2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Teams eye LA, but league hopes clubs stay put
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that several clubs are interested in a possible move to Los Angeles, but the league would prefer its franchises to stay where they are. Goodell's comments come weeks after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke joined a group putting forward a plan to build an 80,000-seat, NFL-suitable stadium in Los Angeles. "We have been working on the stadium issue with St. Louis, as you know, for several years," Goodell said. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, who are also dealing with local stadium issues, are also often mentioned as candidates for a move to LA.
- Spurs star Duncan sues financial adviser for fraud in Texas court
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - NBA superstar Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $1 million in damages against a longtime friend and financial adviser the basketball player says cheated him in his investments. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in a Texas court against Atlanta businessman Charles Banks, who Duncan said he met during his 1997-98 rookie season in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs.
- Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam
A dominant Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go clear second on the all-time Open-era Grand Slam winners' list, three behind Steffi Graf.
- Liverpool boss Rodgers has no fears over Sturridge return
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about how Daniel Sturridge will fit into his redefined formation ahead of the striker's long-awaited comeback from injury. Sturridge will be in Liverpool's squad for their Premier League clash against West Ham at Anfield on Saturday having not played for the Reds since the end of August with calf and thigh problems. Rodgers reverted to a fluid 3-4-3 system during a lean spell of results in Sturridge's absence and Liverpool saw a marked improvement.
- Tennis-Williams overpowers Sharapova to win 19th grand slam
* Williams wins sixth title at Melbourne Park * American now has 19 grand slam titles * Continues unbeaten streak against Sharapova (Adds quotes) By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Williams's sixth title at Melbourne Park moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen Wills Moody in third on the all-time list after she joined Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on 18 at last year's U.S. Open.