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Welsh duo set to miss Six Nations

RUGBY: Wales coach Warren Gatland has learned that second-rowers Alun-Wyn Jones and Luke Charteris are poised to miss the Six Nations tournament.

Jones and Charteris were Gatland's first-choice pairing as Wales reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in New Zealand.

Vitali offers Haye comeback fight

BOXING: David Haye, who retired last month, has been offered the chance to fight WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko next year.

"Team Klitschko is in negotiations with Haye and has made him an offer," a Klitschko official said. "Now the ball is in Haye's court."

CYCLING: Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, who is awaiting the outcome of a doping appeal hearing, has confirmed he would compete in the London Olympics next year if possible.

"Why not try London?" Contador said. "If the possibility is there, I will give it a try."

BASKETBALL: NBA teams have been informed that they may open their arena doors to players tomorrow to host "voluntary player workouts" and physicals before the planned opening of training camps on December 9.