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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Novak Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open title, denies Andy Murray his first

- Associated Press

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Serena Williams wins sixth Australian Open, 19th major title

- Associated Press

Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory despite a hacking cough on Saturday night.

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from the face as he plays Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Rafael Nadal loses; Maria Sharapova to play in all-Russian semifinal

- Associated Press

Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of injuries and illness finally caught up with the 14-time major champion in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. He was never much of a factor and lost 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5).

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal leaves the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Rafael Nadal to have stem cell treatment on back

- Associated Press

Several NFL and baseball players have received stem cell treatment. Nadal’s fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, center of the Chicago Bulls, received stem cell treatment on his knee in 2013.

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, returns to Elena Dementieva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Melanie Oudin to have heart surgery, eye procedure

- Associated Press

The 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist said that for more than a year, she has been experiencing occasional “episodes” of an accelerated heartbeat, usually during or right after matches, that she “was convinced was some sort of anxiety.”

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Top seed Wozniacki wins opener in Malaysia

Associated Press

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, bettors watch the odds for second-round NCAA tournament games displayed on a board at the Mirage hotel-casino Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to allow the state's sports books to offer bets on the Olympics for the first time in years. Revised regulations say the Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman can limit the bets at his or her discretion. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

- Associated Press

Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Simone Bolelli of Italy during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Federer rallies to reach Dubai quarters, Djokovic through

- Associated Press

Defending champion Roger Federer stormed back from 4-1 down in the first set to beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday and claim a spot in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships.