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Top 25 roundup: No. 9 Kansas edges No. 24 Iowa State

Dedric Lawson posted his ninth double-double in 12 games, recording 29 points and 15 rebounds Monday as No. 9 Kansas rallied to topple No. 24 Iowa State 80-76 in Lawrence, Kan. Jan 21, 2019; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Dedric Lawson (1) and Iowa State Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton (5) dive for a loose ball in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Memphis transfer went 13 of 17 and hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left for the last of his points…

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NBA roundup: Irving scores 38 as Celts trip Grizzlies

Kyrie Irving stalled a Memphis Grizzlies rally with two consecutive jumpers and later added a game-clinching 3-pointer to cap off a 38-point effort as the host Boston Celtics held on for a 122-116 victory on Friday night. Jan 18, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots the ball past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Smart and Al Horford also hit key late hoops to finish off high-scoring nights in helping the…

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NHL roundup: Leafs stop Lightning’s streak

Mitchell Marner scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped Tampa Bay’s nine-game home winning streak in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Thursday. Jan 17, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) breaks in alone on goal against St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, Zach Hyman scored an empty-net marker, and John Tavares…

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NBA roundup: Nets shock Harden, Rockets in OT

Spencer Dinwiddie converted a three-point play with 28 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets erased a seven-point deficit in the extra session for a 145-142 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Jan 14, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) is guarded by Boston Celtics guard Brad Wanamaker (9) in the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth period and overtime, including three 3-pointers in the final 27 seconds…

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Top 25 roundup: Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke in OT

Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points as Syracuse knocked off top-ranked Duke 95-91 in overtime Monday night in Durham, N.C. Jan 14, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward R.J. Barrett (5) controls the ball in front of Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) during the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Elijah Hughes scored 18 of his 20 points in first half, Frank Howard pumped in 16 points and Oshae Brissett had 14 points for Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).…

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NBA roundup: Doncic hits big 3-pointer to sink Wolves

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic drained the game-winning 3-pointer, scored a team-high 29 points and finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a rare road win, 119-115 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in Minneapolis. Jan 11, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots over the Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the fourth quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Doncic, the second-leading All-Star vote-getter in the Western Conference so far, went toe to toe with…

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WTA roundup: Unseeded Barty continues run in Sydney

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty reacts during the third round match against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge Unseeded Australian Ashleigh Barty continued her surprising run on her native soil on Thursday, sweeping past 10th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Sydney International. The win came a day after Barty, 22 years old and ranked No. 15 in the world, knocked off top-seeded and world No. 1…

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NHL roundup: Senators snap 8-game skid

In a battle of teams looking to get back on track, Colin White scored 1:34 into overtime as the visiting Ottawa Senators ended their eight-game losing streak Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. January 9, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Mikkel Boedker (89) moves in on goal against Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Senators right winger Mark Stone attacked the Ducks goal and slipped a pass back to White…

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WTA roundup: Barty upsets No. 1 Halep in Sydney

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stunned world No. 1 Simona Halep in straight sets in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty reacts during the third round match against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge Barty converted four of her seven break chances and struck 26 winners in the 6-4, 6-4 victory, compared to just nine winners by the top-seeded Romanian. It wasn’t the day’s only upset. Qualifier Yulia…

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NHL roundup: Karlsson makes history in Sharks’ win

Erik Karlsson had three assists to extend his point streak to 13 games and set a franchise record for the San Jose Sharks in a 3-1 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Jan 7, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who have won five of six. Martin Jones made 22 saves and also assisted on Hertl’s…

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