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ATLANTA (AP) — Just how hot are the Atlanta Hawks? The Southeast Division's leading team not only has won 17 straight, but 31 of its last 33 games. Last night behind Paul Millsap's 28 points and 15 rebounds, the Hawks shot down the Brooklyn Nets 113-102. Al Horford chipped in 20 points and 12 rebounds.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky, the top-team in the men's Associated Press poll, has another game this evening. The Wildcats are on the road in Columbia, Missouri, to face the Missouri Tigers. On the year Kentucky is 19-0, and only Virginia-- also unbeaten in 19 games-- remains unbeaten in major college play.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The first half of the men's final at the Australian Open was determined last night when sixth-seed Andy Murray defeated No. 7 Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK') 6-7, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5. On tap tonight in Melbourne, U.S. time, top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) squares off against defending champion Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK'-ah) for the other spot.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The PGA Tour hits Scottsdale, Arizona, this weekend. First round play is being contested today with Tiger Woods making his 2015 debut. He played only nine times worldwide last year because of back surgery and other lingering issues. The winner of this event a year ago was Kevin Stadler.

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The second round of the LPGA's season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Florida is today. Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz all shot a 66 yesterday to grab a share of the lead. The first round was played in chilly weather with more of the same expected today.

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