Daily Bagel: Maria Sharapova keyed up

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• Maria Sharapova was given the "I Heart MB" award by the Manhattan Beach City Council this week. Won't get her out of her parking tickets, though:

The 2012 Olympic athlete who took home a silver medal for Russia in her first Olympic appearance, graciously lit up the room, bantering lightheartedly with [Mayor Wayne] Powell during the presentation.

When given the key to the city, she said, "Let me ask a question: Does it pay for the meters here?" to which laughter erupted in council chambers. "Or does it open the meters so I can pay and put the money back in it? We'll work on that," she added, drawing more applause and laughter.

The lighthearted and fun exchange continued: "You wear your silver medal and have this key in your possession at all times, you can convince any meter maid not to issue you a citation."

"No, you can't," immediately proclaimed Sharapova, laughing. "I've tried all the tricks. It doesn't work."

• As Andy Murray is pushing for a national tennis academy in Scotland, here's a story of a young Scottish talent who left the country to play for Australia instead.

• Peter Bodo of Tennis.com looks at the storylines for the men as they finish off the season.

• The ATP examines match stats for the Big Four in 2012.

• Victoria Azarenka, Gilles Simon, Dominika Cibulkova and Feliciano Lopez played an exhibition in Vietnam this week.

• Non-tennis: A tear-jerking collection of The 50 Most Romantic Photos Of All Time.

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