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SPORT IN BRIEF

<strong>De la Hoya backs Haye</strong><br />BOXING: Oscar De La Hoya believes Britain&rsquo;s new heavyweight champion David Haye can take the world by storm.<br /><br />Haye took the WBA belt after beating Russian giant Nikolai Valuev in Germany ten days ago and De La Hoya&rsquo;s Golden Boy Promotions believe he can set the division alight both sides of the water.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m really, really excited about David Haye &ndash; he can inject enthusiasm and charisma &ndash; bring back those fans that were so passionate about the heavyweight division.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Shanklin out of Pumas clash</strong><br />RUGBY UNION: Wales will be without centre Tom Shanklin for Saturday&rsquo;s clash with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.<br /><br />Shanklin broke his nose in the 17-13 win over Samoa on Friday after a collision with team-mate Gethin Jenkins.<br /><br />He is due to be replaced by Scarlet Jonathan Davies, while Ospreys&rsquo; Andrew Bishop has been called up as cover.<br /><br /><strong>Storrie appears in court</strong><br />FOOTBALL: Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has appeared in court on a tax evasion charge.<br /><br />Storrie appeared before City of Westminster magistrates accused of one count of cheating the public revenue between 1 July, 2003 and 28 November, 2007.<br /><br />He was bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 20 January.<br /><br />Storrie is alleged to have concealed a signing-on fee for midfielder Amdy Faye, on which tax and national insurance was not paid, by paying it via an agent.<br /><br /><strong>Panesar&rsquo;s England vow</strong><br />CRICKET: Spinner Monty Panesar believes his move to Sussex will help him reclaim his place in the England side.<br /><br />Panesar, 27, joined the south-coast county from Northamptonshire on a three-year deal yesterday and said: &ldquo;Success in this new challenge with Sussex can only improve my chances of reclaiming my place with England, which is the pinnacle for any player.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Dravid leads India charge</strong><br />CRICKET: Rahul Dravid became the fifth highest run scorer in Test cricket after helping India recover from 32-4 to post 385-6 at the close of day one against Sri Lanka.<br /><br />Dravid smashed a fine unbeaten 177 while sharing a sixth-wicket parnership of 224 with MSDhoni, who hit 110.<br /><br />Sachin Tendulkar, on the 20th anniversary of his Test debut, could only score four.