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Gutsy Henin makes winning return
January 4, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Gutsy Henin makes winning return

Belgium’s Justine Henin made a triumphant return to professional tennis with a 7-5 7-5 win over Russia’s Nadia Petrova in the Brisbane International first round on Monday.

Confident Soderling hopeful of strong Aussie Open showing
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Swedish world number eight Robin Soderling believes he can challenge for a first grand slam success at this month’s Australian Open after a breakthrough victory over world number one Roger Federer.

Wounded Tiger lies low, no timetable for return
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For the second year in a row, Tiger Woods will be a notable absentee from the early part of the PGA Tour schedule but this time it is entirely due to self-inflicted wounds by the world number one.

Zorn fired as Redskins coach after 4-12 season
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The playoff-starved Washington Redskins fired head coach Jim Zorn on Monday after a 4-12 season filled with missed opportunities.

Gilbert Arenas meets prosecutors about guns in locker
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Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas met with federal prosecutors on Monday to explain why he brought several guns to the team’s locker room.

Wildcard playoff round has instant replay feel
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The first round of the NFL playoffs sets up like an instant replay as three of next weekend’s four wildcard games reprise Sunday showdowns that closed the regular season.

Americans would prefer Clint to Clooney as co-star
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Most Americans watch their favorite shows on a TV set, and given a choice more would prefer to star in a Clint Eastwood western than a romantic comedy with George Clooney, according to an online poll.

“Potter”, “Avatar” spur box office record in ’09
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Crowd-pleasing pics and extra-dimensional tix combined to lift Hollywood to new box office heights in 2009.

“Hurt Locker,” French films win U.S. critics awards
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“The Hurt Locker,” an independently made film about U.S. bomb disposal experts in Iraq, picked up several more awards on Sunday when the National Society of Film Critics chose it as the best film of 2009, solidifying its status among favored Oscar contenders.

Kim Raver promoted on “Grey’s Anatomy”
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Kim Raver is taking up permanent residence at Seattle Grace, only two months after she joined ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” as a recurring character.

Blagojevich to appear on TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice”
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Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be among stars taking on real estate mogul Donald Trump in the boardroom for the “Celebrity Apprentice” television program in March, NBC said on Monday.

Five killed and three missing in Swiss avalanches
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Five people died in avalanches in Switzerland at the weekend, including a doctor flown in to help rescue trapped skiers, and at least three were still missing, police said on Monday.