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Raptors suffer fifth-straight loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Marc Gasol scored a career-best 42 points—and the Memphis Grizzlies needed every last one of them.

Gasol's night was capped by the deciding two free throws with 36 seconds left as the Grizzlies handed Toronto its fifth-straight loss with a 101-99 victory last night.

Gasol's final free throws ended a 12-0 run by the Raptors that tied the game at 99.

Williams sisters, Federer reach finals 'Down Under'

MELBOURNE, Australia—It was one, two, and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final while Roger Federer ensured he'll contend for another Grand Slam title.

They're calling it “Throwback Thursday” at Melbourne Park: three players who can combine for 46 Grand Slam titles and 106 years in age advanced to the finals.

Players' all-star votes a 'mockery': Kerr

MIAMI—Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a “mockery” after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.

Players had a say in deciding starters for next month's game in New Orleans, with their selections accounting for 25 percent of someone's total score in the balloting.

Burris opts to retire on top

Veteran CFL quarterback Henry Burris formally announced his retirement today—ending his career on top after leading the Ottawa Redblacks to a Grey Cup title last season.

The 41-year-old guided the Redblacks to a dramatic 39-33 overtime win over the favoured Calgary Stampeders in the CFL championship game—despite suffering a knee injury in the warm-up.