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FILE - I this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Colombia's Radamel Falcao gestures on the ground after he was injured during a World Cup 2010 qualifying against Venezuela in Bogota, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. Falcao was injured this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 during a French Cup game against Chasselay. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)
January 24, 2014, 2:14 am

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--FEDERER AND NADAL RESUME EPIC RIVALRY IN AUSTRALIAN OPEN SEMIFINAL

The latest chapter in the epic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be told in Friday's Australian Open semifinal, with first-time finalist Stan Wawrinka awaiting the winner.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Wawrinka-into-Aussie-final-Nadal-or...

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--NEW GENERATION FOR NBA ALL-STAR GAME

Four first-time players are elected to the starting teams for the NBA All-Star Game, although veteran Kobe Bryant is also chosen despite injury-riddled season.

http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/news/4-first-timers-voted-start-nba-star-game...

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--FALCAO CLINGS TO WORLD CUP DREAM DESPITE SERIOUS KNEE INJURY

Colombia's star striker Radamel Falcao is clinging to hope of playing in the World Cup despite the need for major surgery to repair a knee damaged in a French Cup game.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2014/soccer/wires/01/23/2050.ap.soc.mon...

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--BARCELONA PRESIDENT STANDS DOWN DUE TO NEYMAR SPENDING PROBE

Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell stands down pending an investigation into his role on alleged hidden spending to sign Brazilian forward Neymar.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2014/soccer/wires/01/23/2050.ap.soc.bar...

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--CHELSEA SIGNS SALAH AS JANUARY TRANSFER MARKET HEATS UP

Chelsea has struck a deal to sign Egyptian start Mohamed Salah from Basel, already spending the anticipated proceeds from offloading Juan Mata to Manchester United.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20140123/chelsea-mohamed-sa...

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