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John Isner hoping to make the most of Delray Beach Open

By John Evenson

The ATP World Tour will take over the the Delray Beach Tennis Open by the Venetian Las Vegas on Monday, and the # 1 player in the country, and the # 1 seed, John Isner says he's ready to get into the groove.

"I haven't really practices that much since the Australian Open," admits Isner, " so I'm just trying to get fit, just get the feel of putting hours on the court."

Isner says he loves player at Delray, an easy drive from his home in Tampa, and that he should be in for a challenge with the talent he'll be facing this week. Win or lose he says he's using the tournament to build for later in the year.

"I want to win this tournament, but if that doesn't happen so be it."John Isner hoping to make the most of Delray Beach Open

Monday, February 17 2014, 10:44 AM EST

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The annual Pro Bowl game is being played this evening in Glendale, Arizona, with all of the NFL's top stars participating, with the exception of those playing in the Super Bowl or those injured.

This year's teams were picked by former stars Michael Irvin and Cris Carter. The head coach for Team Carter is Baltimore's John Harbaugh while Jason Garrett of the Cowboys is in charge of Team Irvin.

One thing that might really stand out to fans is that the goal posts will change for points after. The league is trying to find a way to make the PAT less easy for teams to score. For the game the goal posts will be narrowed from the standard 18.6 feet to just 14 feet. In addition, the kick will be moved back to the 15-yard line, making it about a 33-yard field goal.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-year NFL ban. ESPN, citing anonymous sources, first reported Gordon's failed test. Pro Football Talk said Gordon tested positive for alcohol.

In a statement the Browns said they have not been notified by the league of a failed test.

Gordon was suspended for 10 games last season for another violation of the league's drug policy. He appeared in just five games and was suspended by the Browns for violating team rules before the season finale. The 23-year-old led the league with 1,646 yards receiving in 2013.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The story line for today's NHL All-Star Game is who isn't playing. Because of injuries many of the game's top names will not be on the ice for the contest. The list includes Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin as well as goalies Jimmy Howard of Detroit, Pekka Rinne (PEH'-kuh RIH'-nuh) of Nashville and Sergei Bobrovsky of the host Columbus Blue Jackets.

That said, there are a record number of American-born players in the game, nine. That's the largest red, white and blue contingent since the NHL went to the current format in 2003. There were only eight American players in each of the past two All-Star games in 2012 and 2011. Before that, there were seven U.S. players participating in 2009, three in 2008, five in both 2007 and 2004 and six in 2003.

The 2013 All-Star game was canceled due to a labor dispute and there was no game last year because the Winter Olympics.


UNDATED (AP) -- In the first game of the day in the NBA Dwyane Wade (dwayn) scored 26 points, Chris Bosh finished with 20 and Hassan Whiteside had a triple-double to help the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 96-84. Whiteside had a career high 11 blocks to go with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Miami led by 10 at halftime, 12 going into the fourth quarter and remained in control the rest of the way.

-- In Cleveland the Cavaliers defeated visiting Oklahoma City 109-98 as LeBron James had 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Kevin Love added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs, who have won six straight. Kevin Durant led the way for the Thunder with 32 points.

The sizzling Atlanta Hawks are going for their 16th straight win today as they play host to Minnesota. With all those wins the Hawks have taken a seven-game lead over Washington in the NBA's Southeast Division. The Wizards are in Denver this evening.

The other red-hot team is Golden State. The league-leading Warriors have won four in a row and nine of 10 for a record of 35-6. They face the Celtics today and start the day leading the Clippers in the Pacific Division by seven games. The Clips are in Phoenix today and each team has won seven of its last 10.

The longest losing streak in the NBA right now is seven games and that dubious mark is held by two teams, the Pacers and Lakers. Indiana is at Orlando while the Lakers are home this evening to the Rockets.

The rest of the card has the Pelicans home to the Mavericks, Detroit at Toronto and the Bucks at San Antonio.


UNDATED (AP) -- Chalk up another one for unbeaten Virginia. The Cavaliers held off in-state foe Virginia Tech 50-47 to up their record to 19-0. The second-ranked Cavs and top-ranked Kentucky, which is also 19-0, are the only unbeaten teams in men's major college basketball. Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points for Virginia during a late 12-0 run.

-- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) has picked up the 1,000th win in his illustrious career. Coach K's fifth-ranked Blue Devils beat St. John's in Madison Square Garden 77-68. Duke is now 17-2 on the year.

-- Terry Rozier scored 26 points and No. 10 Louisville pulled away from Pittsburgh 80-68. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and seven rebounds as the Cardinals won their 16th game against three losses.

--Ron Baker scored 15 points and No. 14 Wichita State breezed past Drake 74-40 for its 26th straight win in the Missouri Valley Conference. The game was so lopsided that nobody played more than 28 minutes for the 18-3 Shockers.

-Northern Iowa, the 20th-ranked team in the AP poll, edged Illinois State. The Panthers are now 18-2.

--D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists as Ohio State defeated No. 23 Indiana 82-70 . The 16-5 Buckeyes have won consecutive games for the first time since wins against in-state foes Miami and Wright State on Dec. 22 and 27, respectively. The loss drops Indiana to 15-5 and puts to an end a four-game winning streak.

-- Butler walked all over 24th-ranked Seton Hall, winning 77-57. The Bulldogs have won four of five and are 15-6 on the season. The Pirates have dropped three in a row.


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The top seeds return to action tonight, U.S. time, at the Australian Open. That means a match for Serena Williams, who is facing Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-guh-ROO'-zuh) of Spain while Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) tangles with Gilles Muller (zheel MUL'-ur) of Luxembourg

In a match of two Americans, Madison Keys will face Madison Brengle.


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory. The American raced down the Swiss course in 1 minute, 23.55 seconds with only one rival able to finish within a second of her. Vonn became the all-time wins leader in women's Alpine skiing last weekend.


LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- The PGA's Humana Challenge is coming to an end. Bill Haas 22-under after 16 holes for the on-course lead. The clubhouse lead is shared by Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele and Sung Joon Park.

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