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--SEATTLE 1ST DEFENDING CHAMP BACK TO SUPER BOWL IN DECADE, WILL MEET PATRIOTS

Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay and into a second straight Super Bowl. The Seahawks will play the New England Patriots, who downed the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC championship game.

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--RAFAEL NADAL ADVANCES WITH EMPHATIC WIN AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.

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--JIMMY WALKER WINS SONY OPEN BY RECORD MARGIN

Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Jimmy Walker turned in a command performance on Oahu. He blew away the field with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open for the second straight year.

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--ARSENAL DENTS MANCHESTER CITY'S TITLE DEFENSE, RONALDO & MESSI SCORE FREELY IN WINS

Arsenal dealt Manchester City's Premier League title defense a blow, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lit up Spain with multi-goal scoring performances.

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--EVANS SCORES WINNING BASKET IN PELICANS' 95-93 WIN OVER RAPTORS

Tyreke Evans scored from a driving layup with 1.6 seconds left as the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 for their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors.

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