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Friday 15 December 2017

Egan in London for Olympic visit Third place Saints seal play-off spot Djokovic wins Dubai title after rain delay Hamilton top in final pre-season testing

BOXING: Ken Egan was in London today with Irish President Mary McAleese, Olympic Council of Ireland chief Pat Hickey and FAI CEO John Delaney for a tour of the 2012 Olympic village.

However, Egan, back in training yesterday after his Elite Senior Championships semi-final win over Denis Hogan on Friday, won't stay in London for the Ireland-Brazil game tomorrow and will return home tonight to prepare for his title defence against Tommy McCarthy this Friday.



Runner-up O'Rourke on target for Qatar

ATHLETICS: Derval O'Rourke showed she's still on track for the upcoming World Indoors 60m hurdles when she recorded a season-best of eight seconds flat when finishing second at the Floro International in Norway.

The Leevale star was forced to pull out of the Birmingham GP a week ago because of illness but she bounced back by improving her previous season-best -- 8.11 -- when winning her heat in 8.06 and then coming second in the final with 8.00 behind Norway's Folake Akinyemi, who won with a new Norwegian record of 7.94.



Third place Saints seal play-off spot

BASKETBALL: DCU Saints defeated champions Killester to finish third in the Nivea For Men's SuperLeague Northern Conference and ensure progress to the play-offs quarter-final stage.

Belfast Star secured second spot in the same Conference with a 101-90 win over UL Eagles, while Neptune kept up their hopes of finishing second in the Southern Conference with an 86-63 win at home to Hoops.



Djokovic wins Dubai title after rain delay

Tennis: Novak Djokovic won the Dubai Championships by beating Mikhail Youzhny 7-5 5-7 6-3. The defending champion, who led 7-5 2-0 when rain forced the players off the court for a second time on Saturday, was taken to a third set before taking the title.



Hamilton top in final pre-season testing

F1: Lewis Hamilton signed off McLaren's pre-season testing run on a high as the Briton topped the timesheets in Barcelona. The 2008 world champion's best time of 1:20.472 was two-hundredths of a second faster than Mark Webber's Red Bull.

NBA: San Antonio 113 Phoenix 110, LA Lakers 95 Denver 89, Atlanta 106 Milwaukee 102 (Final OT), Washington 89 New Jersey 85, Oklahoma City 119 Toronto 99, Orlando 96 Miami 80, Sacramento 97 LA Clippers 92, Dallas 108 New Orleans 100

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