SPORT | IN BRIEF

Williams set for Palace date

ATHLETICS: British sprinting sensation Jodie Williams, 17, will make her Diamond League debut in the Aviva Grand Prix over 200m at Crystal Palace this evening, where she faces the world’s fastest woman, Shalonda Solomon.

British fans turn out in force

GENERAL: Sports fans turned out in record numbers this year as Britain’s largest sporting events – Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix, Royal Ascot and Cheltenham Festival – reported significant attendance rises, research by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed.

Canford Cliffs put out to stud

HORSE RACING: Five-time Group One winner Canford Cliffs has been retired to stud. The four-year-old colt, trained by Richard Hannon, suffered a leg injury when second to Frankel at Glorious Goodwood last week.

Fulham ease through Euro test

FOOTBALL: Fulham progressed to the final qualifying round of the Europa League with a 2-0 home win over RNK Split. Andrew Johnson and Danny Murphy were both on target.