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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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Tennis: Kenin upsets Cornet to reach Hobart final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Fed Cup – World Group Final – Czech Republic v United States – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic – November 11, 2018 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates during her match against Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova REUTERS/David W Cerny (Reuters) – Big-hitting American youngster Sofia Kenin reached her first WTA final when she stunned sixth seed Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 at the Hobart International on Friday. In windy conditions, unseeded Kenin kept her composure to land 77 percent of her first-serves in play and broke her…

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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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Top 25 roundup: NC State upsets No. 7 Auburn

Junior Markell Johnson scored a career-high 27 points, buoyed by a big second half, as host North Carolina State upended No. 7 Auburn 78-71 on Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C. Dec 19, 2018; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Markell Johnson (11) controls the ball against Auburn Tigers guard J’Von McCormick in the second half at PNC Arena. The North Carolina State Wolfpack won 78-71. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Devon Daniels and Braxton Beverly added 15 points apiece. The Wolfpack won despite only getting six points…

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Top 25 roundup: Seton Hall upsets No. 9 Kentucky in overtime

Myles Cale hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in overtime to lift Seton Hall to an 84-83 upset of No. 9 Kentucky on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Seton Hall Pirates guard Myles Cale (22) puts up a shot against Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington (25) during overtime in the Hoops Classic at Madison Square Garden. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports The heroics trumped the efforts of Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson, who hit a miracle half-court shot to force overtime…

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Top 25 roundup: Texas Southern upsets No. 18 Oregon

Trayvon Reed scored 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting as visiting Texas Southern recorded a stunning 89-84 upset of No. 18 Oregon on Monday night at Eugene, Ore. Nov 26, 2018; Spokane, WA, USA; North Dakota State Bison forward Rocky Kreuser (34) controls the ball against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Filip Petrusev (3) in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 102-60. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports John Jones added 20 points for the Tigers (2-4), who halted a four-game losing streak. Jalyn Patterson notched 13 points and…

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Top 25 roundup: No. 13 LSU upsets No. 2 Georgia in rout

Quarterback Joe Burrow scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and raced 59 yards to set up another touchdown, Cole Tracy kicked a school-record-tying five field goals and No. 13 LSU stymied No. 2 Georgia’s high-powered offense with four takeaways in a 36-16 upset victory Saturday at Baton Rouge, La. Oct 13, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow (9) breaks away on a run against the Georgia Bulldogs during the fourth quarter at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Georgia 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports…

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WTA roundup: Anisimova upsets Zhang Shuai at Hiroshima semis

American Amanda Anisimova advanced to the first WTA final of her career with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 upset of China’s Zhang Shuai on Saturday at the Japan Women’s Open in Hiroshima. Anisimova was facing the top-seeded Shuai in her maiden semifinal. She rallied from 3-1 down to win the first set in a tiebreaker and broke Shuai’s serve twice in the second to claim victory in 1 hour, 48 minutes. Anisimova, 17, is the youngest player to make a final since Croatia’s Donna Vekic played in two (Tashkent 2012, Birmingham…

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Cibulkova upsets Kerber to reach U.S. Open fourth round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fourth seed Angelique Kerber’s bid for consecutive Grand Slam titles ended when 29th seed Dominika Cibulkova defeated the German 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open third round on Saturday. Sep 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a forehand against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia (not pictured) in the third round on day six of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Momentum shifted firmly in feisty Cibulkova’s favor in the third…

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Tsitsipas upsets Anderson in thriller to reach Toronto final

(Reuters) – Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas slayed another tennis giant on Saturday, saving a match point as he toppled big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(7) in a thriller to reach the Rogers Cup final. Aug 11, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) returns a ball to Kevin Anderson (not pictured) during the semi finals in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Tsitsipas dropped his racket and screamed in front of a frenzied crowd after world number six Anderson…

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