Australia braced for Kyrgios roller-coaster ride

Tennis: U.S. OpenBy Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – With firebrand Nick Kyrgios Australia's top hope at the year's first grand slam, local fans may be set for a thrilling, if occasionally bumpy roller-coaster ride at Melbourne Park. STOSUR'S STRUGGLES Tomic, who plays Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in the first round, said he had shed 4.5 kg in a week, having been too "fat" at the Brisbane International, where he lost his opener against Spain's David Ferrer.

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Tennis-Australia braced for Kyrgios roller-coaster ride

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) – With firebrand Nick Kyrgios Australia’s top hope at the year’s first grand slam, local fans may be set for a thrilling, if occasionally bumpy roller-coaster ride at Melbourne Park. STOSUR’S STRUGGLES Tomic, who plays Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the first round, said he had shed 4.5 kg in a week, having been too “fat” at the Brisbane International, where he lost his opener against Spain’s David Ferrer.
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Major ice storm bears down on central U.S.

Chris Korinek clears snow from his driveway after a heavy winter storm in Incline Village, Nevada(Reuters) – The brunt of an ice storm was expected to roll through the Great Plains and Midwest this weekend after claiming the life of a motorist, causing scattered power outages and wreaking havoc on travel plans for airline passengers and motorists. Ice, freezing rain and winter storm warnings and advisories remained in effect for Saturday and Sunday from northern Texas, east across parts of the Midwest and into the Washington D.C. area, the Weather Service said. "This will create hazardous driving conditions." The storm's first known casualty was Tiffany Jackson, 31, of Crystal City, Missouri, who police said lost control on an icy overpass.

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