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  • McIlroy surges to one-shot lead in Dubai Desert Classic

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy birdied an 18-foot putt on his final hole to surge into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. On the…

  • 3-time Boston Marathon champ Jeptoo gets 2-year doping ban

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya’s…

  • Worker who saw victim’s body testifies at Hernandez trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors heard grim testimony Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez, who has been portrayed by his lawyers as a man with “the world…

  • Brazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.…

  • Pro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley has been ejected from Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl eating contest after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack in an attempt to increase his total. People following…

  • Wawrinka’s Australian Open title defense ends in semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the man nicknamed “Stanimal,” this was not the way for defending champion Stan Wawrinka to go out of the Australian Open — with a whimper, not a roar. It was…

  • Ohio State expects $3M royalties bump after championship win

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes’ victory in the NCAA’s championship football game. The university expects a $3 million increase this year in royalties from licensed merchandise…

  • Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend…

  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Friday: Weather: Sunny, high of 21 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Single session: 21,019. Men’s Singles Semifinal Result: No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. No. 4…

  • Cilic delays return again, withdraws from Zagreb Indoors

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury which also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open.…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA-SCHEDULE Grizzlies shut down Nuggets UNDATED (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have a five-game winning streak and a two-game lead over Houston in the NBA’s Southwest Division. Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds…

  • Top 25 Fared

    Thursday 1. Kentucky (20-0) beat Missouri 69-53. Next: vs. Alabama, Saturday. 2. Virginia (19-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4 Duke, Saturday. 3. Gonzaga (21-1) beat Portland 64-46. Next: vs. Memphis, Saturday. 4. Duke…

  • Australian Open Show Court Schedules

    Saturday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia All Times EST Play begins at 9 p.m. Friday Rod Laver Arena Girls’ Final: Katie Swan (14), Britain, vs. Tereza Mihalikova, Slovakia Boys’ Final: Roman Safiullin (1), Russia, vs.…

  • Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was stretched to five sets again against Stan Wawrinka before beating the defending champion 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Friday night to reach his fifth Australian Open final.…

  • Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was stretched to five sets again against Stan Wawrinka before beating the defending champion 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Friday night to reach his fifth Australian Open final.…