22-ALL AND GAME ON FOR DJOKOVIC, FEDERER
ONE of the great tennis rivalries resumes at the Australian Open today - once again posing the question whether ageing Roger Federer still has it in him to master Novak Djokovic.
Today's semi-final will be their 45th meeting in a head-to-head which is on a knife-edge at 22 wins each.
Federer has lost their last three Grand Slam encounters but still yearns for his elusive 18th major.
Said Djokovic: "Any round (against Federer) feels like a final because of the fact that we are big rivals... I'm expecting a great fight."
CLIPPERS' GRIFFIN BREAKS HAND IN FIGHT, OUT 4-6 WEEKS
LOS Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks of action after breaking his hand while throwing a punch, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team said on Tuesday.
The five-time NBA All-Star, who has missed the past month with a torn left quadriceps tendon, suffered the latest injury while hitting one of the team's equipment managers outside a Toronto restaurant, according to the LA Times.
The Clippers have gone 11-3 in his absence, though most of their wins have been against teams with losing records.
IAAF ETHICS BOARD TO LOOK AT 2017, 2019 VOTES
IAAF's ethics committee is to investigate the bidding for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships after accusations of possible corruption, the head of the sport in Britain told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.
UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner said he had been told by IAAF officials that representatives of the Qatar bid, for 2019, had been giving "brown envelopes" to members of the IAAF Council, who decided on the host.
The award of the 2022 football World Cup to the Gulf state is also under investigation by Swiss authorities.