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  • What to watch at Aussie Open Saturday: No 1 vs No 2

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s been five years since Serena Williams won the last of her five Australian Open singles titles. Maria Sharapova’s one and only trophy at Melbourne Park came in 2008 when she…

  • US Skier Steven Nyman on a roll heading into world champs

    Just before the season, American skier Steven Nyman made a $20,000 investment to bankroll a 30-something downhiller he believed could still be one of the best in the world. Maybe a risky expenditure to some,…

  • Iowa’s White questionable for Wisconsin rematch

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Hawkeyes are about to face a team that just beat them by 32 points with their star player, Aaron White, hobbled by a painful injury. Now would be a…

  • A sluggish start for Tiger Woods in Phoenix

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Four holes into his first tournament of the year, Tiger Woods already was 4-over par and 10 shots out of the lead in the Phoenix Open. When he reached his tee…

  • Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she’s been battling for the past week. The No. 1-ranked…

  • Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

    PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super…

  • Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women’s doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China’s…

  • California snaps 6-game skid, 76-67 over Washington State

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The California Bears have struggled to score baskets, so they picked the perfect time to play the defensively challenged Washington State Cougars. The Bears, held to 50 and 44 points the…

  • On Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular food

    CHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country. Many parties will have…

  • Booker, Colorado outduel USC 98-94 in triple overtime

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Askia Booker took the game over at its most critical moment just like he had done so many times before down the road at his high school gym. Booker scored a…

  • Haws scores 28, BYU holds off San Francisco 78-74

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tyler Haws had 28 points on Thursday night, and Brigham Young survived an off-night shooting to beat San Francisco 78-74. The nation’s leading offense was just 3 of 20 from 3-point…

  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez’s DNA ties him to slaying

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez’s DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star’s…

  • Australian Open Results

    Friday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Mixed Semifinals Martina Hingis, Switzerland, and Leander Paes (7), India, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 7-5, 6-4. Legends Doubles…

  • Cardinals’ Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles’ McCoy

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain drenched the Madden Bowl party but didn’t keep partygoers from being glued to the action on screens and mingling with the NFL stars in attendance. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson…

  • No. 11 Utah loses 69-59 to UCLA in latest LA flop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trips to Pauley Pavilion have never been much fun for Utah, and this one was no different. Norman Powell scored 23 points and UCLA defeated the 11th-ranked Utes 69-59 on Thursday…