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  • End of 9-game losing streak rare bright spot for Creighton

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Devin Brooks and James Milliken jumped around together in an embrace at midcourt after the final buzzer. A few minutes later Brooks was in the locker room performing the dance he…

  • Spieth ready for big show _ Phoenix and Tiger

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above…

  • Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring. Following the 2012 season when Gus Bradley was hired as the head coach in Jacksonville, Carroll was offered a…

  • Lleyton Hewitt says next Australian Open likely his last

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt is predicting next year’s Australian Open will likely be his last and, after he retires, he’ll take over the country’s Davis Cup captaincy. Hewitt, who turns 34 next month,…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Thursday: Weather: Sunny, high of 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 14,795. Men’s Singles Semifinal Match: No. 6 Andy Murray vs. No. 7 Tomas…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open Friday: No 1 vs defending champ

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will play each other at the Australian Open. Based on the previous two outcomes, expect it to last for a while.…

  • Serena Williams to maintain No 1 ranking after Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins when they meet in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Sharapova…

  • Stanford eases past short-handed Washington, 84-74

    SEATTLE (AP) — Two days after Washington dismissed 7-foot center Robert Upshaw for an unspecified team rules violation the Huskies clearly were not prepared to face Stanford Wednesday night. Not the case for the Cardinal.…

  • Who’s who in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    A list of who’s who in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez: ___ AARON HERNANDEZ The 25-year-old was a star player with the Patriots with a $40 million contract…

  • Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before…

  • Meet Coco: China’s next Li Na

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than…

  • Longtime NCAA basketball coaches who look like their mascots

    A number of long-tenured college basketball coaches have become synonymous with their schools. And over that time, at some programs, the coaches have begun to look like their programs’ mascots.

  • Australian Open Results

    Thursday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Women Semifinals Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Ekaterina Makarova (10), Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Madison Keys,…

  • Wednesday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 47, Vermont 44 Assumption 65, Pace 54 Binghamton 68, UMBC 56 Bucknell 68, Lehigh 62 Caldwell 65, Nyack 63 Catholic 82, Susquehanna 65 College of NJ 66, Richard Stockton 63 Dominican (NY)…

  • NCAA Basketball

    All Times EST AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Albany (NY) 8 0 1.000 13 7 .650 Stony Brook 6 2 .750 15 8 .652 Vermont 6 2 .750…