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Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to meet in final for Australian Open title

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Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to meet in final for Australian Open title
Williams beats Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Sharapova beats Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2The world’s best two players, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, will continue their longstanding rivalry in the Australian Open final on Saturday after the pair recorded contrasting straight-sets victories on Thursday. Sharapova was the first to book a spot in the decider, thumping fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in 87 minutes. World No1 Williams was made to work considerably harder by fellow American, impressive teenager Madison Keys, ... more

Central Coast captain John Hutchinson to retire at end of A-League season

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Central Coast captain John Hutchinson to retire at end of A-League season
Hutchinson has made over 250 appearances for the Mariners‘All good things must come to an end,’ says the midfielderCentral Coast Mariners skipper John Hutchinson will retire at the end of the A-League season. The 35-year-old Mariners foundation player, who’s appeared more than 250 times for the club, captained the club to their maiden A-League championship in 2012/13. “All good things must come to an end, and I can’t see myself ever playing for any other club in the A-League,” Hutchinson ... more

Ducks FYI: They're doing it with defense

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Ducks FYI: They're doing it with defense
What the Ducks wanted to develop on defense this season was delayed by injuries, a frantic schedule and the adjustment to some new players in key spots.

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Redskins Hire Matt Cavanaugh

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Washington hired Cavanaugh as its quarterbacks coach after going without one last season.

England eye confidence-boosting win over India ahead of World Cup campaign

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England eye confidence-boosting win over India ahead of World Cup campaign
Eoin Morgan’s side face India on Friday in Perth for a spot in Tri-Series finalEngland skipper wants to build momentum before World Cup openerEoin Morgan believes there is far more resting on Friday’s must-win game against India at the Waca Ground than a place in the Tri-Series final, with England’s one-day captain insisting victory will be crucial to build momentum and confidence ahead of the World Cup. England face a shoot-out with India in Perth for the chance to meet ... more


Dragic Has 20, Suns Hold Off Worn-Out Washington 106-98

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Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the worn-out Washington Wizards 106-98 ... more

Recap: Rockets vs. Mavericks - 1/28/2015

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Recap: Rockets vs. Mavericks - 1/28/2015
Houston forced a season-high 24 Dallas turnovers and the Rockets reserves outscored the Mavericks bench 47-18 in a 99-94 win.

Clippers rally, win 13th straight against Jazz

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Clippers rally to beat Jazz 94-89, extend streak to 13

The Roundup—Jazz 89, Clippers 94

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The Roundup—Jazz 89, Clippers 94
By Matt Payne, utahjazz.com
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Thunder at New York Knicks Game Recap – Jan. 28, 2015

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Thunder at New York Knicks Game Recap – Jan. 28, 2015
NEW YORK – Some nights, opponents out play the Thunder, but it is rare that the opposing team plays harder than Head Coa
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Broncos Continue Coaching Rebuild With Phillips Addition

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The Denver Broncos will hire Wade Phillips as their new defensive coordinator, the team announced on Wednesday, as they continue to reshape their coaching staff ... more

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Redskins Hire Matt Cavanaugh

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Washington hired Cavanaugh as its quarterbacks coach after going without one last season.

Inflation and Deflation, as the N.F.L. Knows, Are a Lot of People’s Business

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Inflation and Deflation, as the N.F.L. Knows, Are a Lot of People’s Business
The Patriots have been tight-lipped over the N.F.L.’s inquiry into their use of underinflated footballs, but there are plenty of experts with extensive knowledge of ... more

Patriots Mix Things Up to Gain Cohesion in Their Running Game

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Patriots Mix Things Up to Gain Cohesion in Their Running Game
New England has played a deft game of musical chairs to find balance for the offense each week while showing allegiance to no one.

Super Bowl Omens Look Bright for Mickelson in Phoenix

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The omens look good this week for Phil Mickelson, a long-time fan of the National Football League who has made a habit of flourishing at ... more

N.H.L. Roundup: Devils Rally Late and Win in a Shootout

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The Devils handed visiting Toronto its season-high seventh straight loss.

Islanders 4, Rangers 1: Surging Islanders Overpower the Rangers at Home

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Islanders 4, Rangers 1: Surging Islanders Overpower the Rangers at Home
Mikhail Grabovski scored the opening goal, and Jaroslav Halak made 40 saves for his 26th win of the season as the Islanders dominated at a ... more

Martin Brodeur to Retire After 22-Year Career

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Martin Brodeur to Retire After 22-Year Career
Brodeur, 42, holds the N.H.L. record for career victories for a goalie and won three Stanley Cups with the Devils.

Martin Brodeur to Retire After 21-Year Career

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Brodeur, 42, holds the N.H.L. record for career victories for a goalie and won three Stanley Cups with the Devils.

Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Is Sidelined

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Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Is Sidelined
The Islanders, scheduled to resume their season Tuesday against the Rangers, will be without Okposo, who is set to miss six to eight weeks with ... more

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Marlins Sign Suzuki to One-Year Deal

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Suzuki, 41, hit .284 for the Yankees last season.

White Sox Agree to $2M Deal With Beckham, Cut Viciedo

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The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season.

Marlins Finalize $2 Million, 1-Year Deal With Ichiro Suzuki

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Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for Tribute

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Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue ... more

Bill Monbouquette, Red Sox Pitcher, Dies at 78

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Bill Monbouquette, Red Sox Pitcher, Dies at 78
Mr. Monbouquette was a stalwart right-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox during one of the leaner periods in the history of the franchise.

Serena Williams keeps Australian Open title hopes alive as she beats American teen Madison Keys to make the final

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Serena Williams keeps Australian Open title hopes alive as she beats American teen Madison Keys to make the final
Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes in the first set before beating 19-year-old Madison Keys to set up an Australian ... more

Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets to book her place in the Australian Open final

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Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets to book her place in the Australian Open final
Maria Sharapova powered into her fourth Australian Open final on Thursday, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets. Sharapova made it six wins out ... more

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Chile Extends U.S.’s Winless Streak

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Mark González scored in the 66th and 75th minutes, sending Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win and giving the United States its first five-game winless ... more

Player Ratings: U.S. (2) vs. Chile (3)

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Player Ratings: U.S. (2) vs. Chile (3)
Player ratings from the United States national team’s 3-2 loss to Chile on Wednesday.

Fans Rebelling Against the Red Bulls

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Fans Rebelling Against the Red Bulls
The furor was sparked by the firing of Mike Petke as coach on Jan. 7, but the grievances are old and varied.

Briggs keen to attract more GAA players

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New Ireland captain Niamh Briggs says she would welcome more gaelic footballers following her lead by moving to rugby.

VIDEO: Lancaster not troubled by injuries

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Head coach Stuart Lancaster is not troubled by England's growing injury list ahead of their Six Nations opener against Wales on 6 February.

Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost

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Ireland and Afghanistan will join the 10 Test teams in a rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 World Cup.

Scots to discuss pair's future

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Ryan Wilson and Ryan Grant will have their Scotland futures discussed after a high-profile court case.

Taylor to captain England women

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Tamara Taylor is named England women's captain for the Six Nations Championship in Katy McLean's absence.

Sports Briefing | Golf: Three Tied at 66 in L.P.G.A. Opener

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Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Muñoz each shot a six-under-par 66 in the first round of the L.P.G.A. Tour’s season opener, the Coates Golf ... more
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Mickelson Plays Mind Games With Bradley at Phoenix Open

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Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley.
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Snedeker Elated to Be at 'Center of the Sports World'

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With Tiger Woods and the Super Bowl both back in town, Brandt Snedeker feels as if he is at the center of the sporting world ... more
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Players Set to Face Renovated TPC Scottsdale

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Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale's par-4 18th hole.
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Former British Open Winner Kel Nagle Dies at 94

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Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.
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Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost

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Ireland and Afghanistan will join the 10 Test teams in a rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 World Cup.

Notts batsman Libby injures knee

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Nottinghamshire opener Jake Libby will be out until at least the end of June after suffering a knee injury.

Perth win thrilling Big Bash final

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Perth Scorchers defy Brett Lee's heroics to beat Sydney Sixers off the final ball and win the Big Bash.

Yorkshire sign Finch and Maxwell

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County champions Yorkshire sign Australians Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell for the 2015 county season.

Broad sorry for minimum wage tweet

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad has apologised after making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter.
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