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Golf

Eng­land’s Charley Hull held her nerve to claim a one-stroke vic­tory at the Fa­tima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old from Ket­ter­ing, the overnight leader, faced a bat­tle with Jodi Ewart Shad­off, her fel­low English Sol­heim Cup player, who dropped out of con­tention with two bo­geys over the fi­nal three holes.

Cricket

Aus­tralia bounced back from their Test se­ries de­feat with an im­pres­sive 34-run win over In­dia in the open­ing one-day in­ter­na­tional in Syd­ney. In­dia were with­out bats­man KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who were sus­pended on Fri­day fol­low­ing com­ments they made about women on a TV show. The pair face charges of mis­con­duct and in­dis­ci­pline. Mean­while, for­mer Aus­tralia cap­tain Steve Smith’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Ashes could be in doubt, as he needs el­bow surgery.

Speed skat­ing

Bri­tain’s Elise Christie won 1,500m sil­ver on her come­back at the Euro­pean Short Track Cham­pi­onships in the Nether­lands. The 28-year-old was skat­ing in her first in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion since dam­ag­ing an­kle lig­a­ments at the 2018 Olympics. Hol­land’s Suzanne Schult­ing won gold in Dor­drecht, with the Rus­sian Sofia Prosvirnova claim­ing bronze.

Drugs in sport

The World Anti-Dop­ing Agency will an­nounce on Jan 22 whether it is re­in­stat­ing sanc­tions against Rus­sia. Wada re­vealed the date yes­ter­day af­ter sev­eral weeks of con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the Rus­sian Anti-Dop­ing Agency’s fail­ure to grant ac­cess to its lab­o­ra­tory data by a Dec 31 dead­line.

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