Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 26
Today’s biggest sports news: the Australian Open’s men’s final is set, the NBA All-Star game rosters have some surprises, and you should sign this petition making the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday.
Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in five sets to set up an Australian Open final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. It was Murray’s first grand-slam victory over Federer. [Fox Sports]
The NBA All-Star Game reserves were announced, with a few surprises. Most had expected Stephen Curry to make the Western side and Brook Lopez to make the East, but neither did. [SB Nation]
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez may miss the entire 2013 season, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Rodriguez is recovering from hip surgery. [Sports Illustrated]
The NFL Pro Bowl is on Sunday. Try to contain your excitement. If you’re curious about who’s playing here’s all the info you need. [Sporting News]
The Super Bowl is already effectively a national holiday, so we should really get the following Monday off from work, right? Well, there’s now an official White House petition for that. [GuySpeed]