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Bryan brothers out in third round of Australian Open doubles

  Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Bryans lost to 14th-seeded Dominic Inglot of Britain and Florin Mergea of Romania 7-6 (4), 6-3. The Bryans have captured six of their 16 career Grand Slam doubles titles at the Australian...
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Ty Lawson returns for Nuggets, misses key shot in loss to Wizards

  Ty Lawson picked apart the Washington Wizards most of the night. With the game on the line, the Denver guard came up short. Lawson scored 31 point and dished out 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets lineup but missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds of overtime in a 117-115 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. ''I think he thought the time was running out and he shot...
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Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort to become a sports destination. Glendale bet big on professional sports in recent years then the economy tanked...
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Jury could be seated in murder trial of ex-Patriot Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A jury could be seated in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh has settled on a pool of 53 potential jurors who made it through screening for biases and hardships. Prosecutors and the defense are expected to be allowed Monday to excuse up to 18 people each...
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Pro Bowl a testing range for quirky rules

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The odd rules that the NFL tried in the Pro Bowl made for a strange sideshow. No kickoffs, no blitzing, alternate possessions to start each quarter, two-minute warnings for each quarter and stopping the clock when a running play doesn't gain a yard in the final two minutes. And skinny little goal posts, particularly hard to hit on longer extra-point kicks. A...
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Nishikori through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain. Hundreds of Japanese fans, many waving flags and some in traditional costumes, cheered Nishikori on from the stands at Rod Laver Arena. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, a quarterfinalist here in 2012, will...
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Clippers use stifling defense to pull away from Suns

  Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers are known for their offense. But it was a stifling defense late Sunday night that made the difference against the Phoenix Suns. Blake Griffin and Paul scored 23 points each and the Clippers used a 15-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Suns 120-100 for their fourth straight win. Los Angeles held Phoenix to one field goal over the final 7:58...
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Australia, UAE aiming for their first Asian Cup titles

If the detour leads to the ultimate destination for Tim Cahill and the Socceroos, Australians won't be worried at all about the route the national team has taken to the Asian Cup final. Australia takes on the United Arab Emirates in the semifinals on Tuesday at Newcastle, 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Sydney. Organizers no doubt would have preferred a semifinal at a heaving...
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Keys beats Brengle in battle of Madisons at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Madison Keys advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-2, 6-4 win over good friend and fellow American Madison Brengle in a battle of the Madisons at the Australian Open on Monday. The 19-year-old Keys dominated the match, hitting 38 winners to just three for Brengle and breaking her opponent four times. It was the first time since Jennifer...
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Nate Buss lifts No. 20 Northern Iowa over Illinois State with late shot

  Nate Buss probably wasn't the first Northern Iowa player that Illinois State expected to take the deciding shot. But Buss was more than ready. Buss hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 5.1 seconds left and No. 20 Northern Iowa edged Illinois State 54-53 on Sunday. ''This shot was in my head all game,'' Buss said. A senior reserve, Buss hasn't started this season and was averaging...
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Nuggets-Clippers Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers may be proud of their recent defensive success, but ranking among the best offensive teams in the NBA could be key against the defensively challenged Denver Nuggets. The Clippers could be in for another terrific performance as they try to beat the sputtering Denver Nuggets for the eighth time in nine tries at home Monday night. Los Angeles (30-14) is yielding...
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When the Penguin went on strike

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James Harden scores 37 in Rockets' rout of Lakers

  After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish. Kobe Bryant used to do that job for the Lakers, and they might find out Monday whether he'll do it again this year. Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory without Dwight...
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Lesnar, Reigns get wins, but one giant loss dominates Royal Rumble

WWE held its annual Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View Sunday in Philadelphia. There was a match of the year candidate ... and it wasn't the Royal Rumble. And there were plenty of ticked off fans ... and they went off before the ring was even half full for the Rumble. The show was stolen by Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and John Cena in the Triple Threat match for the WWE Heavyweight Championship...
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Serena Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A fan cried out some advice that Serena Williams says helped her win a very tough fourth-round match. The No. 1-ranked Williams was down a set and trying to find a solution - when she heard a voice. ''Someone in the crowd was like, `Come on Serena use spin!' and I was like, `OK,''' Williams said after coming back 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to beat Garbine Muguruza and...
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No. 13 Maryland uses last-second tip-in to edge Northwestern

  The 13th-ranked basketball team in the country shouldn't require a furious comeback and a very fortunate tip-in to beat a struggling squad at home. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon knows this. Yet he had absolutely no complaints after the Terrapins did exactly that to squeeze past Northwestern 68-67 on Sunday night. Melo Trimble scored 27 points, and a put-back by Dez Wells with 1...
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Bryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Bryans lost to 14th-seeded Dominic Inglot of Britain and Florin Mergea of Romania 7-6 (4), 6-3. The Bryans have captured six of their 16 career Grand Slam doubles...
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Pats plan to leave for Super Bowl before major snowstorm hits Boston

  The New England Patriots should be on their way to the Super Bowl in Arizona before a major snowstorm arrives. The team plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m. Light snow is expected at mid-day before intensifying at night. On their way to the airport, team owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and coach...
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Spurs rally with second-half defense to top Bucks

  Milwaukee is developing a dynamic defense, but the San Antonio Spurs demonstrated how far the young Bucks still have to go. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday night. Boris Diaw added 14 points, helping the Spurs win their fifth straight...
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Defending champ Wawrinka into Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Stan Wawrinka stayed in contention for a second consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals. Wawrinka saved four set points in the last tiebreaker while trailing 6-2, then saved a fifth before clinching the 3-hour, 2-minute match on his second match point....
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Watt dances and dazzles at the Pro Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) J.J. brought some Wattage to the Pro Bowl with an array of athleticism and hip-shaking shimmying. Even in a game his team didn't win, J.J. Watt found a way to steal the show - just like he had all season. Capping an electrifying season, Watt intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and showed off his dance moves to a sellout crowd at the Pro Bowl Sunday night...
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Miguel Angel Jimenez closes with 66 to win Champions Tour opener

  Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara. The Spaniard closed with a 6-under-par 66 for his second victory in three career starts on the 50-and-over tour. He broke a tie with O'Meara with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th...
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NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site

Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its website or to its broadcast partners. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official...
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Big 12 Hoops Power Rankings: Jan 26-31

When the team slotted last in the Big 12 Power Rankings beats the team in first, you know you're due for a tough time putting together the next week's rendition.  No worries, it has arrived. Of course, it looks a lot different than last week. Only one team in the top seven is in the same spot they were a week ago.  1. Kansas: 16-3, 5-1 Big 12. Last week: 2. A week after losing...
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James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat. Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games. Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised...
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