Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mackey Takes Lead in Iditarod

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mackey Takes Lead in Iditarod

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The race is on between Lance Mackey and Jeff King.

Two years ago, King, a four-time champion, appeared on his way to a fifth win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with a faster team when he was fooled by Mackey, who went on to win.

On Saturday, Mackey, the defending champion with three back-to-back wins, again snatched the lead, according to global satellite positioning information.

KUZNETSOVA UPSET AT INDIAN WELLS

Svetlana Kuznetsova had a succinct explanation for losing her opening match at the BNP Paribas Open.

"The tennis ball is perfect. I am not perfect," the top-seeded Russian said after a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 loss to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the second round in Indian Wells, Calif.

Two-time champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium won her second-round match, along with third-seeded Victoria Azarenka, No. 8 Samantha Stosur, No. 9 Flavia Pennetta and No. 13 Yanina Wickmayer, all in straight sets .

In the men's draw, fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 6-4. …

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