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Australian Open Tennis – W2W4

9:21 AM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” With two full rounds of the Australian Open complete, the contrast between the state of the two main singles draws is stark, but also intriguing. While the men have a host of dangerous contenders, including some…

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Los Angeles Lakers get win despite worst free throw shooting percentage in a game in NBA history

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers, with three starters out because of injuries Friday, had the worst free throw shooting percentage in a game in NBA history — and still won. With Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out, the Lakers shot an abysmal 2-for-14 from the foul line in a 99-86 win over the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center. The 14.3 percent from the free throw line is the lowest by any team in NBA history with a minimum of 10 attempts, according to Elias Sports Bureau….

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Ryo Ishikawa, Chapchai Nirat share lead at Singapore Open

SINGAPORE — Ryo Ishikawa moved into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Singapore Open on Saturday, raising hopes the former teen prodigy can finally win a tournament away from home. Ishikawa completed his weather-interrupted second round with a 5-under 66 to join Chapchai Nirat in a two-way tie for the lead at 7-under 135 at Sentosa Golf Club. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was in a five-man group, another stroke back at 6 under, but on a heavily congested leaderboard where the top 29 players were…

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Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje to headline UFC Fight Night on April 14, Dana White says

A lightweight matchup between contenders Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier has been targeted to headline a UFC Fight Night on April 14, according to UFC president Dana White. White revealed the date to Fox Sports on Friday. MMAJunkie.com first reported the bout was in the works for the spring. The event does not yet have an official location. Gaethje (18-1) is coming off his first professional loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 last month. A former WSOF champion, Gaethje won his UFC debut in spectacular fashion against Michael Johnson…

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Edmonton Oilers without leading scorer Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for 5 to 6 weeks due to crack ribs

The Edmonton Oilers will be without leading scorer Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for five to six weeks after the center suffered cracked ribs in the team’s 3-2 victory last weekend against Vegas. The Oilers haven’t played since Saturday. Coach Todd McLellan updated Nugent-Hopkins’ status Friday. “The initial indications were he’d be OK, then he came home and he saw some doctors and had some tests, and he’s going to be out five to six weeks,” McLellan said. “You can make an argument who our key go-to guy has been this year, obviously…

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers suffered ACL tear in playoff loss to Jacksonville Jaguars

PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the injury. Rogers appeared to hurt his right leg on the final drive of the game, during which he produced five catches for 42 yards. Rogers was on crutches as he appeared briefly in the locker room Monday but did not address reporters. Rogers was second on the team with 48 receptions in 2016, but his production dipped to 18 catches…

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Madison Keys wins in straight sets, advances to 4th round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after starting Saturday’s program on Margaret Court Arena with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ana Bogdan. The 17th-seeded Keys, who lost in the US Open final last year to Sloane Stephens, saved three break points serving for the match, finally clinching it on her first match point when Bogdan netted a backhand. Keys will next play the winner of Saturday’s later match between Aliaksandra Sasnovich and eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia. The big match Saturday had the…

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Dana White says ‘no update’ on Conor McGregor; Tony Ferguson-Khabib Nurmagomedov winner will be ‘undisputed champion’

BOSTON — A UFC news conference Friday was supposed to bring some clarity to its lightweight division. Ultimately, it did not. Speaking to reporters inside TD Garden, UFC president Dana White said a lightweight matchup between interim champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, scheduled for UFC 223 on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York, would be for the “undisputed” title. Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will run it back at UFC 223 in April, just five months after Namajunas pulled off a stunning upset to capture the strawweight championship. At…

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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton donates $25,000 to ‘What You Give Will Grow’ charity of punter Thomas Morstead

METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton deserves a hearty “Skol” clap for his latest gesture. The New Orleans Saints coach took a mocking offer of a free couch from a Minnesota furniture company (so he could watch Sunday’s NFC Championship Game from home) and turned it into a positive with a $25,000 donation on Friday. He tweeted that the couch would be donated to Children’s Minnesota. Ok, enough already. I want the couch! But it’s to be donated to @childrensmn along with 25k via @thomasmorstead foundation. Pulling for Zim and @Vikings.#Skol#recovering…

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Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reported that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on Nov. 7. The National Transportation…

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