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March 12, 2014

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TENNIS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Facing an opponent he had never seen play, Novak Djokovic asked around the locker room and got some intel from his coach. Djokovic then went out and beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open.

John Isner, the lone American remaining in the men's draw, defeated Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3 to reach the fourth round.

In the women's draw, top-seeded Li Na defeated Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-4, setting up a quarterfinal against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia that will be a rematch of the Australian Open final, which Li won in straight sets.

Also, Jelena Jankovic routed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals in a matchup of former tournament champions and No. 1-ranked players.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — FIU senior Jerica Coley became the 10th female player in NCAA Division I history to eclipse the 3,000-point barrier, doing so with a 20-point showing in FIU's 85-65 win over Rice in the first round of the Conference USA tournament.

She's at 3,012 points for her career, and will get at least one more chance to keeping adding to the total when the Panthers play East Carolina in the tournament's second round.

She passed Maine's Cindy Blodgett (3,005) for ninth place on the Division I career list. USC's Cheryl Miller is eighth on the career list at 3,018 points. Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw is seventh at 3,025. Connecticut's Maya Moore is sixth at 3,036, and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne is sitting in fifth at 3,039.

SKIING

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Chip White is stepping down as speed coach of the U.S. women's ski team after this week's World Cup finals.

White was part of the program for 18 years and helped develop skiers such as Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. Under his tutelage, the Americans finished on the World Cup podium 122 times in speed events and captured six Olympic medals.

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