<strong>Fury could help Haye’s Valuev bid</strong><br />BOXING: Britain’s David Haye is eager to spar with heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury as he steps up preparations for his WBA title bout with giant Nikolai Valuev. <br /><br />The former undisputed cruiserweight champion meets the 7ft 2ins Russian in Germany on November 7 and wants the help of 6ft 8in, 21-year-old Fury. <br /><br />“I’m around at the moment and if he’s got a fight coming up I am more than willing to spar with him,” said Haye.<br /><br /><strong>Murray targeting Japan return</strong><br />TENNIS: World No3 Andy Murray will rest his injured left wrist for the next fortnight but is hoping to be fit for the Japan Open beginning on 5 October.<br /><br />The Scot has been hampered by the problem for several weeks and played through the pain barrier during Great Britain’s Davis Cup defeat by Poland at the weekend.<br /><br />A scan has since revealed there is no long-term damage meaning he should not miss the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals in London.<br /><br /><strong>Wales appoint Harris as coach</strong><br />RUGBY LEAGUE: Former dual-code international Iestyn Harris has been appointed as the new Wales head coach for the autumn internationals. The ex-Leeds, Cardiff and Bradford playmaker succeeds Australian John Dixon after acting as his assistant for last year’s international against England.<br /><br />Harris said: “I am really excited by the opportunity to help Wales rugby league develop over the coming years and to bring through the young players who are showing such talent.”<br /><br /><strong>Indian Kartik signs for Somerset</strong><br />CRICKET: Somerset have landed a major coup, signing Indian spinner Murali Kartik as their overseas player for next season. <br /><br />For the last three seasons the 33-year-old, who has made eight Test appearances, has played for Middlesex after his caounty career began with Lancashire in 2005.<br /><br /><strong>McGinley missing star players</strong><br />GOLF: Britain and Ireland will head into the Vivendi Trophy as underdogs, having suffered the loss of many of their big guns.<br /><br />The competition against Europe, previously called the Seve Trophy, starts tomorrow and captain Paul McGinley is without his four highest-ranked players.<br /><br />Paul Casey is injured, while Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald and Justin Rose are all unavailable.