ATHLETICS: Sprinter Adam Gemili is back on British Athletics’ individual Olympic podium funding programme. The 26-year-old, who was downgraded to relay funding only last winter, finished fourth in the 200metres at the world championships earlier this year. Gemili also won silver in the 4x100m relay at the championships in Doha.
‘If everything rumoured about me were true, I’d be in five different places in the world at once, 7foot tall and playing for the Lakers. I’m not going anywhere. If you wanna find me, I’ll be chasing my 2 year old on her scooter around Leamington’ — Wasps and New Zealand fly-half Lima Sopoaga has denied rumours he is set to leave the Premiership strugglers
Daw opening for new Lions coach
CRICKET: Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson will lead England Lions on their tour of Australia. The former Yorkshire spinner will coach the team after Andy Flower stepped down from the role. Ex-England batsmen Marcus Trescothick and Jonathan Trott will be part of the coaching staff.
■ 5 — Wickets for 69 taken by Nathan Lyon as Australia completed a 2-0 series victory over Pakistan, bowling the visitors out for 239 to secure a second-Test victory in Adelaide by an innings and 48 runs