Sports Round-up for 11-17 January

Dakar Rally

On Saturday, Spaniard Carlos Sainz, the two-time World Rally champion, won the 2010 Dakar rally in the automobile category, and Frenchman Cyril Despres won the motorbike category for the third time. Polish rider Jakub Przygoński took eighth among the motorbikes, a Polish record.

Ice Hockey

Cracovia Comarch beat Wojas Podhale on Friday at home to take first place in the Polish Hockey League (PLH), 5-2, then headed to Jastrzębie Zdroj Sunday to inflict a 3 to 10 on JKS GKS. Second-place GKS Tychy and third-place Podhale both lost their match-ups on Sunday.

International Football

The Polish national side’s woes continued as the jet-lagged squad put forward a lacklustre effort in front of a sparse crowd in the King of Thailand’s Cup against Denmark, losing 3:1. Poland is 1 for 3 with new manager Franciszek Smuda at the helm.

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