<strong>Sabres crash to defeat</strong><br />CRICKET: Somerset&rsquo;s chances of qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League suffered a blow after they crashed to a 44-run defeat to Trinidad &amp; Tobago in Bangalore.<br /><br />Denesh Ramdin top-scored with 39 as Trinidad smashed 150-9 from their 20 overs and took a firm hold on the game when they dismissed key man Marcus Trescothick in the second over.<br /><br />Somerset never recovered, slumping to 106 all out &ndash; and now need T&amp;T to beat and eliminate Deccan Chargers in their final group game to progress.<br />Henin handed Australian wildcard<br /><br />TENNIS: Former world No1 Justine Henin has been handed a wildcard for the Australian Open in January &ndash; her first Grand Slam event since deciding to come out of retirement.<br /><br />The 27-year-old announced in September she would come out of retirement in 2010 after less than two years away from the game, following in the footsteps of fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters.<br /><br /><strong>Trash talk won&rsquo;t unsettle Froch</strong><br />BOXING: Carl Froch insists he is unfazed by Andre Dirrell&rsquo;s trash talk ahead of their WBC super-middleweight showdown on Saturday night.<br /><br />Unbeaten Dirrell said he would expose champion Froch &ldquo;like a Page Three pin-up&rdquo; at the Trent FM Arena, but Froch, who launches his Super Six campaign against the American, retorted: &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s a case of his mouth writing cheques that his butt can&rsquo;t cash.&rdquo; <br /><br />He added: &ldquo;I think all the big talk is just to mask his own insecurities that he&rsquo;s not ready for this level. He&rsquo;d sooner take me on at baseball then step into a ring with me.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Noble set for Crusaders role</strong><br />RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble is set to be unveiled as the new coach of ambitious Celtic Crusaders tomorrow.<br /><br />The former Wigan coach is set to succeed John Dixon as coach of the Super League&rsquo;s bottom club as part of an exciting coaching set-up including Jon Sharp and maybe dual-code legend Iestyn Harris.<br />