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BERNARD TOMIC said that he was heading home to "count my millions" after failing to qualify for the Australian Open. The Australian lost 1-6 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 to Italian LORENZO SONEGO in the final round of qualifying in Melbourne. It will be the first time since '08 that 25-year-old Tomic has not been featured in the main draw, with Tennis Australia "having chosen not to offer" the world No. 142 a wildcard (BBC, 1/14). ... Former Nicaraguan Football Federation (FENIFUT) President JULIO ROCHA, who was convicted in the U.S. in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday, aged 67. FENIFUT President MANUEL QUINTANILLA said that his predecessor died after an illness he had had "for several months" (AP, 1/14).