- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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—NADAL OUT, SHARAPOVA, MAKAROVA ADVANCE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_AUSTRALIAN_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—DAVIS’ DUNKS APLENTY LEAD PELICANS PAST 76ERS, 99-74

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_76ERS_PELICANS?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—BLATTER GOADS UEFA FOR LACK OF COURAGE IN FIFA ELECTION

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_UEFA_FIFA_ELECTION?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—CLINICAL SOUTH KOREA BEAT IRAQ 2-0 TO REACH FIRST ASIAN CUP FINAL IN NEARLY 30 YEARS

Two-time champion South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 to qualify for its first Asian Cup final in nearly 30 years.

https://australia.news.net/article/2743168/asian-cup-south-korea-beat-iraq-2-0-to-reach-final

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—BORDER PROTECTION LENDS A HAND FOR SUPER BOWL SECURITY

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPER_BOWL_SECURITY?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT


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