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Saturday - 2/16/2013, 4:40pm  ET

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) -- Kadeem Batts had 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become the career leader at Providence in that statistic, as the Friars beat No. 21 Notre Dame 71-54. Bryce Cotton, the Big East scoring leader, had 19 points and LaDontae Henton 13 for the Friars, who have won four straight.

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) will face Serena Williams in the final of the Qatar (GUH'-tur) Open. Azaranka reached the finale with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh), while Williams eliminated Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) 6-3, 6-2.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cincinnati's Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey have agreed on a $5.35 million, one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. With just two more potential arbitration cases remaining, baseball is guaranteed of setting a record low for arbitration hearings. The record is three cases in 2005, '09 and '11.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Americans finished 1-2 in the season-ending skeleton World Cup race in Sochi (SOH'-chee), Russia. Noelle Pikus-Pace (PY'-kuhs pays) and Katie Uhlaender (YOO'-lan-dur) of the U.S. took the top two spots in the event, which was staged on the track that will be used for next year's Winter Olympic games.

HOUSTON (AP) -- The annual NBA dunk contest and three-point shooting contest take center stage tonight in Houston. The All-Star game, featuring the best of the West against the best of the East, will be played tomorrow night.

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