32 Tuesday, 28 July 2009 London Lite Inbrief Cheap seats for 2012 in doubt lLONDON 2012 chiefs are reviewing their original intention to offer the cheapest tickets for the Olympics at only 15. Organisers insist tickets for the Games will be highly affordable but admit they cannot guarantee to honour the initial commitment made by London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe that ticket prices would start at 15 and over half of them are 30 or less, and the prices include free transport. Lloyds future in the balance lFORMER Davis Cup captain David Lloyd could walk away from developing young British talent over a cash row with the Lawn Tennis Association. Lloyd is furious after the LTA, the governing body of British tennis, allegedly failed to meet his demands for funding three academies he helped to launch and run. The 61-year-old said: I cannot stay in tennis in Britain. Saracens live at Wembley lSKY SPORTS and Premier Rugby today announced the first live televised matches for the 2009-2010 Guinness Premiership season, including the first ever club match at Wembley Stadium the Saracens Round two game against European Challenge Cup winners Northampton Saints. Sky Sports will open with double- header Northampton Saints against Worcester Warriors and Gloucester taking on Bath. Star pays for going Clubbing lHARLEQUINS star Tony Clubb is in the dock after being charged with making a head-slam tackle. England centre Clubb, 22, faces a four-match suspension when he appears before the Rugby Football Leagues disciplinary panel today. The charge relates to an incident involving Kyle Eastmond when St Helens beat Quins at home on Saturday. Clubb has also received a warning letter over a grapple tackle in the same match. Davies swims intorecordbooks lDAVID DAVIES took five seconds off his own 800metres freestyle British record at the World Championships in Rome today. The Olympic silver medallist touched in a time of 7min 45.89sec to qualify as fourth fastest for tomorrow nights final. I am delighted, Davies said. I went out a bit quick but Im really pleased with how I finished. Tunisias Oussama Mellouli qualified fastest. LITESPORT Contadorliftslidonspokey relationshipwithArmstrong Dwainrelaxed overBerlincall DWAIN CHAMBERS today insisted he had always felt relaxed about being picked for next months World Championships even though he underperformed in the trials two weeks ago. Chambers -- who will contest the 100m and 200m in Berlin -- suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Simeon Williamson in the 100m in Birmingham. The 31-year-old Londoner then said he was feeling unwell and withdrew from the 200m suffering from fatigue. With only event winners automatically gaining selection and a two-year doping suspension behind him, that left his inclusion in the hands of the selectors. I was always relaxed about the decision, he said. TOUR DE FRANCE winner Alberto Contador has launched a blistering attack on his Astana teammate Lance Armstrong. The Spaniard clinched his second Tour title on Sunday, with seven-time winner Armstrong finishing third. There were regular reports of tension between the two men throughout the event, with Armstrong often criticising his Astana team-mates strategy. At a press conference in Madrid the 26-year-old Contador responded, saying: My relationship with Lance Armstrong is zero. He is a great rider but it is another thing on a personal level where I have never had great admiration for him and I never will. The situation was tense and delicate because the relationship between myself and Lance extended to the rest of the staff. On this Tour, the days in the hotel were harder than the those on the road. Armstong, who appeared in his first Tour since 2005, couldnt resist having a pop back, saying: Seeing these comments from AC, if I were him Id drop this drivel and start thanking his team. Thumbs up: Tour winner Contador by james goldman ANDREW FLINTOFF must today prove his fitness for Thursdays third Test at Edgbaston and the England all-rounder admits: After all Ive been through, winning the Ashes this year would be better than 2005. Flintoff bowled England to their long- awaited Ashes victory at Lords despite his injured right knee and is struggling to be fit to help defend their 1-0 lead in the 127-year-old series. Asked if he thought he would make it, Freddie said on TalkSport radio this morning: Yeah, I think so. Last week I bowled in some discomfort. But I man- aged to bowl my overs and get through. Get through? Flintoff destroyed the Aussies and registered his first five-fer at headquarters, bowling unchanged from one end on the final morning to finish with figures of 5-92 off 27 overs. He adds: I was a bit sore; but that last morning the adrenalin got me through, with a few painkillers as well mind! I said before Lords that we had four Tests to go and I intended to play every one of them. I played back-to-back Test matches last week and I fully intend doing the same this week. For me to go out of Test cricket stand- ing on the podium at The Oval after the final Test with an Ashes medal in hand would probably the best thing thats happened in my career. In cricket you can have your World Cupsandeverything,butforanEnglish- man its all about the Ashes and I think last week at Lords showed that. Personally it will be better than 2005 considering everything Ive gone through with injuries. But weve only won one Test match. A team led by Ricky Ponting will do anything to win. Asforhislifepost-retirement,Flintoff said: Ive got a year left on my Lanca- shire contract but I dont know if Ill be able to get through a full season playing four-day cricket. Hopefully Ill play in the Indian Pre- mier League for a few years yet, its an amazing tournament, but first and fore- most I want to play one-dayers for Eng- land and Twenty20 too. This time means X marks the sore spot: struggling Andrew Flintoff shows England spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed exactly where his right knee hurts TheseAshes arebigger becauseof injuryhell, saysFreddie by neal collins 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