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Bolt eyes 400m WR

World record-holder over 100 and 200 metres, Usain Bolt says that he is tempted to have a go at the nine-year-old 400 metres record held by Michael Johnson.

"Everyone wants to do it. There are no major championships in 2010 so I could go for the 400m record that year," the Jamaican told BBC's Inside Sport

"The training for 400m is so much harder but I'm thinking about it," he added

Bolt on Sunday was named as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year after his dramatic wins in Beijing where he became Olympic champion over 100 and 200 metres.

In the latter, he shattered Johnson's 12-year-old world record with a time of 19.30 seconds.

Johnson sliced 0.11 seconds off the 400m world record to set a new mark of 43.18 at the World Championships in Seville in August, 1999.

Turning to his Olympic exploits Bolt said: "If you go out there worrying about if you are going to mess up, you mess up.

"There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher. I knew I had won the race at 75m, so that's when I started celebrating.

"I didn't care about the time. It was the first time anyone from my country had won the 100m."

MU eyeing Club WC

Sir Alex Ferguson is desperate for Manchester United to be the first British team to get their hands on the Club World Cup, one of the few trophies he has yet to win.

United were due in Tokyo on Monday after a long flight from London, hoping that the gruelling mid-season trip will not damage their Premier League campaign.

Having already put back August's match against Fulham because of their participation in the UEFA Super Cup, the trip here leaves them with two games to make up on their chief rivals.

After a scoreless draw against Tottenham on Saturday, at least United will be buoyed by Chelsea's failure to take advantage in their 1-1 stalemate with West Ham on Sunday.

Even if United return home facing a daunting points deficit in the league, the Scot believes the Club World Cup is worth the trouble.

Having won the Champions League in 1999, United qualified for the inaugural tournament of continental champions in Brazil in early 2000 after controversially pulling out of the FA Cup in order to feature.

But they failed to get past the group stage after being beaten 3-1 by Brazilian side Vasco De Gama and drawing with Mexico's Rayos del Necaxa.

"This is a very difficult tournament, different from what we were used to last time, but hopefully we can handle it," he said before United's departure.

"It's a good opportunity for us to get the team together in a serious competition because no British team has ever won it and it's a big challenge to us."

He said winning the trophy would be important for the club and for the club's record.

"We feel we should have won more in Europe but having won the Intercontinental Cup back in 1999, we were the first British club to do it, and that's a prestigious piece of history for us," he said.

United defeated Brazilian side Palmeiras in Tokyo in December 1999 to win the traditional showdown between European and South American champions.

"To win this one would be even better for us," Ferguson said.

As a seeded side, United go straight into the semifinals of the seven-team competition on Thursday, where they face Japan's Gamba Osaka, who beat Adelaide United 1-0 on Sunday in a replay of their AFC Champions League final.

United's main threat to their title push is expected to come from South American champions Liga de Quito of Ecuador, who play Mexican powerhouse Pachuca in their semifinal on Wednesday.

Tendulkar Ton topples England

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar hit an unbeaten 103 as India achieved the fourth-highest run chase in history to stun England by six wickets in the first Test here on Monday.

The hosts surpassed the seemingly improbable victory target of 387 on a wearing wicket with 20.3 overs to spare on the fifth and final day to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Tendulkar swept off-spinner Graeme Swann to fine-leg for the winning boundary that also brought up his 41st Test century amid loud cheers from 30,000 home fans at the Chidambaram stadium.

Tendulkar, showing the form that has made him the all-time leading scorer in both Tests and one-day cricket, anchored India's chase for five hours, during which he hit nine boundaries.

"This is a very, very special victory," said the 35-year-old Mumbai resident.

"To score 387 is something to be proud of on a track where the ball was bouncing and jumping at the end."

The first Test match in India since last month's terror attacks in Mumbai provided a thrilling finale with all four results -- victory for either side, a draw or a tie -- possible going into the final session.

India required 83 runs from 40 overs and England needed six wickets in the last two hours of play, but Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh survived the second new ball to fashion a remarkable win.

Left-hander Yuvraj chipped in with 85 not out in a fifth-wicket stand of 163 with Tendulkar to dash England's hopes after Kevin Pietersen's men dominated a major part of the match with both bat and ball.

Yuvraj, recalled to the Test side following the retirement of former captain Sourav Ganguly, made up for his first innings score of 14 by coming good when his team needed it most.

The top three run chases in history are the 418-7 by the West Indies against Australia in 2003, 406-4 by India against the West Indies in 1976 and 404-3 by Australia against England in 1948.

India's victory was set up the previous day by flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag, who smashed 83 off 68 balls with 11 fours and four sixes to leave the hosts 131-1 at the close.

When play resumed on Monday, India suffered a blow in the third over when Andrew Flintoff had the struggling Rahul Dravid caught behind by wicketkeeper Matt Prior for four.

Dravid, a veteran of 130 Tests at an average of 52.12, may find the selectors lose patience with him after managing just 32 runs in his past four Tests.

Gautam Gambhir, who shared a century stand with Sehwag, put on 42 for the third wicket with Tendulkar as the Indians attempted to overcome the early loss of Dravid.

The left-hander moved to 66, his eighth Test half-century, when he flirted with a wide ball from James Anderson and gave Paul Collingwood a low catch at gully.

Venkatsai Laxman made 26 in a fourth-wicket stand of 41 with Tendulkar when he dabbed at a ball from off-spinner Swann to Ian Bell at short-leg soon after lunch.

The second Test starts in the northern town of Mohali on Friday.