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Golf roundup
Gaby Lopez of Mexico shot a 67 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the LPGA's season-opening event in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

Gaby Lopez takes one-shot lead with a 67 in first round of LPGA’s season opener

Lopez shot a 5-under 67 to lead the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, piecing together a near-perfect opening round to the new season.

Sports Log
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

With time dwindling in snail-paced negotiations, players seek to make MLB a counteroffer in resumption of talks

The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to schedule the negotiating session on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal.

Australian Open
Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Nick Kyrgios of Australia shake hands after Medvedev's Day 4 victory at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Daniil Medvedev overcomes hostile crowd, Nick Kyrgios to advance at Australian Open

Medvedev kept his composure, taking a quick trip to the locker room after losing the third set and recovering to win 7-6 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Thursday on a rowdy Rod Laver Arena.

Figure skating
Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov have a three-point lead after the short program.

Boston figure skating pair in lead after short program at Four Continents event in Estonia

Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov, who train at the Skating Club of Boston, were third at the recent US championships

australian open
Alize Cornet celebrates her second-round win over Garbine Muguruza in Melbourne.

Garbiñe Muguruza highest seed to fall so far in Australian Open with second-round exit

The No. 3 seed didn't earn a single break point and made 33 unforced errors, more than twice her opponent’s total, in a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Alize Cornet.

Hockey
Mary Parker (right) and the Boston Pride won the Isobel Cup last season.

Premier Hockey Federation announces $25 million investment with aims to boost salaries and the sport

"The PHF has been steadfast in its vision to grow the game under a new era that truly provides leading opportunities for athletes,” said PHF commissioner Tyler Tumminia.

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The current NHL policy will remain in place until the All-Star break begins Feb. 3.

NHL to stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches, and staff who are fully vaccinated

The NHL says coronavirus cases continue to decline across the league.

NFL
Budda Baker was carted off the field and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

Cardinals safety Budda Baker taken off on a stretcher, evaluated for concussion following collision

He appeared to briefly lose consciousness in a helmet-to-helmet collision in the third quarter.