Hull KR have signed half back Jamie Ellis on a season-long loan from Huddersfield Giants and Andrew Heffernan from Penrith Panthers on a permanent deal. A former St Helens academy graduate, Ellis has made 100 first-team appearances during a career with Super League clubs Hull FC, Castleford Tigers and the Giants. The 2016 Super League season might be over but theres still plenty of news with the Four Nations kicking off on Friday. Jenna Brooks has the latest. The 27-year-old starred for Leigh Centurions in his only season in the Kingstone Press Championship in 2011 when he was named Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year. Its all happened pretty quickly really but Im looking forward to being here. Ive spoken to [Hull KR head coach] Tim [Sheens] quite a bit and hes one of the best coaches in the world, so working with him will help to improve my game, he told the clubs official website.Im going to get my head down and train hard but hopefully Ill have the chance to be one of the main pivots in the team. I just want to have a good season with the club and play regularly.I played in the Championship in 2011 with Leigh and its a tough, physical league. There are a lot of teams trying to get into Super League and then youve got the Qualifiers, which are always tough. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Its going to be a competitive season but hopefully we should do really well and Im looking to help Hull KR get back up to where they belong.Heffernan joins from NRL side Penrith, having come through the ranks at Canberra Raiders.The 21-year-old makes the move to Yorkshire having impressed in the Intrust Super Premiership, the reserve grade competition to the NRL, having failed to secure a regular starting berth for the Panthers.Andrew was highly rated when he came through the system at Canberra and Penrith pulled out all the stops to take him there, added Sheens. Andrew Heffernan during his time with Canberra Raiders Unfortunately for him he was stuck behind some excellent outside backs at the Panthers which has opened the door for us to bring him on board.Hes quick, skillful, has excellent footwork and can play in a few positions. We see him playing mainly at centre for us but his versatility gives us options within the squad which will be important next season.Andrew is somebody who a lot of supporters over here wont have seen before but Im confident that after four or five games everybody will know what hes about.Meanwhile, Hull KR have confirmed a number of players have struck deals with other sides for next season, while others have either been released by the club or have failed to agree terms with them.Josh Mantellato, Albert Kelly, Mitch Allgood, Kevin Larroyer and John Boudebza will all leave the Lightstream Stadium. Also See: Hull KR beaten in Qualifier St Helens promote Cunningham Hill, Currie extend Wolves stay Hardaker joins Tigers on loan Jakob Poeltl Jersey . Wawrinka, who is seeded fourth, is in the top half of the draw with Serbian Novak Djokovic. 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The All-Star game MVP is the top scorer among Eastern Conference point guards with 21.Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - In less than a week, Grand Slam tennis will be on the menu once again for the first time in four months. Stan Wawrinka will return as the defending mens champion, but he certainly wont be the favorite heading into the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic failed in his bid to capture a fourth straight and fifth overall title in Oz a year ago, but many expect him to return to the winners circle this time around. Djokovics 2015 season got off to a rough start with a loss at the hands of 6-foot-10 Croat Ivo Karlovic in a quarterfinal in Doha last week, but rest assured, hell be ready to go for another run at his best Grand Slam event. The top-ranked Serb has won four of the last seven championships in Oz and is 4-0 when reaching the final round at Melbourne Park. Last years Wimbledon champ and French Open runner-up probably figures his stiffest competition will come from last weeks season-opening Brisbane champion, Roger Federer, who claimed his 1,000th career match win with the victory in Brisbane, joining Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) on that exclusive short list. The 17-time Grand Slam king is a four-time Aussie champ and former runner-up who hasnt run the Down Under table since 2010. The former world No. 1 Federer was last years Wimbledon runner-up to Djokovic and hasnt captured a major title since the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Note: If Djokovic or Federer capture this years Aussie, that future Hall of Famer would set the Open Era record with five such championships. Then theres the great Rafael Nadal. The Spanish bull has been sidelined since October before returning to action in Doha just last week only to suffer a first-round setback against German fellow left-hander Michael Berrer. Rafa was rusty and it showed. Can he shake off the rust in time to make a big run in Melbourne? The former No. 1 star captured his lone Aussie title six years ago and is a two-time runner-up Down Under, including last year when he was shocked by Wawrinka in four sets in the final. Rafa was slowed mightily by a back injury in the title match and that back problem plagued him for much of the 2014 campaign, as did a wrist injury and a bout with appendicitis, which led to a season-ending appendectomy. Sure, Rafa captured yet another French Open title last year, but 2014 was basically a lost season for the 14-time Grand Slam champ, as he battled that bevy of physical ailments. Having said all that, I would still expect Rafa to be in the mix in Melbourne. The current world No. 4 Wawrinka broke through for his first-ever major title at the 14 Aussie, but he certainly benefited from that Nadal back injury, as the Spanish great was running at less than half speed in that particular final. Dont get me wrong, Stan played great at last years Aussie, but Im not expectiing a repeat performance.dddddddddddd He also had that tremendous gutsy victory over Djokovic in the quarterfinals, as Wawrinka prevailed in arguably the match of the year by outlasting the then-reigning champ in five sets, including a dramatic 9-7 fifth set. The Swiss slugger opened his latest campaign with a title in India last week. Note: Djokovic, Federer and Nadal had combined to win the previous eight Aussie Opens before Stan the Man broke through last year; and Federer, Nadal and Murray have combined to produce the last six runners-up at the physically demanding major. Kei Nishikori will look to become the first-ever Asian mens champion in Melbourne ... or at any major for that matter. The world No. 5 was last years surprise U.S. Open runner-up and just might have enough game to challenge the big boys this month. He reached the fourth round in Melbourne in each of the last two years and was a quarterfinalist there back in 2012. How bout Andy Murray? Is he all the way back from that back injury? Murray hasnt reached a major final since winning it all at Wimbledon in 2013. The athletic Brit is a three-time Aussie Open runner-up and has reached at least the quarterfinals there every year since 2010. He crashed out in the quarters a year ago while still on the mend from back surgery, but I think hes primed for another big run in the Bourne. Murray is a two-time Grand Slam champion and an Olympic gold medalist who hasnt missed a major quarterfinal (when competing) since the 2010 U.S. Open. The mens Top 10 is rounded out by last weeks Doha runner-up and former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, rising Canadian Milos Raonic, U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, and last weeks Doha champ David Ferrer. Cilic has already announced he will skip the 2015 Aussie due to a right shoulder injury, which will make world No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov a Top 10 seed in Oz. My favorites out of this lot of players to make a run are Raonic and Dimitrov. Raonic, who was last weeks Brisbane runner-up to the great Federer, possesses perhaps the best service game on the planet right now and is in the best shape of his young career, while Maria Sharapovas beau, Dimitrov, is a Grand Slam ace in the making, with his all-around game and fluid style that has forced the comparisons to Federer, thus prompting the nickname Baby Fed. Dimitrov reached the Aussie quarters a year ago. On the comeback front, former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro returned to action this week in Sydney, this after being out of commission since last February with a wrist injury. I dont expect too much from Delpo right now. FYI: The last American man to capture the Aussie was Andre Agassi back in 2003. An American will not win it again this time around. The easy pick here would be Djokovic ... and thats exactly who Im goin with. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys ' ' '