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Albany, NY – Well, in Australia, a Fish is out of water...

At the Australian Open, eight-ranked Mardy Fish became the first high seed on the Men's side to be knocked out, losing to Alejandro Falla in straight sets. Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych also advanced to Round 3.

On the Women's side, Li Na, Kim Clijsters, and Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the third round.

To Top 25 college hoops, Kentucky topped Arkansas 86-63, Georgetown downed DePaul 83-75, and Michigan upset Michigan State 60-59.

On the Women's side, St. John's upset Rutgers 62-57, Notre Dame routed Pittsburgh 120-44, and Oklahoma upset Kansas State 65-57.

To the NBA, Miami blew out San Antonio 120-98, Chicago cruised past Phoenix 118-97, Utah demolished the Clippers 108-79, Houston hammered Detroit 97-80, Denver got by Milwaukee 105-95, Orlando held off Charlotte 96-89, and Golden State surprised Cleveland 105-95.

On the ice, last night in New York, Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Rangers blanked Nashville 3-0.

In Washington D.C., Evgeni Nabokov stopped all 17 shots he faced, pitching a shutout in the Islanders 3-0 win over the Capitals.

In New Jersey, Ilya Kovalchuk tallied twice, as the Devils skated past Winnipeg 5-1.

In Tampa Bay, Dominic Moore scored the go-ahead goal, as the Lightning struck the Bruins 5-3.

Elsewhere, Philadelphia dumped Minnesota 5-1, Columbus doubled up Edmonton 4-2, Ottawa edged Toronto 3-2, Pittsburgh dropped Carolina 2-1 in a shootout, Detroit downed Dallas 3-2, Los Angeles got by Vancouver 3-2, and San Jose nipped Calgary 2-1 in a shootout.

In NFL news, the Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell after his squad stumbled to a 2-14 finish this season.

And in baseball news, Tigers DH Victor Martinez is expected to miss much of the 2012 season after tearing his left ACL during off-season workouts. Meanwhile, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford could miss opening day after undergoing surgery on his left wrist.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.