Defending champ Djokovic to face top-ranked Murray in final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived five match points to beat Fernando Verdasco and set up a final against top-ranked Andy Murray, who had far less trouble winning his semifinal as he recorded a seventh straight victory against Tomas Berdych.

  • Written by SANDRA HARWITT , Associated Press

No. 20 Purdue holds off Ohio State rally to win 76-75

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State fought back furiously from a 10-point deficit in the second half against No. 20 Purdue on Thursday night, but a desperate rally came up just short.

  • Written by MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer

Troy Terry lifts US past Canada in world junior thriller

MONTREAL (AP) — Troy Terry scored the lone shootout goal, Tyler Parsons stopped all five shots he faced in the tiebreaker and the United States outlasted Canada 5-4 on Thursday night to win the world junior hockey title.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS