TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN PREVIEW
MELBOURNE, Australia — After the drought has come the reign for Andy Murray, who has never been so relaxed about his buildup to a major. The U.S. Open champion is determined to start 2013 like he ended last season, as a Grand Slam winner. Moved. By John Pye.
TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN-SERENA'S REBOUND
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was going through the motions when she last left Australia, treating tennis as a day job. A first-round exit at the French Open revived her passion for the game, and she's been virtually unbeatable since. Williams prepares for the Australian Open as the holder of two of the four majors. Moved. By John Pye.
TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN DRAW
MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams are in the same half of the draw at the Australian Open, setting up the prospect of a semifinal between the defending champion and the title favorite. Moved. by John Pye.
— BC-TEN--Australian Open-Marking Time. Moved. By Dennis Passa.
— BC-TEN--Australian Open Notebook. Moved. By Dennis Passa.
— BC-TEN--Australian Open-Men's Capsules. Moved. By John Pye.
— BC-TEN--Australian Open-Women's Capsules. Moved. By John Pye.
LONDON — Mario Balotelli could be given another chance to resurrect his Manchester City career by being recalled for Sunday's match at Arsenal, where the controversial Italy striker's recklessness almost cost his team the English Premier League title last season. Moved. By Steve Douglas.
BILBAO, Spain — Upstart Rayo Vallecano visits slumping Athletic Bilbao in search of a fourth straight victory that would provisionally lift the topflight minnow into Spain's Europa League places. By 2230 GMT.
BARCELONA, Spain — Runaway Spanish leader Barcelona travels to fourth-place Malaga on Sunday to enter its toughest period of the season with five of its next eight games away from the Camp Nou. Moved. By Joseph Wilson.
PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain looks to win its fifth straight league game without conceding a goal when it takes on struggling Ajaccio at Parc des Princes, where Brazil forward Lucas Moura is set to make his league debut after joining PSG in a deal costing more than €40 million ($52.4 million). Also, Saint-Etienne faces Toulouse. By 2100 GMT. By Jerome Pugmire.
LIVERPOOL, England — Former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have dropped their legal action against the English Premier League club after agreeing to an out-of-court settlement, ending a bitter dispute that lasted more than two years. Moved.
— PARIS — BC-SOC--PSG-Ibrahimovic. Moved.
DURBAN., South Africa — Thongchai Jaidee led by three shots going into the second round of the Volvo Champions in his first tournament in South Africa. By 1800 GMT.
— DURBAN, South Africa — BC-GLF--Volvo Champions-Police Escort. Moved. By Bernie McGuire.
HONOLULU — Scott Langley made a rookie debut on the U.S. PGA Tour he won't soon forget. He thrived on a penetrating ball flight and a pure putting stroke for an 8-under 62, giving him a one-shot lead. Moved. By Doug Ferguson.
CRI--SOUTH AFRICA-NEW ZEALAND
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Hashim Amla's unbeaten 69 guides South Africa to a relatively strong position at 191-3 at tea against New Zealand on day one of the second test. Moved, will be updated.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Opener Phil Hughes became the first Australian to score a century in his limited-overs international debut, making 112 to help the hosts to a 107-run victory against Sri Lanka in the series opener. Moved.
— CANBERRA, Australia — BC-CRI--Australia-Fawad Ahmed. Moved.
PARIS — Burly center Mathieu Bastareaud is called up to France's Six Nations squad nearly three years after making his last international appearance, and coach Philippe Saint-Andre has retained Pascal Pape as captain. Moved. By Jerome Pugmire.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Bryan Habana, South Africa's prolific wing and record test try-scorer, has agreed to join French club Toulon at the end of the Super 15 on a three-year deal. Moved.
SYDNEY — Agnieszka Radwanska claims back-to-back WTA titles by dispatching Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-0 in the Sydney International final. Moved.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — David Ferrer has a chance to win a fourth Heineken Open tennis title on Saturday when he meets Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final. Moved.
— MELBOURNE, Australia — BC-TEN--Kooyong Classic. Moved.
— HOBART, Australia — BC-TEN--Hobart International. Moved.
— NEW DELHI — BC-TEN--India Dispute. Moved.
— TOKYO — BC-BBO--Kuwata-Corporal Punishment. Moved. By Jim Armstrong.
— ST. ANTON, Austria — BC-SKI--WCup-Training Canceled. Moved.
— PORTLAND, Oregon — BC-BKN--NBA Roundup. Moved.
— PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona — BC-BBO--MLB-Drug Testing. Moved. By Bob Baum.
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