Stricter whip-use rules backed
HORSE RACING: Top jockeys have backed stricter rules on whips, which will limit them to seven uses in a flat race and eight per jump race. Flat star Frankie Dettori said the move, which comes into effect on 10 October, was “in the best interest of our great sport”, while champion jockey Tony McCoy added: “I for one support the changes.”

Ex-England man gets Aussie reins
CRICKET: Australia have named former England bowling coach Troy Cooley as their interim head coach, following the resignation of Tim Nielsen last week. Cooley, who returned to his native Australia in 2006, currently heads up their centre of excellence but has played down plans to apply to be Nielsen’s long-term successor.

Wiggins: I want it all in 2012
CYCLING: Britain’s Bradley Wiggins insists he can combine bids for the Tour de France and gold at London 2012. Wiggins is desperate to win the Tour but believes he can juggle both challenges. “The opportunity I have to win [the Tour] is so great I can’t afford to miss another year,” he said. “I believe I can win the Tour and Olympic gold. I want it all.”