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After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

Thu, January 11, 2018

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead … Click to Continue »

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Lofton helps New Mexico St pull away from Grand Canyon 70-59

Thu, January 11, 2018

Zach Lofton scored 29 points and made all 10 free throws and New Mexico State pulled away in the second half to defeat Grand Canyon 70-59 Thursday night, ending the … Click to Continue »

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McCowan leads No. 4 Mississippi St women over Ole Miss 76-45

Thu, January 11, 2018

Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan had already played a dominant game and was well on her way to a 25-point, 13-rebound performance when an Ole Miss guard tried to sneak a … Click to Continue »

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No. 17 Texas A&M women hand No. 6 Tennessee 1st loss, 79-76

Thu, January 11, 2018

No. 17 Texas A&M trailed No. 6 Tennessee by two points late in overtime when Aggies guard Danni Williams, with three free throws upcoming, did her best to keep her … Click to Continue »

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Women to watch at the Australian Open

Thu, January 11, 2018

Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park: SIMONA HALEP Seeded: 1 Age: 26 Country: Romania 2017 Match Record: 45-17 2017 Singles Titles: 1 Career … Click to Continue »

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Australian Open '18: Can Federer-Nadal revive vintage final?

Thu, January 11, 2018

Men to watch at the Australian Open, where play begins Monday: ___ RAFAEL NADAL Seeded: 1 Age: 31 Country: Spain 2017 Match Record: 66-11 2017 Singles Titles: 6 Career Singles … Click to Continue »

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NC State upsets No. 19 Clemson 78-77 on DeVoe's missed FT

Thu, January 11, 2018

North Carolina State seemed headed for overtime, quite possibly destined for its first agonizing collapse under new coach Kevin Keatts. Then Gabe DeVoe missed the game's most important free throw … Click to Continue »

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King leads Middle Tenn. to 72-57 win over Louisiana Tech

Thu, January 11, 2018

Nick King posted his third straight double-double, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, and Middle Tennessee dominated the second half for a 72-57 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night … Click to Continue »

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Should the Charlotte Hornets trade Kemba Walker and just ‘trust the process?’

Wed, January 10, 2018

I get daily Tweets and emails from Charlotte Hornets fans, advocating that this team do a radical makeover: Scrap the veteran roster, get whatever you can for All-Star Kemba Walker … Click to Continue »

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N.C. McDonald’s All-America game nominees announced

Wed, January 10, 2018

Four Observer-area boys and two girls high school basketball players are official nominees for the 2018 McDonald’s All-America game Area boys players are Concord Cox Mill’s Rechon Black, a UNC … Click to Continue »

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