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    LONDON -- Cities will bid to stage the finals of the Davis and Fed Cups as part of a revamp of the international team tennis competitions. Bruce Matthews Titans Jersey .The International Tennis Federation will launch a bidding process in December, although the governing body is yet to determine whether the same city will host the mens and womens competitions.Currently one of the finalists, based on the draw, decides the venue. Croatia is now looking for a suitable location for its men to host Argentina in the Davis Cup final in November.By having a full year or two to plan we can do more for sponsors and fans with a stadium thats an appropriate size, ITF President David Haggerty said the organizations London headquarters.Working on the ITF project are consultants from the CSM sports marketing company chaired by Sebastian Coe, president of track and fields governing body, the IAAF.The ITF will assess whether to select a host city from an emerging market which can potentially offer higher financial returns or one of the traditional tennis heartlands where the crowds could be larger and more boisterous.Its a balancing act, making sure we get bids from a number of different cities so we can make comparisons, Haggerty told The Associated Press. But its not all about money. Its about eyeballs and awareness. Our mission really is to develop, grow and promote tennis around the world. So we will take great caution.Haggerty envisages the winning bid staging the finals for two to three years. The challenge in potentially using the same venue for both competition finals at the same time is finding somewhere with enough arenas, practice courts and locker rooms.European soccers Champions League final and the Super Bowl, the showpiece of the NFL season, are being examined as major events that are held at neutral venues.The proposed Davis and Fed Cup changes must be approved by the ITFs annual general meeting in August. The ITF anticipates a decision on successful bidding cities next year.The ITF is also examining whether to condense the finals from three to two days and if best-of-three sets would work better for the Davis Cup rather than the current best-of-five. The Fed Cup world group could also double to 16 teams to match the mens competition. Eddie George Titans Jersey . 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DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins practice began Wednesday with center Mike Pouncey ailing and absent, left tackle Branden Albert working on the side under a trainers supervision, and left guard Laremy Tunsil shaking out the kinks in a sore shoulder that forced him out of last weeks game.The Dolphins have had a hard time keeping their best blockers on the field together, and they probably wont be there Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.Its very worrisome, Albert said. When things are going good, you want to keep them going good.A healthy offensive line was a catalyst for Miamis turnaround, helping Jay Ajayi rush for 529 yards during a three-week stretch. That was part of the current five-game winning streak that has propelled the Dolphins (6-4) into the playoff hunt.But with Albert and Pouncey out last Sunday, and Tunsil missing the second half, Miami failed to convert its first 10 third-down chances and was shut out for 55 minutes before rallying past the Los Angeles Rams 14-10.Miamis left tackle in the second half was Sam Young, who replaced Tunsil, who had replaced Albert. Anthony Steen started for Pouncey, and Kraig Urbik started at left guard. The replacements might all be in the lineup again this week.It affects everyone, because you want consistency there, Ajayi said. But its next man up. Well play with whos in there.That might not be known until Sunday, coach Adam Gase said.Were still trying to figure it out, he said. Its going to take the whole week for us to know. So were going to be repping everybody and just try to take the whole time and figure out who its going to be.Albert, Pouncey and Tunsil have started only four games together, and Miami won them all. Their run blocking helped the Dolphins control the clock, keeping the defense fresher and more effective while easing thhe burden on quarterback Ryan Tannehill , who has committed only one turnover during the winning streak. Kevin Byard Titans Jersey. San Francisco is 1-9 and ranked last in the NFL in defense, so the Dolphins might be able to get back for another week with backup blockers.Among the three who are ailing, Tunsil is the most likely to return Sunday. The rookie first-round draft pick was limited in practice Wednesday and afterward declined to discuss his status.Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen estimated Tunsils chances of playing this week at 50-50, but said preparations will be made to go without all three first-teamers.I hope theyre all healthy, Christensen said. I hope they all make a miraculous recovery. But youve got to make your plan. Youve just kind of got to go with the knowledge youve got today, because otherwise you get your heart broken and you get projecting and making mistakes on the game plan.Albert is recovering from a dislocated left wrist that required five people to snap back into place. He has switched from a cast to a brace and said hell play Sunday if he has enough strength in his hand.Its coming along day by day, he said. I wouldnt rule me out. Ill be back sooner rather than later.Pounceys absence will likely be the longest. Sidelined by a recurring hip injury that also sidelined him for first four games of the year, hes a long shot to play Sunday.Right now its probably not going to look good for him, Gase said. 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