Friday 15 December 2017

Jones targets England scalp

RUGBY: Alun-Wyn Jones believes Wales must take the tag of favourites in their stride when they tackle Six Nations rivals England at Twickenham.

A win for Wales would secure their 20th Triple Crown and leave them needing victory in two home games next month - against Italy and France - to land a second Grand Slam in Warren Gatland's four-year reign.

Despite Wales' poor record at Twickenham - one success since 1988 - Jones said: "These are quite exciting times, and being favourites should not have an effect. We have to cope with it and keep going."

Vitali's eager for Chisora rematch

BOXING: Vitali Klitschko has opened the door for a rematch with Dereck Chisora by claiming the Briton "still needs real punishment from me".

The Ukrainian retained his WBC heavyweight title with a unanimous points decision win in Munich on Saturday, although the result was overshadowed by a later brawl between Chisora and David Haye.

"My ego is telling me that this guy still needs real punishment from me," Klitschko said. "I'd like to knock him out in the ring. I still have this score to settle."

Tiger bites back at Gonzalo's jibe

GOLF: Tiger Woods is recovering from a cold as he prepares to face Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at the world match play championship in Arizona today.

Fernandez-Castano has said he thinks Woods is beatable and the 14-time major winner replied: "I feel the same way as he does - he's beatable too!"

Meanwhile, a dumb-founded Keegan Bradley has said even he was taken aback by his excessive spitting as he watched replays of his play during the final round of last week's Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.

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