Broad hopeful of touring India
CRICKET: England fast bowler Stuart Broad is targeting an international return in the Twenty20 game with India next month. Broad tore a muscle in his shoulder during the one-day international against India at Lord’s earlier this month and feared he wouldn’t play again in 2011, but is now confident of facing India in Kolkata on 29 October. “It’s going to be okay,” the Nottinghamshire seamer said. “I’ve got it in mind that I want to play that Twenty20 game in India.”

Hamilton needs more support
FORMULA ONE: Under-fire Lewis Hamilton needs more support from his management team, according to the McLaren star’s father Anthony. The 2008 world champion clashed with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa during a frustrating weekend in Singapore in the latest of a number of high-profile incidents this season. Asked whether Hamilton needed another manager, his father replied: “What I will say is look up the paddock; every driver that’s got a driver manager, the manager is here [in Singapore] and in the driver’s life.”

Paralympic ticket demand high
OLYMPICS: Sessions in several sports were oversubscribed for the first time in Paralympics history during the window to apply for tickets, which closed yesterday. Ballots will be held for sessions in track cycling, swimming and the final rounds of wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis at next year’s Games. London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “We have a head-start with Paralympic sport in Britain.”