Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Rare overall win for Britain's Cavendish in Qatar
DOHA (Reuters) - Former road race world champion Mark Cavendish won his fourth straight stage of the Tour of Qatar on Friday to wrap up a rare overall victory in his second race for Belgian outfit Omega Pharma-Quick Step. The 2011 world champion, who has 23 Tour de France stage wins to his name, clinched another sprint finish in the sixth and final stage in the Qatar capital to show he is enjoying life with his new team, having left Britain's Team Sky last year.
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Joint leader Fisher goes slowly but surely at Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Trevor Fisher Jnr, chasing his first European Tour win, shot a scintillating nine-under 62 to earn a share of the lead with fellow South African Richard Sterne after the Joburg Open second round on Friday. The 33-year-old Fisher strung together seven birdies and an eagle on the less challenging West Course at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to finish on 15-under 128 alongside joint overnight leader Sterne (65).
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Diamondbacks and Hill agree to three-year extension 2013-02-08T185045Z_1_BRE9170VS_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-DIAMONDBAC KS-HILL.XML () -
Damning drug report fuels anger in Australia
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian sports administrators responded angrily to a government report saying doping was widespread among professional and amateur athletes and demanded investigators name offenders to protect clean athletes' reputations. The report released on Thursday, the result of a year-long probe by Australia's top criminal intelligence unit, said players and teams from several sports codes were implicated in the use of performance-enhancing drugs, but withheld names for legal reasons.
Aussie sports must cough up more for anti-doping: WADA
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An explosive report lifting the lid on "widespread" use of performance enhancing drugs in Australian sport showed the country's professional leagues had patently failed to build robust anti-doping regimes, WADA chief John Fahey has said. The government report released on Thursday, the result of a year-long probe by Australia's top criminal intelligence organization, found multiple players and teams across a number of codes had taken banned substances, with coaches, doctors and support staff complicit in their use.
Nuggets tame Bulls for eighth straight win
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Capitals unable to halt march of the Penguins 2013-02-08T045647Z_3_BRE91703K_RTROPTC_0_US-NHL-PENGUINS.XML () -
Lakers' Gasol out at least 6-8 weeks with foot injury 2013-02-08T005923Z_1_BRE91701P_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-LAKERS-GASOL.XM L () -