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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Jill St. John, right, with Robert Wagner, center, and Rod McKuen, left, attend a party for "Night of 100 Stars II," in New York. McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 81. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

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Some businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

So as not to infringe on the NFL Super Bowl name trademark, all non-rights holders have to use different wording to promote any Super Bowl activity like this Whole Foods grocery store where diners enjoy a meal near promotional signs for "the big game" Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.

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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S., right, receives medical treatment from a trainer as playing partner Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic looks on in their women’s doubles final against Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and China’s Zheng Jie at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women’s doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China’s Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday’s final.

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California snaps 6-game skid, 76-67 over Washington State

California guard Tyrone Wallace (3) hits a jumper over Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Gary Breedlove)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The California Bears have struggled to score baskets, so they picked the perfect time to play the defensively challenged Washington State Cougars.

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Milwaukee team, college to build multipurpose facility

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University are teaming up to build a multipurpose center supporting collegiate and professional athletes, academic research and wellness initiatives.

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