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Follow live: Federer up two sets

Roger Federer faces Noah Rubin in his next step to win his first Aussie Open title since 2010 (live on ESPN2 and streaming on the ESPN App/WatchESPN).

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Is CP3 the NBA's unluckiest superstar?

Does Chris Paul deserve better luck after the injuries and playoff disappointments? How much will his absence hurt the Clippers? Kevin Pelton takes a look.

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How do the Knicks feel about Melo-Phil? (1:49)
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LaVine elevates for a big jam in loss (0:20)
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Baylor guard's jab step gets defender to fall in win (0:24)
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Tomlin calls Brown's Facebook Live post 'foolish, selfish and inconsiderate' (0:45)
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Chandler throws down epic posterizer (0:22)
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Leonard goes coast to coast for a one-handed jam in win (0:34)
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Heat overcome monster Harden effort in win (1:09)
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HOF ballot breakdown: My hardest decision

Are Curt Schilling's politics a factor? What's the true value of a closer? ESPN voters weigh in on their toughest choices.

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Wild's Spurgeon scores goal-of-the-year contender in loss (0:23)
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Marshawn Lynch does wheelies, dodges bus on bike (0:20)
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The science behind the Greek Freak's skills (2:05)
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Griffin to help remake 'White Men Can't Jump'

A remake of "White Men Can't Jump," the classic basketball movie from the 1990s, is in the works with Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Panthers center Ryan Kalil as co-producers.

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    El decálogo de éxito de Muhammad Ali

    Es difícil decidir con qué era más rápido, preciso y contundente, si con las manos y piernas en el ring o con la lengua para decir frases cargadas de mordacidad y verdad. Así era Muhammad Ali y lo recordamos hoy que habría cumplido 75 años.

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Scuffle leads to invisible handshakes
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Flaring tempers between Rider and Siena results in an unusual postgame handshake line.

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Badgers sneak past Michigan with late run
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Bronson Koenig put No. 17 Wisconsin in front for good with this 3-pointer, which was part of a 15-0 run that erased a 6-point deficit and spurred the Badgers to a 68-64 win.

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Fox, Monk overpower Mississippi State
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Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, who combined for 35 points, teamed up for an alley-oop in the second half of the Wildcats' 88-81 win on the road.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Tight first set, but the 17-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, takes it 7-5 against Noah Rubin. Fed is 274-13 in his Grand Slam career when winning the opening frame.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Novak Djokovic having an off-day practice Wednesday in perfect conditions at the Australian Open. After a bumpy close to 2016, Djokovic has started the year with a title win over No. 1 Andy Murray in Doha and a first-round win here in Melbourne. "Couldn't ask for a better start," Djokovic said.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Who doesn't like Nick Kyrgios? These fans can't wait to get a glimpse of his practice session.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Rider coach Kevin Baggett told ESPN on why he pulled his team off court: "I decided to not shake hands because I didn't want anything to escalate again between the teams. That's my prerogative to protect my team whether anyone else thinks it's good sportsmanship or not."  Siena coach Jimmy Patsos responded: "That's a pretty good reason," Patsos said. "I like Kevin a lot, and respect his decision."

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has scored 30 points in 4 straight games. The last Spurs player with that long of a streak was Tim Duncan (2003-04, 4 games).

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Seventeen years ago today, Roger Federer made his Australian Open debut and beat Grand Slam champion Michael Chang. Today, Fed takes on qualifier and American Noah Rubin.

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Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Great moment at Rod Laver Arena just now. The capacity crowd, told it was Angelique Kerber's 29th birthday after she survived a three-set scare against German countrywoman Carina Witthoeft, joined an oncourt interviewer in singing Happy Birthday to Kerber. The defending champ moved on with a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win. Witthoeft, who is ranked 89th, was trying to become the fourth-lowest ranked player ever to topple a world No. 1 at a major.

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Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

How big of an upset would it be if No. 89 Carina Witthoeft beats Angelique Kerber? Only three lower-ranked players have ever beaten the women's world No. 1 in a major: --No.188 Julie Coin (d. No.1 Ivanovic in 2008 US Open, 2nd Rd) -- No.133 Zheng Jie (d. No.1 Ivanovic in 2008 Wimbledon, 3rd Rd) ---No.129 Jelena Dokic (d. No.1 Hingis in 1999 Wimbledon, 1st Rd)

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge with 25 apiece on a comined 18 of 30 from the field. Spurs appear to be pulling away now. It's 100-92 with 8:24 left to play.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler finishes one rebound shy of a triple double. 24 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But Wesley Matthews forced the ball out of his hands late and he couldn't take the game-deciding shot.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle and didn't have much lift on his shot. Gordon shot 3-17 off the bench in loss to Miami.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden recorded his 13th triple-double of the season but the Rockets suffered a bad loss to the Heat, 109-103. Miami, with the second-worst record in the league, had lost four in a row coming in. Harden finished with 40-11-10, the fourth 40-point triple double of the season for him. That's the most for any player in the last 30 years.

Badgers getting best of defensive battle
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Neither Wisconsin nor Michigan has been able to crack 40 percent shooting from the field, but Vitto Brown's 9 points are a big part of why the 17th-ranked Badgers lead 26-21 at half.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves lead the Spurs 71-67 at the half. This is the second time this season the Spurs have given up 70 in the first half. Officiating is very touchy in this one which is partly why Minnesota is 29 of 30 from the free-throw line. The Spurs have shot 22 free throws. If this keeps up, we could be in for a long night.

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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is the 2nd player in Raptors history to have 20 30-point games in a season. The other is Vince Carter, who had 30 in 2000-01 and 25 in 1999-2000.

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Baylor's Jonathan Motley had the first 30-point 20-rebound game in Big 12 play since Blake Griffin for Oklahoma in 2009 (against Texas Tech). The only others to do that in Big 12 play are Mario Boggan for Oklahoma State and Kevin Durant for Texas, both in 2007.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a good start for Dwyane Wade on his 35th birthday. He's 3-for-10 and looks frustrated on the defensive end. Jimmy Butler is just 2-for-7. Bulls getting outworked by Mavs right now.

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The 7 goals allowed by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist are the most he's allowed in a home game in his career.

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José Bautista agreed to a 1-year, $18 million free agent deal with the Blue Jays, the largest 1-year free agent deal for a position player in MLB history.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC's Nate Diaz has applied for a professional boxing license in the state of Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission confirms to ESPN that Diaz has paid a $50,000 fine from his UFC 202 press conference water bottle fight with Conor McGregor and the commission expects to approve Diaz's boxing license. Executive Director Bob Bennett says Nevada "welcomes Nate and his older brother Nick to fight in Las Vegas, whether it's with the UFC or a boxing promoter."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting a technical for hanging in the rim, Malik Monk sure let go of it fast on lob dunk to put Kentucky back up by 10 with 6:35 left

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Dominant performance by Venus Williams at the Australian Open to move into the third round. While she has a long way to go, it's worth noting that a title in singles or doubles would be her 24th major championship, which would be the fifth most in the Open era.

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