LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 21 July 2009 31 WIN TICKETS TO SEE USAIN BOLT RACE AT CRYSTAL PALACE ON FRIDAY Inbrief RFU ban Bath man for drugs FORMER Bath lock Justin Harrison was last night suspended for eight months after admitting three drug-related charges, including taking cocaine. Harrison was banned by Rugby Football Union disciplinary officer Judge Jeff Blackett for actions which are prejudicial to the interests of the game. The 35-year-old admitted taking cocaine during an end-of-season celebration in London on 10 May. Tim quits after injuries drag on FORMER European junior 400 metres champion Tim Benjamin has announced his retirement from the sport after struggling with injuries for the last few years. Welshman Benjamin, 27, almost called time on his career last summer after being forced to miss the Olympic Games, and has now taken the decision after failing to recapture the form which four years ago saw him ranked fourth in the world. Daley near top of leader board TOM DALEY qualified in third place for tonights 10 metre platform final at the World Championships in Rome. The 15-year-old reproduced his consistency of yesterdays preliminaries with his opening dives but his final two attempts elevated him to third. He scored a string of 9/9.5s on those two dives and ended up on 498.75 points, only 0.25 behind Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham. Danish brings home the bacon LEG-SPINNER Danish Kanerias five-wicket haul put Pakistan in command on the second day of the final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Kaneria added four wickets in the final session as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 233 in response to Pakistans first-innings total of 299. Sri Lanka limited the damage with battling knocks from Mahela Jayawardene (79) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (44). Marathon men in Berlin clash HAILE GEBRSELASSIE and Duncan Kibet, the worlds two fastest marathon runners, will go head-to-head in the Berlin Marathon on 20 September. Kibet, the winner of this years Rotterdam event in two hours, four minutes and 27 seconds, will take on Gebrselassie on the fast course in the German capital, where Gebrselassies world record of two hours, three minutes and 59 seconds was set last autumn. LITESPORT have teamed up with UK Athletics to give away a pair of tickets to the Aviva London Grand Prix this Friday evening. You and a friend could be watching the fastest man on earth at Crystal Palace and you could even witness him breaking the world record he set with such ease at the Beijing Olympics last summer. World class international athletes will be on display as well as the best of British, including Olympic medallists Phillips Idowu and Germaine Mason as they prepare for the World Championships in August. For the chance to win, simply answer the following question: What country does Usain Bolt represent? Text LL SPORT with your answer, name and a number where you can be reached to 65400. (Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges). Or, e-mail us at sport. win@thelondonlite.co.uk and leave the same details (please specify Crystal Palace in the subject field). All entries to be received by 9am tomorrow. Entrants must be over 18 (only one entry per person). Usual rules apply. Winners will be chosen at random. The editors decision is final. Event timings on Friday are 5.30pm to 8.30pm; Saturday 2pm to 5.40pm Tickets are available at uka.org.uk or 0800 055 6056. Wizard Wiggins cant see a way past Contador BRADLEY WIGGINS has moved to dampen expectations after two-time runner-up Cadel Evans said the Briton was capable of winning this years Tour de France. Wiggins (left) lies third before todays 16th stage -- yesterday was a rest day -- but he insists: Im not stupid enough to think I can beat the current leader, Alberto Contador, hes proved by far hes the best rider in this race. I knew I was physically capable of a top 15 or 20 finish but right now Im not looking too far ahead. Paris is a long way off yet. Meanwhile Contador believes he will need to claim more valuable seconds off Wiggins in the Alps if he is to hold off the Britons challenge. Wiggins is currently 1 minute and 46 seconds behind the Spaniard. I notice Bradley Wiggins did sensationally in the climb, said Contador. I will have to try to put as much distance as possible from him during the next mountain stages, because he is a really strong contender in the time-trials. BY HARRY LANE Live on British Eurosport Langers joining charge of the grey brigade BERNHARD LANGER claims Tom Watson -- whose hip replacement set off security alarms at Glasgow airport yesterday -- is not the only golden oldie who can compete with golfs young guns. Langer (below) believes the 59-year-old Americans sensational challenge for a sixth Open title at Turnberry, following Greg Norman leading last years Open aged 53, proves the sports older generation can still cut it. The German, 51, speaking ahead of Thursdays Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale, where he will do battle with Watson and Norman, said: It was a fantastic effort by Tom and last year Norman was in there, too. I just think it proves theres a bunch of guys who are over 50 but can still compete at the very highest level. If the courses arent overly long then the guys over 50 still have a good chance because they can still play very well. Bloody mess: Tom Williams leaves the field with what appears to be blood pouring from his mouth on 12 April Quins down in the mouth over ban on Williams HARLEQUINS are planning an appeal against the shock 12-month ban on full-back Tom Williams -- plus a mas- sive 215,000 fine -- for faking a blood injury. After hearing three days of evidence, Heineken Cup organisers decided that Wil- liams had not suffered a cut in his mouth during their 6-5 quarter-final defeat by Lein- ster at the Twickenham Stoop on 12 April. Atthetime,Leinsterofficials had complained about the Williamsblood-injuryreplace- ment that allowed him to be replaced by fly-half Nick Evans,whohadearlierleftthe pitch with a knee injury. Harlequins managed to engineer a late drop-goal attempt but Evans pulled it wide. Quins chief executive Mark Evans has always strenuously denied rumours of a blood capsule being used and he is now taking legal advice about a possible appeal. The three-man ERC discipli- nary committee stunned the Guinness Premiership club representatives yesterday by banning Williams for a year and imposing the huge fine -- half of whichissuspendedfor two years. Aone-yearsuspensionwould be a major blow for Williams, who has developed into a key member of the Harlequins squad. Harlequinsdirectorof rugby Dean Richards plus two mem- bers of the clubs medical team--physiotherapistSteph Brennan and Dr Wendy Chap- man -- both had misconduct complaints dismissed. In a statement, the club said: Harlequins are both sur- prisedanddisappointedatthe decision,particularlysointhe light of the acquittal of Dean Richards (director of rugby), Steph Brennan (physio) and Dr Wendy Chapman on simi- lar or identical charges. Theclubandtheplayerwill consider their position in the lightof thewrittenjudgement due to be handed down. An ERC spokesman said: It was the view of the Commit- teethatthiswasaveryserious offence and one that damaged the reputation of the tourna- ment and of rugby union. 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