LITESPORT 38 Thursday, 15 October 2009 London Lite Inbrief Asking for cash is a Donn thing DONINGTON PARK chiefs have effectively issued a last-ditch plea to potential investors to help raise the money required to stage the British GP. Donington Holdings PLC, the parent company of Donington Ventures Leisure Limited run by CEO Simon Gillett, are looking to secure 135m worth of investment through the issue of high-yield bonds. Gillett now has until 26 October to raise the funds. Now its Lee Waspwood LEE WESTWOOD was stung by a wasp as he and Colin Montgomerie battled for the lead at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura today. It got me a good un, said Westwood, lifting his right trouser leg to reveal a big red mark. It only hurts when I put my foot down. Its going to be one long hop round the front nine. The incident came as he and Ryder Cup captain Montgomerie both turned in four-under-par 32s. Agassi backing Murray to shine ANDRE AGASSI believes British No1 Andy Murray will reach the top. Agassi tipped Murray to win Wimbledon and the US Open this year and was surprised when the 22-year-old failed. Agassi said: I predict the next year will determine Andys career one way or another. He has to be willing to push to get over the next hump. Do I expect him to do it? I really do. He has what it takes to win against anybody on any surface. Somerset owe Bravo big time REIGNING IPL champions the Deccan Chargers were sent crashing out of the Champions League Twenty20 at the group stage after they suffered a three- run defeat to Trinidad & Tobago in Hyderabad. Dwayne Bravo was the hero for following a match-winning final over when he claimed two wickets and conceded just four runs to ensure his side would take a perfect record into the second round with Somerset. Brians up for Noble Crusade NEW Celtic Crusaders coach Brian Noble could turn to rugby union in his efforts to transform the fortunes of the Welsh club. With only 10 contracted players on the register, Noble admits he may have to make a number of cross- code swoops. He said: Were going to have to manufacture some of our own and maybe get some players who are coming to the end of their rugby union careers. WIN A TRIP TO THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES LITESPORT has teamed up with ESPN, ESPN America and Major League Baseball to give one lucky winner and a guest the chance to win a trip for two to the fourth game of the World Series to be played in Philadelphia or Los Angeles on Sunday, 1 November. Youll receive two tickets to watch the game as well as flights and accommodation for three nights. ESPN & ESPN America are live sports channels showing the very best North American, international and UK sport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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Wrinkly Justin out to show Wilko the way JUSTIN MARSHALL has an odd feeling about what will happen when Saracens visit Toulon in the Chal- lengeCuptonight.The36-year-oldKiwiveteransays: WellrunoutandJohnnyWilkinsonwilllookacross and think Bloody hell, its that wrinkly old Justin Marshall playing for Sarries! But Marshall -- the most capped scrum-half in All Black history -- welcomes the chance to take on Wilko again, while proving he is still in his prime after an unhappy stint at Montpellier last season. The Challenge Cup has always operated in the shadow of the Heineken Cup, but with Sarries, Toulon, Castres, Wasps and big-spending Racing- Metro 92 involved, it may be worth watching. Saracens have called up their big guns headed by England captain Steve Borthwick, back after an eye injury, and Michael Owen, who led Wales to the Grand Slam. Marshall joined Saracens in January on a short- term contract to solve a scrum-half crisis but did so welldirectorof rugbyBrendanVenterdecided to include him in this seasons plans. The 36-year-old has helped Saracens to the top of the Premiership. A vet- eran of 81 All Black caps, he said: They sing this unique song before matchesatToulonanditreallydoes create a special atmosphere. Sarrieshavehadaproblemover theyearswinningawayfromhome butthatschangingthisseasonand the Toulon match has a huge amount riding on it. We are really up for it. Brendanhasintroducedabrandnew way of playing, designed to win the Pre- miership and that takes time to implement. While its still being developed, we have kept win- ning, which is hugely important. TOULON V SARACENS AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP 2ND ROUND, 7.45PM (SS2) BY NEAL COLLINS HARLEQUINS have had talks with Ian McGeechan over replacing their director of rugby Dean Richards, forced out by the Bloodgate scandal. Lions and former Wasps boss McGeechan is unable to work in the Premiership until 1 January. Mark Evans, the Quins chief executive, insists current coaches John Kingston, Tony Diprose and Colin Osborne are safe. With former Springbok coach Nick Mallett also in the frame, Evans said last night he hoped to make a decision very quickly. decidedVenterBrendanrugbyofdirectorwell to include him in this seasons plans. The 36-year-old has helped Saracens the Premiership. A vet-to the top of 81 All Black caps, he said:eran of They sing this unique song before doesreallyitandToulonatmatches andseasonthischangingthatsbut hugeahasmatchToulonthe amount riding on it. We are really newbrandaintroducedhasBrendan playing, designed to win the Pre-way of miership and that takes time to implement. win-kepthavewedeveloped,beingstillitsWhile Justin time: Marshall is ready to renew hostilities with Jonny Wilkinson, inset Leinster in shock over Jennings suspension LEINSTER last night expressed their shock after flanker Shane Jennings was handed a 12-week ban for gouging London Irish lock Nick Kennedy. The Heineken Cup champions confirmed they will launch an appeal and questioned how Jennings could have been found guilty when Kennedy gave evidence stating the contact had been accidental. The England lock reacted furiously during the Exiles shock win, accusing Jennings of poking him in the eye, but claimed after the match that he had over-reacted. Leinster said they were extremely disappointed with the ruling, adding Shane has an impeccable record. 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