While you were sleeping: In Australia, Tasmania's cycling devil Richie Porte finally took home the trophy, winning the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under by an impressive margin. He was supported by his BMC Racing Team, although the UniSA-Australia took the overall team competition. Orica-Scott’s Colombian climber Esteban Chaves took second. Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) took his fourth stage win in this final stage of the tour in Adelaide, just edging out World Champion Peter Sagan. While Porte won outright, the Subaru King of the Mountain prize went to Belgian Thomas De Gendt, riding for Lotto-Soudal. Columbian Jhonatan Restrepo, (Team Katusha-Alpecin) took the Young Rider's Jersey. “I am very happy… this is important for me, for my team and the sponsors,” said the 22 year old Colombian who finished in tenth place overall.
Play continued in the Australian Open of Tennis, which
until next Sunday. Number One Seed Andy Murry has just followed Number
Two Seed Novak Djokovic out of the tournament, losing to unseeded Mischa Zverev
(ATP rank 50) of Germany. Rafael Nadal
narrowly escaped defeat yesterday in a very exciting match with Mischa's better
known brother, Alexander Zverev (ATP rank 24), also of Germany. Their father, Alexander Sr., played for the
Soviet Union in his day, and while Mischa was born in Moscow, Alexander Jr. was
born in Hamburg. Both brothers "represent"
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In the USA, NFL Football Conference Championships will be contested today and tomorrow. Today, the National Football Conference Championship is on the line at Atlanta, where the hosts Atlanta Falcons will play the Green Bay Packers for the Championship, but also for the ultimate prize, a berth in the Super Bowl. Nobody has stopped