LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 20 August 2009 39 A FIGHTING FIFTYBREAkING NEwS... Paula steps out of Berlin marathon PAULA RADCLIFFE will not race in the marathon at the World Championships in Berlin after testing her fitness in her first race for 10 months last weekend. She blazed to victory in the New York City half-marathon with a world-class performance after recovering from a foot operation. Radcliffe (above) was delighted with her display but believes she is still about three weeks away from the condition required to win the gold medal. I am devastated that I wasnt able to be ready in time to represent Britain here in Berlin, especially having got so close in such a short time frame, Radcliffe said. However, after having the surgery to successfully put the years of injury behind me it is very important to me that I come back to racing often and winning at 100percent and continue strongly and successfully through to London 2012. Quins wont release Bloodgate dossier HARLEQUINS are today accused of refusing to hand over a secret dossier detailing further blood injury incidents. The London club, who have been fined 260,000 over the Bloodgate scandal when Tom Williams took a blood capsule to feign injury during a Heineken Cup clash in April, compiled details of four more incidents during an internal investigation. According to The Times, the ERC have demanded to see the document or face further punishment. Coach Dean Richards, who resigned over Bloodgate and was handed a three-year ban by the ERC, admitted in his latest statement: I allowed my passion for the club to compromise my judgement. Eight days after the incident, I was told Williams had his lip cut to appear as if there had been a real injury. I suggested a fabrication, a position that was wrong. Schueys full list of injuries revealed THE horrific injuries that prevented Michael Schumacher making a Formula One comeback this weekend have been revealed by his doctor. Schumacher, who retired from Grand Prix racing in 2006, said he would make a dramatic return in place of Ferraris injured Felipe Massa at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. But the 40-year-old winner of a record seven world titles pulled out last week, saying he was unfit due to the injuries he sustained when crashing a Honda Superbike at 140mph in February. Now Dr Johannes Peil has given a full list of the injuries Schumacher suffered. He said: Michael had a serious injury to the seventh vertebra of the neck, a fracture of the first left rib and a fracture at the base of the skull, roughly the size of a thumbnail but in a place supporting the whole weight of the skull. There was also a hairline fracture on the left side of the skull. One of the two main arteries to Schumachers brain was also damaged. Incredibly, Peil claimed Schumacher could still race again. It is understood the injuries that stopped him racing on Sunday have healed well. Given more time for recovery, and neck- strengthening exercises, Schumacher could return in 2010 if he wishes. Massas car will now be driven by Italian veteran Luca Badoer -- at least until the Brazilian Grand Prix in October, when Massa hopes to make his own comeback. by david dibble Falling star: Schumacher on his Honda Superbike lEurope GP: Sunday,BBC1,from 12.10pm win tiCkEtS for Saturday LiteSPORt has teamed up with Sky Sports to offer the chance for one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the third day of the final npower ashes test match at the Brit oval this Saturday. 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Entrants must be over 18 (only one entry per person). usual rules apply. winners chosen at random. the editors decision is final. SCorEBoard ENGLAND, FirSt iNNiNGS (won toss, batted) A Strauss c Haddin b Hilfenhaus...................55 A Cook c Ponting b Siddle...............................10 i Bell not out.....................................................59 P Collingwood not out...................................... 9 extras............................................................... 9 total (2 wkts, 36 overs)..............................142 Fall: 1-12, 2-114. to bat: trott, Prior, Flintoff, Broad, Swann, Harmison, Anderson. Australia: Katich, Watson, Ponting (capt), Hussey, Clarke, North, Haddin, Johnson, Siddle, Hilfenhaus, Clark. 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