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Iskandar Alwi shatters national pole vault record

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Alwi has shattered the national record, which he set. in the men's pole vault with a height of 5.31m to win the gold medal at the Federal Territory All Comers Championships on Sunday.

A file picture of Iskandar competing at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 24, 2017

Jamaica's Blake sees Commonwealth Games as step to build on Bolt's legacy

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Next month's Commonwealth Games will be Yohan Blake's chance to build on Usain Bolt's "legacy" and step out of the track great's shadow, the former 100 meters world champion said on Sunday.

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All Blacks flanker Squire out for six weeks with broken thumb

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Otago Highlanders and All Blacks flanker Liam Squire will be out of action for the next six weeks after he broke his thumb in his side's 25-17 victory over the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday.

Federer survives scare, to face Del Potro in Indian Wells final

(Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer survived a scare from unseeded Borna Coric to beat him 5-7 6-4 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday and set up a final showdown with Juan Martin del Potro who cruised to a 6-2 6-3 win over Milos Raonic.

Frustrated France take positives from Six Nations

CARDIFF (Reuters) - France coach Jacques Brunel was frustrated after his team lost 14-13 to Wales in their last Six Nations game, but he is confident Les Bleus are on the right path before next year's World Cup.

Strength in depth gives Gatland optimism ahead of World Cup

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland is confident this year's Six Nations will help him build a solid team for the 2019 World Cup in Japan after he used more than 30 players during the campaign.

Stockdale sets record with seventh championship try

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale set a Six Nations record on Saturday when he touched down his seventh try of the championship in his team's grand-slam clinching 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham.

We will be better for these defeats, says England's Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Taking the positives from defeat is the standard post-match mantra of the modern sporting coach but Eddie Jones was surely stretching credulity when he vowed that England would be better for their worst Six Nations performance in 35 years.

Wales hang on to edge out France and seal second spot

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales dug deep to edge out a resurgent France side 14-13 in the final game of the Six Nations at the Principality stadium on Saturday to finish second in the standings.