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Jamie Vardy signs new Leicester deal

Jamie Vardy. Credit: PA

Leicester City have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new deal until 2019.

The Premier League leaders have tied down the division's 18-goal leading scorer to end any speculation over his future.

Vardy's contract had been due to expire in 2018 and he has now handed City's title hopes another huge boost following their 3-1 win at rivals Manchester City.

Vardy said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club, as part of this squad. I've never known a spirit like it - from the owners, to the manager and his staff, the players and the fans. I want to be part of it for a long time."

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England win Calcutta Cup with powerful display in Scotland

Winning England captain Dylan Hartley poses with the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield. Credit: PA

England opened the Eddie Jones/Dylan Hartley era by emerging from a tricky RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with a 15-9 victory founded on a dominant second-half performance.

Jones has had only two weeks to stamp his mark on England. On the evidence of today's match, his team has orders to attack from all areas of the pitch and take quick line-outs whenever viable.

However, after reaching the break 7-6 up, the team took a more conservative - or "pragmatic" in Jones' words - after the interval.

Though they were never able to stretch clear, a second try by Jack Nowell and an increasingly dominant set piece ensured they always had their noses in front.

We wanted to play some positive rugby, the attitude was to try to move the ball, but we were a bit off our game. It became a set-piece, defence game and we excelled in that and in the second half I thought we were commanding.

– Eddie Jones

Team captain Dylan Hartley added: “We stuck at it and when it mattered we got some dividends."

Pochettino talks up Tottenham self-belief

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Credit: PA

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits his players are finally starting to believe they can win the Premier League title.

Pochettino's men moved up to second in the table after a second-half strike from Kieran Trippier sealed a 1-0 win over Watford at White Hart Lane.

It is Spurs' fourth consecutive victory in the league and means they now sit one point above third-placed Manchester City and five behind surprise front-runners Leicester.

Tottenham have not been so high in the league with 25 games played since 2012 and Pochettino says his team are now daring to dream.

"You can see in their eyes, the feeling, the energy, that they believe," Pochettino said.

"In football belief is the most important word. If we believe, anything can happen. I believe in my squad and they believe too in the way we play. This synergy is very important for the future.

"But it is better not to speak too much, only to show, to work hard."

Five skiers killed after Austrian avalanche buries 17

A skier in the Tyrol region of Austria Credit: Reuters

Five people have been killed in an avalanche that buried a group of 17 Czech skiers in Austria, police have said.

The major snowslip hit the group shortly after noon in the Tyrol region in western Austria.

It was not immediately clear how many people were still missing. Search and rescue operations are still underway on Saturday afternoon.

Police had said earlier that some people were injured, others unharmed.

The entire skiing region had been on a level three avalanche alert, which warns of a 'considerable' risk of snowslips.

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Liverpool fans stage Anfield walkout over ticket pricing

Liverpool fans leave Anfield. Credit: PA

Thousands of Liverpool fans voted with their feet in protest at ticket prices as Anfield witnessed its first walkout in its 132-year history.

Supporters' groups organised the action for the 77th minute of the match against Sunderland (read the match report) after a £77 match ticket (up from £59) and a £1,000 season ticket for next season were announced this week.

The club argued the new structure - which includes 45 per cent of match tickets decreasing in price, 64 per cent of season tickets being reduced or staying the same in cost, better availability for local fans and around 1,500 £9 tickets for category C games - offers greater accessibility and affordability.

However, that was not enough to placate fans' groups as upwards of an estimated 10,000 of the 44,179 inside the stadium got up and left their seats in the 77th minute, with long queues forming for the exit.

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