WORLD OF SPORT: Ennis-Hill braced for Beijing, KP: England should relish Johnson battle, Fury compares opponent to underpants
The latest sport headlines from around the world:
London 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is available to compete in next month’s World Championships in Beijing.
The 29-year-old produced her three best performances since the Olympics at the weekend’s Anniversary Games in London.
Ennis-Hill returned to competition in May following the birth of her son. (BBC Sport)
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard performed better than Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
The PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year played a key role in helping Chelsea wrestle the Premier League title back from the Manchester stronghold, while Ronaldo was unable to help Real Madrid secure any domestic or European silverware in 2014/15.
And despite the Portuguese being crowned the best player in the world for a second successive year, Mourinho believes Hazard’s contribution to the team gives him the edge. (Sky Sports)
Kevin Pietersen thinks England should try to enjoy the challenge of facing top class Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson in this week’s third Investec Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
He told the Telegraph: “Johnson has exerted a psychological hold over England’s batsman ever since he sorted out his own mental approach to cricket.
“Who cares if he is bowling well? England have to relish the challenge.” (Telegraph)
Tyson Fury has promised to rid boxing of boring Wladimir Klitschko – who he claims has as much charisma as his underpants!
The two heavyweights clash at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf on October 24 for Klitschko’s WBO, WBA and IBF belts.
And Fury, 26, has vowed to end the Ukrainian’s stranglehold on the division which has included 18 back-to-back world title defences dating back to 2006. (Daily Star)
The man behind Chris Froome’s success at the Tour de France has said there’s no reason they can’t win it again next year.
Sir Dave Brailsford, the leader of Team Sky, is already plotting more Tour de France victories.
He said: “The talent’s out there for sure.
“We work very, very hard in trying to understand what it takes to win, and I can’t see why we can’t keep doing it.” (ITV)