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Djokovic saves four match points in win over Tsonga

Four times, the stands at Roland Garros were ready to erupt, a beloved Frenchman standing one point from beating the world's top player and ending his quest for history. Four times, Novak Djokovic had an answer for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Final Four brings big hoops programs to Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS -- Looking for those charming underdog stories? Go find the DVD from last year.. This year's Final Four brings together an ensemble of big-name schools, all saddled with their typically big-time issues -- a reminder that everything in college sports is not as pure as the

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Star-laden Final Four ... mostly

Lurking in virtually every corner of the Superdome this weekend will be lottery picks, some other NBA first rounders and assorted AP All-Americans. Everywhere, that is, except the Louisville locker room.

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Louisville in Final 4 with win over Florida

PHOENIX -- Hated to do that to ya, kid.. Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four and his protege, Billy Donovan, and the

Kentucky, Syracuse, N. Carolina, MSU get top seeds

Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina all earned top seeding for the NCAA tournament Sunday despite weekend losses that brought even more intrigue to the three-week, 67-game tournament better known as March Madness. (Bracket available for download in story)

Williams wins a wild one at US Open

NEW YORK -- What started out as a breeze turned into something much more difficult for Serena Williams on Saturday.. Williams won her third-round match, 6-1, 7-6 (5) over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka, but not before losing her first four match points and getting pushed to the limit in

Clemens heads to DC, this time for court

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the nation's capital on a six-count indictment alleging he lied to Congress when he said he never used steroids or human growth hormone.

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Alabama beats Texas for BCS title

PASADENA, Calif. -- The houndstooth hat is a memory -- the Snake, Joe Willie and Bart Starr replaced by guys named Julio, Javier and Mount Cody.Alabama football, though, is alive and well, thanks to a defense that would have made the Bear smile.

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'Bama vs Texas in title game

Alabama and Texas get to play in a national title game. For TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State, the math doesn't quite add up but they still get a spot in a BCS bowl. Web extra

Oudin's amazing run rolls on

NEW YORK - Forget about forehands and backhands. Melanie Oudin's biggest weapon is her heart.

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