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  • Stokes bags hat-trick and Forster equals 'keeper record

    February 17, 2014 3:09 AM 18

    The Irish international, who had scored only twice in the 18 games before Leigh Griffiths' £1m arrival from Wolves, made it four in two as he was played alongside the former Hibernian man from the start for the first time. Stokes opened the scoring after 16 minutes and then added a quick-fire double after the break to take his tally for the campaign

  • QPR 1-3 Reading: McCleary wonder strike seals Royals appointment despite having Gorkss sent off

    February 16, 2014 5:51 PM 9

    Garath McCleary's stunning strike capped a fine victory for 10-man Reading against Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals QPR. Danny Williams put them in front early on before Kevin Doyle scored against his former club to haul Rangers level. Alex Pearce restored Reading's lead on 56 minutes and McCleary's 25-yarder meant his team had some breathing space

  • Tommy Wright sure St Johnstone will recover from Celtic loss

    February 16, 2014 5:32 PM 7

    A top-six Scottish Premiership finish and progress in the Scottish Cup remain Tommy Wright's targets after St Johnstone lost to Celtic in the league. "They looked a really good side. There are things that we could have done better in the game but it is always difficult coming here." St Johnstone have a Scottish Cup quarter-final at Raith Rovers to look forward

  • Sochi 2014: British skier Cheshire knocked out

    February 16, 2014 5:04 PM 15

    British halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire has been knocked unconscious during training at the Winter Olympics. The 18-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent fell heavily on her face at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi and was knocked out. Cheshire, who won her first World Cup in January, was taken away on a stretcher and sent to a nearby clinic. A Team GB statement

  • Arsenal star Giroud in humbling apology over ‘affair’ claims

    February 16, 2014 2:57 PM 10

    Less than two hours before Arsenal's huge FA Cup tie against Liverpool, striker Olivier Giroud has issued a public apology for apparently cheating on his wife and breaking the club's rules while doing so. After a week of rumour and speculation about his personal life, Giroud dramatically took to Twitter to beg for forgiveness after his alleged infidelities

  • Celtic 3-0 St Johnstone: Three and easy for Stokes

    February 16, 2014 2:57 PM 9

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  • Sochi 2014: Norway's Kjetil Jansrud wins super-G gold

    February 16, 2014 7:32 AM 11

    Norway's Kjetil Jansrud won his second medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics with gold in the super-G in Sochi. The 28-year-old, who won downhill bronze earlier in the competition, had another strong run to clock one minute 18.14 seconds. American Andrew Weibrecht, bronze medallist in the event four years ago, put in a late charge to win silver, 0.30 seconds

  • Exeter Chiefs v Bath: Rob Baxter seeks end to losing record

    February 15, 2014 5:55 PM 9

    Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says his side will use their poor record against Bath as added motivation when the sides meet on Saturday. The Chiefs have beaten every other top-flight club since winning promotion in 2010, but have lost nine and drawn one of their 10 encounters with Bath. "It's something that adds a bit extra for us because obviously

  • sport/football/chesterfield

    February 15, 2014 5:24 PM 14

    Jay O’Shea inspired Chesterfield to victory with two goals after the League Two leaders found themselves one down to Torquay but Eoin Doyle equalised and O’Shea struck twice. From the opening exchanges, it was clear this was going to be no walkover the League Two table might have suggested. Struggling Torquay worked hard to press leaders Chesterfield

  • Oshie's shootout goals lead US past Russia 3-2

    February 15, 2014 3:46 PM 15

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves