SPORT | IN BRIEF

Hatton: I considered suicide
BOXING: British former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton says he considered taking his own life after a bout of depression triggered by his 2009 defeat to Manny Pacquiao. Hatton, who has battled drink and drugs, said: “I was so down, I was crying and contemplating suicide.”

Europa wins for Stoke and Blues
FOOTBALL: Stoke came from behind to beat Besiktas 2-1 in Europa League Group E, Jon Walters and Peter Crouch scoring. Wade Elliott and Chris Burke netted as Birmingham fought back to beat NK Maribor in Group H.

Murray into Bangkok last eight
TENNIS: British No1 Andy Murray will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of the Bangkok Open today after beating Michael Berrer in straight sets. Murray won 6-4, 6-2 on his first tournament appearance since losing in the US Open earlier this month.