LITESPORT 36 Tuesday, 10 November 2009 London Lite Brawn have Benz around corner but Virgins lost ROSS BRAWN does not expect his teams cars to carry the sponsorship of Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Group in 2010. Virgin agreed to sponsor the team in March, just weeks after Brawn had secured their survival in the wake of Hondas decision to pull out of the sport. The decision paid off as Jenson Button took the championship and Brawn won the constructors title. But team principal Brawn said: We had a great year with Virgin but they have different ambitions next year so its unlikely you will see their name on the car next year. They had the faith or good luck to be with us from the start and won a championship with us but it doesnt look like they will continue. Brawn also hinted that a link- up with engine manufacturers Mercedes-Benz was not far away from being finalised. He said: Mercedes is a very important part of our team and without the engine we would not have won the championship. We are looking at all opportunities for the future but it is too early to announce anything yet. Right first time: team boss Ross Brawn Safin:Agassi shouldhand histitlesback MARAT SAFIN has challenged Andre Agassi to give back his titles and prize money as a sign of his remorse following the recent revelations about his drug taking. The American, who won eight grand slam titles and earned more than $30m in prize money revealed in his newly-released autobiography, Open, that he failed a drugs test for crystal meth in 1997 then lied to avoid a ban. He feels guilty? So let him just give back his titles, money, his grand slams, the Russian said. Whats done is done. He hopes to sell more books. But he is completely stupid, he added. If he is about fair play, he should go all the way. The ATP have a bank account, he can refund the money. 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But while there is already talk of a fight with either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko at Wembley Stadium next summer, American promoter Richard 12-round,majority-pointsvictory.Booth said: Wembley have already been on to me. Haye against a Klitschko, Wladimir or Vitali, would be one of the biggest fights in history. The sheer scale of the gate receipts from a sell-out 100,000 Wembley crowd, combined with his percentage of the pay-per-view TV subscriptions, could earn the London-born champion an estimated 20m. In America, the financial rewards would be even greater and Haye admits he has always wanted to fight in Las Vegas. But the 29-year-old must first makeamandatorydefenceagainstJohn Ruiz, who was paid to step aside for the Valuev fight. If I dont fight him theyll take the title from me, and I dont fancy giving it up, admitted Haye. BY NEAL COLLINS Schaefer says the big bucks could be in the US. He could be massive, said Schaefer. If he comes and fights in the United States against one of the Klitschkos, I have no doubt that the total global receipts could be close to $120m. We will see how far his talent, will- power and charisma will carry him but I have a feeling, given the current land- scape of the heavyweight division, that he will clean it up and become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Adam Booth, Hayes trainer, revealed thatdiscussionswithWembleyStadium are already under way following his Big step: Haye and Wladimir Klitschko Mask me how I am after Valuev victory DAVID HAYE is using Hilotherapy -- usually given to breast enhancement patients -- to recover after snatching the WBA heavyweight crown from Nikolai Valuev in Nuremburg on Saturday night. The technique (pictured), which normally speeds recovery from plastic surgery, helps reduce swelling and bruising. The Bermondsey-born fighter uses a special mask with cold water circulated through it to treat his face. Haye has been using the technique since June, and it was discussed at a meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Haye said: I was impressed with how effective the treatment is. I knew I had to purchase one for myself as it would help me recuperate much faster. 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.html