Fortunate goal gives milestone to Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Harry Kane’s third-minute goal set Tottenham Hotspurs on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff, ensuring the striker has scored against all 28 Premier League teams he has faced.

Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. City and Liverpool meet on Thursday.

Kane needed luck as Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball but it struck Kane’s midriff and dribbled over the goal line.

It was Kane’s 14th league goal, moving him alongside Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the scoring list and one above current Golden Boot holder Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward.

•In other Premier League matches, Arsenal bounced back from its mauling by Liverpool by easing past Fulham 4-1. … Jamie Vardy scored the Premier League’s first goal of 2019 to earn Leicester a 1-0 win at Everton.


Doping agency will decide

on reinstating Russian ban

The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab passed, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September.

WADA’s compliance review committee will meet Jan. 14-15 to consider reinstating the ban on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, and the WADA executive committee will meet “as soon as practicable thereafter” to consider the recommendation, a WADA news release said.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said, “It’s time for WADA to stop being played by the Russians and immediately declare them non-compliant for failing yet again to meet the deadline.”

Skiing: Petra Vlhova of Slovakia took advantage of her height to beat World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin in both runs of the final and win a parallel slalom city event in Oslo.

Tennis: Andy Murray, 31, returned to competition for the first time since September, taking the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth at the Brisbane International in Australia.

•Venus Williams rallied from a break down in the third set to beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, in what she called one of the toughest first-round matches of her career.

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