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Injured Latvala out of Argentina

RALLY: Jari-Matti Latvala's World Rally Championship title hopes have been dealt a blow after the Ford driver was ruled out of the next round in Argentina with a broken left collarbone.

The Finn suffered the injury after falling while cross-country skiing in Lapland on Wednesday, landing heavily on his shoulder, and will not participate in South America in two weeks' time.

Latvala has undergone surgery to insert seven screws into his shoulder to help speed up the healing process and it is hoped he will be fit for next month's Acropolis Rally in Greece.

ATHLETICS: Paula Radcliffe will get a head start of seven minutes 52 seconds when she is chased by Haile Gebrselassie at a special half-marathon event in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday -- her first race of the year, 16 weeks ahead of the women's Olympic marathon.

Radcliffe's advantage equals the difference between their personal bests over the 21.1km (13.1-mile) distance.

"I hope to be able to produce a good solid run and I would be happy with a time of sub 70 minutes," Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe has not raced since coming third in the Berlin marathon in September last year, which qualified her for the Olympics in London.

SNOOKER: Stephen Hendry has vowed to do whatever it takes this weekend to clinch a place at the World Championships.

The 43-year-old Scot's ranking has fallen to the point where he must win a qualifying match against China's Yu Delu to earn his place at the Crucible Theatre.

Steve Davis and Jimmy White have already lost in qualifying.


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