Around the world

Washington, D.C.: The Washington Wizards are shaking up the NBA, winning seven out of their last 10 games. The Wizards had a bleak 4-32 record, mostly due to an injury-riddled team. Now with a healthy roster, the team is quickly regaining lost momentum.

St. Moritz, Switzerland: Olympian 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones has added more medals to her collection, but not in her regular sport. Jones has recently taken up bobsledding and won gold for the U.S. team at the world championships last Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton event.

Dubai: For the first time in history five men broke a 2:05 time in the same marathon, the Dubai marathon last Friday. Not surprisingly, four out of five of those men were from Ethiopia­ — a country known for its extremely fast runners.

Melbourne, Australia: Novak Djokovic has become the first man to win three straight Australia Open titles. Djokovic beat out rival and friend Andy Murray last Sunday in four sets. The first two sets were tense, but Djokovic pulled ahead in the third set and never looked back, completing a 21-match winning streak.