LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 5 November 2009 47 ARSENAL DEAL BREAKING NEWS... Silverstones got 48 hours FORMULA ONE supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested he will remove the British Grand Prix from next seasons calendar if Silverstone does not agree to a deal in the next two days. Former world champion Damon Hill was part of a three-strong Silverstone delegation in Abu Dhabi last weekend hopeful of concluding a deal with Ecclestone (above). They say there is not much between us and them, so they should sign, Ecclestone said. Maybe they have lost their pen but if they dont find it in the next day or two, thats it. Ill pull the race off the calendar and there will be no British Grand Prix to argue about. IT WONT BE THE BOER WAR: PAGE 43 style... were disrespecting local rivals Tottingham Hotspurs who were on the wrong end of a three-to-nothing shut-out at the weekend. Come the third quarter, Arshavin again had the pick of the red sox goal-shooters to choose from, but opted for team leader Fabregas, the winningest goal kicker in this years London conference. His first- timer headed netminder Romero again to put the French franchisers up by three. Coach Wenger was then able to take time-outs to rest his major players ahead of the next Midlandshire round-game, but there was a scare for the home side when netminder Almunia found he had no deefence and made a fantastic goal prevention by deflecting a shot from the Dutchlanders centre offensive Graziano Pelle onto the horizontal post. Quarterback Diaby joined the scoring chart by breaking through the central zone as the game entered the fourth quarter. Eduardo assisted with a neat reverse strike, Arshavin joined the play and there was Diaby for a home run. Jeremain Lens consoled the Dutchlanders with a late reply. LYON .................. 1 LIVERPOOL ........ 1 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP E BY GEOFF A TEATHER JNR ARSENAL...............4 AZ ALKMAAR........1 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H RAFAEL BENITEZ is not giving up on Liverpools bid to reach the Champi- ons League knock-out stages and believes a miracle can happen. Benitez revealed the fighting spirit of hisLiverpoolteamisgivinghimthe strength to continue as manager after they suffered another huge setback. Liverpool threw away a lead against Lyonlastnight,aresultthatwillmake it difficult for them to advance from GroupE,giventheyarenowfivepoints behind second-placed Fiorentina with two rounds of games to play. We have to keep going, and try to win, Benitez said. We have achieved miracles before and we can do it again. The Liverpool boss saw victory snatched away by Lisandro in the dying seconds, after Ryan Babel had scored from 25 yards with just seven minutes to go. Benitez said: It is simple for me to keep my head high, and that is by watching the players on the pitch and seeing their performances, hearing the fans singing after the game becausetheyknowthatweareimprov- ing and getting better. LiverpoolmustrelyonLyonavoiding defeat to Fiorentina, and take three points themselves from their last two matches against Debrecen and the Italians. Benitez added: We have to bereallydisappointed,wehadsomany chances and we were almost there. But again it was a late goal by Lyon, and it is a massive difference for us. Clearly it is difficult now, but not impossible. We have to win our next game in Debrecen and see the result between Fiorentina and Lyon. Striker Fernando Torres lasted 87 minutes despite his groin injury, and Benitezsaid:Torreswasplayingwith pain, and that is not easy. He was inconsistent, he had to keep stopping because of the problem. Hopefully he will now have some time for us to work with him and we will see how he progresses. The players must not give up hope, Lyon can win away to Fiorentina. We need to win against Debrecen and not talk too much about the other game. We must do our job properly first, then we will look at the other result. We will see what happens and hope to take it to the last game when we are at home to Fiorentina. GROUP E P W D L F A PTS LYON 4 3 1 0 8 2 10 FIORENTINA 4 3 0 1 11 6 9 LIVERPOOL 4 1 1 2 3 5 4 DEBRECEN 4 0 0 4 5 14 0 Lyons share leaves Benitez hoping for a Liverpool miracle Point taken: Lisandro grabs the late leveller for Lyon last night Cricket turns to Abu Dhabi THE curtain-raiser to the County Championship season between MCC and the county champions, traditionally held at Lords, could next year be played with pink balls under lights in Abu Dhabi, according to MCCs chief executive. Keith Bradshaw said: It is definitely an option we are considering. We think it would be good for the development of the game. 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.html