Serena wins sixth Australian Open title

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her composure in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday.

On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.

Goodell: 'Tough year' for NFL, myself

PHOENIX (AP) As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

"As an organization, and as an individual, it's been a tough year," Goodell said Friday during his pre-Super Bowl news conference, "but a year of great progress, and I'm excited about the future." (MORE)

Woods in last after career-worst 82

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.

He never looked more lost on a golf course. (MORE)

Hawks beat Blazers as win streak hits 18

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench.

Atlanta overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to win its 18th straight game by overpowering the Trail Blazers in the final period for a 105-99 victory Friday night. (MORE)

James returns, Cavaliers extend run to 9

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James met with Cavaliers team doctors Friday night to decide if he would play after missing a game because of a sprained right wrist.

The decision was easy. (MORE)

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