Djokovic's big win
Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Australian Open semis this morning, winning 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3. The Serbian superstar dominated the first two sets and his rival was never able to fully recover, despite a winning the third. Djokovic now leads their alltime series, 23–22. And while the match was not especially competitive by the standard of past Djokovic-Federer matchups, it did feature this amazing rally:
One happy little hockey fan
NHL All-Star replacements
Today in Nashville, NHL All-Star Game festivities are underway. Unfortunately, some NHL superstars won't get to check out the cheese fountain, as they've elected to sit out to rehab injuries. Skipping at the last minute are Alexander Ovechkin, who will be replaced on the Metropolitan Division team by his teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Jonathan Toews, who will be replaced by local favorite Predator James Neal.
Kuznetsov is fifth in the league with 49 points this season. Neal leads the Preds with 18 goals. Ovechkin and Toews have been suspended one game each per NHL rules.
Riley Curry sings to baby sister Ryan
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Lil Warriors fan getting an early start. It's not even February, young fella pic.twitter.com/du7Cxd9WLo— J.A. Adande (@jadande) January 28, 2016
My favorite Big Baby Davis highlight
The Pelican's King Cake Baby mascot is a scary sports baby
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The MLB is looking into holding regular-season games in London by 2017, commissioner Rob Manfred said in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday.
“We are very interested in playing there, and we’re working hard on that one,” Manfred said. “I don’t think it will be an opener because of the weather issues. It would be later in the season.”
The league has reportedly been interested in playing games at the new Olympic Stadium.
Manfred said the league hasn’t yet decided which teams would play in London, and added that he didn’t want to speculate whether it would be high-profile teams like the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees.
“Obviously, we want to make as good a first impression in Europe as we possibly can,” Manfred said.
The league has taken initiative in attempting to reach a more global audience. Earlier this month, it was announced that games would be live streamed in China. In addition, the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros will play two spring training games in Mexico City on March 26 and 27.
MLB has hosted games in Japan, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Australia in recent years.
“I see this as possibly being [Peyton’s] last game,” the younger Manning said. “It would be a good way to go out.”
The elder Manning, an 18-year NFL veteran, hinted at the possibility of retirement during his embrace with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the Denver Broncos’ 20–18 win in the AFC Championship Game.
“Hey listen...This might be my last rodeo, so, it’s been a pleasure,” Manning told Belichick.
Manning, 39, played 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and helped them win Super Bowl XLI as the game’s MVP. He is in his fourth season as the Broncos’ signal caller.
The Broncos play the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium.