SPORT | IN BRIEF

Torres injury fears played down
FOOTBALL: Fernando Torres faces a race to be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Stoke after limping out of Spain’s friendly against Italy last night. The striker was substituted after 15 minutes with what looked like an ankle injury but Spanish coaching staff later confirmed that he had suffered a light concussion.

Foden starting to feel the heat
RUGBY UNION: Ben Foden admits he faces a crucial weekend in his bid to nail down a starting berth at the World Cup. Foden is likely to regain his place when Martin Johnson names his team today for Saturday’s fixture against Wales. “There’'s more pressure than ever,” he said.

Travel tool for 2012 ticketholders
OLYMPICS: Ticketholders have been provided with a new travel tool which will help them to plan their journies ahead of next year’s Games. Visit www.london2012.com/travel for details.