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Fit Fix: Top Tennis Players Fixed International Matches, Report Says

Today in rackets (gambling and otherwise), and everything else you need to know.

Tennis Racketeering: At least 16 of the top 50 tennis players in the world have purposely fixed matches, according to a cache of leaked documents, an analysis of betting on 2,600 matches worldwide, and interviews, according to a joint report from the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

Cut Me, Mick: Matt Mitrione, who suffered a gruesomely swollen eye after his bout against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 81, got his swollen lid lanced and drained. The report: "Was not awesome."


Dream Team 2016: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony—both three-time Olympic medalists—are among 30 finalists up for the 2016 U.S. Olympic basketball team, USA Basketball announced Monday. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be helming the squad once again, joined by Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Oklahoma City Thunder coaches Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams. [USA Basketball]



Speaking of Coach K: The Blue Devils coach appeared to snub a few Syracuse players. That'll make for an awkward moment with his future assistant coach at Dream Team practice. [Washington Post]

You Already Know This, But: Exercising regularly is critical for a healthy heart and living longer, according to a new clinical perspective published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [ScienceDaily]

Air Mail: The drones powering Amazon's new delivery service are designed to deliver packages within 30 minutes of an customer's order within a 10-mile range, Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president for global public policy, said in an interview. No word on weight limits, though, so for now you'll have to stick to buying your dumbbells the old-fashioned way. [Yahoo! News]

#SpaceFlower: Scott Kelly, an American astronaut currently spending a year aboard the International Space Station, has successfully grown the first flower to bloom in space: a big, orange zinnia. (Take that, Mark Watney.) [NASA]


First ever flower grown in space makes its debut! #YearInSpace

Posted by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday, January 16, 2016


"Heartbroken": We were a little miffed when Michael B. Jordan didn't get an Oscar nod for Creed. Apparently so was Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Isaacs issued a statement Monday night lamenting the "lack of inclusion" in this year's nominations, and vowing to take "dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership." [The Academy]

Cashew Recall: Trader Joe's is recalling its Raw Cashew Pieces over fears that it might be contaminated with salmonella, the company said. [CNN]

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