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  • Ji survives cold and wind to win LPGA Tour opener
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    Ji survives cold and wind to win LPGA Tour opener

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea outlasted the cold and wind to close with a 1-under 70 and win the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions by two shots Sunday in the LPGA Tour season opener. Ji shared the 54-hole lead with Lydia Ko, who fell apart on the back nine at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons. Ko was one shot behind when she made double bogey on the par-5 13th and wound up shooting 42 on the back nine for a closing 77.

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  • Tara VanDerveer wins 900th game at Stanford in 33 seasons
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    Updated Tara VanDerveer wins 900th game at Stanford in 33 seasons

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach her 900th win in 33 seasons at the school, yet the Cardinal also cheered and supported survivors of human trafficking after Smith organized an awareness day on the issue.

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  • Fussin' and feudin': Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs
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    Fussin' and feudin': Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - To St. Louis pitcher John Brebbia, this fussin' and feudin' between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is a perfect winter warmup. "Honestly, people were kind of forgetting baseball season was coming up," Brebbia said Sunday. "So I think it was a good way to remind everyone that Cardinals-Cubs are going to be back in action soon." "No more of this football or whatever it's called now," he said. "It's our time."

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  • TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll
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    TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - This time, it was the top tier's turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams - No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia - falling for the first time.

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  • Ogunbowale leads No. 1 Notre Dame over Boston College 92-63
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    Ogunbowale leads No. 1 Notre Dame over Boston College 92-63

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship. "We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the Fighting Irish routed Boston College 92-63 Sunday. Ogunbowale will get no argument from coach Muffet McGraw.

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  • No. 8 NC State stays perfect, tops Virginia Tech 70-61 in OT

    No. 8 NC State stays perfect, tops Virginia Tech 70-61 in OT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team - women's or men's - in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday. "With the fact that we're on this pedestal right now, everybody is going to be gunning for us," Konig said. "We have to play our best game, every game."

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  • The Latest: Saints grab early 3-0 lead over Rams
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    The Latest: Saints grab early 3-0 lead over Rams

    The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST): 3:15 p.m. The New Orleans Saints have opened the NFC title game with a field goal after very nearly scoring a touchdown. Drew Brees converted third-down passes of 9 yards to Ted Ginn and 21 yards to Alvin Kamara to sustain the drive, which stalled when tight end Dan Arnold was unable to hold on to a third-down pass in the back of the end zone.

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  • Bowman's 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State
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    Bowman's 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State

    BOSTON (AP) - Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State 87-82 on Sunday. The Seminoles (13-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost their third straight game in a week since climbing to the cusp of The Associated Press Top 10.

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  • Amid injury crisis, Tottenham finds scoring hero in Winks
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    Amid injury crisis, Tottenham finds scoring hero in Winks

    With Tottenham's attacking options getting increasingly thin amid a striker crisis, Mauricio Pochettino is going to need goals from unlikely sources to keep alive his team's hopes of silverware this season. Harry Winks was the player to step up on Sunday.

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  • Dwyane Wade Day: Marquette gets in on the 'Last Dance'
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    Dwyane Wade Day: Marquette gets in on the 'Last Dance'

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dwyane Wade's last dance went back to college. The Miami Heat guard - who has dubbed his 16th and final NBA season "One Last Dance" - was the guest of honor at Marquette's game against Providence on Sunday. Wade starred for the Golden Eagles during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, leading Marquette to the Final Four in his last year of college before he jumped to the NBA.

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