Chile extends US winless streak in soccer

...of Roberto Gutierrez's equalizer.With the defeat to Chile, the United States has lost three consecutive games for the first time since late 2009 and early 2010, and they have one victory in nine matches since beating Ghana in their World Cup...

Georgia Tech routs Miami for first ACC win of the season

...in the paint.Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-7 ACC) was off to its worst start in the league since 2002, and won for the first time since Dec. 30. Miami (14-6, 4-3) lost at home while ranked for the third time this season, with each defeat...

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

...spending and help power faster economic growth this year. Most economists forecast growth will top 3 percent in 2015 for the first time in a decade.Yet wage growth has lagged hiring. Average wages increased only 1.7 percent in 2014. That's down...

Novak Djokovic cruises into Australian Open semifinals

...sheer thrill of being in the final four of a major for the first time."It's amazing," said Keys, who was coached...might feature an all-Williams matchup at a major for the first time since the 2009 Wimbledon final.Williams' win didn't...

Bulldogs starting to turn heads with five-game SEC winning streak

...the end of the game."Georgia travels to South Carolina on Saturday, looking to make it six SEC wins in a row for the first time since 2001. After that, it's a trip to Lexington to face top-ranked Kentucky.Much like the nearby Atlanta...

Augusta homeless count expanded as federal funds decrease

...based off the city's homeless count, which is held every two years. It runs through Saturday and was expanded for the first time into south Augusta this year to include a segment of the population many feel has been largely overlooked in past totals...

Business news

...Russia's credit grade downgraded to 'junk'MOSCOW - Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.The downgrade by Standard...

Ex-Laney star Khadijiah Cave scores career-high 21 points as Baylor rolls

...three-game skid in December, coach Sherri Coale had a feeling her team could be special.So far Coale has been right.Oklahoma hasn't lost a Big 12 game yet this season and the Sooners entered the Top 25 for the first time since 2013 on Monday.

Tomas Berdych eliminates Rafael Nadal in quarterfinals of Australian Open

...while thankful for the win, was reminded of a quote from the late Vitas Gerulaitis after beating Jimmy Connors for the first time in 16 matches: "Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."So no one, not even Nadal, could beat Berdych...

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

...But we also had some moments where we didn't play very good at all."The Capitals not only missed the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons last year, Ovechkin's frustrations were compounded on the other side of the Atlantic. That's...