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Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend and rival Andy Murray.

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Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.

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Economic woes force Russia’s Olympic hopefuls to stay home

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes will have to scale back their training plans for next year’s Olympics in Brazil because of the country’s economic crisis, deputy sports minister Yuri Nagornykh said on Friday.

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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S., right, and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic celebrate after defeating Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and China’s Zheng Jie in their women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday in their first tournament together as a partnership, beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after making a return to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she’s been battling for the past week.

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