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Serena Williams ousted in Miami tournament

KEY BISCAYNE — Serena Williams had her 20-match winning streak at the Miami Open end Monday with a 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-2 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round. Williams sought her ninth event title, fourth in a row. "I did the best I could," she said in a news conference that lasted less than three minutes before she cut it off. "I can't win every match." Kuznetsova, the No. 15 seed, had 18 unforced errors to 55 for Williams. In men's play, No. 2 seed Andy Murray dropped the final five games against No. 26 Grigor Dimitrov in a 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-3 loss. Murray played in the late afternoon but declined to blame the heat after committing 55 unforced errors.

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NFL: The Packers signed tight end Jared Cook to a one-year deal worth up to $3.65 million, Associated Press reported. … Former Texans running back Arian Foster, a free agent, is scheduled to meet with the Dolphins today, AP reported.

Cycling: Belgian Antoine Demoitie, 25, died a day after an accident in the Genk-Wevelgem classic, his Wanty-Gobert team conformed. Demoitie was among several competitors involved in a fall and local media reported he was struck by a motorbike.

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