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NBA

Harden out for at least two weeks

HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star James Harden will miss at least two weeks with a left hamstring strain.

The Rockets say that the NBA's leading scorer has a grade 2 strain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Harden was injured on a missed layup late in the fourth quarter of Houston's 148-142 double-overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

He said after the game that he didn't think the injury was serious, but the guard was walking with a pronounced limp.

NBA SCHEDULE

Portland at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

San Antonio at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

T-25 MEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 5 Xavier vs. Butler, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 18 Texas Tech, 9 p.m.

No. 11 Texas A&M vs. Florida, 9 p.m.

No. 16 TCU at Baylor, 7 p.m.

No. 22 Arkansas at Mississippi State, 9 p.m.

No. 23 Tennessee vs. Auburn, 7 p.m.

T-25 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

No. 21 Villanova vs. Butler, 7 p.m.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

Murray withdraws, Muguruza retires with cramps in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's long-term hip injury has forced him out of the Brisbane International, cast serious doubts over his participation in the Australian Open and has him contemplating surgery.

Former No. 1-ranked Murray pulled out of the Brisbane event after failing to practice today, two days ahead of his scheduled return to competitive tennis for the first time since July.

His withdrawal was confirmed hours after Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-gah-ROO'-thuh), the Wimbledon champion and women's top seed, retired from her opening match because of leg cramps.

Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline and had treatment on her legs before retiring from her opening match against Aleksandra Krunic while leading in the third set

HOPMAN CUP

Roger Federer wins in straight sets at Hopman Cup

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer continued preparation for his Australian Open title defense with a 6-3, 7-6 (8) win over Karen Khachanov at the Hopman Cup, helping give Switzerland a 2-0 win over Russia.

Federer's playing partner Belinda Bencic beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a later women's singles match to give Switzerland its second consecutive win in Group B.

SHENZHEN OPEN

Sharapova wins, Ostapenko loses at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova had 11 aces and saved seven of 10 break points to beat Alison Riske 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 today and advance to the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals.

The five-time major winner will next face Zarina Diyas, who upset third-seeded Zhang Shuai 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.

Earlier, Kristyna Pliskova, the twin of former No.1-ranked Karolina Pliskova, beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-1, 6-4.

Ostapenko, who beat Serena Williams in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, was overwhelmed by Pliskova's powerful serves.

Pliskova will next play Ana Bogdan, who beat Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2.

Aryna Sabalenka also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Danka Kovinic, while Timea Babos defeated Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1.

ASB CLASSIC

Top-seeded Wozniacki advances, defending champ Davis ousted

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed only 57 minutes for a 6-3, 6-0 win over America Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic today, when defending champion Lauren Davis was beaten in the first round.

The fifth-seeded Davis lost 6-1, 6-2 to fellow American Sachia Vickery, who who had the chance to hone her game in three qualifying matches in Auckland.

Third-seeded Barbora Strycova took more than three hours to get past Sara Errani 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4. Errani received a wildcard entry into the main draw.

In other first-round matches, No. 4-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and second-seeded Julia Goerges beat Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in a match started Monday and ended at 1.30 a.m. Tuesday after frequent rain delays.

Seventh-seeded Mona Barthel became the second seeded player to fall in the first round when she was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Varvara Lepchenko.

NHL SCHEDULE

Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

New Jersey at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Florida at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Nashville at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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