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Track Cycling World Cup: Charlie Tanfield wins second gold

The KGF team pursuit quartet looked strong in qualifying and the finals Charlie Tanfield won his second gold medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Minsk as the Team KGF quartet won team pursuit gold. The 21-year-old British amateur, who is not part of the British Cycling set-up, won the individual pursuit on Saturday. He then combined with brother Harry, Dan Bigham and Jonathan Wale to beat Russian trade team Lokosphinx. The quartet, who are British champions, won by over two seconds in a time of three minutes…

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Saracens into quarter-finals after Wasps win

Saracens took the final place in the quarter-finals having finished as the third-best second-placed side Defending champions Saracens have progressed to the quarter-finals of this season’s European Champions Cup. The back-to-back title winners thrashed Northampton on Saturday to remain in contention, but their place was only confirmed after Wasps beat Ulster at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. Mark McCall’s side qualified as the third-best second-place team and face a tough away tie at top seeds Leinster. Saracens are the only English side to have progressed to the knockout stages. Champions…

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester 20-23 Racing 92

George Ford (right) returned to captain Leicester against Racing 92 and kicked 15 of his side’s 20 points European Champions Cup Pool One Leicester (9) 20 Try: O’Connor Cons: Pens: Ford 5 Racing 92 (14) 23 Tries: Chavancy, Machenaud Cons: Machenaud 2 Pens: Machenaud 3 Racing 92 kicked a late penalty to beat Leicester in their final Champions Cup pool match and qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. The Tigers, bottom of their pool and already eliminated, were outplayed in the first half, but stayed in touch through three…

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Matthew Cross’ century steers Scotland to victory over UAE

Scotland’s Matthew Cross was the match-winner with an unbeaten century One-day international tri-series, Dubai Scotland 249-8 (50 overs): Cross 107*, Munsey 45 United Arab Emirates 218 (46.3 overs): Shabber 90; Watt 2-33, Whittingham 2-35 Scotland won by 31 runs Scorecard Matthew Cross made 107 not out as Scotland eased to a 31-run victory over the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. Batting at number three, his maiden one-day international century came off 110 balls, while George Munsey chipped in with 45 runs. Skipper Kyle Coetzer opened the batting and contributed 28…

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All NHL 

Paul Coffey hired as skills coach for Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Hall of Famer Paul Coffey to serve as their skills development coach, the team announced Sunday. Coffey played for nine teams, including the Oilers, over 21 NHL seasons. The four-time Stanley Cup winner earned three titles with Edmonton in 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1986-87. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, Coffey was recognized last season as one of the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players. He ranks second all-time among defensemen in goals, assists and points — trailing only Ray Bourque. Despite having one of…

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Dave Gettleman wants Eli Manning as New York Giants quarterback during rebuild

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for Eli Manning to remain as the team’s quarterback in their meeting more than a week ago and shared some of his team-building vision while conceding he still will evaluate quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL draft class, according to sources familiar with their discussion. Mel has Josh Rosen to the Giants as Eli Manning’s successor, but the UCLA star isn’t the first quarterback off the board. Here’s Kiper’s first projection of picks 1-32 for the 2018 draft. Former Raiders head…

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MMA — How one of the best feuds in the UFC can make Stipe Miocic more marketable

BOSTON – Stipe Miocic is known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet.” He’s certainly not the first heavyweight champion to lay claim to that nickname. If you type the phrase into Google, you’ll get the Wikipedia bio of Mike Tyson as well as suggestions for Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather and Evander Holyfield. Miocic is obviously not as well known as the other men who have held that nickname, but he certainly backed it up and cemented his place in UFC history when he dominated No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou,…

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USA Hockey general manager Jim Johannson dies at age 53

Jim Johannson, the general manager of USA Hockey who helped put together an American Olympic team without NHL players, has died at the age of 53. USA Hockey released a statement saying that Johannson died in his sleep early Sunday morning at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We are beyond shocked and profoundly saddened,” USA Hockey executive director Pat Kelleher said in the statement. “As accomplished as Jim was in hockey, he was the absolute best, most humble, kind and caring person you could ever hope to meet. His…

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All Football 

Scottish Cup draw: Celtic host Partick Thistle, Aberdeen meet Dundee United

Celtic face Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup fifth round Scottish Cup holders Celtic will host Partick Thistle in the fifth round of this season’s competition. Hearts are rewarded for their victory over Hibernian with a home tie against Albion Rovers or St Johnstone. Aberdeen meet Dundee United, while Highland League side Brora Rangers travel to take on Kilmarnock. Rangers will travel to Ayr United if they beat Highland League Fraserburgh in their rearranged tie after this weekend’s game was called off. There is potentially an all-Premiership tie if Dundee…

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European Champions Cup: Munster v Castres Olympique (Sun)

European Rugby Champions Cup Pool Four Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick Date: Sunday, 21 January Kick-off: 16:00 GMT Coverage: Preview, live text commentary and match report on BBC Sport website Match report to follow… Champions Cup Pool Four Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Bonus Pts Points Munster 5 3 1 1 119 84 2 16 Racing 92 5 3 0 2 105 85 3 15 Castres 5 2 1 2 108 113 2 12 Leicester 5 1 0 4 98 148 2 6 Munster: S Zebo; A Conway, C…

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