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Heat sizzle, Grizzlies maul Thunder

Dwyane Wade and Miami sent a strong message to their Eastern Conference tormenters the Boston Celtics with a 99-90 victory Sunday that gave the Heat an early edge in the heavyweight second

Djokovic overpowers Nadal in Miami final

MIAMI – Novak Djokovic did it again Sunday, defeating world number one Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to win the ATP Miami Masters crown and remain unbeaten in 2011. Djokovic has now won all 24 matches he has played this year, the best start to a season since Ivan Lendl began 1986 25-0.
The Serbian, ranked second in the world, has captured four titles, including the Australian Open, Dubai and, now, back-to-back elite Masters titles at Indian Wells and Miami, both with victories

Djokovic sinks Nadal in thrilling Miami final

MIAMI – In an epic final, Novak Djokovic defeated world number one Rafa Nadal in a third set tiebreak to win the Sony Ericsson Open 4-6 6-3 7-6 on Sunday.
The victory extends second ranked Djokovic’s winning streak to 26 matches going back to last year and follows his victory over the Spaniard in Indian Wells two weeks ago.
“It is just incredible to win against the number one player in the world in a third set tie break,” a delighted Djokovic said on court before he was

Azarenka downs Sharapova to win Miami title

MIAMI – Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 here Saturday to win the WTA’s prestigious Miami hardcourt crown for the second time. Azarenka, the 21-year-old eighth seed from Belarus, took full advantage of Sharapova’s struggles, as the former world number one held serve just once and committed 43 unforced errors.
“I played real well the first set,” said Azarenka, who matched Sharapova shriek for shriek in a battle of two of the WTA’s loudest players. “Maria is such

Azarenka beats Sharapova to win Miami title

MIAMI – Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated an error-plagued Russian Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-4 on Saturday to win the Sony Ericsson Open for the second time in three years.
Azarenka’s victory, her sixth career title, will lift her to sixth in the world rankings next week — equalling her career best standing.
The 21-year-old was on top from the outset — breaking Sharapova’s first two serves — although she also lost her own first serve game in a scrappy start to the

Djokovic to face Nadal in Miami final

MIAMI – Novak Djokovic’s remarkable run continued Friday as he steamed into the final of the ATP’s Miami Masters 1000, where he will face world number one Rafael Nadal. Djokovic reached his fourth final in as many tournaments this year with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American Mardy Fish.
Nadal, meanwhile, notched a convincing 6-3, 6-2 victory over 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, now ranked third in the world. Nadal, who is seeking his first Miami title, was rarely