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TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MELBOURNE, Australia " Roger Federer, Venus Williams and Stan Wawrinka look to book spots in the final four when the Australian Open quarterfinals begin on Tuesday. By John Pye. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Play begins shortly.

With:

" TEN--AUSTRALIAN OPEN-THE LATEST " Real-time updates.

" Sidebars on merit.

CAR--F1-LIBERTY TAKEOVER

Bernie Ecclestone's reign of Formula One ends after Liberty Media officially completes its takeover of the series, and names American Chase Carey as the new chief executive. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 990 words, photos.

SOC--ARSENAL-WENGER CHARGED

LONDON " Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association after an altercation with a fourth official during his team's 2-1 victory over Burnley. SENT: 110 words, photo.

SOC--AFRICAN CUP

PORT-GENTIL, Gabon " Algeria is eliminated from the African Cup of Nations in a goal rush in the final games in Group B. The one-time title contender draws with Senegal 2-2 and sees Tunisia go through to the quarterfinals in its place by beating Zimbabwe 4-2. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 650 words.

SOC--AFRICAN CUP-VANDALISM

PORT-GENTIL, Gabon " Togo coach Claude le Roy is not sure if veteran goalkeeper Kossi Agassa will play in a crucial game at the African Cup of Nations after his house in Lome was vandalized by supporters who blamed him for a loss. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 370 words, photos.

GLF--TIGER'S LA RETURN

LOS ANGELES " Tiger Woods discusses his return to Riviera for next month's Genesis Open, the hometown tournament he has skipped since 2006. Woods loves this venerable course but has never won there. By Beth Harris. SENT: 650 words, photo.

GLF--CHINA-GOLF CRACKDOWN

BEIJING " China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 510 words, photo.

SOC--HULL-MASON

LONDON " Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has been able to talk about the clash of heads that left him with a cracked skull during an English Premier League match. SENT: 190 words, photos.

RGU--WALES-WARBURTON

CARDIFF, Wales " Sam Warburton says letting go of the Wales captaincy will make him a better rugby player. SENT: 430 words.

TEN--HALL OF FAME

NEWPORT, Rhode Island " Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. SENT: 140 words, photos.

Other Stories:

" ATH--Russian Doping " Russia vows tough action on track coaches accused of doping. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 330 words, photos.

" CAN--Belarus-Olympic Ban " Belarus canoe team wins case over Olympic ban for doping. SENT: 130 words.

" SOC--WCup Draw-Kremlin " FIFA going to Kremlin for World Cup draw in December. SENT: 190 words, photo.

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