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Tuesday, 15 August, 2000, 07:24 GMT 08:24 UK


Jamie Baulch D-day for Baulch and Thomas
Iwan Thomas and Jamie Baulch could find out today which of them will be given the final place in Britain's Olympic 400m team.
Sydney football stadium Sydney facing Olympic ticket fiasco
Around 40 per cent of tickets for next month's Olympic Games remain unsold, according to reports in Sydney.
Albert Ferrer Ferrer eyes Spanish return
Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer has been linked with a return to Spain after only two seasons with the Blues.
FOOTBALL
Redknapp confident after surgery
Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp knows it will take six months at least to recover from knee surgery but is still confident of a return to the game.
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Leeds players sent for trial
Three Leeds United players are committed for trial on charges of assaulting an Asian student.
England faces transfer chaos
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore warns England will be hit hardest if the world transfer system crumbles.
CRICKET
Bears defeat Durham to go second
Nick Knight hits 75 as Warwickshire climb to second place in the National League Division Two after a seven-wicket defeat of Durham.
Gloucestershire romp into final
Gloucestershire beat Lancashire by 98 runs to book their place in the NatWest final against Warwickshire at Lord's.
Dragons survive late blitz
Glamorgan Dragons overcame a late onslaught by Hampshire Hawks' last pair to win their Division Two match by five runs.
TENNIS
Agassi returns to play doubles
Andre Agassi plays his first doubles match in 16 months in a bid to gain match fitness before the US Open after suffering a back injury.
Henman in bullish mood
Tim Henman believes he is close to ending his nightmare run of ATP Tour finals defeats in Indianapolis this week.
Henman shoots up rankings
Tim Henman sees his ranking improve considerably despite being beaten by Thomas Enqvist in the Cincinnati Masters.
RUGBY UNION
Cash boost for Scottish rugby
Rugby in Scotland is to receive an injection of 500,000 each year to help improve playing standards.
Franco-English rugby bond formed
England and France international rugby sides will have closer ties after a meeting between Bernard Laporte and Clive Woodward.
Wood wants to lead Lions
Keith Wood is thinking ahead to next year's Lions tour of Australia and the Harlequins hooker hopes to be captain
Weir named as Falcons' captain
Scottish international Doddie Weir is named as captain of Newcastle for the forthcoming season.
ATHLETICS
Ottey faces anxious wait
Merlene Ottey has been told by Jamaica's athletics body that she will have to rely on others misfortune if she is going to compete in the 100 metres at the Olympics.
Johnson on track for Olympics
Michael Johnson insists he has fully recovered from injury and is ready to defend his 400m crown at the Sydney Olympics.
Sotomayor set for French return
Javier Sotomayor, Cuba's world record high jumper, will return to action on Tuesday after a year's ban for drug abuse.
Jackson faces Johnson showdown
Britain's Colin Jackson faces arch-rival Allen Johnson in the 110 metres high hurdles at the Norwich Union Classic meeting in Gateshead.
RUGBY LEAGUE
Wigan slam in the Lam
Australian comings and goings at the JJB Stadium as Wigan sign Adrian Lam but Willie Peters goes back home.
A Jekyll and Hyde campaign
The BBC's Dave Woods looks back at a Super League season that has only just managed to come to life.
GOLF
New and old masters start together
Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus will play together in the opening rounds of the US PGA Championship which starts on Thursday.
CYCLING
Museeuw injured in crash
Johan Museeuw faces an operation on his leg after a traffic accident in Belgium this weekend which could end his career.
BOXING
Lewis says no to Holyfield
Lennox Lewis will not fight Evander Holyfield again despite the American winning the vacant WBA title.
Calzaghe's unification goal
Joe Calzaghe is looking for a unification fight against Bristol's Glen Catley, as he ponders an offer from Hollywood.
HOLD THE BACK PAGE
Man Utd in for 10m Macca?
Steve McManaman's possible 10m move to Manchester United and Gloucestershire reaching their fourth Lord's final dominate Tuesday's papers.
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