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Winter Olympics: Biathlon produces ‘One of the best finishes ever’

France’s Martin Fourcade edges out Germany’s Simon Schempp in a stunning finish in the men’s biathlon 15km mass start at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. WATCH MORE: Woods misses out on slopestyle medal Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Available to UK users only.

Winter Olympics: Who could win Great Britain’s record-breaking medal?

Yarnold retains Olympic skeleton title XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain are just one medal away from reaching their greatest tally at a Winter Olympics. UK Sport – which allocates funding for Olympic sports – predicted a total of between four and 10 medals, but set a target of at least five. The funding for this Olympic and Paralympic cycle was in excess of £32m – more than double that for Sochi 2014. After a slow start in Pyeongchang, Team GB have equalled their record of four – from Sochi, and Chamonix in 1924 – thanks to the efforts of skeleton sliders Lizzy Yarnold, Laura Deas and Dom ...

FRSC @30: We have operated in line with global standards since our establishment – Unit Commander

By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU- FEDERAL Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Ozalla Unit Command, in Nkanu West Local Council, Enugu State, weekend, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Commission with a dinner and award night in Enugu. FRSC officials While delivering a speech at the event, the Unit Commander, ACC Austin Ekele stated that “the Federal Road Safety has since its establishment operated in line with global standards. Bringing down the trend of crashes and reducing fatalities on the road through robust public education on the use of the highways. “before its establishment in 1988, traffic situation in Nigeria could be described as very chaotic with high rate of road traffic crashes resulting in human and material loses. “for the 30 years of selfless...

New world No.1 Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open

Roger Federer celebrated his impending return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th title. Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after victory against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men’s singles final for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO The 36-year-old, the oldest ATP No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles than Swiss master Federer, with 109. Federer, the record 20-time Grand Slam winner, will retake the number one ranking he last held in October 2012 when the official ATP rankings are published on Monday. He has played two tournaments this year and won ...

Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes eyeing another run to Champions League final

Jupp Heynckes candidly explains why he was absent from the bench for Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Schalke last Saturday. Jupp Heynckes is confident Manuel Neuer will be back and ready to play for Germany at the 2018 World Cup. Carlo Ancelotti was hailed as “Mr. Champions League” when he succeeded Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich in 2016. However, his successor, Jupp Heynckes, can boast an equally proud record in the competition and has his sights set on extending an incredible run of reaching the Champions League final at every attempt when Bayern face Turkish champions Besiktas in the round of 16. Here’s a look at three of the magisterial 72-year-old’s biggest games in the competition. 1998 Champions League Final — Real Madrid 1, Juventus 0 — Amster...

Alex Sandro leads Juventus past Torino but Gonzalo Higuain departs injured

9:31 AM ET Juventus climbed above Napoli with a 1-0 victory at Torino that maintains their pursuit of the Serie A title. Alex Sandro’s first-half finish proved enough to secure all three points, local bragging rights in the Turin derby, and to take Juve two points ahead of Napoli, but the hosts regardless remain in the relative safety of ninth place. A wider concern for Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri as they balance chasing a seventh successive league title with the Champions League will be the loss, to a suspected ankle injury in the first half, of his striker Gonzalo Higuain after he collided with the hosts’ goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. The Argentina international was soon substituted, and his potential absence comes at a time when Mario Mandzukic, Juan Cuadrado and Blaise...

LIVE GameCast: Rochdale vs. Tottenham

Rochdale vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Summary – February 18, 2018 – ESPN<!– Rochdale vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Summary – February 18, 2018 –> Rochdale ROCH Tottenham Hotspur TOT Pen play0:00 Saves 0 Shots 0 0 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red Saves 0 Shots 0 0 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red ROCH TOT Possession 36% 64% Shots (on Goal) ROCH TOT 0 Fouls 0 0 Yellow Cards 0 0 Red Cards 0 1 Offsides 0 0 Corner Kicks 0 0 Saves 0 Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho jokes he should win the ‘best behaved manager in the league’ award as he reacted to his sides disallowed goal against Huddersfield. Jose Mourinh...

Poor remittances: Reps declare “war” on 21 lottery operators in Nigeria

*set to probe Regulatory Commission, Trust Fund, Others By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Miffed by poor remittances of the 21 licensed lottery operators in Nigeria, members of the House of Representatives have resolved to probe the activities of the industry. House of Representatives Also to be investigated included the Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lottery Trust Funds, all the Licensed Operators and all stakeholders in the sector. Specifically, the federal lawmakers expressed displeasure that since the inception of the industry 11 years ago, the operators only remitted a paltry sum of about N700 million annually as taxes accrued to the federal government. Consequently, the House while considering a motion titled “Need to Investigate licensed Lottery Operators for...

Killings: I-G deploys 3 additional Police Mobile Force units to Zamfara

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed additional three units of Police Mobile Force ( PMF) to Birane village in  Zurmi Local Government Area of  Zamfara, to forestall further loss of lives. Nigerian police Newsmen report that bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers had on Feb. 14 killed 18 persons in  Birane village. Newsmen also report that seven PMF units were recently deployed to the state to augment the personnel of the Police Command there. A statement by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said that Idris gave the directive after a visit to the state to carry out on-the-spot assessment of the incident. He said that the I-G, who was accompanied by the AIG Zone 10, Sokoto, and commissioners of police in the zone, held a stakehold...

Ex-sports minister Sambawa abandons PDP

A former Minister of Sports and Chieftain of People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Samaila  Sambawa, and his supporters have decamped to the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Sambawa abandons PDP Sambawa, who served as a Minister of Internal Affairs, Foreign, Sports and Youths Development under PDP administration formally dumped his party and joined APC on Sunday at the Halidu Stadium, Birnin–Kebbi. Addressing his supporters, Sambawa said that he decided to join the ruling party due to the quality leadership offered by President Muhammad Buhari and Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi. “You will all agree with me that relative peace, security of lives and property being witness across the country resulted from concerted efforts, determination and personal commitme...

Russian medalist at Winter Games suspected of doping

A Russian medallist at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday. This development is a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze medallist along with his wife in mixed doubles curling, is suspected of having tested positive for meldonium, the source said. Meldonium increases blood flow which improves exercise capacity in athletes. Krushelnitsky did not respond immediately to a request for comment, while a spokesman for the Russian delegation at PyeongChang said he had no immediate comment. Russia has been accused of running a state-sponsored and systematic doping programme for years, an allegation Moscow den...

England coach Trevor Bayliss says Twenty20 internationals should be scrapped

England coach Trevor Bayliss (centre) with bowling coach Chris Silverwood (left) and one-day captain Eoin Morgan International teams should not play Twenty20 cricket, according to England coach Trevor Bayliss. England played their 100th T20 as they beat New Zealand by two runs in Hamilton, but failed to qualify for the tri-series final against Australia. “I wouldn’t play T20 internationals,” Bayliss told Sky Sports. “If you want to play a World Cup every four years, maybe six months before let international teams play T20. I would just let the franchises play.” Lucrative domestic T20 competitions featuring franchises made up of international players have become increasingly dominant in recent years. The 11th season of the Indian Premier League, for which TV ri...