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In Brief: Keane takes honours at Stephen's Day race

Published 27/12/2012 | 05:00

Sports round-up: athletics, cricket and tennis

Athletics

Dublin-based triathlete Bryan Keane returned to his native Cork to take the overall honours at the traditional St Stephen's Day four-mile road race at Belgooly.

The Leevale athlete led home the field of over 600 in 19 minutes and 59 seconds, with defending champion James McCarthy eight seconds behind. Katherine Cashell of St Finbarr's won the women's race.

Cricket

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th player to pass 10,000 career Test runs on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Melbourne.

The 35-year-old was eventually dismissed for 58 as Sri Lanka were knocked over for 156. In reply Australia were 150-3 at the close.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal's long-awaited comeback from a knee injury has had to be postponed. The former world No 1 has been advised to rest while he recovers from a fever caused by a stomach infection.

The 26-year-old Spaniard, who has been out of action with tendonitis in his left knee since Wimbledon, had been due to play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi today.

Irish Independent

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