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Torres nets 100th Atletico goal in 3-1 win over Eibar MADRID: Substitute Fernando Torres scored his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid as they came from a goal down to beat Eibar 3-1 at home on Saturday and go level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.Two headed goals from corners seven minutes apart by central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Saul put Atletico on track after Keko had given Eibar the lead in the 46th.Coach Diego Simeone will be glad his team ended a run of four matches without a win in La Liga and King's Cup while Torres, who scored in added time, had been waiting since the win at Eibar in September to reach his Atletico century.Atletico are unlikely to stay equal top on 51 points past Sunday when rampant Barcelona, who have the superior goal difference and two matches in hand, visit bottom team Levante.Real Madrid, away to Granada on Sunday, are third four points back.Torres's ...

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Vonn chalks up World Cup win number 76 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: American Lindsey Vonn continued her record-breaking spree with her 76th World Cup race win on Saturday, mastering a bumpy downhill course that bothered her rivals.Vonn, already the most successful woman in World Cup history, is now 10 victories behind the men's record set by Swedish technical specialist Ingemar Stenmark in the 1970s and 1980s."Every day is a new chance to break my own record which is kind of weird to say but it still ...

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England begin Jones era with victory in Scotland EDINBURGH: England got the Eddie Jones era off to a victorious, if not quite glorious, start on Saturday as tries by George Kruis and Jack Nowell earned them a 15-9 victory over Scotland in a nervy Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.Jones, who took over from Stuart Lancaster in the wake of England's World Cup pool-stage exit, had made it clear he wanted a win at any cost and will have enjoyed seeing his forwards gradually ...

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Kiwi Ko, South Korea's Jang share LPGA lead MIAMI: World number one Lydia Ko completed a bogey-free five-under par 67 Saturday morning to remain deadlocked with South Korea's Jang Ha-Na entering the final round of the LPGA Coates Championship.The third round was halted Friday by darkness with the partnered players both on 7-under par through six holes. They each played the final 12 holes at 4-under when play resumed to stand on 11-under 205 after 54 holes at Ocala, Florida.Canada's Brooke Henderson charged ...

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Olympic Club named host for 2021 US Women's Open NEW YORK: The Olympic Club, five times the host of the US Open, was named by the US Golf Association on Saturday as host of the 2021 US Women's Open.The 76th edition of the women's major championship will be played June 3-6 at the historic San Francisco layout, which opened in 1927.The course's first major came in 1955, when Jack Fleck upset Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff, and 11 years later Billy Casper outlasted ...

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Hogenkamp puts Netherlands in control in record triumph MOSCOW: Richel Hogenkamp beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a record four-hour marathon to give the Netherlands a shock 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup opening round tie against Russia on Saturday.Hogenkamp, who is ranked 141 in the world, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 in her first ever meeting with world number 17 Kuznetsova on the hardcourt of Moscow's Olympic indoor arena.The match was the longest singles rubber in Fed Cup history, ...

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Prevc brothers lead Slovenia to World Cup win BERLIN: Slovenia, led by world number one Peter Prevc and his brother Domen, won the World Cup ski jumping team event on the mythical Holmenkollen, outside Oslo on Saturday.The four-man Slovenian team scored 977.7 points after two rounds, leaving world champions Norway in their wake (945.3) followed by Japan (927.2).Olympic champions Germany led by former world number one Severin Freund, finished off the podium in fourth (915.0) with Austria fifth (910.8).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...