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Hosts Qatar make World Handball Championship last eight for first time

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar launched themselves into the last eight of the World Handball Championships for the first time tonight as they beat Austria 29-27 ©Qatar2015Qatar ticked the box marked "Best Ever Performance" tonight as they reached the last eight of the World Handball Championship for the first time through a 29-27 win over Austria.

Christie and Knegt win European short track speed skating titles in Dordrecht

By Michael Pavitt

Elise Christie claimed the European title after a second place in the 3000 metre Grand Final ©Getty ImagesElise Christie of Great Britain and home favourite Sjinkie Knegt both secured victories at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, today.

Vogt beaten by Iraschko-Stolz at home Ski Jumping World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Carina Vogt was forced to settle for second place in her home town ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic ski jumping champion Carina Vogt was forced to settle for silver on home snow in Oberstdorf, as Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took the International Ski Federation World Cup victory.

Sharapova and Nadal seal comfortable passage into Australian Open quarter-finals with dominant victories

By Liam Morgan

Sharapova breezed into the quarter-finals with a straight sets win over 21st seed Shuai Peng ©Getty ImagesMaria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal both booked their places in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with comfortable wins in Melbourne.

Perfect second run sees Hargin triumph while Vonn bounces back at Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Sweden's Mattias Hargin secured his first World Cup win ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustria was the scene for Mattias Hargin's maiden Alpine Skiing World Cup victory after impressing spectators and rivals with a stunning second run to give him the win in the men's slalom, while in Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn bounced back from a mistake in yesterday's women's downhill to win the Super-G.

Latvian four-man bobsleigh team extend World Cup lead

By Michael Pavitt

Latvia's four-man bobsleigh team saw off German competition to win in Switzerland ©Getty ImagesLatvia came out on top for the second day in a row at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) World Cup, in St Moritz, as yesterday's two-man bobsleigh champions Oskars Melbārdis and Daumants Dreiškens joined forces with Arvis Vilkaste and Jānis Strenga to win the men's four-man.

Double delight for Russia on home snow at Cross Country Skiing World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Maxim Vylegzhanin claimed victory in the mens skiathlon race to the delight of the home crowd in Rybinsk ©Getty ImagesRussian duo Yulia Tchekaleva and Maxim Vylegzhanin both claimed victories in the skiathlon events at the Cross Country Skiing World Cup to the delight of a raucous home crowd in Rybinsk.

Geisenberger closes in on overall luge World Cup title with win in Winterberg

By Paul Osborne

Natalie Geisenberger collected her 30th World Cup victory with a win in Winterberg ©Damen Web/FILIt was another day of golden delight for Germany at the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup in Winterberg as Natalie Geisenberger collected her 30th victory in the women's singles then joined forces with her team mates to win the team relay.

Kunieda extends unbeaten run with victory at Melbourne Cup

By Paul Osborne

Japan's Shingo Kunieda extended his win streak to 57 matches with victory at the Melbourne Open ©Getty ImagesShingo Kunieda's winning streak continued as he stormed to victory at the Melbourne Open wheelchair tennis tournament just a week before he begins his Australian Open title defence.
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