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Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff to beat fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, agreeing it felt a bit like coming home.
Jason Pominville snapped a 19-game goal drought with the third-period game-winner to help the conference- and division-leading Wild take a two-point lead on Chicago while playing four fewer games than the Blackhawks.
Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep. A teary-eyed CoCo Vandeweghe battled nausea to outlast another top-20 veteran, Roberta Vinci.
Carlie Wagner scored a career-high 38 points, but 28 of those were the second half, including 19 in the fourth quarter. By then, the Gophers were in too deep a hole. Their largest deficit was 29 points.
Aaron Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired.