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The first two days of the Australian Open are off to a scorching hot start, both literally and figuratively, from Melbourne Park. With extreme temperatures reported, there's already been a few surprises such as Serena Williams debuting a brand new Nike shoe en route to a first round win. In men's action, it has more or less been business as usual as both Novak Djokovic (pictured) and Roger Federer have both picked up first round wins. There's still a long way to go though, so be sure to stick with Sneaker Report for ongoing Australian Open coverage.

On the college hardwood, No. 15 Kansas continued to improve with a 77-70 win over No. 8 Iowa State. Naadir Tharpe came up big for the Jayhawks with 26 points and 6 boards. No. 2 Syracuse and No. 23 Duke also picked up wins. Click through the slides to find out which players fueled these teams to the W.

In the NBA, Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks led the night in scoring with 34 points and Carmelo Anthony powered the Knicks to an overtime victory for their fifth straight win. Find out more after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Alec Burks
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Alec Burks Has a Huge Night in the Crazylight 3

Shoe: adidas adizero Crazylight 3
Player: Alec Burks
Game: Utah vs. Denver
Key Stat: 34 points, 5 assists

$140

Alec Burks
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Alec Burks
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Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic Wins 22nd Consecutive Match at Melbourne Park

Shoe: adidas Barricade 7.0
Player: Novak Djokovic
Game: vs. Lukas Lacko
Key Stat: 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-1

$90

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic
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Carmelo Anthony
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Melo Hangs on with 29 Points, 16 Boards in Knicks OT Win

Shoe: Jordan Melo M10
Player: Carmelo Anthony
Game: New York vs. Phoenix
Key Stat: 29 points, 16 rebounds

$165

Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony
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Trevor Cooney
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Trevor Cooney Powers Undefeated Orange to Win

Shoe: Nike Kobe 8 System
Player: Trevor Cooney
Game: Syracuse vs. Boston College
Key Stat: 21 points

$160

Trevor Cooney
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Trevor Cooney
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Rasheed Sulaimon
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Rasheed Sulaimon Shuts Down UVA in the Nike KD VI

Shoe: Nike KD VI
Player: Rasheed Sulaimon
Game: Duke vs. Virginia
Key Stat: 21 points

$130

Rasheed Sulaimon
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Naadir Tharpe
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Naadir Tharpe Leads Jayhawks to Win Over No. 8 Iowa State

Shoe: adidas adizero Crazylight 3
Player: Naadir Tharpe
Game: Kansas vs. Iowa State
Key Stat: 23 points, 6 rebounds

$140

Naadir Tharpe
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Roger Federer
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Federer Advances in the Latest Nike Zoom Vapor

Shoe: Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour
Player: Roger Federer
Game: vs. James Duckworth
Key Stat: 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

$135

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer
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Dwight Howard
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Dwight Howard Muscles Past Celtics in adidas Sig

Shoe: adidas D Howard 4
Player: Dwight Howard
Game: Houston vs. Boston
Key Stat: 32 points, 11 rebounds

$140

Dwight Howard
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Dwight Howard
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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