Sporting Digest: Athletics

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Only 60,000 of the 1.28m tickets for September's Commonwealth Games in Malaysia have been sold. Sukom 98, the organising body, said it is confident domestic sales will pick up when ticket counters open across the country next month, but have launched an appeal to raise funds for the Games for a shortfall of 33m ringgit (pounds 5.25m).

Ashia Hansen, the world triple jump record-holder, will compete in three events for Shaftesbury Harriers when they open the defence of their Berlei UK Women's League title at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, tomorrow.