2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Sharapova still haunted by Williams jinx
Maria Sharapova vowed Saturday to keep grinding away to break her jinx against Serena Williams, after she was beaten to the Australian Open title by a player who has won all 16 of their last encounters. Williams' powerful serve made the difference on Saturday, with the 33-year-old blasting 18 aces to win her 19th Grand Slam 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) and consolidate her place among the game's legends. Coming into the tournament the Russian also had the chance to topple Williams as world number one, but the opportunity also slipped from her grasp.
- AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources
By Siva Govindasamy, Kanupriya Kapoor and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said. The captain eventually resumed the controls, but a person familiar with the matter said he was not in a position to intervene immediately to recover the aircraft from its upset.
- Figure Skating-European championships men's free program results
Jan 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the European championships Men's Free Program on Friday 1. Javier Fernandez (Spain) 173.25 2. Maksim Kovtun (Russia) 157.47 3. Sergey Voronov (Russia) 151.99 4. Alexei Bychenko (Israel) 146.59 5. Ivan Righini (Italy) 143.30 6. Adian Pitkeev (Russia) 141.09 7. Michal Brezina (Czech Republic) 139.25 8. Peter Liebers (Germany) 138.09 9. Daniel Samohin (Israel) 137.28 10. Florent Amodio (France) 136.05 11. Alexander Majorov (Sweden) 134.47 12. Petr Coufal (Czech Republic) 130.35 13. Franz Streubel (Germany) 121.73 14. Javier Raya (Spain) 119.90 15. ...