OLYMPICS: London 2012 chiefs have announced their “delight” at the record number of applications for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with over 1m tickets applied for from 100,000 applicants. The demand means ballots to allocate the tickets will now take place for 16 of the 20 sports featured in the Games, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. A 2012 spokesperson said: “We are delighted by the response to Paralympic Games tickets and we would like to thank the British public.”
England reveal hectic schedule
CRICKET: England could potentially face 47 days of international cricket next summer after their 2012 schedule was announced yesterday. The West Indies arrive in May for three Tests, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 game, before Australia play five one-dayers in June and July. South Africa then play three Tests, five ODIs and three T20 internationals between mid-July and mid-September.
Sunderland’s Bramble arrested
FOOTBALL: Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug, police said. Last year Bramble was arrested by Northumbria Police over an alleged rape in a Newcastle hotel but he was later released without charge.
Woods gets captain’s pick
GOLF: Tiger Woods has been selected as one of the US’ two captain's picks for the Presidents Cup. Woods and Bill Haas will complete in skipper Fred Couples’ team.