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1. Marin Cilic, defeated in the 2nd round in Montpellier ATP Tournament

Marin Cilic was defeated in two sets (6-4, 6-4) by Dustin Brown at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown added another Top 10 win to his growing tally of upsets on the ATP World Tour. The 32-year-old German toppled top seed Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier. The hard-serving Brown struck eight aces and lost only three first-serve points (22/25) in the hour-long contest. He never faced a break point.

Brown had been 3-11 lifetime against Top 10 players but his trio of victories had come on grass (Nadal, 2014 Halle, 2015 Wimbledon) and clay courts (Isner, 2014 Houston). Brown had been defeated – 0-9 – by Top 10 players on hard courts. Cilic suffered an opening loss in Montpellier for the second consecutive year. He lost to #NextGenATP star Alexander Zverev last year. The 28-year-old Croatian is now 1-3 on the season, having lost his Chennai opener and in the second round of the Australian Open last month.

2. Leicester gets its ticket into the last-16 of the FA Cup during the extra time.

After 90 minutes, the score was 1 - 1. Leicester scored two goals, during the extra time, against Derby County, in order to get into the next phase.

The two teams finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, before goals from Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray sealed the win. The original fourth round tie had finished 2-2 at Pride Park on Friday, January 27th, forcing the rivals into a replay. However, neither side could not be separated yet again after 45 minutes. But on 46 minutes, Wales midfielder headed Leicester in front after a Gray cross was diverted on by Marc Albrighton.

However, Derby fought back at the King Power Stadium as Abdoul Camara found the net with a free kick.

That forced extra time with no further goals in the 90 minutes. Leicester, who are battling against relegation just months after winning their first Premier League title, found something extra in the next period. Ndidi's brilliant strike four minutes into extra time put them 2-1 up and Gray sealed victory 10 minutes later to put the game to bed.

Leicester will now take on Millwall next. In the lead up to tonight's game, Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri had received a vote of confidence from the Leicester board after a difficult season so far. In the lead up to tonight's game, Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri had received a vote of confidence from the Leicester board after a difficult season so far.

In a statement, the club had said: "In light of recent speculation, Leicester City Football Club would like to make absolutely clear its unwavering support for its First Team Manager, Claudio Ranieri."

"While there is a collective appreciation from everyone at the Club that recent form needs to improve, the unprecedented success achieved in recent seasons has been based firmly on stability, togetherness and determination to overcome even the greatest of challenges."

"The entire Club is and will remain united behind its manager and behind its players, collectively and firmly focused on the challenges ahead."

3. New games of VI Nations Rugby Tournament this week end

Program of the week end:

England has to confirm

James Haskell has warned his England teammates that they must be ready for the cauldron that is Cardiff when they take on Wales on Saturday.

Grand Slam champions England got their 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign off to a winning start with a 19-16 success at home to France, but now travel to take on Wales at Principality Stadium.

Haskell was part of the team beaten 30-3 in the final round of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations, when England were denied not only the Grand Slam, but also the title as a result of the loss.

On that occasion Haskell admits the deafening atmosphere got to the Red Rose a little, and he wants Eddie Jones' side to be ready this time around.

"When we went there [in 2013] and lost the Grand Slam we were a bit wet behind the ears in terms of what to expect," said Haskell.

"Last time we understood. It is about not being distracted by the sideshow, by the crowd and the noise. You have to go there, deliver your job and then leave.

"It is important to understand Wales will come at us very fired up, match that passion and deal with the game in little sections. If anything goes right, realise why it is going right and keep doing it. If something goes wrong, how can we adjust it on the spot? That is what sides have done there when we have won."

Haskell came off the bench in the win over France, making a big impact in the build-up to Ben Te'o's match-winning try.

He has been on the comeback trail from toe surgery, however, and Jones admitted he will likely continue in a bench role until he has more game time under his belt.

Jones said: "He had a serious injury and has got through two-thirds of a club game and 20 minutes of Test rugby."

"It is important we keep building him up. He might be ready by the end of the tournament to start starting games."


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