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Sports briefs: Britain defeats U.S. 3-1 in Davis Cup
First Published Feb 02 2014 05:07 pm • Last Updated Feb 02 2014 11:16 pm

TENNIS • Wimbledon champion Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britain’s opening-round Davis Cup victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego.

Murray won his 18th straight Davis Cup singles match, and Britain beat the Americans for the first time since 1935.

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Britain advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1986. It will face Italy, which defeated Argentina.

Murray split tiebreakers with Querrey in the first two sets, breezed through the third set in 29 minutes and won the match when Querrey returned a serve long.

Britain clinched the match at 3-1. The fourth singles match was canceled.

Murray reached match point on Querrey’s serve in the eighth game of the fourth set before the American won three straight points to stay alive.

After falling behind 15-30 in the ninth game, Murray got a new racket. He then double-faulted, giving Querrey break point. Murray won the next three points to clinch the match.

• Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Open GDF Suez in Paris for her sixth career title.

Oakland player breaks trey record


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL • Oakland’s Travis Bader set the NCAA Division I record for the most career 3-pointers on Sunday against UW-Milwaukee, surpassing the previous mark of 457 set by Duke’s J.J. Redick.

Bader, who entered the game two behind Redick, missed his first 3-point attempt but made his next four. He broke the record with a shot from the right corner with 6:17 left in the first half. Bader finished with 21 points and made five 3-pointers, but Oakland lost the road game 86-654



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