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    Stefan Edberg joins Roger Federer's coaching team
    Stefan Edberg joins Roger Federer's coaching team
    The Swedish tennis star has joined head coach Severin Luthi ahead of Federer's first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2014, the Australian Open.
    Azarenka overcomes drama-filled final to win Australian title
    Azarenka overcomes drama-filled final to win Australian title
    Victoria Azarenka has won a scrappy final against Li Na to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking.
    Woods trails in foursomes at Presidents Cup
    Woods trails in foursomes at Presidents Cup
    Tiger Woods needs a back-nine comeback at the Presidents Cup if and he and his partner Steve Stricker hope to win their foursomes match.
    Waratahs among four perfect teams in Super 15
    Waratahs among four perfect teams in Super 15
    New South Wales, Otago, the defending champion Bulls and Sharks remain perfect after two rounds of rugby's Super 15 tournament.
    New side rebels look good in pre-season matches
    New side rebels look good in pre-season matches
    The new kids on the Super 15 rugby block -- the Rod Macqueen-led Melbourne Rebels -- have been impressive in lead-up games.
    Ticket SOS goes out at Asian Games
    Ticket SOS goes out at Asian Games
    Asian Games officials took urgent action on Monday to get more people into the stands, making an additional 400 000 tickets available for sale.
    Germany wary of desperate Serbia
    Germany wary of desperate Serbia
    After producing the best performance in the Soccer World Cup thus far with their drubbing of Australia, Germany are being extra wary of Serbia.
    Williams sisters dominate in Melbourne
    Williams sisters dominate in Melbourne
    The Williams sisters held court at the Australian Open on Thursday, a Venus-Serena doubleheader that saw them leaving all challengers behind.
    Spectre of betting descends on women's tennis
    Spectre of betting descends on women's tennis
    Five or six players on the Women's Tennis Association tour have been approached to throw tennis matches, tour chairperson Larry Scott said on Tuesday. "I've said several initially, and I think five or six would be in the ballpark," Scott said. "I don't want to go into any more details because it's part of an investigation.
    'Abnormal levels' of banned substances in Thorpe's blood
    'Abnormal levels' of banned substances in Thorpe's blood
    Australian swim officials huddled on Saturday to discuss a report that Ian Thorpe, the world record holder and Olympic champion, showed "abnormal levels" of two banned substances in a doping test last year before he retired. Anti-doping officials in Australia threw out the case against Thorpe, one of the sport's most recognisable athletes, for lack of scientific proof.
    Tursunov calls Wimbledon umpire an 'idiot'
    Tursunov calls Wimbledon umpire an 'idiot'
    Dmitry Tursunov expects he'll be fined for an outburst during his fourth-round loss at Wimbledon on Monday. If not, a few things the Russian said in his news conference -- such as calling the chair umpire an "idiot" -- should do the trick. After losing his service in the 15th game of the fifth set to give Jarkko Nieminen an 8-7 lead, Tursunov hit a ball in anger towards chair umpire Fergus Murphy.