- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

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DJOKOVIC LEADS THE WAY INTO 3RD ROUND OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Novak Djokovic, defending champ Stan Wawrinka and both Williams sisters among the big names to book their place in third round of Australian Open.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7275b46c488b4aa09d1d65dcfa6b130c/serena-and-venus-williams-advance-3rd-round-australia

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HAWKS ROLL TO 14TH STRAIGHT WIN BY DOWNING PACERS

The seemingly unstoppable Atlanta Hawks stretch their winning streak to 14 with a 110-91 win over Indiana.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb8b0f2055c9493f93814b90f7c29b1e/korver-dunks-hawks-win-14th-row-110-91-over-pacers

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BARCELONA BEATS ATLETICO 1-0 IN FIRST LEG OF COPA QUARTER

A Lionel Messi goal is enough to give Barcelona a 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/01/21/messi-scores-late-as-barcelona-beats-atletico-1-0-in-copa/22121137/

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DEFLATED BALLS LATEST TRICK FOR PATRIOTS COACH BELICHICK

Allegedly deflated balls used by New England in the conference championship game add to coach Belichick’s reputation for guile.

http://pro32.ap.org/article/deflated-balls-latest-belichicks-reputation-guile

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SCHERZER COMPLETES $210M MOVE TO NATIONALS

Pitcher Max Scherzer finalizes a $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/457de131d0f748ef8a2214a6009d1e29/scherzers-210m-7-year-deal-nationals-finalized

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