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Rohan Dennis wins Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the Tour Down Under cycle race on Sunday when his United States-based BMC team helped him defend a two-second lead on the 90-kilometer (56-mile) final stage around the streets of Adelaide.

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Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada makes a forehand return to Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu at the Australian Open on Sunday.

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2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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Keys, Brengle set up all-Madison 4th round at Aussie Open

Madison Keys of the U.S. stretches for a return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Americans Madison Keys and Madison Brengle won their first-round matches at the Australian Open, Keys was asked at a news conference if she knew anyone else with the unusual name Madison.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Raonic slims down; Serena likes Andy

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates a point won against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic took a break from his tennis match Saturday to applaud a marriage proposal in the stands.

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