42 Thursday, 24 September 2009 London Lite LITESPORT Inbrief Maloneys fury over rematch THE British Boxing Board of Control have ordered a rematch of John McDermotts English heavyweight title loss to Tyson Fury on 11 September. However, Fury will fight as holder of the belt after the board stood by the original result. McDermotts manager Frank Maloney says the decision not to punish referee Terry OConnor for awarding the fight to Fury after six rounds is farcical. No joy for Sox in Minnesota MINNESOTA all but put the Chicago White Sox out of the play- off picture with an 8-6 win which also kept the Twins within reach of the Tigers in the American League Central. Detroit clinched its three-game set in Cleveland as the Tigers beat the Indians 11-3. The New York Yankees celebrated their play-off spot by rounding out a series win with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Henins return is Just fantastic KIM CLIJSTERS has welcomed Justine Henins decision to join her in coming out of retirement and returning to the WTA Tour. Henin, 27, will make her comeback in January and will be looking to add to her seven grand slam titles. Clijsters said: I think Justines return is very good news for womens tennis, but the news is even better for Belgian tennis. Its magnificent for tennis that she is returning. Wheels come off in Belgium THE future of the Belgian Grand Prix would again appear to be in question as the Spa- Francorchamps circuit has had its operating licence suspended for the next 17 years. The decision comes from the Council of State, effectively Belgiums supreme administrative court, after a noise complaint made by local residents in 2007 and the findings of a subsequent environmental impact study. Seasons over for Cavendish MARK CAVENDISH looks to have ridden his last race this season after pulling out of the World Championships. The 24-year-old has been in the form of his life in 2009, winning six Tour de France stages and the prestigious Milan-San Remo classic. However, the Briton has opted not to compete in Mendrisio, Switzerland, after failing to recover from an infection picked up at the recent Tour of Missouri. ADILS THE BEST Rashidthe topleggie wevehad, insistsspin rivalSwann GRAHAMSWANNissuedhisspin-bowl- ing rival Adil Rashid with an astonish- ingendorsementontheeveof Englands Champions Trophy campaign in Johan- nesburg this morning. Swann, who goes into tomorrows opening clash against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers as Englands senior slow bowler, believes Rashid is second only to Shane Warne as an emerging leg-spinner. With the pitches at Centurion and Johannesburg slower than expected for theopeningmatchesof thetournament, England might consider selecting both SwannandRashidasspintwinsatsome point during the Champions Trophy. Swannisthefirstpick,havingclaimed Englands best-ever figures against Australiainaone-dayinternationallast Sunday at Durham, but Rashid, 21, is being groomed for major events in the future like the 2011 World Cup in Asia. Adil is a long way down thelinewithleg-spinat20, Swann said. He is proba- bly better than anyone there has ever been bar one Australian fella. But he will admit he is nowhere near the finished article -- he needs to develop, learn, and play more cricket basically. It is exciting for England justhowgoodheisat20,hecould be exceptional at 25 and a world beater by 30. Hopefully he will be. Swanns late development as an inter- national cricketer undoubtedly has something to do with the last time he was on tour with England in South Africa in 1999-2000. Missing the team bus one day, after sleeping in at the hotel England are currently staying at in Sandton, meant former coach Duncan Fletcher put a black mark next to his name. The 30-year-old is now centrally-con- tracted, however, and one of the central characters in a developing side desper- ately in need of a revival after the 6-1 thrashing by Australia which sees them ranked seventh out of eight here. Momentum has been the buzz word all summer and strangely if we have managed to have a good last session in a day or in a game it has carried on, said Swann, clinging to that consolation four-wicket victory at the Riverside. Hopefully having one good game in a seven-match series can lead on to this ChampionsTrophy.Wehavegottomake abetterfistof thistournamentthanthat one-day series. But we live in a very pessimistic country and everyone thinks English cricket is rubbish again. Three weeks ago we were the best BY NEAL COLLINS Australiainaone-dayinternationallast Sunday at Durham, but Rashid, 21, is being groomed for major events in the future like the 2011 World Adil is a long way down thelinewithleg-spinat20, Swann said. He is proba- nowhere near the finished article -- he needs to develop, learn, and play It is exciting for England justhowgoodheisat20,hecould be exceptional at 25 and a world beater by 30. Hopefully he will be. sleeping in at the hotel England are currently staying UnderstrengthWest ANDY FLOWER has admitted he frustrated with Englands habit of shooting themselves in the foot in one-day cricket. England face the daunting task of taming Sri Lanka, who thrashed hosts South Africa on Tuesday, in their tournament opener tomorrow. There were a number of soft dismissals throughout the series, and those are a concern to me, said Flower speaking about the recent 6-1 defeat by Australia. If you do the simple things very well, you will score runs in one- day cricket. Our batting is short of confidence, and we can only do something about that through solid practice and scoring runs, which is up to the guys out there in the middle. If you have an attacking mindset youll do well. Flowers losing patience with Englands softies PAKISTAN coach Intikhab Alam hailed the performance of his side after they came through difficult conditions to overcome the weakened West Indies in their opening match of the Champions Trophy at The Wanderers. Pakistan survived an early-innings scare created by Gavin Tonge, who took 4- 25 in pursuit of a paltry 134, beforeBoom Boom: Afridi chips inUnderdog: coach Andy Flower 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html