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Coach K’s farewell tour: No. 1 seed Duke survives ACC Tournament quarterfinal test from Syracuse

Duke nearly went one-and-done at the ACC Tournament on Thursday in its final appearance in the event under coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the end, though, the No. 1 seed Blue Devils used a late surge to beat No. 9 seed Syracuse 88-79 and advance to Friday’s semifinals. They will play the winner of Thursday afternoon’s game between No. 4 seed Miami and No. 13 seed Boston College.

Syracuse showed once again that Duke has some issues to shore up defensively before the NCAA Tournament begins next week. After allowing 94 points against North Carolina in a home loss to end the regular season, the Blue Devils allowed Syracuse forward Jimmy Boeheim to go off for 28 points on Thursday.

The Orange led 40-36 at halftime and rallied late in the second half a 79-78 lead at the 3:32 mark before fading in the end amid a one-game suspension for star

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Russian figure skater who won Olympic gold failed drug test, delaying medal ceremony: reports

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Gold medalists of team ROC pose for a group photo during the flower ceremony of the figure skating team event at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 7, 2022.Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via Getty Images

  • A member of the Russian Olympic Committee figure skating team reportedly failed a drug test.

  • The unidentified member tested positive for a non-performance enhancing substance, the Guardian said.

  • The team won gold in Monday’s team event, but the medal ceremony has now been delayed.

A member of the gold-medal winning Russian Olympic Committee figure skating team has failed a drug test, causing the medal ceremony for the team event to be delayed, unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation told USA Today and The Guardian.

The unnamed member of the six-skater team tested positive for a substance that was not performance enhancing, multiple sources told the Guardian. It is unclear what the substance

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Root thanks new cycling fitness regime for his ton on 100th Test match



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Joe Root revealed a new cycling regime was behind the tour de force innings that marked his 100th Test appearance on Friday.

Although the England captain was struck by a bout of cramp in sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin for six late on the opening day in Chennai – and had his opposite number Virat Kohli to thank for stretching out the muscle – he had already celebrated his 20th Test hundred and credits being fitter than ever for his remarkable form at the start of 2021.

‘I can assure you this is not a plug, but I invested in a Peloton and have been doing a lot of work on that. I have followed the programme that (fitness coach) Phil Scott puts together for us too, trying to make my back a little bit more manageable and my legs and backside a little bit

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