LITESPORT 44 Wednesday, 7 October 2009 London Lite Inbrief Wigan appoint Aussie Maguire lWIGAN WARRIORS have appointed Melbourne Storm assistant Michael Maguire as coach Brian Nobles successor. The Australian has signed a three- year deal to replace Noble, whose contract runs out next month. Maguire becomes Wigans 11th new coach in 11 years. Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said: Michael is highly-rated and has learned under a master coach at Melbourne in Craig Bellamy. Nothing risky in selecting Fallon lMICHAEL BELL has snapped up Kieren Fallon to ride Sariska in the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday week. The dual Oaks winner is usually partnered by Jamie Spencer but he is suspended for the Group One feature over 10 furlongs. Jamie Spencer is suspended so I had a look at who was available, said Bell. Kieren is top-class and were happy to have him. Hell ride her in a piece of work tomorrow. Smiths up for his Lee-ving do lLEE SMITH is hoping for a repeat performance as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his Leeds career in Saturdays engage Super League Grand Final against St Helens. A year ago the 23-year-old centre, about to switch codes with Wasps, lifted the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match as the Rhinos gained a 24-16 win over St Helens at Old Trafford to retain their crown. Massa targets final comeback lFERRARIS Felipe Massa says he could return to action at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi on 1 November. Massa suffered a fractured skull in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in July and has ruled out a return at the next race in his native Brazil. He said: Brazil would be too close to the limit. Well see for Abu Dhabi. I remember how to drive, my worrys not to get a good lap time, just to run again. Sharapova has a China crisis lA TIRED looking Maria Sharapova bowed out of the third round of the $6.6m China Open today, beaten 6-2 6-4 by Chinas Peng Shuai to the delight of the crowd at the Olympic tennis centre in Beijing. The Russian, who claimed her first title triumph since returning from a shoulder injury in Tokyo last Saturday, had to come from 5-2 down in the third set to win a three-hour opening match on Tuesday. Sell-out at the 02 has Deng dreaming of 2012 A VISION of how the 2012 Olympic basketball tournament might look was seen last night as Great Britain international Luol Deng led the Chicago Bulls to victory at a sold-out O2 Arena. Deng scored a game-high 18 points as the Bulls won 102-101 in a thrilling finish. Although it was left to James Johnson to hit a buzzer-beating winner long after Deng was confined to the sidelines nursing a long-standing injury, there was no doubt about the star of the show. And seeing almost 19,000 fans cheering on a basketball game at the 2012 venue had the 24-year-old thinking about what is to come in three years time. It was just unbelievable, looking in the stands and seeing so many people who helped me play basketball, and for them to see me playing in a Bulls jersey, Deng (below) said. Its hard not to start thinking about 2012. As a basketball player there is so much I want to accomplish before the Olympics but it does cross your mind and I definitely cant wait. Basketball has just grown so much, it really is amazing to see. Princes early warning for Englands South Africans Top quality imports: Pietersen and Trott ASHWELL PRINCE has warned Englands South African duo Kevin PietersenandJonathanTrott:Expect to be savaged on safari. Englandnametheirwintertourists tomorrowandbothPietersen--raised in Pietermaritzburg -- and Trott -- a former Capetonian -- are likely to featurealongsideJohannesburg-born duo Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior. WithfourAfrican-bornEnglishmen headedforhisshores,batsmanPrince said: The South African public will probably get on their backs, and how they react depends on them. But KP is someone who would be motivated by that, so maybe we shouldnt get on his back too much! Pietersen opted for England after criticising the selection process in South Africa, and he suffered relent- less abuse from the home crowds during the 2004-05 one-day series. Trott played for South Africa at Under-15andUnder-19level,then fol- lowedPietersensexampleandscored atononhisdebutintheAshes-clinch- ing victory at The Oval in August. FormerSouthAfricabatsmanJonty Rhodes said: The joke doing the rounds is: Where do the England players stay when they tour South Africa? With their parents! There is always needle in these matches,butKPrespondedtoitreally wellonthelasttour.SouthAfricajust couldnt get him out. But there is a bit of extra needle, andthewholeof SouthAfricaislook- ing forward to the series. Despite Pietersens slow recovery fromtheAchillesoperationheunder- went after the second Ashes Test in July, he is expected to be included in both Test and ODI squads tomorrow. Captain Andrew Strauss said this morning: KP is getting better quite quicklynowsoweareveryhopefulhe will make the trip. Hopefully he will play in some one-dayers and then a full part in the Test series. by neal collins nPAUL COLLINGWOOD is expected to be named in Englands touring party to South Africa tomorrow despite being forced to pull out of the Delhi Daredevils Champions League campaign with a torn buttock muscle. Collingwood (left) had a scan which revealed a grade two tear in one of his gluteal muscles. Collingwood is the third Delhi player to pull out, following South Africas AB de Villiers (back) and New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori (hamstring). 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