Weekend In Review – Djokovic Wins Record 7th Australian Open, College Basketball, And More

Weekend Sports Review No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic won a record seventh Australian Open on Sunday morning, defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets. The victory also marked Djokovic’s third straight...

Weekend Sports Review

No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic won a record seventh Australian Open on Sunday morning, defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

The victory also marked Djokovic’s third straight Grand Slam title and 15th overall.

He played nearly error-free tennis in winning the match in a little over two hours.

On Saturday, Naomi Osaka won the women’s Australian Open title in three sets over Petra Kvitova.

College Basketball:
Purdue upended No. 5 Michigan State 73-63 on Sunday after leading by as many as 22 points in the second half. The top three teams in the Associated Press poll won their games on Saturday. No. 1 Tennessee topped West Virginia 83-66, No. 2 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 66-53 and No. 3 Virginia rolled over Notre Dame 82-55. The new AP poll drops on Monday.

Elsewhere:
Justin Rose, the world’s No. 1-ranked player, won the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, holding off Adam Scott’s late charge for a 3-shot victory. Rose shot a 3-under-69 in the final round. Scott finished the final round at 68 after making birdie on each of the last four holes.

The AFC defeated the NFC 26-7 in the NFL’s Pro Bowl in rainy Orlando, Florida.

City of Light won the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on a wet Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the North earned a 34-24 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

The Golden State Warriors collected their ninth win in 10 games, defeating the Boston Celtics 115-111 on Saturday night. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 20 or more points for the Warriors.

Sidney Crosby was named MVP as the Metropolitan Division won the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday in San Jose, California.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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