A round-up of today's other stories in brief
Britton takes second in Brussels
ATHLETICS: Another boldly determined run from Fionnuala Britton was rewarded with a second place finish at yesterday’s IAAF Brussels Cross Country – the two-time European champion leaving some of the world’s best chasing hard behind.
Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga got the better of Britton only after an intense battle for the top spot, which saw both women leave the rest of the field in their wake.
Britton stuck with Aga for most of the 6km race, but only in the end did a winning gap emerge, the Ethiopian pulling away by just three seconds. Behind Britton were several leading names, the in-form Elini Gebriwoth, also from Ethiopia, taking third, with fourth place going to Kenya’s Caroline Chepkwony, who had won here on the previous two occasions.
Morgan's six off last ball wins game and levels Twenty20 series
CRICKET:Eoin Morgan produced the perfect shot in the nick of time as England finished the year on an exhilarating high last night in Mumbai.
England's stand-in Twenty20 captain cannot remember ever hitting the last ball of a match for six to win.
He settled the match in the most emphatic style after England had needed two to tie and three to win with only Ashok Dinda's final delivery left.
The tourists can therefore add a 1-1 draw after two matches, in their last action of 2012, to England's famous first Test series victory in India for almost 28 years.
Asked whether he can recall pulling off a better shot under pressure, Morgan replied: "I don't think so."
Meanwhile, India's Sachin Tendulkar, the highest-scoring batsman in international cricket history, has retired from one-day games .
Magee wins singles and mixed doubles in Turkish Open
BADMINTON:Chloe Magee won the ladies singles title at the Turkish Open against Sashina Vignes Waran to finish off a great year for the Donegal woman.
Magee beat the French number one 21-18 23-21 and then teamed up with brother Sam to take the mixed doubles title.
The Magees won the decider, against Germans Fabian Roth and Jennifer Karnott, 21-14 21-10.
Taylor crowned RTE's Sports Person of the Year
SPORTS AWARDS:Olympic gold medalist and world champion Katie Taylor was last night named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year for 2012.
It has been an amazing year for the Bray boxer who won her fourth consecutive World title at the AIBA Women's World Championships in China, before going on to defeat Russian Sofya Ochigaval 10-8 to win the gold medal in the 60kg Olympic final at the ExCel Arena in London.
Her win was Ireland's first boxing gold medal since Michael Carruth won in Barcelona in 1992. Taylor was also recently awarded the AIBA World Female Boxer of the Year title. IABA High Performance coach Billy Walsh was named Manager of the Year.
O'Connor takes second at Olympia
EQUESTRIAN:Cian O’Connor’s good performance at Olympia continued on Saturday night when he was narrowly beaten into second place in the HM Ivy Stakes on ISHD Dual Star.
Ten combinations got through to the jump-off round over Louis Konickx’s 1.60m track and, on a roll following his afternoon success in the FEI Rolex world cup qualifier, The Netherlands’ Marc Houtzager, who was first to go against the clock, was clear in what proved to be an unbeatable 34.15 with Sterrehof’s Uppity.
Second last to jump, Britain’s Peter Charles put in a strong bid with Murkas Nevada (34.88) but it was O’Connor who, well drawn in 10th, came closest to knocking Houtzager from the top spot when clear in 34.22 on ISHD Dual Star.