Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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–NADAL OUT, SHARAPOVA, MAKAROVA ADVANCE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafael Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_AUSTRALIAN_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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–DAVIS’ DUNKS APLENTY LEAD PELICANS PAST 76ERS, 99-74

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_76ERS_PELICANS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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–BLATTER GOADS UEFA FOR LACK OF COURAGE IN FIFA ELECTION

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_UEFA_FIFA_ELECTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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–CLINICAL SOUTH KOREA BEAT IRAQ 2-0 TO REACH FIRST ASIAN CUP FINAL IN NEARLY 30 YEARS

Two-time champion South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 to qualify for its first Asian Cup final in nearly 30 years.

http://australia.news.net/article/2743168/asian-cup-south-korea-beat-iraq-2-0-to-reach-final

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–BORDER PROTECTION LENDS A HAND FOR SUPER BOWL SECURITY

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPER_BOWL_SECURITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT