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Stephen Myler landed an injury-time penalty to give Northampton a winning start to their Champions Cup campaign in a 16-14 victory over Montpellier at Franklins Gardens. Myler was on target in the final act of the game to ensure Saints domestic malaise, consisting of four defeats in six Aviva Premiership matches, was not carried into Europe.France No 8 Louis Picamoles was outstanding once again and finished as man of the match, but it was Myler who landed the killer blow after Montpellier scrum-half Nic White had failed to put the ball into touch. Montpellier, who sit second in the French league, fielded a gigantic starting XV with a large South African contingent and their bench was every bit as imposing, but Saints camped in their 22 in the final 10 minutes and were eventually rewarded. Highlights of Northamptons victory over Montpellier at Franklins Gardens The result will have eased the anxiety at Franklins Gardens caused by a poor start to the season which saw attack coach Alex King, who was linked with England less than 12 months ago, leave the club on Friday.Northampton, who withdrew Courtney Lawes from the team before kick-off, surged ahead after two minutes, luckily rescuing a stray lineout before Harry Mallinder spotted a chink in the visiting defence and raced into the hole.Once tackled he passed over the top to Picamoles on the left touchline and the back row powered through two defenders before slipping a superb offload to Calum Clark who slipped over. Harry Mallinder gets through Pierre Spies and Alexandre Dumoulin Mallinders influential start continued as he pick-pocketed lock Paul Willemse when Montpellier were on the brink of scoring and strong defence from Saints continued to keep them at bay.The lead extended to 10 points when Myler landed a penalty to accompany his earlier conversion and it looked like being Northamptons night when full-back Benjamin Fall declined a two-man overlap to go it alone only to fall inches short.But Montpellier were not so wasteful when the whitewash beckoned next with Nemani Nadolo slipping a clever pass to Joffrey Michel and the replacement full-back timed his scoring pass to Francois Steyn perfectly. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. A burst of speed and agile footwork from Picamoles enabled Northampton to turn defence in to attack and after briefly threatening from a five-metre scrum they were able to secure three more points through Mylers boot.Picamoles offloading was proving infectious as he produced another pass out of the tackle and then saw Sam Dickinson do the same as Saints launched a counter-attack.Steyn reduced the deficit to two points with a penalty to set-up a finely-poised final quarter, but the South Africa centre was subsequently guilty of missing the simplest of kicks. Steyn appeared to have won it for Montpellier with a late kick Mallinder missed touch and Montpellier were able to launch a counter that ended with Steyn finding his mark and edging his men in front, his two penalties going alongside one from Ben Botica.Northampton spent all of the last 10 minutes in the visiting half and when George North broke and chipped ahead, the line beckoned but Montpelliers defence scrambled in time.Mallinder fell short with a long-range penalty but with the final whistle about to blow, Myler hit the mark.You can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Cyber Monday College Jerseys . -- J.R. Sweezy was the one part of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line that had avoided injuries or having to change positions this season. Fake College Basketball Jerseys . Jonathan Crompton led the team to a 40-9 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 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ISU whipped TCU at home on Saturday, 83-66, and the squad will try to climb a game over .500 in true road tests with a win tonight, and in the process earn its first regular-season sweep of the Jayhawks since 2000-01. Kansas holds down first place in the Big 12 standings, as the team has won four straight to elevate its league ledger to 7-1, and its overall record to 18-3. The Jayhawks took down visiting Kansas State on Saturday, 68-57, to improve to 11-0 at home. These two teams met in Ames on Jan. 17, with the Cyclones prevailing in an 86-81 final. Still, Kansas holds a commanding lead in the all-time series at 176-61, which includes a 90-15 mark in Lawrence. In the first meeting between the two teams, Iowa States Naz Long scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures, among them Monte Morris who logged his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. The Jayhawks got 21 points from Frank Mason III, while Perry Ellis logged his own double-double with 19 points and 11 boards in defeat. Georges Niang was high man for the Cyclones in their recent win over TCU, as he tallied 23 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Morris and Bryce Dejean- Jones tacked on 16 points apiece, while Dustin Hogue added 12 points for an Iowa State squad that drained 56.4 percent of its field goal attempts. As for the Horrned Frogs, they shot just 40.dddddddddddd6 percent from the floor, and went a dreadful 1-of-8 at the free-throw line. Furthermore, ISU controlled the glass to the tune of a 44-30 rebounding advantage. All five starters are averaging double figures for the Cyclones this season, led by Niangs 15.2 ppg. As a result, the team is netting 80.3 ppg in hitting 49.1 percent of its total shots, but only 35.1 percent of its 3-point tries. Iowa States defensive stance allows the opposition 68.6 ppg, behind typical shooting efforts of .414 overall, .339 from beyond the arc, and .751 at the foul line. Kansas played exceptional defense in Saturdays win over rival Kansas State, as it held the Wildcats to 33.3 percent field goal efficiency, which included a horrific 17.1 percent (6-of-35) effort in the first half. K-State finished with five 3-pointers, but went 0-of-7 from distance during the opening 20 minutes. The Jayhawks were only 44.8 percent accurate from the floor, and they had a rough day at the charity stripe (10-of-17). Ellis produced another double-double with 16 points and 12 boards, while Wayne Selden, Jr. chipped in with 14 points, Brannen Greene 11 and Mason III 10 in the winning effort. For the season, Kansas is putting up 71.8 ppg, thanks in large part to its near-40 percent performance out on the perimeter and 70.8 percent showing at the free-throw line. Balance has been the key, as seven players average at least 6.0 ppg, including double-digit scorers Ellis (12.8 ppg) and Mason III (12.7 ppg). The Jayhawks have done well for the themselves at the defensive end by yielding 64.2 ppg, with foes shooting just 39.8 percent from the field. A +5.9 rebounding differential has also helped the team achieve some of its goals this season. ' ' '

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