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Djokovic nabs 8th Australian Open title

MELBOURNE, Australia—Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final—miscues mounting, deficit growing.

Djokovic did what he does, though. He refused to lose, waited for a chance to pounce and found his best tennis when absolutely necessary. Even threw in a wrinkle, serve-and-volleying twice when facing break point.

Djokovic adds to Slam streak vs. Federer at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian Open semifinal.

At age 38, despite dealing with a painful groin muscle and coming off a draining five-setter, Federer came out just fine, it seemed, and soon was up 4-1 and love-40, holding a trio of break chances as Djokovic served.

Texas teen who won't cut dreadlocks gets $20K for college

MONT BELVIEU, Texas—A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for college.

DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of “The Ellen Show” that aired Wednesday where host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys presented him with a cheque to go toward his college tuition.

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa loves you'

JOHANNESBURG — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that “Africa loves you” during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on social media and sparked outrage from people who disagreed with Motsepe and lambasted him for speaking on Africans' behalf.