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MAN UNITED ESCAPES FA CUP UPSET

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to lead the visiting English Premier League club past second-tier Blackburn 2-1 Sunday in the FA Cup. The normally starting duo entered the match with 30 minutes remaining and Ibrahimovic took a pass from Pogba to score the winning goal in the 75th minute. Blackburn took the early lead when Danny Graham scored in the 17th minute. Marcus Rashford scored for United in the 27th minute. Manchester United travels to Chelsea in London for a quarterfinal match in March. In the other FA Cup match, Tottenham blanked host Fulham 3-0 in a battle of London clubs. The fifth-round weekend will be completed today when Arsenal plays at fifth-tier side Sutton United. The winner hosts fifth-tier Lincoln in March.

FIGURE SKATING

Chen wins with record quads

Nathan Chen became the first man to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an International Skating Union championship, winning the Four Continents in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The U.S. champion, 17, set international-best scores across the board, finishing with 307.46 points and holding off a challenge by Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, of Japan, who was first in the free skate. Hanyu was second overall with 303.71 points. Japan's Shoma Uno was third with 288.85.

ET CETERA

BASKETBALL: Former NBA first-round pick Jimmer Fredette scored 73, but his Shanghai Sharks lost 135-132 in double overtime at the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. It's the fourth-most points scored in a CBA game. Fredette, 27, was the player of the year at BYU in 2011 and the 10th overall pick of the Bucks. He has played for four NBA teams and was mostly in the D-League last season.

TENNIS: Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (6-4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open final at Buenos Aires. … Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from a set down to beat David Goffin 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the World Tennis Tournament final at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

ALPINE SKIING: Marcel Hirscher won the slalom on the final day of the World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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