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January 23, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera is baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection after setting a major league record with 652 saves while recording a 2.21 ERA during a 19-year career spent entirely with the New York Yankees. Mussina won 270 games with the Baltimore Orioles and Yankees, Halladay was 203-105 over 16 big league seasons and Martinez batted .312 with 309 home runs and 1,261 RBIs in 18 seasons with Seattle.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah) has ended Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Pliskova advanced to the Australian Open women’s semifinals by winning the last five games and fighting off four match points in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Williams. That sets up a match between Pliskova and No. 4 Naomi Osaka, who won her quarterfinal match by a 6-4, 6-1 margin over No. 6 Elina Svitolina.

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 19 points in the Toronto Raptors’ 10th consecutive home win, a 120-105 rout of the Kings. Pascal Siakam (see-AH’-kam) chipped in 18 points to help Toronto win for the eighth time in nine games overall despite playing without Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds while Leonard was given the first of two straight games off to rest his legs.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Charles Matthews nailed a baseline floater at the buzzer to lift No. 5 Michigan to a 59-57 win over Minnesota. The basket came after the Golden Gophers scored 10 straight points to tie the game. Izzy Brazdeikis (brahz-DAY’-kihs) scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half after being held scoreless Saturday at Wisconsin, the Wolverines’ lone loss of the season.

UNDATED (AP) — Zion Williamson hit his first 10 shots on his way to 25 points in second-ranked Duke’s 79-64 win at Pittsburgh. Third-ranked Virginia coasted to a 68-45 win over Wake Forest after opening the game on a 25-3 run. PJ Washington scored 21 points on 9 of 15 from the field and grabbed six rebounds as eighth-ranked Kentucky ripped No. 22 Mississippi State, 76-55.

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