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These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:

thru 29, Melbourne, Australia " tennis, Australian Open.

thru Feb. 5, Gabon " football, Africa Cup of Nations.

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thru 22, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates " golf, European Tour, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

thru 22, La Quinta, California " golf, US PGA Tour, CareerBuilder Challenge.

thru 24, Christchurch, New Zealand " cricket, New Zealand vs. Bangladesh, 2nd test.

Centurion, South Africa " cricket, South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, 1st T20.

thru 22, Kitzbuehel, Austria " skiing, men's Alpine World Cup.

thru 22, Monte Carlo " auto racing, WRC, Monte Carlo Rally.

thru 22, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany " skiing, women's Alpine World Cup.

thru 22, Ulricehamn, Sweden " skiing, cross-country World Cup.

Kolkata, India " cricket, India vs. England, 3rd ODI.

Sydney " cricket, Australia vs. Pakistan, 4th ODI.

Johannesburg " cricket, South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd T20.

United States " American football, conference championships: Atlanta vs. Green Bay, New England vs. Pittsburgh.

No new major events.

Schladming, Austria " skiing, men's Alpine World Cup.

Kronplatz, Italy " skiing, women's Alpine World Cup.

Cape Town, South Africa " cricket, South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd T20.

Kanpur, India " cricket, India vs. England, 1st T20.

Adelaide, Australia " cricket, Australia vs. Pakistan, 5th ODI.

thru 29, Doha, Qatar " golf, European Tour, Qatar Masters.

thru 29, San Diego " golf, US PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open.

thru 29, Bahamas " golf, US LPGA Tour, Pure Silk Bahamas.

thru 29, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany " skiing, men's Alpine World Cup.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa " cricket, South Africa vs. Sri Lanka, 1st ODI.

thru 29, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy " skiing, women's Alpine World Cup.

thru 29, Falun, Sweden " skiing, cross-country World Cup.

Las Vegas " boxing, Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz for Frampton's WBA featherweight title; Dejan Zlaticanin vs. Mikey Garcia for Zlaticanin's WBC lightweight title; Lee Selby vs. Jonathan Victor Barros for Selby's IBF featherweight title.

Indio, California " boxing, Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt for Vargas' WBC super featherweight title.

Nagpur, India " cricket, India vs. England, 2nd T20.

Los Angeles " ice hockey, NHL All-Star game.