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  • Andy Murray advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals. In a 3-hour,…

  • Kyrgios joins Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now he’s no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he’s the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Nick Kyrgios came…

  • Vylegzhanin, Tchekaleva win World Cup skiathlons

    RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin and Yulia Tchekaleva won men’s and women’s skiathlon races in the cross-country skiing World Cup on Sunday. Three-time Olympic silver medalist Vylegzhanin won the 30-kilometer men’s race in…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NFL-PATRIOTS Coach defends team practices FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick spent a considerable amount of time discussing pressure on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots…

  • Hirscher leads World Cup slalom after 1st run in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher mastered a difficult course to post the fastest time in the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday. In light snowfall, the three-time overall champion from…

  • Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through…

  • Tradition and trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week begins in earnest at Melbourne Park. The women’s…

  • ‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard’s song requests

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. So much so, she notices when they’ve added a new song…

  • Randle, Brown and Nastic lead Stanford over ASU 89-70

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Brown and his senior teammates Chasson Randle and Stefan Nastic knew they had to set the tone Saturday night after a tough loss the last time out. They accomplished their…

  • UC Irvine beats Hawaii 78-72 for fourth straight win

    HAWAII (AP) — Will Davis II had 17 points, Alex Young scored 15 and UC Irvine held off Hawaii 78-72 on Saturday night. Young had a 3-pointer with 1:22 left for a 74-70 lead and…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST American International 85, Assumption 73 Bucknell 92, Boston U. 77 CCSU 53, Wagner 50 Castleton 91, Thomas (Maine) 81 Colgate 59, Loyola (Md.) 58 Concordia (N.Y.) 92, Chestnut Hill 72 Cornell 57, Columbia 47…

  • No. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushing Cal 73-50

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Arizona is long past last season’s devastating defeat in Berkeley. The Wildcats are on to bigger and better things now, and they’re enjoying every step of the way. Stanley Johnson had…

  • Santa Clara holds on to beat Pepperdine 60-57

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jared Brownridge and Brandon Clark each scored 13 on Saturday night and Santa Clara nearly squandered a 14-point lead but held on to beat Pepperdine 60-57. Santa Clara was 13…

  • Hammonds, Long Beach St. top Cal State-Northridge

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Hammonds scored 11 of his season-high 16 points in the final 5:45, and senior David Samuels grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Long Beach State beat Cal State-Northridge 64-58…