While you were sleeping: The Djoker defeats Federer, Shaq gets a statue

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re not watching, so here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching Breaking Bad reruns on Sundance TV.

The Djoker defeats Federer at the Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open semifinals. ‘The Djoker’ looked to be in cruise control through two sets until Federer stormed back to win the third set. Djokovic now holds a 23-22 edge over Federer in career matchups and will play in his fifth consecutive major final and 19th overall, facing the winner of Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic. Federer has not won in his past 14 Grand Slam events. Check out this amazing back-and-forth rally:

Statue for The Big Aristotle

Shaquille O’Neal received an awesome surprise when he visited The Jimmy Kimmel Show last night. Kimmel revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers will be honoring Shaq with a statue outside the Staples Center. His statue will join statues of Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, legendary sportscaster Chick Hearn, hockey’s greatest-of-all-time Wayne Gretzky and superstar boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Check out O’Neal’s reaction to the news:

OMG, Nerlens Noel!… #Smh, Nerlens Noel.

Our must-see moment comes from the Philadelphia 76ers’ 110-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons. It’s hard to find a good highlight of the dreadful 7-40 Sixers, but it’s undeniable that this posterizing dunk from Nerlens Noel over Andre Drummond is straight filthy.

It would’ve been greater if he hadn’t ruined his credibility later in the game when he intentionally fouled Drummond by basically stealing a piggy-back ride. Shaking my head, Nerlens, shaking my head.

We’ve kicked off our Super Bowl 50 coverage

Watch SiriusXM Sports’ own Lisa Ann previewing Super Bowl 50 in the vid above these words. And don’t forget that SiriusXM Sports will be on the ground in San Francisco all of next week. Plus, head here for some fun infographics and knowledge nuggets about the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.

Look cool every morning. Find out what you missed in the sports world while you were sleeping, and impress your friends and co-workers. We won’t tell them you were actually watching American Idol.

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