RUGBY UNION: Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to be out of action for six weeks with a broken cheekbone. Tuilagi, one of the few on-pitch success stories from England’s World Cup campaign in New Zealand, was hurt in last week’s win over Gloucester. The injury will rule Tuilagi out of the opening stages of the Heineken Cup campaign, which begins on 12 November.
Robson loses quarter-final clash
TENNIS: Laura Robson could not build on Wednesday’s win over Heather Watson as she went out of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple to Ekaterina Bychkova.
The Londoner, 17, had treatment on her foot in the early stages and Russia’s Bychkova won the quarter-final 6-4, 6-4.
Robson, currently ranked 135, is still set to reach a career-high next week. Fellow Briton Anne Keothavong continued her fine recent run of form by beating Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) to reach the semis.
Haye waits for redemption shot
BOXING: Britain’s avid Haye admits “only time will tell” whether the Klitschko brothers try to lure him out of retirement with a shot at redemption. Haye retired earlier this month despite ending on a low note following his heavyweight unification loss against Wladimir Klitschko in July. But, yesterday, he said: “Only time will tell whether the Klitschkos need me more than I need them. They won’t believe that. But it depends what they want out of boxing. If they want guaranteed easy victories then they can do what they’ve always done but if they want a tough challenge you’d think they would want to beat down my door.”