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--FEDERER AND NADAL RESUME EPIC RIVALRY IN AUSTRALIAN OPEN SEMIFINAL
The latest chapter in the epic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be told in Friday's Australian Open semifinal, with first-time finalist Stan Wawrinka awaiting the winner.
--NEW GENERATION FOR NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Four first-time players are elected to the starting teams for the NBA All-Star Game, although veteran Kobe Bryant is also chosen despite injury-riddled season.
--FALCAO CLINGS TO WORLD CUP DREAM DESPITE SERIOUS KNEE INJURY
Colombia's star striker Radamel Falcao is clinging to hope of playing in the World Cup despite the need for major surgery to repair a knee damaged in a French Cup game.
--BARCELONA PRESIDENT STANDS DOWN DUE TO NEYMAR SPENDING PROBE
Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell stands down pending an investigation into his role on alleged hidden spending to sign Brazilian forward Neymar.
--CHELSEA SIGNS SALAH AS JANUARY TRANSFER MARKET HEATS UP
Chelsea has struck a deal to sign Egyptian start Mohamed Salah from Basel, already spending the anticipated proceeds from offloading Juan Mata to Manchester United.