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Lizzy Yarnold takes skeleton gold to make Winter Olympics history for Britain

• Laura Deas claims bronze after thrilling set of final runs• First time Britain have won three medals in same dayLizzy Yarnold overcame dizzy spells to win a second successive women’s skeleton gold medal and become the first Briton to successfully def…

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Saracens move to top as Liam Williams scores only try in win at Sale

• Sale 3-13 Saracens; Newcastle 29-12 Bath• Newcastle’s comfortable win over Bath completes doubleSale Sharks 3-13 SaracensSaracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table following a 13-3 triumph over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Sarrie…

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Roger Federer becomes oldest world No1 after beating Robin Haase

• 36-year-old defeated Dutchman at World Tennis Tournament• Swiss surpasses Andre Agassi who was ranked top at 33 in 2003Roger Federer became the oldest world No 1 after he beat Robin Haase in the World Tennis Tournament quarter-finals in Rotterda…

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Lizzy Yarnold sets track record time to lead skeleton after first heat

• Yarnold recorded a time of 51.66s• She was 0.08s quicker than Jacqueline Loelling of GermanyDefending champion Lizzy Yarnold set a track record to lead after the opening run of the Winter Olympics women’s skeleton in Pyeongchang on Friday.After Dom P…

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Australia make 245 to beat New Zealand in record-breaking T20 chase

• Tri-Series T20 in Auckland produces 32 sixes and 488 runs• New Zealand will meet England for a place in Tri-Series finalAustralia chased down a record 244 to beat New Zealand by five wickets in Auckland, reaching their target with seven balls to spar…

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England friendlies with Qatar on cards after FA agrees partnership

• ‘Memorandum of understanding’ to ‘share knowledge’ with Qatar FA • FA chairman Greg Clarke signs deal with 2022 World Cup hostsThe Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association ahead of the Gulf Sta…

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Football League roundup: Cardiff push top two with win against Bolton

• Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Derby• Shrewsbury go top of League One with win at FleetwoodCardiff kept up the pressure on the Championship’s top two as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bolton.First-half goals from the debut…

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Football League roundup: Cardiff push top two with win against Bolton

• Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Derby• Shrewsbury go top of League One with win at FleetwoodCardiff kept up the pressure on the Championship’s top two as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bolton.First-half goals from the debut…

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Ben Stokes to face crown court trial over Bristol nightclub incident

England cricketer set for first crown court hearing on 12 MarchCo-defendants Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali also indicate not-guilty pleasThe England cricketer Ben Stokes will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub in BristolThe 26-ye…

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Kick It Out slams booking of Balotelli for complaining about racist insults

• ‘It is unacceptable a match official has failed to apply Uefa protocol’• Nice forward made his point to referee and was shown yellow cardMario Balotelli’s booking for complaining about alleged racist chanting during Nice’s defeat at Dijon on Saturday…

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Serena Williams plays first competitive match in over a year at Fed Cup

Former world No1 plays alongside sister Venus in loss to HollandWilliams took time away from circuit to give birth to daughterSerena Williams played in her first competitive tennis match in over a year as she lined up alongside her sister Venus William…

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Bradford appoint Simon Grayson as new manager after Stuart McCall sacking

Board say Grayson was club’s top targetGrayson was sacked by Sunderland last OctoberBradford have appointed Simon Grayson as their new manager. The 48-year-old, out of work since his sacking by Sunderland last October, succeeds Stuart McCall at Valley …

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Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng fires priceless late winner against Burnley

Swansea maintained their momentum under Carlos Carvalhal as Ki Sung-yueng’s late strike secured a 1-0 home victory over Burnley.A Premier League game of few chances sprang into life when Ki drilled home low from the edge of the penalty area after 82 mi…

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Robbie Henshaw injury mars rampant win for Ireland as Italy are laid to waste

• Ireland 56-19 Italy• Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong doubtful for remainder of Six NationsRobbie Henshaw ran in two tries but trudged off the Aviva Stadium field with his right arm in a sling as Ireland thumped Italy. Tadhg Furlong limped out after three m…

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James Forrest scores hat-trick as Celtic edge Partick Thistle in Scottish Cup

James Forrest grabbed himself a hat-trick as Celtic overcame Partick 3-2 in their Scottish Cup fifth-round clash at Celtic Park.In a whirlwind start to the lunchtime encounter the Celtic winger scored twice in the opening 10 minutes before a mistake by…

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Cardiff denied after late Sol Bamba strike is ruled out in draw at Millwall

Cardiff had a late goal disallowed as they missed out on moving level with second-placed Derby in the Championship after drawing 1-1 at The Den on Friday night.Junior Hoilett’s early goal had put them on course to climb above Aston Villa and from fourt…

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Riyad Mahrez ends exile and returns to Leicester training

• Mahrez refused to train or play after failed Manchester City move• Leicester play Pep Guardiola’s side but Mahrez may not be fitThe Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has ended his self-imposed exile by returning to the club’s training ground this morning…

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Philippe Coutinho scores first Barcelona goal in Copa del Rey win at Valencia

• Valencia 0-2 Barcelona (0-3 agg)• Brazilian off the mark as Barça set up final against SevillaPhilippe Coutinho scored his first goal for Barcelona as they completed victory over Valencia in their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday.The former Liverp…

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Riyad Mahrez will not play for Leicester against Manchester City

• Claude Puel confirms forward is not available: ‘He will need time’• Mahrez has not featured since move to Etihad Stadium fell throughClaude Puel has said Riyad Mahrez will not play for Leicester at Manchester City on Saturday. The forward has not tra…

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Scotland make six changes for France clash after drubbing by Wales

Ali Price makes way at scrum-half after poor start to Six NationsGregor Townsend demands response that will ‘energise supporters’Gregor Townsend has responded to last week’s Welsh disaster by making six changes to his Scotland line-up ahead of facing F…