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Mark Cavendish suf­fered a frac­tured rib at Mi­lan-San Remo in his third se­ri­ous crash of the new sea­son. The Bri­ton was rel­a­tively well po­si­tioned with just un­der 10km to go when he struck a traf­fic di­vider and was sent som­er­sault­ing over his han­dle­bars, land­ing heav­ily on his back. Di­men­sion Data said their rider may also have dam­aged an­kle lig­a­ments but es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury. He crashed on the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour last month, suf­fer­ing con­cus­sion and whiplash, and again in the Tir­reno-Adri­atico a fort­night ago, leav­ing him with a bro­ken rib and fa­cial lac­er­a­tions. Italy’s Vin­cenzo Nibali won yes­ter­day’s race.


James Whit­ley fin­ished 10th in the slalom and Great Bri­tain team-mate Scott Meenagh came home 14th in the cross-coun­try ski­ing on the eighth and penul­ti­mate day of the Win­ter Par­a­lympics. Whit­ley was 11th af­ter his first run but the 20-year-old edged into the top 10 with his sec­ond, record­ing a com­bined time of one minute and 44.41 sec­onds. He said: “I’m re­ally pleased. I would have loved to have gone a bit deeper in the top 10 but over­all I am re­ally happy to come out and have fin­ished all five races and had some good re­sults in the process, so the hard work has paid off.”


Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatk­ina will go head to head for the BNP Paribas Open ti­tle af­ter stun­ning Si­mona Halep and Venus Wil­liams re­spec­tively in the semi-fi­nals at In­dian Wells. Un­seeded Osaka over­came world No1 Halep 6-3, 6-0, win­ning nine straight games from 3-3 in the first set to dump the top seed out of the com­pe­ti­tion. Osaka’s op­po­nent in the final is fel­low 20-year-old Kasatk­ina, the 20th seed from Rus­sia, who ear­lier de­feated Amer­i­can eighth seed Wil­liams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.


Bangladesh cap­tain Shakib Al Hasan and team-mate Nu­rul Hasan have been fined for their con­duct dur­ing the final over of the Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka. Both play­ers were fined 25 per cent of their match fee. Shakib briefly called his bats­men off the field af­ter um­pires failed to award a no-ball to his team. Nu­rul ar­gued and pointed his fin­ger at the Sri Lanka cap­tain This­ara Perera.


Tom Da­ley and Grace Reid have won a sec­ond suc­ces­sive World Se­ries sil­ver medal. The pair came sec­ond in the mixed three-me­tre syn­chro­nised com­pe­ti­tion in Bei­jing last week­end and fol­lowed that up with an­other sil­ver in Fuji, Ja­pan.

Bad crash: Mark Cavendish som­er­saults on to the road

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