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Steroid cloud hovers over Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Australian Open: Djokovic, Williams post victories

MELBOURNE, Australia — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

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Cowboys delay talk of Romo’s future, likely knowing answer on QB status

FRISCO, Texas — Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren’t ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer.

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Tomlin: Brown ‘foolish’ to livestream postgame talk

PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.

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Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the first five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open.

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No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse, Williams gets 800th win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win. The Hall of Famer didn’t wait very long before turning his attention back to the present.

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Different Steelers ready for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots got a break by not having to face Ben Roethlisberger during their regular-season win over the Steelers in October.

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Packers flip the script for the win

GREEN BAY, Wis. — For once after a game, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby felt sore. He got mobbed by giddy teammates after hitting the 51-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Dallas Cowboys.

Privatization of Arizona mental hospital pushed

The state health department is asking the Arizona Legislature to pass a law allowing it to lease parts of the state mental hospital and its 93-acre grounds to private providers.

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Bledsoe scores 31, but Suns lose

PHOENIX — Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz made it seven in a row over Phoenix with a 106-101 victory against the Suns on Monday night.

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