LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 3 August 2009 35 HIT BY BROADSIDEBREAKING NEWS... Williams no to testing for Schumacher MICHAEL SCHUMACHERS bid to test Ferraris current car has been blocked by Williams. Ferrari last week wrote to the other nine Formula One teams and the FIA requesting Schumacher (below) be granted a day at the wheel of the F60 ahead of his return to racing at the European Grand Prix in Valencia on 23 August, where he will replace injured Felipe Massa. Under current regulations in-season testing is banned but seven members of FOTA -- McLaren, Renault, Toyota, BMW Sauber, Brawn GP, Red Bull and Toro Rosso -- said yes. But Williams said: While we welcome Michael Schumacher back, the fact is any form of in-season circuit testing is strictly prohibited, a regulation clearly laid out by the FIA and adhered to by all of the teams. In a similar situation, Williams would unhesitatingly use its current test driver. For the sake of consistency and fairness, therefore, we oppose Ferraris proposal. Feeagreedas Bentfliesoff TOTTENHAM striker Darren Bent is on the verge of signing for Sunderland after undergoing a medical with the Black Cats. The Wearsiders initially moved for Bent more than a week ago, but the deal seemed to have stalled as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy held out for a 16m fee. Bent revealed his frustration at the delay by posting angry comments on the Twitter website and was later fined by Tottenham. But the England forward appears to have got his wish at last and flew north on Monday after the two clubs finally agreed a fee believed to be around 13m with add-ons. FIRST PICTURES OF MASSA : PAGE 31 WIN TICKETS TO FOUR DAYS AT THE FOURTH ASHES TEST Leaning Lee: Australian fast bowler Brett Lee ramps up his recovery ahead of a possible return Lee confident of comeback at Headingley BRETT LEE believes he can recover from his side injury in time to return to the Australia team at Headingley this week and give the tourists bowling attack the edge it has missed so badly in this Ashes series. Lees abdominal problem has kept him out of the first three npower Tests and his absence has been felt keenly by captain Ricky Ponting, especially with his main strike bowler Mitchell Johnson struggling to find his best form. But Lee has gradually been increasing the intensity of his bowling drills during the Third Test at Edgbaston, and had hoped to reach full pace during a net session today. My aim was to be flat out on day five here, said Lee, who sustained the injury during Australias final pre-Ashes warm-up against England Lions last month. Its just a matter of making sure the side strain feels OK, but I felt no pain when I was bowling yesterday. I got up to 80-85 per cent of what I am normally capable of, so its full steam ahead from here. I want to make myself available for the Fourth Test. A lot will play out over the next two or three days. It comes down to looking after my body. The last three or four weeks have been a slow process. I hate watching cricket from the sidelines at the best of times, so not being able to take part in this Ashes series has killed me. It means Ill be doing everything I can to make sure I am ready for the Fourth Test. The Australian selectors would prefer Lee to have an outing in a tour game first, rather than pitching him straight into a Test, but that may not be possible as they look to bounce back from some disappointing bowling displays so far in the series. BY NEIL MARTIN THE fourth Ashes Test begins at Headingley (left) on Friday and LiteSport have teamed up with our old friends at Sky Sports to give you the chance to see the first four days of what could be the decisive enounter between crickets oldest rivals. Sky Sports is broadcasting uninterrupted coverage of this summers npower Ashes exclusively live and in high definition. Their top class commentary team features former internationals Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, Shane Warne, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd and Michael Holding. And theres also live coverage on 3G phones via Sky Mobile TV and online through Sky Player. We have a pair of tickets to the first four days play so for your chance to win and for the chance to win, simply answer the following question: Headingley is in which city? Text LL SPORT with your answer, name and a number where you can be reached between 4pm and 6pm tomorrow to 65400. (Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges). Or, e-mail us at and leave the same details (please specify Headingley 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. HARRYS KEEN ON COLE: PAGE 33 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