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Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Serena Williams

Fisher robbed

LOS ANGELES (AP):

Los Angeles police say burglars got away with more than US$300,000 worth of jewellery from the home of former Lakers guard Derek Fisher.

Officer Drake Madison says the burglary happened Monday morning at the house in the Tarzana neighbourhood.

The home was unoccupied at the time.

Madison says he doesn't know if the suspects got away with any of Fisher's NBA championship rings.

Fisher won five titles with the Lakers. He coached the New York Knicks from 2014-2016.

Russian bobsledder banned

MOSCOW (AP):

Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping.

Dmitry Trunenkov, who won the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games, tested positive last year and has been banned by the Russian Bobsled Federation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency said.

The ban won't affect his Olympic gold medal.

Trunenkov said the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol was found in his sample, but denied doping, and said he would consult lawyers about a possible appeal. He also suggested the test was faked to discredit Russian sports.

Stars to miss Fed Cup first round

WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP):

Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber will sit out the first-round Fed Cup matches between the United States and Germany.

New US captain Kathy Rinaldi announced her roster yesterday for the best-of-five series on February 11-12 in Maui, Hawaii.

The Williams sisters met in the Australian Open final, with Serena winning her 23rd Grand Slam title. Serena also replaced Kerber, who was the Australian Open defending champion, at No. 1 in the WTA rankings this week.