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Sports briefs: Murray, Fish win at Indian Wells

Published March 10, 2013 7:53 pm

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TENNIS • Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in Indian Wells, Calif.

Djokovic, who lost to John Isner in the semifinals here a year ago, held serve for a 5-2 lead in the final set, then had a pair of match points after a crisp forehand to the corner.

Also, Andy Murray earned a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Evgeny Donskoy. In his first competitive match of the year after not playing since last September because of a heart condition, Mardy Fish of the United States earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Bobby Reynolds.

Women's No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova followed Murray onto Stadium Court and advanced to the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

Stanford capturesPac-12 crown

Women's basketball • Amber Orrange capped a career-high 20-point performance scoring on a spinning drive with 8.3 seconds left, and No. 4 Stanford won its seventh straight Pac-12 Conference tournament title rallying past No. 14 UCLA 51-49 in Seattle. Orrange carried the Cardinal while star Chiney Ogwumike struggled through one of the worst games of her career. Ogwumike failed to score over the final 38 minutes of the game and finished with a career-low 3 points.

From wire reports