After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

Defending men's singles champion Switzerland's Roger Federer poses for a photo with his trophy during a ceremony for the official draw at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia — With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.

Titans, Jaguars aim to show they’re the real deal

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. If Brady's history against Tennessee is any indication, New England’s prospects of making it back to the AFC title game look promising. Brady is 6-0 in his career against Mike Mularkey-coached teams. Including the playoffs, he’s 6-1 against the Titans with 13 passing touchdowns and just one interception in those games. It is his best touchdown to interception ratio against any opponent in his career.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

The general belief is there are four contenders for the Super Bowl in the NFC, two in the AFC.

James, struggling Cavs routed again, Raptors romp 133-99

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after being fouled by Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James isn’t enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench.

Freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace candid about hardships in film

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: His family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe.

Hurricanes beat Capitals on day sale to Dundon is finalized

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling (33), center Jordan Staal (11), and defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a historically significant day for the franchise, the Carolina Hurricanes picked up an important regulation victory that helped them move up the standings.

Ajayi ready to give Eagles a ride on Jay Train

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders,in Philadelphia. The Eagles can jump aboard the Jay Train when they host Atlanta in an NFC divisional playoff Saturday and try to ride Ajayi to the conference title game. "I feel really good, like, I feel really good," said Ajayi, who has been bothered by knee issues. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

PHILADELPHIA — Jay Ajayi is rested, refreshed and ready.



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