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Donald's on point to dump Phoenix; UPDATE.

DONALD ROBINSON fired 23 points as Glasgow Rocks thrashed Cheshire Phoenix 95-78 last night to end the year in fifth place in the BBL.

Coach Sterling Davis was delighted with the victory.

He said: "It was almost scary how well we played in the first half. Everyone contributed which is a big plus."

Elsewhere, BBL Trophy holders Newcastle cruised into the quarter-finals with a 102-73 rout of Durham. HOCKEY: Inverleith won the gold medal in the Grove Menzieshill tournament with a 6-3 win over the hosts.

Grove, however, did take the women's title with a 5-3 win over Dundee Wanderers. CRICKET: Former Saltires star Ed Cowan is tipped to skipper Australia in their New Year Test against Sri Lanka.

The left-handed batsman may take the reins if Michael Clarke fails to recover from a hamstring injury.

Cowan, who played for the Saltires in 2008, showed his leadership qualities when he skippered the Aussie A team in England last summer.

Australia coach Micky Arthur said: "In Ed Cowan you've got a very wise head, a very good calming leader around the group."

ICE HOCKEY: Martin Cingel struck less than 10 minutes from time as Edinburgh Capitals saw off Braehead Clan 4-3. The Slovakian's winner sealed a stunning comeback by Edinburgh who trailed 3-1 after 25 minutes in Glasgow.

Injury-hit Braehead have now lost six straight games ahead of today's Hogmanay showdown with Fife Flyers.

In Nottingham, Panthers thumped Dundee CCS 8-1 as Bruce Graham netted a treble and Pat Galivan a double. SPEEDWAY: Teen ace Max Fricke is set to arrive in the UK to race for Edinburgh Monarchs after agreeing to become the sixth member of their 2013 team.

The 16-year-old Australian racer said: "I'm excited about joining Monarchs.

"It can take a while to learn all the tracks but, hopefully, I can do that and help out the team."

VOLLEYBALL: Scots Chris Lamont and Mark McGivern could not prevent ASUL Lyon losing 14-25 19-25 25-20 18-25 to St Nazaire in the French Pro B League. That saw their opponents go two points clear at the top.

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