Pro Bowl quite offensive...Djokovic wins marathon...Gaborik takes All-Star honors

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 30 at 3:33 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — Brandon Marshall's record-setting performance allowed the AFC to come away with a 59-41 win over the NFC at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu. Marshall became the first player in Pro Bowl history to grab four touchdown passes while he caught six receptions for 176 yards. The two teams combined for 51 first downs, 943 passing yards and 1,142 total yards.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) won the longest Grand Slam final in pro tennis, taking five hours and 53 minutes to defeat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 at the Australian Open. Djokovic overcame a break point in the fifth set en route to becoming the fifth man since the Open era began in 1968 to win three straight Grand Slam titles. Nadal also became the first man in the Open Era to lose three straight major finals.

OTTAWA (AP) — New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik (GAB'-uh-rihk) was the MVP of Sunday's NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, scoring three times before setting up the game-winner in a 12-9 win for Team Chara against Team Alfredsson. Gaborik had a hat trick by the 1:23 mark of the second period before setting up Zdeno Chara's (zuh-DAY'-noh CHAH'-rahz) eventual game-winner with 7:40 remaining. Joffrey Lupul (LOO'-pul) added a pair of goals as Team Chara blew leads of 3-0 and 5-3 before winning.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kyle Stanley enjoyed a three-shot lead with one hole remaining in the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open before settling for the second-place check. Stanley carded a triple-bogey in the final hole of regulation before missing a five-foot par putt on the second playoff hole, allowing Brandt Snedeker to win the tournament. Snedeker made up seven strokes on Stanley with a 5-under-par 67 while Stanley was carding a 2-over 74.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Abbott has won his third title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship with the highest score ever in the event's history. Abbott entered with a commanding lead before avoiding any major mistakes in the free skate, leading to his 273.58 points. He was more than 32 points ahead of runner-up Adam Rippon.

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