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Sport in brief: November 28, 2023

MEN’S CYCLING: The rebranded Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale team have announced the signings of Victor Lafay, Irish sprinter Sam Bennett, Bruno Armirail and Dries de Bondt.

Twenty-seven-year-old Lafay rode to prominence after taking Stage Two in this year’s Tour de France, wearing the green jersey and being the only rider to keep up with Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard on stage one’s Cote de Pike climb.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: At the half-way stage in the tournament Gran Canaria put the EuroCup’s only 100 per cent record on the line when they take on Boducnost Podgorica in a Group B game tonight.

The Montenegrins have yet to win away from home in the competition. Group A table-toppers Paris are at bottom club Olympic Ljubljana, Besiktas play Tel-Aviv and Badalona take on Ukraine’s Prometey Slobozhanske.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: Second meets third in the Elite League tomorrow evening when the Cardiff Devils travel to Dundee. The Devils arrive bang in form after Cole Ully’s hat-trick helped them to a 6-0 win over Fife on Sunday, while Dundee lost 4-2 at bottom club Coventry.

Tomorrow’s Challenge Cup action sees Sheffield looking to protect their 100 per cent record as they host an out-of-form Manchester team that has lost its last three games.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Arsenal will be confirmed as Group B winners if they beat Lens at home while Napoli will join Real Madrid in the knock-outs with a win at the Bernebau.

Inter Milan and Real Sociedad are already through from Group D. With two Champions League group stage games to go Manchester United need to beat Galatasary in Istanbul tomorrow evening to retain any chance of qualifying for the last 16.


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