . — new england patriots fans will have one more chance to see the team and wish the players luck before they leave to play in the super bowl in houston.the team is inviting fans to a special super bowl send-off rally monday morning on nrg plaza outside the hall at patriot place.the rally will include a performance by the new england patriots cheerleaders.patriots chairman and ceo robert kraft, head coach bill belichick and team captains tom brady, devin mccourty, dont'a hightower and matthew slater will talk to the crowd before the buses leave foxborough for logan international airport.the patriots won their ninth conference championship with a 36-17 victory over the pittsburgh steelers on jan. 22. they will face the atlanta falcons in the super bowl feb. 5.






1,700 volunteers hit the street to count, interview homeless


bundled in jackets and carrying clipboards and flashlights, a record number of volunteers took to the streets throughout san diego county early friday morning in an annual effort aimed at learning more about the area’s homeless.“did we get these people?” asked bernie miles as he pointed to a cluster of sleeping bags against a wall near the san diego civic concourse on c street.miles, his wife tina and chris baltazar are members of episcopal community services and were among 1,700 people countywide who volunteered for the annual point-in-time count organized by the san diego regional task force on the homeless.“we’ll have an idea of what we’re dealing with in terms of numbers,” said miles, adding that volunteering is an alternative to “just driving by and seeing people and not caring.”the e






steph curry scores 43 as warriors hand clippers 46-point loss


stephen curry scored 25 of his 43 points in the third quarter following his first halfcourt buzzer-beater of the season at the end of the first half to lead the golden state warriors to their ninth win in 10 games, 144-98 over the los angeles clippers on urday night. curry's 51-foot s was the spark on a night that began with his playing status in doubt because of a sore left quad. after testing his leg in warmups, curry was cleared to play and showed no signs of being slowed by the injury, hitting nine 3-pointers. kevin durant added 23 points and klay thompson scored 16 to give golden state its eighth straight win over its southern california rival. blake griffin scored 20 points for the struggling clippers, who have lost four of five since star point guard chris paul went down with a torn






arrogate wins $12-million pegasus as california chrome fades to ninth


the  showdown racing fans anticipated between horse of the year california chrome and horse of the world arrogate failed to materialize urday in the pegasus world cup invitational at gulfstream park. arrogate blew open the $12-million race going to the far turn, leaving california chrome in his wake to struggle home a distant ninth, 29 1/2 lengths behind.it was the poorest performance of california chrome's 27-race career, which ended in the pegasus. there was a report x-rays were going to be taken of his right knee.“he didn't look real comfortable,” california chrome trainer art sherman said. “he didn't break as sharp as he usually does and then he got hung out so wide. but down the backside he had no excuse.“he looked like he was listless. i don't know why. this is the first bad race he'






karl-anthony towns, playing despite a bad cold, leads wolves to victory


it wasn’t always perfect, but the wolves did what they had to do urday, with a wire-to-wire victory over the horrible brooklyn nets at target center.karl-anthony towns felt horrible, but played very well, scoring 37 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks. towns had a very bad cold that had him on the verge of not playing in the game; he stayed behind in the training room sleeping as his teammates warmed up for the game. but he played, and he and all four of his fellow starters scored in double figures in what ended up being a one-sided game.here are some notes on the game:--the 129 points the wolves scored was a season high, four better than the 125 they scored twice.--towns had his ninth 30-point game of the season, and his eighth with 30 points and 10 rebounds. he has consecutive 30-poi






your california bucket list: essential adventures and experiences in the golden


why: the winter months mean whale sightings along the california coast, particularly grays but also featuring orca sightings. about 20,000 to 25,000 pacific gray whales migrate every year. to the grays, the warm waters off mexico are a giant nursery; they give birth there before returning north to alaska to feed. what: the winter gray-whale season starts just after christmas, peaks in mid-january and runs through april. sightseeing trips generally last three hours, and depart in mornings or afternoons. first-timers should dress in layers to ward off the chill, wear skid-resistant shoes and bring sunscreen, even on overcast winter days. morning departures are generally gentler than in the afternoons, when the winds pick up. where : piers and harbors across southern california, includi






serial misunderstanding: airpods get the usual treatment


apple has a pretty good thing going with airpods. which, of course, means they must be scorned.writing for cnbc, anita balakrishnan explains “how apple will fix one of the most annoying flaws with airpods.”just one, though! so many annoying flaws. presumably. that’s the thing about unstated umptions. they’re unstated. and umed.a way to recover lost airpods is among the new features apple previewed on tuesday.finally.way to fix the barn door after all the airpods have spilled out into the pasture and rolled down the hill and into the river and were washed into the ocean never to be seen again, apple."find my airpods" will help address a major criticism of the $159 untethered earpods — that they are easy to lose.this is a “major criticism”… that balakrishnan is somehow unable to cite. the ar






miracle survivor larry desjarlais points to gideon bible in hospital room for jo


larry desjarlais was looking to end his life when he jumped from a moving vehicle nearly 3-1/2 years ago and now discusses his relationship to god and conversion in the hospital.“this story has to be told,” said desjarlais in the interview published by minot daily news, explaining that he thought death was the answer, but god had a different plan. “i want to make every person i meet better – or at least try,” he said.it was aug. 7, 2013 when the police was transferring him from rugby to bismarck. drunk and depressed, desjarlais was separated from his daughter and saw the highway.“so when i found out that door opened – i couldn’t live without my baby – i went head first onto the highway,” he said. “they thought i would be a vegetable and a quadrupalegic the rest of my life. but that’s not s






jan. 30 readers letters: beauty, the unstoppable weapon


a friend disheartened by the failure of the french revolution wrote to poet fredrick schiller asking what could be done after the tragic failure of that struggle for liberty. schiller wrote back, “we shall use the unstoppable weapon, beauty.”ludwig beethoven studied schiller’s poem, “ode to joy” for years but despaired of ally capturing such profound sentiments. after 20-some years of study beethoven finally memorialized schiller’s poem in his ninth symphony.last tuesday as kdfc played “beethoven’s ninth” as the no. 1 cl ical favorite selected by listeners, my heart warmed as the orchestra reached the rousing choral climax.  i thought of today’s political climate, with so many anxiously asking, “what shall we do?”  the felt like schiller whispering over my shoulder, “you must use the unsto






no. 15 wisconsin beats rutgers 61-54 in ot


new york — ethan happ scored seven of his career-high 32 points in overtime and no. 15 wisconsin over e offensive struggles to beat rutgers 61-54 on urday at madison square garden.happ was the only player for the badgers (18-3, 7-1 big ten) to shoot above 50 percent (12 for 18) and the team finished at 33.3 percent for the game (20 for 60) including 3 for 23 from 3-point range.corey sanders had 15 points for the scarlet knights (12-10, 1-8), who lost for the ninth time in 10 games.the badgers e into the game tied for first in the big ten with no. 22 maryland. they have won 14 of their last 15 games.wisconsin struggled with its shooting but the badgers made six of their seven s s in the overtime.they took the lead for good on a reverse by happ on which he was fouled. he missed the free thro






critics: downtown st. paul skyways are unsafe, unsightly, mismanaged


thomas dunne and his wife moved to downtown st. paul 12 years ago to take a ntage of the amenities connected to their home via a series of skyways.but at a packed and heated public meeting friday morning, dunne said those amenities have become increasingly more difficult to access as people loiter in the skyways, which is a complex system of private and public space patrolled by both private security and st. paul police.“you’re not going to get killed, you’re not going to get robbed, but you’re going to be bothered,” said dunne. “the fact that no one knows who runs the skyway is pathetic.”several of the approximately 60 people at the skyway governance advisory committee meeting clapped, eager to share stories about getting locked out of the skyway on cold winter nights because different bu






patriots-falcons, the latest case of trophy inequity


the new england patriots are in the super bowl for the ninth time in the last 31 years, chasing their fifth championship next weekend in houston.no coach or player in the current nfl could have a more palpable been-here-before feeling than bill belichick and tom brady. the patriots have won four super bowls in seven appearances since the 2001 season.then there’s the atlanta falcons, still seeking their first vince lombardi trophy after 51 seasons.though this pairing of teams with such disparate title-game histories is striking, it’s not exactly uncommon. here’s a look back at some of the other memorable championship matchups involving trophy-case inequity in major sports:most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.yankees prowess: less than two months after the terrorist atta






the latest: tinen, peers beat bryans for australian title


melbourne, australia — the latest on urday from the australian open (all times local):11:15 p.m.henri tinen of finland and john peers of australia have beaten bob and mike bryan 7-5, 7-5 to win the australian open men's doubles championship, their first grand slam title.the fourth-seeded tinen and peers started playing together at last year's australian open and won five titles together in 2016. they are undefeated in three matches against the bryan brothers, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history.the third-seeded bryans were trying to win their 17th grand slam title, which would have tied them with john newcombe for the most titles all-time.___10:50 p.m.for the fashion-conscious serena williams, it's no surprise she had a pair of shoes with the no. 23 printed on the heel to mar






arrogate wins the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational


there is no doubt now that arrogate is the best horse in the world after winning the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational in convincing fashion. the anticipated matchup with california chrome never really developed as chrome closed out his career with a very disappointing ninth, the worst finish in his 27-race career. urday’s race at gulfstream park in south florida started with arrogate trying to hustle out from the 1 and chrome trying to get to the front from the 12. arrogate fared better as chrome entered the first turn six wide. the two drew even along the backstretch as noble bird and neolithic set the pace.as they navigated the final turn, jockey mike smith asked arrogate to move and he did effortlessly. chrome just didn’t seem to have it and jockey victor espinoza conceded tha






brighton wrestling could bring back the bulldogs' glory days under alum tom wagn


as far as tradition goes, not many high school wrestling programs have more of it than brighton. the bulldogs claim seven team state titles — tied for ninth best in state history — with each championship coming in a span of 11 years starting in 1984.but the last of those titles e in 1994, when tom wagner was a senior at brighton. wagner, now in his 10th season as the bulldogs’ coach, finished his prep career with three team titles and two individual titles. few programs in the history of chsaa have been as dominant as the bulldogs during that time. and few prep wrestlers ever get to experience winning one individual state title, much less two.so when wagner accepted the job in the fall of 2006, he made it his mission to bring back the magic, and since then the bulldogs earned one top-five






wolves eventually pull away from league-worst nets


maybe it was too easy. for much of the timberwolves’ game with the brooklyn nets urday night at target center, the offense e pretty easily for the wolves, so maybe they didn’t buckle down enough on the other end.it was the nets, after all. the league’s worst outfit, one that come into the game on a four-game losing streak and having lost 15 of their last 16 games. and they were playing on the back end of a back-to-back to boot.in any case, the wolves did what they had to in a 129-109 victory over brooklyn.eventually.minnesota led by 14 in the first quarter, by 11 late in the second, by eight at the half. and every time the nets did enough stick around.wolves 129, brooklyn 109 monday: 7 p.m. vs. orlando (fsn)but a strong run to end the third quarter propelled the wolves — who never trailed






federer beats nadal in australian final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer has won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday.it was the 35-year-old federer's fifth australian title, his first at a major since wimbledon in 2012, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal, and had only previously beaten the left-handed spaniard in 11 of their 34 matches.both players were returning from extended layoffs for injuries — federer the left knee; nadal the left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively.nadal remains equal second with pete sampras on the all-time list, with the






the latest: federer takes opening set vs nadal in final


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):8:15 p.m.roger federer has captured the opening set against rafael nadal 6-4 in the final of the australian open.the 17th-seeded federer converted the only break point of the set when nadal hit a backhand error in the seventh game, giving the swiss star a 4-3 lead. federer only lost four points on his serve in the entire set.federer is back in the australian open final for the first time since 2010, when he won his fourth title at melbourne park. he's aiming to extend his record grand slam total to 18 with a win here.the ninth-seeded nadal is aiming to win his first major title since the 2014 french open and his 15th overall. he's only won once in australia in 2009.___5:30 p.m.abigail spears and juan sebas






no. 15 wisconsin beats rutgers 61-54 in ot


new york — ethan happ had just scored 32 of wisconsin's 61 points and when he was done with a tv interview, the badger fans at madison square garden cheered him as he left the court waving and blowing kisses."it's always special to play in msg but once you get going it turns into a basketball game," the sophomore forward said after the 15th-ranked badgers survived a bad offensive game for a 61-54 overtime victory over rutgers on urday. "but when you get a curtain call in madison square garden you're not going to turn it down."happ scored seven of his career-high total in the overtime and he scored eight of wisconsin's points in the 13-4 rally to close regulation, including the basket that tied it at 45 with 2 seconds left."no one could throw it in the ocean for most of the game," wisconsin






gut crashes; shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; vonn content in 12th


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — lara gut crashed, mikaela shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth, while lindsey vonn was just happy to make it down safely in 12th.it was an up-and-down day for the biggest names in women's ski racing sunday as ilka stuhec of slovenia took a ntage of bib no. 1 to win the first world cup super-g of her career.stuhec finished 0.31 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and 0.70 in front of two-time overall champion anna veith of austria.gut, the defending overall champion, was fastest through the first two checkpoints when she lost control and twisted around in the air. she was fortunate to land with her skis facing downhill and e away with only bruises on her right leg and arm, according to the swiss team."that's not the way i expected to end my weekend," gu






gut crashes; shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; vonn content in 12th


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — lara gut crashed. mikaela shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth. lindsey vonn, meanwhile, was just happy to make it down safely in 12th.it was an up and down day for the biggest names in women's ski racing sunday as ilka stuhec of slovenia took a ntage of bib no. 1 to win the first world cup super-g of her career.stuhec finished 0.31 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and 0.70 in front of two-time overall champion anna veith of austria.gut, the defending overall champion, was fastest through the first two checkpoints when she lost control and twisted around in the air. she was fortunate to land with her skis facing downhill and e away with only bruises on her right leg and arm, according to the swiss team."that's not the way i expected to end my weeken






stephen curry's 43 helps warriors top clippers 144-98


by josh dubow, the ociated press oakland, calif. — when kevin durant arrived in golden state this season, stephen curry made an extra effort early in the season to make sure his new teammate got his s s.warriors coach steve kerr wanted curry to know how important it was for him to be aggressive as well.with his first halfcourt buzzer-beater of the season followed by a dazzling quarter, curry looked just like the player who won the mvp the past two years.curry scored 25 of his 43 points in the third quarter following his long-range s to end of the first half, leading the warriors to their ninth win in 10 games, 144-98 over the los angeles clippers on urday night.“i have to be aggressive,” curry said. “that’s the thing about us. we do have a lot of talent. there’s a balancing act with it.”cu






interesting thing of the day


like many people, i’ve tried very hard to forget my days in junior high school. that was an unpleasant time in my life for all the usual reasons, and thankfully most of it is now a dim blur. but a few pleasant moments do stand out in my memory. one of those was a report i did for my ninth-grade science cl . for reasons i no longer recall, the topic i chose was pascal’s law, and i must have prepared well for that 10-minute presentation, because i could probably stand up and give pretty much the same talk today, even though i never went on to study any more about it.pascal’s law describes the behavior of fluids in a closed system, and says, to oversimplify somewhat, that the pressure the fluids exert is always the same throughout the system. this is the principle that enables hydraulic press






roger federer defeats rafael nadal in australian open final for 18th major title


roger federer has won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday. it was the 35-year-old federer's fifth australian title, his first at a major since wimbledon in 2012, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis from spain. federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal, and had only previously beaten the left-handed spaniard in 11 of their 34 matches. both players were returning from extended layoffs for injuries — federer the left knee; nadal the left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively. nadal remains equal second with pete sampras on the all-time list, with the last of his 14






leo santa cruz regains belt with majority decision over carl frampton


leo santa cruz said it was a big relief to take the inspired stand he made urday night.the los angeles boxer not only avenged his only loss, he handed gritty champion carl frampton his lone defeat, recaptured the featherweight belt he lost six months earlier and injected his sport with a compelling rivalry that begs for more.santa cruz (33-1-1) edged frampton (23-1) by majority decision at mgm grand, with judges dave moretti and glenn feldman giving him 115-113 scores after judge burt clements turned in a 114-114 card.“we got the belt back,” santa cruz said. “i had to fight smart. i did what i had to do.”three-division champion santa cruz, after getting struck by frampton’s more defining blows in his july loss, made a point of relying on his seven-inch reach a ntage in this meeting to set






director zack snyder discusses superman’s role in ‘justice league’


share thistagsamy adamsbatmanbatman v supermanbatman v superman dawn of justicebatman vs supermanben affleckciaran hindscyborgdc comicsdiane laneezra millerflashgal gadotgeoff johnshenry cavillhenry cavill supermanjason momoajeremy ironsjesse eisenbergjk simmonsjustice leaguejustice league filmjustice league movielaurence fishburneray fishersteppenwolfsupermanwarner broswillem dafoezack snyderwarner bros has kept the role of superman a secret in the beginning of justice league as the final events of batman v. superman: dawn of justice left the world believing the kryptonian was dead. director zack snyder re ures fans that the man of steel will have a “big part” in the jl film.“superman does play a big part in this movie. his presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…” snyder tel






director zack snyder discusses superman’s role in ‘justice league’


share thistagsamy adamsbatmanbatman v supermanbatman v superman dawn of justicebatman vs supermanben affleckciaran hindscyborgdc comicsdiane laneezra millerflashgal gadotgeoff johnshenry cavillhenry cavill supermanjason momoajeremy ironsjesse eisenbergjk simmonsjustice leaguejustice league filmjustice league movielaurence fishburneray fishersteppenwolfsupermanwarner broswillem dafoezack snyderwarner bros has kept the role of superman a secret in the beginning of justice league as the final events of batman v. superman: dawn of justice left the world believing the kryptonian was dead. director zack snyder re ures fans that the man of steel will have a “big part” in the jl film.“superman does play a big part in this movie. his presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…” snyder tel






postgame: akeem springs wasn't to blame for gophers loss to maryland


akeem springs blamed himself for the gophers’ demoralizing 85-78 loss urday against no. 22 maryland, because he felt like he didn’t do enough to lead his team down the stretch.but the 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior scored a season-best 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, which included 14 of his steam’s 18 points during one stretch to answer the ter ins.“to pull out tough games like this your seniors have to step up,” said springs, who talked about mistakes defensively costing his team the game.first off, springs is the only senior who has contributing role for this team on the floor. secondly, it was valiant for springs to take responsibility for the gophers getting outplayed down the stretch, instead of throwing his teammates under the bus.but this fifth straight loss wasn’t his fault. springs i






director zack snyder discusses superman’s role in ‘justice league’


share thistagsamy adamsbatmanbatman v supermanbatman v superman dawn of justicebatman vs supermanben affleckciaran hindscyborgdc comicsdiane laneezra millerflashgal gadotgeoff johnshenry cavillhenry cavill supermanjason momoajeremy ironsjesse eisenbergjk simmonsjustice leaguejustice league filmjustice league movielaurence fishburneray fishersteppenwolfsupermanwarner broswillem dafoezack snyderwarner bros has kept the role of superman a secret in the beginning of justice league as the final events of batman v. superman: dawn of justice left the world believing the kryptonian was dead. director zack snyder re ures fans that the man of steel will have a “big part” in the jl film.“superman does play a big part in this movie. his presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…” snyder tel






the latest: federer wins 3rd set, leads aussie final 2-1


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):9:35 p.m.federer saved three break points with aces in an opening game that lasted more than eight minutes to hold, then broke nadal in the next to take control of the third set. he had three break-point chances to take a 4-0 lead but nadal held serve after 14-point game.federer won the next three games and served out. he is potentially one set away from an 18th grand slam title.federer won the first set 6-4 and nadal won the second set 6-3.___8:55 p.m.rafael nadal has won the second set 6-3 to level the australian open final against roger federer at one set each.federer won the first set 6-4, conceding just four points on serve. in the second, nadal got breaks in federer's first two service games to take






serena williams wins australian open, her 23rd grand slam event, at sister venus


melbourne, australia – serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivaled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they began playing together in compton, calif., hardly a bed for tennis, w






the latest: nadal forces 5th set in australian open final


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federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


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by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the australian open final.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.“against rafa it’s always epic,” federer said after sunday’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. “this one means a lot to me because he’s caused me problems over the years.”federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he’d played against nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings. he also hadn’t beaten the left-handed spaniard for a major championship since wim






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roger federer beats rafael nadal at aussie open to win 18th grand slam title


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