EDINBURGH England got the Eddie Jones era off to a victorious, if not quite glorious, start on Saturday as tries by George Kruis and Jack Nowell earned them a 15-9 victory over Scotland in a nervy Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.
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Newcastle clawed their way out of the Premier League relegation zone with an Aleksandar Mitrovic goal on Saturday but had to feel relieved with the victory after spurning a hatful of other chances against West Bromwich Albion at St James' Park.
Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe scored in the last eight minutes to earn relegation-threatened Sunderland an unlikely 2-2 draw at Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber was given a hero's welcome as she marked her return to her homeland with a victory that drew Germany level at 1-1 with Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany American Lindsey Vonn continued her record-breaking spree with her 76th World Cup race win on Saturday, mastering a bumpy downhill course that bothered her rivals.
MOSCOW Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva's return to competition was frustrated by a leg injury on Saturday when she had to drop out of the Russian Grand Prix in her home city of Volgograd.