Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Kerber reaches fourth round in Melbourne with win over Giorgi
Angelique Kerber moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 win over Camila Giorgi, extending her unbeaten record against the Italian to 5-0. The German 17th seed, who won the title in 2016, was barely troubled in the first set as the erratic Giorgi served up eight double faults and 20 unforced errors.
Through 16 seasons, Manning says he did it 'my way'
Not one for flash or grandstanding, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday quoting the time-worn wisdom of Frank Sinatra, another New York icon who sang: "I did it my way." Call him plain-spoken or even low-energy, Manning has heard it all in his 16 seasons with the Giants, along the way picking up two Super Bowl championships while never trying to match the big personalities of the big city he would come to represent.
Olympics: Jordan to hold boxing qualifiers after move from Wuhan - IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more than 1,300 infected globally, but most of the cases and all of the deaths so far have been in Wuhan, where officials have imposed severe restrictions on travel and public gatherings.
Figure skating: Liu defends U.S. title with flawless free skate
Alysa Liu successfully defended her women's title at the U.S. Figure Staking Championships in North Carolina on Friday after the 14-year-old delivered a brilliant free skate routine. Liu won by a runaway 10 points over Mariah Bell with a performance that stamped her as one of America's biggest hopes heading toward the 2022 Winter Olympics.
World Golf Group says it wants to work with established tours
A group trying to organize a new circuit of lucrative global golf tournaments said on Friday it wanted to work with the game's established tours rather than be a rival. The World Golf Group, responding to a report on the website https://www.geoffshackelford.com of golf journalist Geoff Shackelford that it was "making another fervent bid to lure top players away from the PGA and European Tours with plans to start in 2022 or 2023," issued a press release addressing the matter.
Golf: First hole at Torrey Pines bites Woods again
The first hole on the Torrey Pines South Course tripped up Tiger Woods once again on Friday in the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open. After hitting his approach shot to 25 feet at the par-four hole, Woods shockingly four-putted for a double-bogey -- the 13th four-putt of his PGA Tour career.
NHL All-Star Skills: Barzal nips McDavid to win Fastest Skater
New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal ended Connor McDavid's three-year run as the NHL's fastest skater, edging the Edmonton Oilers star in the first event of the NHL All-Star Skills on Friday in St. Louis. Barzal skated a lap in 13.175 seconds, topping McDavid's 13.215.
Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open
Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): 1440 SWIATEK ADVANCES WITH UPSET WIN OVER VEKIC
NBA notebook: Mavs reportedly getting Warriors C Cauley-Stein
A trade is in the works that will send Golden State Warriors 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN reported Friday. Citing league sources, ESPN reported the Warriors will receive a 2020 second-round draft pick.
Pavlyuchenkova beats Pliskova as seeds continue to tumble
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova secured her first career victory in seven attempts over world number two Karolina Pliskova on Saturday as the Australian Open lost another high seed in the third round. Russian Pavlyuchenkova battled to a 7-6(4) 7-6(3) win over the second-seeded Czech, who joined defending champion Naomi Osaka and 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in making third-round exits.