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WILLIAMS TO FACE SHARAPOVA IN AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to renew their testy rivalry in Australian Open final after both win semifinals in straight sets.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN-AUSTRALIAN-OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-01-28-23-43-56

HAWKS WINNING STREAK REACHES 17 WITH WIN OVER NETS

Atlanta stretches its winning streak to 17 games with 113-102 win over Brooklyn.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/16885bbbf78e46f0a2d4e03915cad96c/millsaps-leads-hawks-17th-straight-win-113-102-over-nets

BARCELONA INTO COPA SEMIFINALS AFTER BAD-TEMPERED WIN OVER ATLETICO

Barcelona into Copa del Rey semifinals by beating nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in bad-tempered encounter.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/01/28/neymar-nets-2-barca-beats-atletico-3-2-to-reach-copa-semis/22483967/

YOUTH CONCUSSION LAWS PUSHED BY NFL LACK BITE

Questions over efficacy of NFL-led rules to protect youngsters with concussions.

http://pro32.ap.org/article/ap-analysis-youth-concussion-laws-pushed-nfl-lack-bite-0

DRAWING OF LOTS TO DETERMINE AFRICAN CUP QUARTERFINALIST

Mali and Guinea to draw lots to decide which team makes African Cup of Nations quarterfinals.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9b1e8446bd9346a696e9495460fb6809/ivory-coast-advances-mali-and-guinea-need-some-luck