Tennis stars look forward to start of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two days before the Australian Open begins, a stream of top players fronted news conferences Saturday to talk about their chances in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. Here are excerpts of what they said:

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6 minor leaguers suspended 50 games for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers Carlos Gonzalez of Cincinnati, Gary Cornish of the New York Mets and Makay Nelson of Houston and Boston outfielder Tyler Spoon have been suspended 50 games following positive tests for banned stimulants under baseball's minor league drug program.

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Hot-shooting Badgers blitz Ohio State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta watched Wisconsin's loss to Purdue and wondered the chances the Badgers would shoot that way again.

 

Turns out not great.

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