Agassi advances into the fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Four-time champion Andre Agassi used lobs and stinging passes to hold off Taylor Dent 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Friday, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open...

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With winning streak at 19, Lakers rest for Finals

...Shaquille O'Neal has time for his sprained left ankle to heal. Kobe Bryant will have a chance to polish up his no-look lobs. Derek Fisher can practice 3-pointers, and Rick Fox's long locks will grow shaggier. Waiting a week or more for their...

Graf's record `Slam' run ended by Coetzer

...limit of her tolerance for pain. Ice packs during the match didn't help, nor did retreats to the shade. She dizzily watched lobs disappear into the blazing sun and whacked overheads into the net. Playing hurt is a way of life for Graf, pain her constant...

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Hingis overcomes Zvereva in second set

...second-set tiebreaker 6-0, 7-6, to reach the semifinals at Sea Pines Racquet Club. Zvereva's screwball assortment of lobs, spins and slices caught up with Hingis after a quick opening set. "In one way, it's fun to play her," Hingis said...

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Venus Williams faces Hingis in Italian final

...against top-ranked Martina Hingis. "I wanted to end it quickly, but we all know she likes to hit a lot of balls, a lot of lobs," Williams said. "No one likes to play a 2 1/2 -hour match." Williams will face Hingis in today's final at the Foro...

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Laney routs Westside to spoil Patriots' new gym

...points to get a blowout win.At the same time Westside struggled with shooting, Laney's defense brought double teams and stole lobs to lead to breaks. Those easy scores, along with some first-quarter 3s, brought the gap to an unbeatable level even early...

Jozy Altidore scores twice in debut with Toronto

...Ballon d'Or holder was left without a shot on goal, as Madrid's best chance came toward the end when Gareth Bale's long lob hit the post. BUNDESLIGA: Defending champion Bayern Munich restored an 11-point lead in the Bundesliga by beating Hannover...

Dunks, defense propel Rebels to victory

...the last two quarters, the Rebels didn't stumble. Dobbs helped the effort when his defender missed a steal on an inbounds lob. Given space, Dobbs attacked the lane and finished with a basket."These kids have been working hard since March," Rouse...

West Coast events help blaze trail to Augusta

...missed the cut when he returned. He rallied late at Pebble Beach to tie for fourth. He had Riviera wrapped up until he hit a lob wedge into a bunker on the 17th hole and made bogey. He delivered one of the best shots of the young season, that flop shot...

Syracuse's late run helps Orange drop Minnesota at Maui Invitational

...the Vikings (3-3), the brothers helped the Wildcats (5-1) close with a 24-7 run including a pair of Aaron Harrison lobs inside to Willie Cauley-Stein for dunks along with a three-point play with 3:55 left to tie it at 54. NO. 15 FLORIDA...