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Jan 20

Aitor Karanka secures first win as Forest manager as Wolves’ unbeaten run ends

Aitor Karanka secured his first win as the Nottingham Forest manager with a stunning victory against the runaway Championship leaders at Molineux. Goals from Kieran Dowell, his 10th of the season, and Ben Osborn in the final five minutes of the first h…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/20/aitor-karanka-secures-first-win-as-forest-manager-as-wolves-unbeaten-run-ends

Jan 20

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez double-act sees Leicester City sink Watford

Marco Silva dismissed any fears over his job after his watching injury-hit Watford lose at Leicester. Jamie Vardy’s penalty and Riyad Mahrez’s late strike left Watford with one win from 11 games and five points above the relegation zone. Related: Javie…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/20/leicester-watford-premier-league-match-report

Jan 20

Simona Halep survives marathon 28-game final set against Lauren Davis

World No1 beats American 4-6, 6-4, 15-13Players on court for three hours and 44 minutesSimona Halep saved three match points and served for victory four times in an extraordinary encounter against Lauren Davis before eventually booking her spot in the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/20/simona-halep-survives-marathon-28-game-final-set-against-lauren-davis

Jan 19

Tyson Fury cleared to resume boxing on basis he passes a medical

• British Boxing Board agree to reinstate heavyweight’s licence• Comes after he accepted backdated two-year doping suspensionTyson Fury’s boxing licence will be reinstated if the former world heavyweight champion passes his medical.Fury was able to a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/19/tyson-fury-cleared-to-resume-boxing-on-basis-he-passes-medical

Jan 19

Premier League clubs to remember Cyrille Regis with minute’s applause

• All top-flight players to also wear black armbands in tribute to Regis• Former striker and trailblazing figure died on Monday, aged 59The Premier League will mark the death of Cyrille Regis with a minute of applause and the wearing of black armbands …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/19/premier-league-clubs-to-remember-cyrille-regis-with-minutes-applause-black-armbands

Jan 19

Australian Open extreme heat policy to be reviewed as concerned players suffer

• Officials say they take player welfare seriously after criticism• Djokovic among those worried as temperatures peak at 40.2CAustralian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament but insisted they take player welfa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/19/australian-open-extreme-heat-policy-concerned-players-40c

Jan 18

Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out of Masters in quarter-finals by Mark Allen

• Allen beat O’Sullivan 6-1 to go into semi-finals• ‘I can rest up now,’ said O’Sullivan who was feeling unwellThe defending champion and seven-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan is out of the Masters after he was beaten 6-1 in the quarter-final by Mark All…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/18/ronnie-osullivan-knocked-out-master-snooker

Jan 18

Australian Open: Wawrinka dumped out by Sandgren as Federer cruises

• 2014 champion Wawrinka loses in straight sets to world No97• Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets to reach third roundStan Wawrinka’s comeback tournament ended with a second-round loss to Tennys Sandgren at the Australian Open. The 2014…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/18/australian-open-2018-wawrinka-federer-second-round

Jan 18

Eddie Jones says injury-hit England will ‘hunt down’ Six Nations rivals

• ‘If you read the papers, we might as well not turn up’• Eight new caps named for opening game against ItalyEddie Jones has claimed England’s injury-hit squad will “hunt down” their Six Nations rivals after claiming the two-times defending champions h…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/18/england-name-eight-uncapped-players-six-nations-squad-opener-italy-rugby-union

Jan 18

Ben Stokes’ court date clashes with England Twenty20 comeback match

• Stokes must attend affray charge hearing on day of NZ game• Trevor Bayliss says Stokes not guaranteed to regain place in sideThe England all-rounder Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he was supposed to be making…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/18/trevor-bayliss-says-ben-stokes-welcomed-back-with-open-arms-england-cricket-team

Jan 17

Wigan sense repeat of history after crushing win over Bournemouth

Paul Cook admitted everything fell Wigan Athletic’s way as they defeated Bournemouth in a third-round replay again to evoke memories of their 2013 FA Cup triumph.The League One leaders recorded a 3-0 victory over the Cherries at the DW Stadium after Sa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/17/wigan-bournemouth-fa-cup-third-round-match-report

Jan 17

James Haskell banned for England’s first two Six Nations games

• Wasps flanker was sent off for tackle in Champions Cup defeat• France’s Bastareaud will miss Six Nations opener after ban for slurWasps flanker James Haskell will be unavailable for England’s first two Six Nations games after receiving a four-week ba…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/17/mathieu-basteraud-miss-six-nations-rugby-union-opener-three-week-james-haskell

Jan 17

Eddie Jones signs contract extension as England coach till 2021

• Previous contract was due to end after 2019 World Cup• RFU board has also agreed process for appointing successorEddie Jones’ contract as England head coach has been extended by two years to August 2021, the Rugby Football Union has announced.Jones w…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/17/eddie-jones-signs-new-england-rugby-union-head-coach-cotract-extension-till-2021

Jan 17

Rafael Nadal eases past Leonardo Mayer into third round of Australian Open

• Top seed beats battling Argentinian in straight sets• Spaniard faces Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur nextRafael Nadal withstood a spirited performance from Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open.The world No 1 was not as domi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/17/rafael-nadal-beats-leonardo-mayer-australian-open-tennis

Jan 15

Chelsea given council boost over £1bn redevelopment of Stamford Bridge

• Local authority moves to overcome project-derailing injunction• Nearby home owners had said stadium threatened ‘right to light’Chelsea’s £1bn redevelopment of Stamford Bridge has received further backing after Hammersmith and Fulham council agreed to…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/15/chelsea-stamford-bridge-revelopment

Jan 15

Venus Williams leads the fall of US women on Australian Open day one

• 2017 finalist beaten in straight sets by 20-year-old Belinda Bencic• Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe also out in bad day for USOf the many rolling shocks that rippled through day one of the 2018 Australian Open, on and off the court, the near‑tot…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/15/belinda-bencic-shocks-venus-williams-australian-open