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POSTED January 1, 2014 10:07 p.m.

TENNIS

• MURRAY BEATEN BY MAYER AT QATAR OPEN: DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Third-seeded Andy Murray, playing in his first tournament since back surgery in late September, was upset by Florian Mayer of Germany 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was also taken to three sets but emerged with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Tobias Kamke of Germany, while second-seeded David Ferrer joined Murray in making an early exit after a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Daniel Brands of Germany.

Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly every shot. The German won 12 of the last 15 games, closing out the match with a net-cord winner to seal the win in 1 hour, 51 minutes.

Murray hit 25 winners, but the reigning Wimbledon champion also had 37 unforced errors.



SKATING

• 17-YEAR-OLD LEHMAN EARNS ANOTHER OLYMPIC RACE: KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Emery Lehman will be heading back to high school in a few days.

He’s going to need a lot of time off in February.

The 17-year-old from suburban Chicago earned a second Olympic event with a thrilling victory over Jonathan Kuck in the 10,000 meters Wednesday, the final race of the U.S. speedskating trials.

Kuck, who finished eighth in the 10,000 at the Vancouver Games and was thought to have an outside shot at medaling in Sochi, won’t even get to skate the race after Lehman rallied at the end to win by a scant 0.07 seconds, a remarkably close margin after 25 laps around the big oval.

“That was pretty insane,” said Lehman, a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill.

Lehman was about 4 seconds behind with three laps to go, but he turned on the speed and began closing the gap quickly. As the bell rang for the final lap, Lehman stormed ahead from the inside lane as the crowd at the Utah Olympic Oval roared, not used to seeing such a dramatic finish in speedskating’s longest event.



HOCKEY

• RYAN DOESN’T MAKE CUT FOR US MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics.

Not anymore.

Bobby Ryan helped the United States earn a silver medal in 2010 in Vancouver and only 10 NHL players — from all countries — have more goals than he does this season for the Ottawa Senators. But unless Ryan gets a spot in place of an injured player, he won’t have a chance to help the Americans go for gold in Sochi.

“We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday after the roster was announced. “We picked the best 25 players that we thought gave us a chance to compete and win the gold medal.”

And with goaltending and grit, the Americans might have some assets to help them compete with the defending champion Canadians along with the talented and extremely motivated Russians on their home soil.

In Sochi, the U.S. forwards will be: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk and Blake Wheeler. John Carlson, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk and Ryan Suter will be on defense for the Americans.

“There is a lot of guys that can skate well and on the bigger sheet, that’ll be huge,” van Riemsdyk said after helping Toronto beat Detroit 3-2 in a shootout at the Winter Classic.

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