Australia recall Lee

Sydney: Selectors included fast bowler Brett Lee in a full strength Australian cricket squad on Friday for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. Lee, returning to international cricket from ankle surgery, replaces retired Glenn McGrath in the only change to the team which won the World Cup at the West Indies in April. Selectors resisted the urge to introduce any international newcomers or Twenty20 specialists for the two-week Twenty20 tournament, begining from September 11.— AP

Totti confirms report

ROME: Francesco Totti confirmed he is retiring permanently from Italy’s national team. The AS Roma playmaker made the announcement on Friday, a day after news report said he was quitting the Azzurri. Totti has indicated his surgically repaired left ankle cannot support playing for both Italy and Roma. Totti hasn’t played for the Azzurri since the World Cup final against France last year. — AP

Real sign Dudek

MADRID: Goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek signed a two-year contract with Real Madrid on Friday. The former Liverpool goalie will be a backup to Spain international Iker Casillas. Dudek is Madrid’s fourth summer signing and third to arrive at the Bernabeu on a free transfer. The others were FC Barcelona striker Javier Saviola and Borussia Dortmund defender Christoph Metzelder. — AP

Nadal advances

STUTTGART: Rafael Nadal overcame a right knee injury to win his 90th match in his last 91 attempts on clay, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Mercedes Cup quarter-finals. The second-ranked Spaniard played with a taped knee and leg and was treated courtside after German won the first game. Also, the 84th-ranked Feliciano Lopez of Spain upset third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-3. Sixth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Diego Hartfield of Argentina 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, while Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Austria’s Stefan Koubek, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. — AP