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Purdue defeats Minnesota 81-47, improves to 6-0 in Big Ten play

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MINNEAPOLIS — Vincent Edwards scored 25 points in 29 minutes on 9-for-14 shooting for fifth-ranked Purdue, and the Boilermakers easily beat undermanned Minnesota 81-47 on Saturday for their 13th consecutive victory. Isaac Haas pitched in 14 points and five rebounds for Purdue (17-2, 6-0), which produced its best Big Ten …

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India spinner Ashwin sees South Africa as his turning point

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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India’s last visit to South Africa brings back tough memories for spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. It was also the turning point in his career. Now with over 300 test wickets, it’s hard to believe that Ashwin wasn’t good enough for India just four years ago. India …

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More jeers for Real Madrid after home loss to Villarreal

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MADRID (AP) Another poor result, another round of jeers for Real Madrid. Madrid’s struggles in the Spanish league continued when it lost to Villarreal 1-0 on Saturday, infuriating fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and increasing pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane. Pablo Fornals netted Villarreal’s winner in the 87th minute, prompting …

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Coach K misses Duke's game against Wake Forest with virus

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski missed Saturday’s game against Wake Forest because of a virus. Team officials made the announcement about the 70-year-old Hall of Fame coach about 40 minutes before tipoff. Associate head coach Jeff Capel is again running the team in his absence. Capel led the …

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South Africa cashes in, 182-2 in 2nd test vs. India

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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Aiden Markram made 94 and South Africa cashed in after winning the toss to progress to 182-2 against India at tea on the first day of the second test on Saturday. Markram fell just short of a century on his home ground, but South Africa was …

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Asia keeps 1-point lead at EurAsia Cup

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Asia staged a late comeback to maintain its slim lead over defending champion Europe, 6 + to 5 +, on the second day of the EurAsia Cup on Saturday. ”We came out of the session at 3-3 which wasn’t what we were looking for, but we …

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Even without Williams, Aussie Open women's field still tough

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) With no Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there’s certainly an opportunity for another women’s player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion, as Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did last year. Just don’t describe the first …

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Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title

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SYDNEY (AP) Angelique Kerber won her ninth consecutive match to start the season, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the Sydney International title on Saturday. Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, won four consecutive singles matches at the Hopman Cup, followed by five in Sydney. It was Kerber’s 11th …

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