LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 15 July 2009 43 END OF ASHESBREAKING NEWS... Mosley calls time on his controversial racing reign MAX MOSLEY has confirmed he will not be standing for re-election as FIA president later this year, proposing former Ferrari team principal Jean Todt as his successor. Mosley had suggested he would keep his options open after becoming infuriated by comments made by Ferrari president and FOTA chairman Luca di Montezemolo in the wake of a peace pact being agreed three weeks ago. But in a letter sent today to all member clubs of motor sports world governing body, Mosley (above) has made it clear his 16-year reign will come to an end in October this year. I began some months ago to re- arrange my family life with effect from next October. I also informed senior FIA staff I would not be a candidate. The 69-year-old added: To continue now would greatly complicate my domestic arrangements. Rorysready toturniton RORY MCILROY believes he has what it takes to challenge for The Open at Turnberry this week. Two years after being the leading amateur in the event, the Northern Irishman is back as world No22 and among the favourites. Obviously Ive played a lot of links golf growing up, said McIlroy. I hope it should help me I feel as if Ive got all the shots that are required to play on links courses. Theres a lot more guys in this field that have played more Open Championships. But its nice to get back to a links. Its sort of like riding a bicycle once youre on it you sort of remember all the shots. OPEN PREVIEW: PAGES 40-41 McGrath pep talk prepares Sid to turn vicious at Lords PETER SIDDLE is hoping a pep talk by legendary Australia seamer Glenn McGrath can help him make history of his own when the second Ashes Test gets under way tomorrow. He was pretty confident about our bowling attack and how we would go here, revealed Siddle. He gave us a few little ideas. The main focus was about the slope, get used to running in, either getting pulled downhill or going the other way, but youve still got to bowl on any type of wicket. He liked the members end and thats the end Ill probably like too, coming back into the batsmen so thats the end Ill look to bowl from. The 24-year-old will be expected to do the donkey work again at Lords after veteran paceman Brett Lee failed to recover from the muscle tear which ruled him out of the series opener in Cardiff. Tomorrow, live on Sky Sports 1, from 10am (Start: 11am). Radio: BBC Radio 4 and Five Live Sports Extra ENGLAND vAUSTRALIA ASHES2009 Key men STEVEHARMISONENGLAND IFgenuinepaceiswhat Englandneedtounsettlethe AussiesthenHarmison (right)istheman. Unfortunately,whenhisradar iswonkyheisjustaslikelyto threatenthemanstandingat secondslipashisintended target--witnesshisfirstball oftheBrisbaneTestin2006. PETER SIDDLE AUSTRALIA EVERY touring Aussie squad has a player you love to hate and Siddle fits the bill this year. With his silly necklace and faux aggression he has comfortably fitted into the void left by Shane Warne. Despite his on-pitch persona, hes a more than useful bowler and if he can master the Lords slope he will be an even bigger threat than he was at Cardiff. SecondTest2005 4-8 August, Edgbaston Glenn McGrath turned his ankle on the morning of the match before Ricky Ponting inserted England on a belting track -- they made over 400 in three sessions. The Aussies fought back having been set a target of 282 and were just three runs away when Steve Harmison had Michael Kasprowicz caught behind. Latestbetting 2NDTESTODDSEngland 7-2;Australia6-4;Draw11-10. TOPMATCHWICKET-TAKER MJohnson4-1;JAnderson5-1; PSiddle6-1;BHilfenhaus7-1; GSwann8-1;AFlintoff8-1; SClark9-1;SHarmison9-1. THEASHESEngland5-2; Australia8-11;Draw7-2. Odds:Ladbrokes.com SECOND TEST, LORDS Teams from England: Strauss (capt), Cook, Bopara, Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior, Flintoff, Broad, Swann, Anderson, Panesar, Bell, Onions, Harmison. Australia: Ponting (capt), Clarke, Clark, Haddin, Hauritz, Hilfenhaus, Hughes, Hussey, Johnson, Kattich, Lee, Manou, McDonald, North, Siddle, Watson. Pietersen England, is very proud to play for England and is trying to win games for us. He will review that like any sensible man would. Messages promoting the spirit of cricket have been placed around Lords, with slogans such as play hard, play fair and let cricket do the talking. Flower, though, feels the controversial end to the first Test in Cardiff has been blown out of proportion by Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting. Arm ready: Peter Siddle BY GEOFF TEATHER 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html