A collection of headlines from the world of sport:
- Adlington calls for drug testers to get tough on football: Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington believes footballers should be subject to the same ‘whereabouts’ rules as other sports stars when it comes to drug testing.
- David Beckham a ‘shining example’ to England Under21s: Stuart Pearce has cited David Beckham as a “shining example” to his Under21 players of how to be a model professional.
- Naked pole vaulter chases sponsor: French pole vaulter Romain Mesnil runs naked with his pole through the streets of Paris in an effort to secure a new sponsorship deal
- SvenGoran Eriksson sacked by Mexico: Mexico coach SvenGoran Eriksson is fired a day after a 3-1 loss to Honduras in World Cup qualifying.
- Blatter’s 6+5 plan is gaining momentum: Sepp Blatter’s proposal for a 6+5 regulation will receive a definitive response from the leagues within weeks as a result of a Europe-wide consultation now under way.
- Taylor wins historic Wisden award: Claire Taylor of England becomes the first woman to be named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants points for goals: Arsene Wenger would like to see a change to the points system that rewards attacking play.
- Usain Bolt calls Cristiano Ronaldo a ‘wuss’ who should copy Wayne Rooney: Olympic sprint champion says Man United star needs to toughenup.
- Premier League in church row over Easter Sunday football fixtures: Church leaders have accused the Premier League of showing disdain for religious traditions by staging football fixtures on Easter Sunday.