<strong>Khan faces Salita in title defence</strong><br />BOXING: Amir Khan will make the first defence of his WBA light-welterweight title against Dmitriy Salita at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on Saturday 5 December.<br /><br />Khan, who won the title after out-pointing Andreas Kotelnik in July, takes on the American, who has won 30 and drawn one of his 31 professional fights.<br /><br />Promoter Frank Warren said: &ldquo;Salita&rsquo;s got a great record, he&rsquo;s unbeaten and carries a big punch and of course he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir&rsquo;s a world-class fighter and has to deal with these challengers.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Williams returns as world No1</strong><br />TENNIS: Serena Williams reclaimed the world No1 spot with victory over Ekaterina Makarova in the second round of the China Open.<br /><br />Williams, 28, beat the Russian 6-3, 6-2 and leapfrogs Dinara Safina, who suffered a shock defeat to Chinese wild card Zhang Shuai.<br /><br />Defending champion Jelena Jankovic also crashed out, to China&rsquo;s Peng Shuai.<br /><br /><strong>Toffees&rsquo; Baxter on bail</strong><br />FOOTBALL: Everton&rsquo;s teenage striker Jose Baxter has been released on police bail after being arrested for possession of cannabis and counterfeit money.<br /><br />Baxter, 17, was arrested along with a 29 and 34-year-old man in the Kirkby area of Merseyside on Monday.<br /><br />&ldquo;All three men have been released on police bail pending further inquiries,&rdquo; a force spokesman said.<br /><br /><strong>O&rsquo;Sullivan cruises through</strong><br />SNOOKER: World No1 Ronnie O&rsquo;Sullivan moved into the second round of the China Open with a 5-3 win over Jamie Burnett.<br />&nbsp;<br />He now plays world champion John Higgins in the last 16.<br />