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Associated Press

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 27 at 1:35 PM


Woods playing well

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods continues his run atop the leaderboard at the Farmers Insurance Open.

They are playing round three a day late due to foggy conditions at Torrey Pines on Saturday. Woods was 11-under and held a two-stroke lead after 36 holes. He was 2-under-par on the day through seven holes and held a three-shot advantage when he walked to the eighth tee.

Officials hope to start the fourth round later today and finish the 72-hole event tomorrow.


A Threepeat Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) has won an Open era-record third-straight Australian Open title.

The top-ranked Serb beat third-seeded Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday night at Rod Laver Arena to collect his sixth Grand Slam championship. Murray was hunting his second following last year's breakthrough victory at the U.S. Open, where he beat Djokovic in the final.

It's Murray's third loss in the Australian Open final in four years.

The win consolidates Djokovic's position as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, while Roger Federer and Murray will be second and third when the ATP rankings are released Monday.


Wolverines sniffing No. 1

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan enters this evening's Big Ten game at Illinois with a chance to take over the top spot in the AP college basketball poll for the first time since the beginning of the 1992-93 season. The second-ranked Wolverines are 18-1.

Current No. 1, Duke, opened the door for Michigan when it got clobbered by Miami on Wednesday. The 25th-ranked Hurricanes host Florida State this evening.

The Big Ten is offering up this weekend's only matchup of AP poll members. Seventh-ranked Indiana is hosting No. 13 Michigan State this afternoon at Assembly Hall. The visiting Spartans are a conference-best 6-1. The Hoosiers are 5-1 and tied with Michigan for second place.

The college basketball slate wraps up tonight, when No. 17 Creighton visits Southern Illinois.


Beantown has first tip

UNDATED (AP) — Miami at Boston is first up on today's seven-game NBA schedule. The Heat have won four straight and are an Eastern Conference-best 28-12. The struggling Celtics have dropped six in a row to fall three games below .500.

The L.A. Lakers are seven games below the break-even mark entering this afternoon's home game against Oklahoma City. The Thunder are a league-best 34-10.

Later tonight in Los Angeles, the Pacific Division-leading Clippers will be looking to end a four-game skid when they entertain Portland.

In between the two games at Staples Center, Orlando hosts Dallas, New Orleans plays at Memphis, Atlantic Division leader New York is home to Atlanta and Phoenix visits Dallas.


Hockey matinee in our nation's capital

UNDATED (AP) — Today's eight-game NHL schedule gets started in Washington, where the winless Capitals host the Buffalo Sabres (3 p.m. Eastern).

Also on the ice later in the day, Pittsburgh is at Ottawa, Montreal is home to New Jersey, Philadelphia skates at Tampa Bay, unbeaten Chicago entertains Detroit, the New York islanders are at Winnipeg, Minnesota is at St. Louis and Vancouver visits undefeated San Jose.


Titans target Williams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells the AP that Titans coach Mike Munchak has spoken with Greg Williams and is interested in hiring the suspended defensive coordinator.

Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') suspended Williams indefinitely for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. Williams must be reinstated by the NFL before he can be hired by any team. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league has not yet addressed Williams' potential reinstatement.

Williams was the Saints defensive coordinator from 2009-11 and was hired by St. Louis last season before his suspension.


Pro Bowl players under the microscope

UNDATED (AP) — Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') will be keeping a close eye on today' Pro Bowl. After last year's lackluster showing, the NFL commissioner threatened to do away with the league's All-Star game.

The NFC versus AFC matchup has an afternoon kickoff in Hawaii (7 p.m. Eastern).