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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot on the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 21, 2020 - 3:09 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His shoulder is sore, but that's more from tennis...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 21, 2020 - 2:45 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 21, 2020 - 1:13 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lillard's previous career high was 60 points earlier...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 20, 2020 - 10:33 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova's run of first-round exits at the majors continued with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam title winner,...
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Spectators wait as rain stops plays during a first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 20, 2020 - 10:23 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2 p.m. On the scoreboard it looks like a routine three-setter, but it took two days and a lot of disruptions for Milos Raonic to advance to the second round at the Australian Open. Raonic was leading by two sets and 5-...
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Johanna Konta of Britain makes a forehand return to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 20, 2020 - 9:39 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the long trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of her recovery from a chronic knee problem. It turned out to be a long way to go for two matches. The 2016 Australian...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates the team's win with guard Dennis Schroder in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 20, 2020 - 9:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 27 points in the first half against his former team, Chris Paul was on the bench during a big Oklahoma City run in the fourth quarter when a Thunder fan began yelling at coach Billy Donovan to put the veteran guard back in the game. Paul turned to the man and gave him a...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 20, 2020 - 9:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and the Houston Rockets 112-107 on Monday. Paul scored 27 of his 28 points in the first half against his former...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic makes a forehand return to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 20, 2020 - 9:02 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova clinched a 6-1, 7-5 win with a late service break against Kristina Mladenovic in the opening match on at Rod Laver Arena on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Pliskova, who lost to...
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Johanna Konta of Britain makes a forehand return to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 20, 2020 - 7:52 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former semifinalist Johanna Konta is out of the Australian Open after losing her first-round match to Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. It was the 28-year-old British player's second match since last year's U...
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