AUCTION FOR JERSEY WITH NBA STARS, OBAMA AUTOGRAPHS
A BASKETBALL jersey worn by Hall of Fame forward Alonzo Mourning and autographed by United States President Barack Obama and a dozen stars of the sport is being auctioned online.
Huggins and Scott Auctions is handling the bidding, which started at US$900 and will run until next Thursday.
Mr Obama played in pickup games alongside and against NBA stars Mourning, who wore the jersey, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Women's NBA standout Maya Moore, among others.
SUPER BOWL SECURITY PLAN 'INFORMED BY PARIS ATTACKS'
UNITED States law-enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year's deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday's big game, the Secretary of Homeland Security said on Wednesday.
Secretary Jeh Johnson said he and his team have been "constantly" in contact with security officials in Paris following the Nov 13 attacks there by gunmen linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group.
DEL POTRO TO RETURN TO ACTION IN FLORIDA ON FEB 15
INJURY-PLAGUED former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will launch his latest comeback at Delray Beach in Florida from Feb 15, the towering Argentine announced on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old, who famously stunned Roger Federer to capture the US Open in 2009 on his way to No. 4 in the world, has been dogged by wrist problems ever since.
Del Potro played only three tournaments in 2014 and just two last year and his world ranking has slumped to 1,041 as a consequence.