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Andy Murray races into third round at Australian Open

 

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray raced through his second-round match like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 against an Aussie who was playing on Rod Laver Arena for the first time.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Lleyton Hewitt retires in farewell at Australian Open

 

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of "C'MON!" Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on center court and said farewell.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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McIlroy upstages Spieth in Abu Dhabi; US amateur takes lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jordan Spieth was aggrieved at being given a warning for slow play, and complained that his tee shots were "short and crooked."

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Tennis stars, past and present, want names of match-fixers

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a "major wake-up call for the world of tennis."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Tsonga to the rescue of ailing ball girl

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Backstrom, Ovechkin power 1st-place Caps past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A refreshed Braden Holtby handled an early push from Columbus until Washington's high-powered offense revved up.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Djokovic wins, and again faces questions about match-fixing

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic won a match at the Australian Open and was confronted by questions about match-fixing in the sport.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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AP source: Josh Gordon applies to the NFL for reinstatement

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon has asked the NFL for another chance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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