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January 31, 2016 1:18 PM Australian Open 2016: Novak Djokovic eases past Andy Murray for historic title

There will be those who will point to 2011 and 2012, when Djokovic won three grand slams five years ago, began the ensuing campaign with another success Down Under but then faltered at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. The Djokovic of today is a superior player and his recent record against the top-10 proves it -- a remarkable 50-6 in his last 56 encounters 25

January 31, 2016 10:41 AM Singapore Open held over to Monday due to rain

SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asia's fickle weather forced the organizers of the Singapore Open to delay the completion of the final round until Monday just as Jordan Spieth was making a late charge for the title. Trailing by two shots at 10 under but still with a chance of winning, Spieth was just about to attempt a short birdie putt on the final hole on Sunday 21

January 31, 2016 8:25 AM The Latest: Djokovic leads Australian Open final by 2 sets

Five-time champion Novak Djokovic has taken a 2-set lead in the Australian Open final against Andy Murray, winning the second set 7-5 after taking the first 6-1.Djokovic, down three game points in the 11th game, rallied to break Murray, including a point from a 36-shot rally. Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand return to Andy Murray of Britain 19

January 31, 2016 5:09 AM Frustrated Spieth seeks Sunday spark to lift Singapore bid

SINGAPORE: World number one Jordan Spieth admitted he was guilty of rushing and not playing smart as he left himself a five-shot deficit to overhaul on the final day of the Singapore Open on Sunday. The American double major winner sped through the closing holes of his third round at the weather-hit event on Saturday in a bid to avoid an early Sunday 22

January 30, 2016 11:50 PM George Groves dominates Andrea di Luisa to send message to James DeGale and Badou Jack

George Groves began attempts to secure a fourth world title shot with a comfortable fifth round stoppage of Andrea di Luisa at The Copper Box in Stratford. Groves put down Di Luisa three times before the match was stopped as the Italian's corner threw in the towel. Though Groves was rarely tested during the bout, the performance should be enough to add credence 19

January 30, 2016 11:23 PM AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EST

GENEVA — The main Syrian opposition delegation vowed Saturday not to participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks with the government unless their demands are met, including lifting the siege imposed on rebel-held areas and an end to Russian and Syrian bombardment of regions controlled by opposition fighters. The oppositions warned that if these conditions 26

January 30, 2016 5:55 PM Syrian opposition delegation arrives in Geneva

GENEVA — The main Syrian opposition delegation arrived in Switzerland Saturday night, however it remained unclear whether the delegation would actually participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s civil war. The indirect peace talks began here Friday with a meeting between the United Nations envoy and the Syrian government delegation 20

January 30, 2016 2:06 PM South African Grace retains Qatar Masters title

South African Branden Grace shot a composed final-round 69 on Saturday to become the first player to retain the Qatar Masters title. The 27-year-old conjured up four birdies to finish on 14 under par, two strokes ahead of Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen. "It's a dream. This is a tournament that kicked my season off last year and hopefully 20

January 30, 2016 11:40 AM As Syria’s uninvited Kurds leave Geneva, chief opposition group heads to join peace talks

The talks began here Friday with a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the Syrian government delegation. Kurdish official Nawaf Khalil says Saleh Muslim, the co-president of the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, left Geneva Saturday. Turkey considers the PYD a terrorist organization, and the main opposition group known as the Higher Negotiations Committee 19

January 30, 2016 11:40 AM UN-hosted Syria peace talks get off to shaky start

GENEVA: Peace talks aimed at ending Syria's five-year civil war got off to a shaky and chaotic start on Friday, with the main opposition group at first boycotting the session, then later agreeing to meet with UN officials - while still insisting it would not negotiate. That small commitment by the group known as the Higher Negotiating Committee came just minutes 23