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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ospreys into Magners final Amir's Malign-aggro Clijster's ankle woe

RUGBY: Tries by Shane Williams and James Hook booked the Ospreys a place in the Magners League Grand Final with a hard-fought 20-5 win over Glasgow at the Liberty Stadium.

Glasgow have never won on Ospreys turf -- a crowd of only 7,079 watched the match -- and they were not helped that Dan Parks missed kicks worth eight points, failing with two penalties and missing the conversion for Fergus Thomson's try.

On 10 minutes the Ospreys had their first try. Glasgow knocked on in contact on the halfway line, Shane Williams picked up, evaded a tackle and ran in unopposed for only his third regional try of the season.

The second half began in dramatic fashion as Glasgow scored a try within two minutes. Hooker Thomson went over in the left corner after scrum-half McMillan had picked up a loose lineout knockdown from Ryan Jones.

But in the space of three minutes the Ospreys were back in control, leading 17-5. A Biggar penalty was followed by a fine try from James Hook, who made a fine break down the left and then chipped over the cover defence to regather and go over.

After that the Ospreys put some gloss on the scoreline with an injury-time penalty by Biggar.



Amir's Malign-aggro

BOXING: The war of words between Amir Khan and Paulie Malignaggi developed into chaos at the weigh-in ahead of their WBA light-welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden.

Champion Khan and New York challenger Malignaggi had weighed in amid noisy scenes as a group of the Englishman's fans chanted their hero's name and booed the American.

And when the two fighters went head to head for pictures, they touched heads and were seen arguing before they began pushing each other. No punches were thrown by the protagonists but chaos erupted as others became involved and the stage filled with people. Both fighters were pulled from the scene, leaving through separate exits.



Clijster's ankle woe

Tennis: Belgium's Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the French Open due to an ankle injury.

A CT scan yesterday revealed the injury was healing, but fluid is still building up around her ankle and she has opted to miss the second grand slam of the year and end her clay court season early.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6 Pittsburgh 10, Baltimore 8 Cleveland 1, NY Yankees 8 Minnesota 4, Detroit 2 Boston 7, Toronto 16 Texas 10, Tampa Bay 3 Seattle 4, Florida 7 7 NY Mets 2, Cincinnati 3 St Louis 4, Atlanta 6 Arizona 5, Kansas 6 Chicago White Sox 1, Milwaukee 5 Philadelphia 9, LA Angels 4 Oakland 0, San Diego 3 LA Dodgers 4, San Francisco 8 Houston 2.

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