LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 6 July 2009 35 caPTaIn fOREvERbREakIng nEwS... Aussie blow as paceman Lee is hit by a rib injury AUSTRALIA fast bowler Brett Lee will miss the first Ashes Test in Cardiff after suffering a rib injury. Lee, one of the survivors of the 2005 Ashes defeat here, reported soreness to the left side of his ribs after the draw with England Lions. The 32-year-old (below) has had a scan today and LiteSport understands he is highly likely to miss Wednesdays big kick-off and the second Test at Lords next week. He has a sore left rib, but we wont know the extent of it until the scans are back, an Australian team spokesman confirmed. Were in a holding pattern until then. The results are not expected until late tonight. Lee put himself into contention for a return with six first-innings wickets against Englands second string last week. He had been sidelined prior to this tour with foot and heel injuries and hadnt played since December. Kevin Pietersen, Englands top ranked batsman, said: Brett is a superstar performer. We know that whatever team they put out, theyll be a very good cricket side. But yes, if he doesnt play it will be a bonus. Well just have to wait and see. We just want to get started. We want to go out and play positive cricket, compete really well. Theyre the best-rated team in the world at the moment, so were the underdogs -- but were at home. KP also passed comment on Andrew Flintoffs current state of mind, saying: Freddie is a competitor, he loves playing against Australia. Theres an energy and excitement around him we havent seen for a while now. He was bowling at 90mph the other day, to be honest I wouldnt like facing that. Freddie bat to his best: pages 32&33 a number of reasons why the golden duo will keep winning ON a day of numbers, Roger Federer and Serena Williams were still counting their blessings today. He had clinched his 15th grand slam, she her 11th. He had played a 30-game final set in the longest final in slam history four hours and 17 minutes, she had been rather quicker in beating sister Venus to claim her third Wimbledon title. But today there were worrying words for their rivals as they suggested there is more to come. Federer said winning his marathon five-set win against Andy Roddick which returns him to the world No1 slot had only made him hungrier for more titles. I love the game too much to walk away from it and I am going to play for many more years. Breaking Petes record and winning a sixth Wimbledon title still hasnt sunk in and it could take weeks to figure it all out because it was so gruelling. And Serena, 27, added: I feel like Im really young. I feel like Im only thinking about my career and continued playing.Trophy pride: Champs Federer and Williams at the ball last night by harry lane Chelsea has a lot of chance to win. And asked if it worried him being the fifth boss in two years under owner Roman Abramovich, Ancelotti said: I dont worry, I am happy. I am excited to start now because I like my work. I like to start now a new experience, I havefoundavery,verygoodorganisation at Chelsea. I dont know. I like to joke. Football is enjoyable for me, I think for me and for you. Maybe I will joke in the future. CARLO ANCELOTTI confirmed this morning that 18m Yuri Zhirkov (above) has signed for Chelsea from CSKA Moscow. Ancelotti was giving his first formal press conference at the start of pre-season training. Zhirkov joins Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Ross Turnbull as new recruits. Ancelotti said: Zhirkov, Sturridge, Turnbull, these are now Chelsea players. I have not seen Sturridge or Turnbull very much but I know Zhirkov. I like very much, he will play on the left. I dont know very well Sturridge or Turnbull but I can work with them. Zhirkov, outstanding for Russia during Euro 2008, can play at left-back or on the left side of midfield and was recommended to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich by Ancelottis predecessor Guus Hiddink. Zhirkov to chelsea? I like very much HH index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html