The queen of the Aussie...Duke tries to get back on track...Tiger in the lead


MELBOURNE, Australian (AP) — Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) has won her second straight Australian Open title, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final. Li tumbled twice to the court after twisting her left ankle, which had to be taped. After a 10-minute pause in the third set while fireworks crackled overhead from nearby Australia Day celebrations, Li fell again, slamming the back of her head on the court. Azarenka won five of the next six games to claim her second major title.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke, which for the time being is the top-ranked team in The Associated Press college basketball rankings, tries to get back on track today. After losing badly at Miami Wednesday night, the Blue Devils return to the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Maryland.

UNDATED (AP) — The two teams ranked No. 3 in the AP rankings are also in action today. Kansas is home against Oklahoma while Syracuse visits the City of Brotherly Love to play Villanova in a Big East matchup.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods takes a two-shot lead over Bill Horschel into today's third round at the Farmers Insurance Open. Casey Wittenberg is among six players tied for third place, three behind Woods.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)— The second week of the compressed 48-game regular NHL season starts today with one day game matching a pair of early season division leaders. The Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks are home against Colorado.

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