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Fans take a selfie with a photo of defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Djokovic out, but vaccine debate stays in Australian Open

To some, it seemed a cloud had been lifted from the Australian Open. To others, Novak Djokovic still was almost palpably present, the name on everyone’s lips on the opening day of the first major tennis tournament of the year. 2 hours ago

Australian Open
Naomi Osaka won the first five games on the way to a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

With Novak Djokovic gone, Naomi Osaka starts her Australian Open defense with a victory

Osaka’s return to action has been overshadowed by Djokovic.

SONY OPEN
This was a two-man race all along between Hideki Matsuyama (left) and Russell Henley (center) and even if it looked to be a runaway at the turn.

Hideki Matsuyama rallies to claim Sony Open win over Russell Henley

The eighth career PGA Tour victory for Matsuyama tied him with K.J. Choi for most tour victories by an Asian-born player.

NFC PLAYOFFS | 49ERS 23, COWBOYS 17
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates the 49ers' victory over the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers hang on as time runs out on Cowboys

Deebo Samuel ran for a touchdown for San Francisco, which will face Green Bay next weekend, while Dak Prescott's miscue thwarted a last-ditch Dallas comeback.

SPORTS LOG
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz's, front left, decision to end the alumni advisory committee came shortly after its leader, former offensive lineman David Porter, suggested it was time for Iowa to part ways with Ferentz.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz disbands diversity group after call for his dismissal

the university hired the Husch Blackwell law firm to review the program after dozens of former players, most of them Black, spoke out on social media to allege racial disparities and mistreatment.

Mr. Hall coached the Wildcats for 13 seasons.

Joe B. Hall, longtime Kentucky men’s basketball coach, dies at 93

Following the legendary Adolph Rupp, Mr. Hall coached Kentucky to an NCAA tournament championship and took the Wildcats to the Final Four three times.

UFC
Calvin Kattar put on one of the best performances of his career in his return to the Octagon.

Methuen’s Calvin Kattar showed he’s still a threat with dominating win

Kattar swept all five rounds in a unanimous decision win over the streaking Giga Chikadze.

Tennis
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic loses final bid to stay in Australia, and won’t be able to play in Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order.