Short Sport, March 1, 2013

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 March, 2013, 4:53am


'Cricketers seek help' at Tony Adams' clinic

Former Arsenal footballer Tony Adams has revealed professional cricketers are receiving treatment at his Sporting Chance Clinic, in the wake of the inquest into the death of Tom Maynard. A coroner reported this week that the former Surrey batsman had taken cocaine and ecstasy and was nearly four times over the drink-driving limit when he was fatally hit by a London Underground train in June last year. "We are already putting cricketers through the Sporting Chance Clinic, [as well as] rugby players, jockeys," Adams told The Independent newspaper. "Denial is strong in some other associations, but all in good time, when they are ready." Adams established his clinic after struggling with alcoholism and says it is now much easier for high-profile professional sportsmen and women to seek help. AFP


Team China Racing sign up for Formula E circuit

Team China Racing became the second team to sign up for next year's environmentally friendly Formula E tour, which will feature zero-emission cars racing in 10 cities around the world. China Racing was officially proposed to the international automobile federation as one of the 10 teams taking part. British-based Drayson Racing was the first team to sign up for the tour, while Rio de Janeiro and Rome are the first two cities to commit to hosting a race. "The Formula E championship with single-seater cars is an FIA championship of the future. The future is not so far away," Jean Todt, president of motor sport's governing body, said in Paris. AP


Knicks lose Wallace for business end of season

New York Knicks basketball star Rasheed Wallace will need surgery to repair a broken left foot, and doctors expect him to miss the next eight weeks of the NBA season, the team announced. The 38-year-old forward, who came out of retirement to join the Knicks this season, has not played since December 13. He expects to miss the remainder of the regular season and start of the NBA play-offs with the fracture. AFP


MLB stars missing as Japan seek third crown

Two-time defending champions Japan will launch their bid for a third World Baseball Classic crown without MLB talent when the 16-team global showdown opens tomorrow in Asia. The only Chinese-heritage major leaguer, Bruce Chen, is not on China's roster, but a young China line-up will be guided by former major league manager John McLaren. AFP