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World Track Cycling Championships 2017: The events explained

Olympic champion Steven Burke will ride for Great Britain in the team pursuit at the World Championship in Hong Kong 2017 Track Cycling World Championships Venue: Hong Kong Velodrome Dates: 12-16 April Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs, online and the BBC Sport app. Just when you thought you knew your omniums, they go and change the rules. Cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, made a series of change to its track programme in October, designed to make events more spectator-friendly. The omnium sees the biggest…

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Youth Tour of Scotland: A family affair in four-day stage race

Elena McGorum practising on her road bike before the Youth Tour of Scotland Meet Elena McGorum, a 14-year-old cyclist from Peebles taking part in her first stage race – the Youth Tour of Scotland. It’s a family affair for the McGorums, with sister Anna, 15, returning to the race – having taken part in 2014 and 2015 – and mum Isabel acting as team manager for Peebles Cycling Club in the event, which takes place this year from 7-10 April in Perthshire. Elena has experience of mountain-bike racing but less…

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Will Skelton: Australia lock rejoins Saracens on two-year deal

Saracens were unbeaten in Will Skelton’s three Premiership games, winning twice and drawing once Premiership club Saracens have re-signed Australia international lock Will Skelton on a two-year contract. Skelton played in three Premiership games for Sarries earlier this season after joining on a short-term deal from Super Rugby side Warratahs. The 24-year-old has won 18 Test caps for the Wallabies, having made his debut against France in 2014. “In a very short space of time here his contribution to the side was superb,” head coach Mark McCall said. “There’s still…

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Scott Dann: Crystal Palace captain suffers knee ligament injury

Dann came on as a substitute following an injury to fellow Palace defender James Tomkins Crystal Palace captain Scott Dann will be out for at least “a few weeks” after suffering a knee ligament injury in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Chelsea. Dann came on as a half-time substitute at Stamford Bridge following an injury to fellow centre-back James Tomkins. But the 30-year-old had to be withdrawn 15 minutes later after twisting his knee while blocking a Diego Costa shot. Palace boss Sam Allardyce said the injury was “more serious than…

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss says top four ‘not as easy as it looks’

Wenger’s Arsenal have not finished outside the top four since he joined in 1996 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side’s struggles this season prove finishing in the Premier League’s top four is “not as easy as it looks”. The Frenchman has led the Gunners to a top-four spot and Champions League qualification for the past 20 seasons. But with 10 games left, they are currently in sixth place, seven points off the league’s leading quartet. “It [finishing in the top four] is a good challenge but I think it…

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Andrew Surman: Bournemouth midfielder may miss rest of season with knee injury

Andrew Surman has made 21 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth this season Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman could miss the remainder of the season with a medial knee ligament injury. Surman, 30, was forced off at half-time during their goalless draw against Southampton on Saturday after colliding with Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster. “They can be quite nasty injuries, depending on the area and how big the damage to the ligament is,” manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent. “Whether it’s a season-ending injury, we’re not quite sure at this moment.” Bournemouth,…

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Mike Ford replaced by Richard Cockerill as Toulon boss until end of season

Ford (right) was appointed Toulon head coach in October, having initially joined as backs coach in September Ex-Bath boss Mike Ford has left his role as Toulon’s head coach, with former Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill replacing him until the end of the season. Former England defence coach Ford, 51, only joined the French club in October. He brought Cockerill in to work with him after the latter was sacked by Leicester in January. The ex-England hooker will take charge until the end of the season before leaving…

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