The Australian Open men's singles quarterfinals are off and rolling, and yesterday, two of the game's biggest stars earned their spots in what is sure to be a closely contested match. After smashing his racket, Andy Murray was able to top Stephane Robert 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2. He'll go on to meet Roger Federer, who had an easier day against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer advanced with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win, and he will face Murray tomorrow at 3:30AM eastern time.
In the NBA, Martin Luther King Day celebrations were in full swing as several players broke out Black History Month variations of their sneakers. Houston's Chandler Parsons was the most dominant player of the night, dropping 31 points, 10 boards, and 7 assists on the Portland Trail Blazers.
In NCAA men's Top 25 action, No. 8 Kansas remained hot with a 78-68 win over No. 24 Baylor, which pushes the Jayhawks to 5-0 in Big 12 match-ups. Perry Ellis came up big in the Kansas win with 18 points and 5 boards.
Catch up on all this and more after the jump.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.
Al Jefferson Turns in Another Strong Performance
Shoe: Nike Hyperfuse 2013
Player: Al Jefferson
Game: Charlotte vs. Toronto
Key Stat: 22 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists
Anthony Davis Takes it to Memphis in the Hyperposite PE
Shoe: Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE
Player: Anthony Davis
Game: New Orleans vs. Memphis
Key Stat: 27 points, 10 rebounds
Chandler Parsons Dominates Portland in the Zoom Hyper Rev "BHM"
Shoe: Nike Zoom Hyper Rev
Player: Chandler Parsons
Game: Houston vs. Portland
Key Stat: 31 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists
Andy Murray Heads to Quarterfinals in the adidas Barricade 8.0
Shoe: adidas Barricade 8.0
Player: Andy Murray
Game: vs. Stephane Robert
Key Stat: 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2
Blake Griffin Leads Clippers to Win in Super.Fly 2 PE
Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2 "BHM" PE
Player: Blake Griffin
Game: LAC vs. Detroit
Key Stat: 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Federer Moves on in the Zoom Vapor 9.5
Shoe: Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour
Player: Roger Federer
Game: vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Key Stat: 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Perry Ellis Leads Jayhawks Past No. 24 Baylor
Shoe: adidas Crazy Shadow 2.0
Player: Perry Ellis
Game: Kansas vs. Baylor
Key Stat: 18 points, 5 rebounds
LeBron Pays Tribute in the Zoom Soldier VII "BHM"
Shoe: Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Player: LeBron James
Game: Miami vs. Atlanta
Key Stat: 30 points, 6 assists