Germany's Johannes Lochner took a giant step towards clinching the overall four-man title as he claimed victory in the penultimate event of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup season in St Moritz.
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Former Nicaraguan Football Federation (FENIFUT) President Julio Rocha, convicted of corruption offences in the United States, has died at the age of 67.
Former table tennis player Tan Paey Fern has been named as Singapore's Chef de Mission for next month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Germany's second team of Vinzenz Geiger and Eric Frenzel got the better of compatriots Johannes Rydzek and Fabian Rießle to win the team sprint at the International Ski Federation Nordic Combined World Cup in Val di Fiemme.
Laura Dahlmeier spearheaded Germany to victory in the women's 4x6 kilometres relay with a superb final leg at the International Biathlon Union World Cup in Ruhpolding.
India must convert their weaknesses into strengths if they are to win the men's hockey gold medal at this year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, team captain Manpreet Singh has warned.
Nico Walther and brakeman Christian Poser set a track record in their second run as they led a German clean sweep of the men's two-man event at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup in St Moritz.
Malta will host the first World Snooker Federation (WSF) World Championships in March of this year, it has been announced.
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Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji claimed the men's and women's singles titles as Dylan Alcott delivered a home triumph at the Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open.