AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
HARRISON: French playmaker Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls, Major League Soccer’s top scorer, will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a right hamstring strain, the club said on Tuesday. Henry was injured after scoring the only goal for New York in a 1-0 victory over New England last Saturday, It was the ninth goal of the season for the 34-year-old striker, a former star at Arsenal and Barcelona. The team announced that a scan taken on Monday showed the injury was not as bad as first feared and that Henry will miss no more than a month.
Alonso tops times
MUGELLO: Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari overcame heavy rain which eventually triggered a premature end to the session to top the times at Tuesday’s testing here. Despite Alonso’s win in Malaysia Ferrari have had a lowkey start by their high standards to the season, yet Alonso is still just 10 points off championship leader Sebastian Vettel in fifth.The next race is the Spanish GP on May 13.
Scarponi gets pink
PARIS: Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi will on Thursday receive the 2011 Tour of Italy pink jersey following the disqualification of Alberto Contador. Contador won the 2011 Giro on the road but lost it after testing positive for a banned substance in last season’s Tour de France. With the Spaniard’s 2011 results wiped from cycling’s record books Scarponi, who finished runner-up at 6min 10sec, was designated the official winner.