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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

--DJOKOVIC GETS BETTER SIDE OF DRAW FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Novak Djokovic's hopes of winning a fourth-straight Australian Open title were boosted by Friday's draw, as he landed on the opposite side from Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

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--INDIA TO BE DENIED FLAG AT OLYMPICS

The chances of an Indian competitor winning a medal at the upcoming Winter Olympics may be slim, but if they do they will be denied seeing their own flag due to an ongoing political row with the IOC.

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--TANAKA IN TALKS OVER MLB FUTURE

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is in the United States to listen to offers from the many major league teams wanting to sign him.

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--YAYA TOURE WINS AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

Manchester City and Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure earns his third African player of the year award.

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--WEST BROM APPOINTS PEPE MEL AS HEAD COACH

Premier League club West Bromwich Albion appoints Spaniard Pepe Mel as new coach.