Australia near the victory after three quick wickets
Australia scented victory at dinner on day four of the first day-night test against Pakistan in Brisbane on Sunday, having captured three wickets to leave the tourists 203 for five, still 287 runs short of their victory target. Middle order batsman Asad Shafiq was 13 not out, with wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed on 17, and Pakistan's hopes of saving the match appearing as gloomy as the weather. Azhar Ali and Younus Khan's session-long defiance had earlier given their side a sliver of hope, but all that evaporated after a Mitchell Starc intervention on a rain-interrupted day at the Gabba.
Younis, Azhar stonewall Aussies as storm hits Gabba
Australia: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali batted through the first session as Pakistan stonewalled Australia´s push for victory on the fourth day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba today. The pair got through the opening two hours of play as a storm sent the players from the field just before tea. At the interval, Pakistan -- chasing an improbable 490 runs to win over two days -- were 131 for two. Azhar was unbeaten on 61 with veteran Younis not out on 40.
Football: Coasting Costa brings down Crystal Palace
Diego Costa earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-equalling 11th consecutive league victory. Costa headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 43rd minute at a foggy Selhurst Park to send Antonio Conte’s men nine points clear. “The run is fantastic,” said Chelsea manager Conte. “Congratulations to my players, not me. I am pleased for them because they deserve this.” Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Manchester United won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion, while champions Leicester City weathered the dismissal of Jamie Vardy to come from 2-0 down and draw 2-2 at Stoke City.
Sevilla soar to second after hammering Malaga
A stunning four-goal blitz in 10 minutes allowed Sevilla to leapfrog Barcelona into second in La Liga on Saturday as Luciano Vietto scored twice in a 4-1 win over Malaga. Atletico Madrid registered a first win in four games as Saul Niguez’s excellent 25-yard strike earned a nervy 1-0 victory against Las Palmas.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal: Carlos Moya joins fellow Spaniard's coaching team
Rafael Nadal has added former French Open champion and fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya to his coaching team. Moya, 40, will join Toni Nadal and Francis Roig in working with the 14-time Grand Slam champion. Moya, who parted with Milos Raonic last month, said he and world number nine Nadal's team had a "common project".
Boxing: Bernard Hopkins beaten by TKO in final fight of career
Bernard Hopkins suffered defeat in his final fight after the 51-year-old was knocked out of the ring in the eighth round by Joe Smith Jr. A flurry of punches sent Hopkins through the ropes and, after he failed to return to the ring in 20 seconds, he was beaten by technical knockout. Hopkins said he was "shoved" and hit his head in his fall in the WBC light heavyweight title bout.
Skitting: Elise Christie wins second 1,000m World Cup gold in South Korea
British short track speed skater Elise Christie won her second gold medal at the World Cup event in South Korea with another victory over 1,000m. It is the second successive weekend that the 26-year-old Scot has won two golds, after victory in both 500m races in Shanghai. Christie also won gold in November's season-opener in Calgary, Canada.
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