Idowu slapped with driving ban

ATHLETICS: Former world champion triple jumper Phillips Idowu has received a two-year ban and been fined £145 after admitting to drinking and driving at Chelmsford Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard how the 34-year-old had left his house in Epping during the night to go to a nearby hotel and was stopped by Essex Police and failed a breath test. Idowu is also required to complete 50 hours unpaid work in the next 12 months.