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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both advance to Australian Open Finals, their fifth meeting for a major title.

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams set to face-off in Australian Open Finals, Andy Murray earns spot on men’s side and will face either Stan Wawrinka or Novak Djokovic.



Quick Inside Slant: Conference Championships

Deflategate isn’t becoming old news, so let’s bring it back up. But more than deflategate, let’s talk about the bigger controversy in all of this.

Sherman featured

Greatness and legacies on the line in Super Bowl

Will Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense shut down another great quarterback or will Tom Brady win his fourth ring.

Josh Gordon featured

Josh Gordon fails another drug test

The incredibly talented Browns receiver has now failed three drug tests in less than two years and faces a one-year ban but teams could just back off him completely.

Belichick featured

Deflategate is not an issue

If the Patriots get penalized for using deflated footballs then every referee who spotted it should be penalized as well.


Brandon Jennings featured

Brandon Jennings out for rest of season

The loss of Brandon Jennings hurts the Pistons but D.J. Augustin has a chance to lead the Pistons to the playoffs if he doesn’t try to do more than he’s capable of.

Kobe Bryant featured

Bryant’s season, career in jeopardy after injury

Not every player gets to end their careers on their own terms. Not even all-time greats like Kobe Bryant, who might be finished after tearing his rotator cuff.

Draymond Green featured

Draymond Green nowhere near max deal player

The simple fact that Draymond Green was even mentioned in the same breathe as a max contract shows how crazy NBA contracts are now.

Brandon Jennings featured

Red-hot Pistons now in playoff conversation

After a 5-23 start it seemed crazy to even mention the Pistons and playoffs in the same sentence but now they’re two games back from the eighth seed.