The fourth-round ousting of Andy Roddick by Swiss foe Stanislas Wawrinka means that no Americans advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time since 1987, when the field expanded to 128. Said Roddick, who's reached only one Grand Slam quarterfinal since Wimbledon '09, "I was frustrated."
Toronto has crumbled in the New Year, having lost eight of 10 with victories over only the Cavs and the Kings (combined winning percentage: .203). The good news? The Raptors' next five opponents are a combined 81--131. The bad? They're still 20½ games out of first in the Atlantic.
Ottawa averages 18,237 fans, fifth best in the NHL, but there ain't much to see these days. The Sens had lost five straight through Monday and had an NHL-worst --51 goal differential, leaving them 14 points out of a playoff spot approaching the All-Star Game.
Jeff Bzdelik's first year at Wake Forest has been a flop. His Demon Deacons are losers of nine out of 10, including five ACC losses by an average of 25.6 points. DePaul's Blue Demons have fared no better: They've lost seven straight and sit dead last in the Big East.