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Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday. Three-time Olympic silver medalist Vylegzhanin won in a time of 1 hour 21 minutes 54.8 seconds in front of his home crowd. Switzerland's Dario Cologna, who won the men's 15K race at the same venue Friday, could...
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Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through the first four rounds in Melbourne without dropping a set. Wickmayer, ranked 80th, had won the pair's two previous matches. No. 3-seeded Halep was the runner-up...
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AFC rejects Iran's protest over Asian Cup quarterfinal

SYDNEY (AP) The Asian Football Confederation has rejected a protest from Iran over its quarterfinal loss to Iraq in the continental championship, saying the complaint over the eligibility of Alaa Abdulzehra was unfounded. The AFC disciplinary committee held an emergency meeting Sunday, on the eve of the Asian Cup semifinal between South Korea and Iraq in Sydney, and gave Iran the...
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Factory Porsches involved in multi-car accident during Rolex 24 (VIDEO)

Both of the GT Le Mans class contending factory Porsche North America entries have been involved in a multi-car accident just prior to the halfway mark of the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Marc Lieb and the Christoffer Nygaard-driven No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage collided, which also later collected the sister No. 912 Porsche driven by Earl Bamber...
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Canard wins Oakland SX as Roczen crashes, loses championship lead

Trey Canard raced to his first Monster Energy Supercross victory in nearly four years, winning the 450SX Main Event Saturday night in Oakland. Team Honda's Canard, who passed Chad Reed on the sixth lap at O.co Coliseum, last won in Arlington, Texas, in April 2011. "I don't know what to say," Canard said. "I didn't think I would be on the podium after the first few laps. It was busy...
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'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women's tennis stars. Is everyone...
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UC Irvine beats Hawaii 78-72 for fourth straight win

HAWAII (AP) Will Davis II had 17 points, Alex Young scored 15 and UC Irvine held off Hawaii 78-72 on Saturday night. Young had a 3-pointer with 1:22 left for a 74-70 lead and two free throws with 25 seconds left to cap the scoring for UC Irvine (11-8, 4-1 Big West). Hawaii (14-7, 2-3) scored 11 straight to close within 63-61 with 6:33 left. UCI's Dominique Dunning stopped the run...
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Wizards-Nuggets Preview

John Wall broke out of a brief shooting slump but couldn't keep the Washington Wizards from being plagued by another poor second half. The Denver Nuggets remain stuck in their own offensive rut. Both teams will try to avoid matching their longest losing streaks this season Sunday night in Denver. The Wizards (29-15) lost 103-96 to Portland on Saturday, opening a four-game Western...
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Randle, Brown and Nastic lead Stanford over ASU 89-70

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown and Stefan Nastic each recorded at least 20 points and Stanford ran away from Arizona State 89-70 Saturday night. Randle and Brown contributed 21 points apiece and Nastic added 20 as the Cardinal (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) won their eighth in 10 games. Rosco Allen had 12 points for Stanford. Savon Goodman came off the bench to score 18...
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Making the grade: Passes/Fails from FOX UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Johnson

The UFC crowned a new No. 1 contender on Saturday night as Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson's improbable story of redemption came full circle when he took out Alexander Gustafsson by knockout in the first round of their matchup in Stockholm, Sweden. The 30,000 fans packed inside were all rooting for their hometown hero Gustafsson, but Johnson silenced each and every one of them with a dominant...
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Grizzlies coast past Sixers behind Randolph, Green

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The experience of the Memphis Grizzlies was just too much for the young Philadelphia 76ers. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 as the Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win on Saturday night. ''They have a bunch of veterans who know how to play the game,'' said Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams, who had 10 points. ''They're a tough...
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Hammonds, Long Beach St. top Cal State-Northridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) Travis Hammonds scored 11 of his season-high 16 points in the final 5:45, and senior David Samuels grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Long Beach State beat Cal State-Northridge 64-58 on Saturday night. Mike Caffey had 14 points and five assists for Long Beach State (10-11, 4-1 Big West) and Tyler Lamb scored 10 with four steals. Caffey made 1 of 2 free throws...
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. So much so, she notices when they've added a new song to their repertoire. Clad in red-and-white T-shirts spelling `G-E-N-I-E', the group serenades Bouchard during her matches at the Australian Open with pop songs they've recast...
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Berdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic. With his new fiancee Ester Satorova watching from the stands, the seventh-seeded Berdych hit 52 winners and broke Tomic four times to advance to a matchup with Rafael Nadal. Berdych reached the quarters...
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Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson. The 2009 Australian Open winner turned around the first set - and ultimately the match - in the 11th and 12th games. Nadal saved five break points, clinching the game with an ace and service winner...
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Celtics-Warriors Preview

While Klay Thompson may have gotten used to playing in Stephen Curry's shadow, he's going to have a hard time staying out of the spotlight going forward. Thompson looks to build on a once-in-a-lifetime performance as the Golden State Warriors try to extend their franchise-record 18-game home winning streak Sunday night against the Boston Celtics. Thompson dominated the headlines...
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Undermanned SKorea sweat on Son for Asian Cup semifinals

South Korea is sweating on the health of key playmaker Son Heung-min for Sunday's Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq, with his availability key to its chances of ending its long title drought in the continental championship. The Bayer Leverkusen creative midfielder missed two group games with illness before returning for the extra-time quarterfinal win over Uzbekistan. The exertion...
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Rohan Dennis wins Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Australia's Rohan Dennis won the Tour Down Under cycle race on Sunday when his United States-based BMC team helped him defend a two-second lead on the 90-kilometer (56-mile) final stage around the streets of Adelaide. Wouter Wippert of the Netherlands won the final stage from Australia's Heinrech Haussler and Belgium's Boris Vallee. But Dennis claimed his...
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No. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushes Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Stanley Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and No. 7 Arizona avenged last season's loss in Berkeley by crushing California 73-50 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (18-2, 6-1 Pac-12) overcame early foul trouble to their frontcourt to finish the first half ahead by 10. They came out of the break with another big burst, going ahead...
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Samford holds off Western Carolina 78-72

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Darius Jones-Gibson scored 19 points, Michael Bradley added 16, and Samford held off a second-half surge by Western Carolina 78-72 on Saturday night. Christen Cunningham scored 13 points, Marcus Johnson added 12, Tyler Hood 11, and the Bulldogs (9-14, 2-8 Southern Conference) made 26 of 28 free throws. After seven lead changes and four ties, Hood put Samford...
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Avila's leads Colorado St. past San Diego St.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) J.J. Avila scored a season-high 29 points, on 12-of-16 shooting, to help Colorado State hold off a late surge by San Diego State for a 79-73 win Saturday night. Colorado State (18-2, 5-2 Mountain West) led by as many as 12 in the second half and Stanton Kidd's 3-pointer with 9:40 to go gave the Rams a 65-55 advantage. Malik Pope, who led San Diego State...
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Waldow, Jackson lead Saint Mary's over Portland 74-64

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Brad Waldow had 19 points and nine rebounds, Garrett Jackson added 18 and eight, and Saint Mary's overcame a slow start Saturday to beat Portland 74-64. The Gaels (16-4, 8-1 West Coast Conference) scored 14 straight points to pull in front at 54-45 midway through the second half. Bryce Pressley's 3-pointer with 1:22 left closed Portland (12-9, 3-6) within six...
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Idaho knocks off Northern Colorado 83-79

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Mike Scott scored 23 points, Connor Hill had 21 and Idaho knocked off Northern Colorado 83-79 on Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak. Scott was 7 of 11 from the floor with three 3-pointers and six assists, while Hill was 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Idaho (8-10, 3-4 Big Sky) shot 59 percent from the floor, including 11 of 19 on 3-pointers. Bira Seck added...
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Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Damian Lillard added 20 points and seven assists as the Blazers snapped two-game losing streak. Tied at 79 midway through the fourth quarter,...
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No. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushing Cal 73-50

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Stanley Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and No. 7 Arizona avenged last season's loss in Berkeley by crushing California 73-50 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (18-2, 6-1 Pac-12) overcame early foul trouble to their frontcourt to finish the first half ahead by 10. They came out of the break with another big burst, going...
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