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Sportsday Live - Sunday 17 July

Darren Clarke wins the 140th Open, Mark Cavendish secures the 15th stage of the Tour de France, Japan win the Women's World Cup, plus more. Follow us on Twitter @BBCSport


0000: That's it for Sunday's edition of Sportsday Live, which will resume on Monday at 0800 BST.

2347: FOOTBALL - The Daily Mirror reports that Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero is so keen to come to England he will even take a pay cut to make it happen. Manchester City are poised to give him a lucrative contract worth £160,000 a week - which is well short of what he makes at present.

2340: GOLF - Ian Poulter congratulates the new Open champion Darren Clarke on Twitter: "Just spoke to Darren, very happy for him, the night sounds young where he is. Hope they all have a great night."

2335: FOOTBALL - The Daily Mail says that Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to meet Arsene Wenger to plead with his manager to let him rejoin Barcelona in a £35m deal.

2320: FOOTBALL - Argentina football fans have called for former coach Diego Maradona to return following their Copa America quarter-final exit to Uruguay on Saturday. Maradona was sacked after last summer's World Cup but his replacement Sergio Batista is under pressure after barely half a year in the job but insists he will not resign, saying the target is the 2014 World Cup.

2300: DARTS - Former World Matchplay champion James Wade eases into the second round of this year's event in Blackpool with a 10-0 whitewash of world number 18 Jamie Caven. Also through are Paul Nicholson, who beat Colin Osbourne 12-10, Mark Walsh, a 10-3 winner over Dave Chisnall, and former world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who got the better of Steve Brown 10-3.

2245: FOOTBALL: There is penalty drama in the Copa America quarter-final between Brazil and Paraguay in La Plata, Argentina with Paraguay winning the shoot-out 2-0 to advance to the last four. Brazil, the holders, miss all four of their spot-kicks.

2234: FOOTBALL - Slovan Liberec defensive midfielder Marcel Gecov's agent says the player is flying to London to have a medical with Fulham, reports

2227: FOOTBALL - From BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter "History made. Japan are Women's World Cup champions for first time ever after 3-1 pen win. Their fairytale tournament has a happy ending."

2221: FOOTBALL - Abby Wambach gives the USA hope by scoring her penalty but defender Saki Kumagai makes no mistake and Japan win the Women's World Cup 3-1 on penalties.

2220: FOOTBALL - USA's misery continues as Tobin Heath sees her kick saved but Mizuho Sakaguchi scores to inch Japan closer to victory Japan 2-0 USA.

2219: FOOTBALL - Carli Lloyd misses for the USA and so does Japan's Yuki Nagasato Japan 1-0 USA.

2214: FOOTBALL - Shannon Boxx sees her penalty saved by Japan's Ayumi Kaihori but Aya Miyama scores Japan 1-0 USA.

2211: FOOTBALL - It finishes 2-2 in the Women's World Cup final in Frankfurt so Japan and the USA face penalties which you can watch here.

2206: FOOTBALL - Yet more drama at the Women's World Cup final in Frankfurt as Japan's golden girl Homare Sawa scores with three minutes to go in extra time against the USA to make it 2-2.

2202: FOOTBALL - England defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter : "I told you Over!! USA chics have this game won!"

2158: FOOTBALL - There is also extra time in the Copa America quarter-final between Brazil and Paraguay in Argentina after a goalless 90 minutes.

2153: FOOTBALL- USA on track for a record third Women's World Cup title as star player Abby Wambach heads her team ahead in the first period of extra-time. USA 2-1 Japan.

2147: ATHLETICS - In Italy, South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius misses out on his latest chance to qualify for the 400m at August's World Championships in Daegu. The Blade Runner, who set a new personal best of 45.61 seconds earlier this year, clocked 46.65sec, well outside the 45.25 he needs and has one more chance in Lignano on Tuesday.

2142: FOOTBALL - From BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter "All too familiar extra-time after 1-1 stalemate. USA 1-1 Japan. Penalties would be a horrible way to lose a #WWC final wouldn't it?"

2136: FOOTBALL- Tennis star Serena Williams on Twitter : "It would be really cute if the lady soccer players wore cute tennis dresses. I could design them..."

2133: FOOTBALL - It finishes 1-1 after 90 minutes in the Women's World Cup final so Japan and USA face extra time (and possibly penalties) in Frankfurt.

2129: FOOTBALL - Newcastle goalkeeper Ole Soderberg admits he is close to securing a loan move away from the club, possibly back to his native Sweden, in a bid to get first-team football, reports

2121: FOOTBALL - Drama in Frankfurt as Japan equalise against the USA in the Women's World Cup final with an 81st-minute strike from Aya Miyama. Are we heading for extra time? Watch here or on BBC Three.

2120: GOLF - If you are already suffering Open withdrawal symptoms, you can catch up on some of the best shots here from four days of action at Royal St George's.

2109: FOOTBALL - A superb striker from half-time substitute Alex Morgan gives the USA a 1-0 lead over Japan in the Women's World Cup final in Germany with 21 minutes left to play. You can watch the remainder of the game here.

2106: FOOTBALL - Argentina international midfielder Lucas Biglia, who is currently on the books of Belgian side Anderlecht, believes the time has come for him to try his luck in a top division with England a possible destination, reports

2058: FOOTBALL - From BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter : England captain Faye White tells Gabby Logan on BBC Three: "I've replayed that penalty over and over. It shows how cruel football can be." White also insists she isn't hanging up her boots yet and could play at the Olympics.

2055: GOLF - US Open champion Rory McIlroy says he will not change his game to suit the Open after finishing seven over at Sandwich, 12 shots behind his compatriot Darren Clarke.

2050: BOXING - After his first-round stoppage of Nicky Cook in Liverpool on Saturday night to retain his WBO super-featherweight title, BBC Sport looks at the future options for Scottish fighter Ricky Burns.

2042: FOOTBALL - From BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter "After absorbing a lot of pressure from the USA early on, Japan have settled and raised their game towards the end of the half. The USA's Abby Wambach came closest to opening up the scoring when her 20-yard strike rattled the crossbar. It's still 0-0 but both teams looking as though they could score."

2031: FOOTBALL - At half-time in the Women's World Cup final it's scoreless between Japan and the USA. There is live coverage here and on BBC Three.

2010: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Jacqui Oatley on Twitter: "V experienced ref for #WWC final. Bibiana Steinhaus refs in 2nd Bundesliga men's football. Police officer like our Howard Webb."

2004: FOOTBALL - Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has defended team-mate Xavi over his comments about Cesc Fabregas that incurred criticism from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Xavi told the Barcelona website that Fabregas was "suffering" because he wanted to move from Arsenal to the Catalan club.

1955: GOLF - Darren Clarke's Open victory sees him move up the world rankings from 111th to 30th. The 42-year-old was only the sixth player to win a major from outside the world's top 100 since the rankings started in 1986.

1950: CRICKET - Many of today's Clydesdale Bank 40 games were hit by the weather. There were wins for the Netherlands over Kent (on Duckworth-Lewis), Scotland over Northants and Middlesex over Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Glamorgan v Unicorns, Leicestershire-Hampshire and Notts-Essex were all "no result" after rain came partway through their games, while Durham v Surrey was abandoned without a ball bowled.

1942: GOLF - Our highlights of day four at the Open, that saw Darren Clarke secure the 2011 title, are now available online.

1930: FOOTBALL - Live TV coverage of the Women's World Cup final, Japan v USA, is getting under way online and on BBC Three.

1922: TENNIS - Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain storms to victory 6-4 6-0 over compariot Pablo Andular to secure the Mercedes Cup title in Stuttgart.

1911: RUGBY LEAGUE - Leigh score a last-minute try to snatch a 20-16 victory in the Northern Rail Cup final against Halifax in front of a crowd of 8,822 at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road and boost their hopes of securing a place in Super League from 2015.

1900: FORMULA 1 - With contributions from Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jenson Button, BBC portraits commentator Murray Walker live on BBC Two and Online.

1857: FOOTBALL - Teams for the Women's World Cup final, Japan v USA, kick-off 1945 BST: Japan: Kaihori, Kinga, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Sakaguchi, Miyama, Kawasumi, Sawa, Ando, Ono. Subs: Yamago, Yano, Utsugi, Kamionobe, Tanaka, Nagasato, Maruyama, Takase, Iwabuchi, Fukumoto. USA: Solo, Rampone, Le Peilbet, Krieger, Buehler, Boxx, Lloyd, Rapinoe, O'Reilly, Cheney, Wambach. Subs: Barnhart, Mitts, Sauerbrunn, O'Hara, Rodriguez, Morgan, Cox, Lindsey, Heath, Loyden. Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany). Live TV coverage online and on BBC Three from 1930 BST.

1850: SNOOKER - China win the first Snooker World Cup since 1996 after Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo beat Northern Ireland's Mark Allen and Gerard Greene 4-2 in today's final in Bangkok.

1840: GOLF - More from Darren Clarke - 2011 Open Champion - from his presentation speech: "I've been writing this speech for 20 years now and it's been a long bumpy road. I've had good and bad things happen to me on the way. Sometimes I was good, sometimes I was bad but I have had so much support from everyone. There might be lots of Irish black stuff in this trophy this evening as I'm fond of a beverage from time to time. This means a lot to me and my family and as you may know there is someone up there looking down on me as well. I can't thank you enough for the support I've had this past four days. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

1833: MOTORCYCLING - Tommy Hill won race one of this afternoon's British Superbike round at Oulton Park before the second race was cancelled due to torrential rain at the circuit.

1825: CRICKET - A draw is agreed in the tour match at Taunton with India 69-0 chasing a notional 462 to win against Somerset.

1822: BASEBALL - It's a National League game tonight with the New York Mets hosting the Philadelphia Phillies, and we have live coverage on BBC 5 Live sports extra.

1815: 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke tells BBC Sport: "It is just incredible. I'm a bit speechless. I played ok today, I did what I had to do and the last few holes when I was far ahead I just tried to be careful and not do anything stupid. I've been very calm all week, I won six weeks ago and the more you put yourself in winning positions the more comfortable you get. I was very comfortable with my game this week. I could hear the roars going up for Phil Mickelson on the way round but I was hitting some shots and doing ok. Professional golf has its ebbs and flows, that's the way it goes. It's very special for me and the kids. They were playing at Portrush today and they will be very proud. The celebrations could be long and - not arduous - very enjoyable tonight."

1814: GOLF - Ian Poulter Tweets: "The respect for DC is shown by everybody congratulating him as he finished. Darren enjoy this 1 mate. This will be a very popular win."

1813: GOLF - Graeme McDowell Tweets: "What a story..... Very emotional for him. There will be tears."

1812: GOLF - Former world number one Tiger Woods Tweets: "Very happy for Darren Clarke, well deserved win."

1810: GOLF - US Open champion Rory McIlroy Tweets: "Northern Ireland...... Golf capital of the world!!"

1804: GOLF - Darren Clarke breaks his major duck with a three-shot victory in the 140th Open Championship ahead of Americans Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson in joint second.

1758: TRIATHLON - Australian Emma Moffatt wins the fourth triathlon of the ITU 2011 World Championship series in Hamburg ahead of compatriots Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill in second and third respectively following a sprint finish.

1747: FORMULA 1 - Felipe Massa is refusing to rule out Ferrari winning this year's Formula One titles - although he concedes it will be difficult given Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's impressive form, report

1735: GOLF - The Claret Jug is Darren Clarke's to lose as the 140th Open Championship enters its final stages at Royal St George's. Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Ben Dirs for all the latest.

1730: FOOTBALL - Rangers end their interest in the Espanyol defender Raul Rodriguez after the Spanish club increased their original valuation of the player.

1723: RUGBY LEAGUE - Hull Kingston Rovers fight back from an 8-0 half-time deficit to overcome Salford City Reds 21-8 and seal their fourth consecutive Super League win.

1720: PARA ARCHERY - Britain's Paralympic archers win two golds and three silvers on the final day of the World Championships in Turin with Beijing gold medallists Dani Brown and John Stubbs claiming a gold and two silvers apiece.

1708: GOLF - Northern Irishman Darren Clarke leads by two shots with five holes left to play in the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's. Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Ben Dirs for all the latest.

1702: RUGBY LEAGUE - Paul Sykes scores two tries as Bradford Bulls secure their eighth Super League win of the season 36-0 at the expense of West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield.

1655: TENNIS - Home favourite Robin Soderling eases to the Swedish Open title with a 6-2 6-2 win over Spaniard David Ferrer.

1647: MOTORCYCLING - BBC Sport commentator Steve Parrish has had his say on the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring. He says: "An incredible last lap from Jorge Lorenzo saw him make up so much time and get through to take second place. He called it a miracle."

1640: CYCLING - Mark Cavendish tells ITV4 after his fourth stage win of the 2011 Tour de France: "It was incredible. The first half we were with Europcar but the second half we were out on our own. The guys are like motorbikes. The fact we got through yesterday is even more gratifying to win here."

1635: CRICKET - Somerset declare at tea on 260-2 with guest player Andrew Strauss, the England captain, 109 not out. That sets India 462 to win in the final session - though they will be more concerned about finding some batting form after being bowled out for 224 in their first innings.

1630: FOOTBALL - Arsenal pull off a transfer surprise by snapping up young Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, 19, from Deportivo Larissa, according to the Daily Mirror.

1622: CYCLING - Mark Cavendish secures the 19th stage win of his career and fourth of this tour as he powers home to lead a sprint finish across the line on stage 15 of the Tour de France. France's Thomas Voeckler remains in the yellow jersey.

1620: BOXING - Kevin Mitchell is targeting a rematch with Michael Katsidis following his sensational win over John Murray on Saturday night. Mitchell was halted inside three rounds by the Aussie last May, but says: "I want redemption after what happened to me last year. I wasn't right and I want a second chance."

1614: HORSE RACING - Frankie Dettori steers Newmarket 1000 Guineas winner Blue Bunting, owned & trained by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin stable, to a last-gasp success in the Irish Oaks at The Curragh at odds of 5-2. Banimpire was second at 8-1 with 5-4 fav Wonder Of Wonders third.

1608: FOOTBALL - understands Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has agreed a new deal to stay at Ibrox.

1603: CRICKET - England captain Andrew Strauss, guesting for Somerset, hits a century to add to the 78 he scored in the first innings in the tour match against India ahead of next week's first Test. The hosts are now 239-2, 440 runs ahead of India.

1558: HORSE RACING - The 5-2 chance Blue Bunting, ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

1555: CYCLING - Tension on the 2011 Tour de France too. That five-man breakaway of Niki Terpstra (Quick Step), Mickael Delage (FDJ), Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) and Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) remains but the gap to the peleton is now just over a minute. Saxobank have just moved to its head, though, overtaking HTC. For full commentary on the 15th stage join Simon Brotherton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Thomas Voeckler remains in the yellow jersey.

1547: GOLF - Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell on Twitter: "What a putt from DC!! Bad timing to be on that 8th tee right now in that rain. Tough hole. #drama"

1543: GOLF - Just as Phil Mickelson did, Darren Clarke makes a breathtaking eagle on the 7th hole. The Northern Irishman now leads the 140th Open Championship at Sandwich by two shots. Already excruciating tension is building further.

1535: FOOTBALL - Man City boss Roberto Mancini has moved to defuse his feud with Arsenal's Arsene Wenger over the Italian's public pursuit of Gunners forward Samir Nasri, report Sky Sports.

1530: CYCLING - Green jersey favourite Mark Cavendish has just taken the 10 points up for grabs for the first man in the peloton to cross the line at the intermediate sprint as the riders hurtle towards Montpellier on the 15th stage of the gruelling 2011 Tour de France. The Manxman just shaded it from Philippe Gilbert and Jose Rojas. For full and uninterrupted commentary join Simon Brotherton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

1523: CRICKET - Somerset have lost a couple of quick wickets to India leg-spinner Amit Mishra - Arul Suppiah for 45 and James Hildreth for a golden duck - but England's guesting Test captain Andrew Strauss is still there on 71 not out. The hosts are 131-2, a mammoth 332 ahead of the tourists.

1521: GOLF - Bouyant Phil Mickelson is now co-leader of the 140th Open Championship at Sandwich, along with Darren Clarke, after making an outrageous eagle on the 7th hole.

1515: CRICKET - Surrey lose their 100% record in Group B of the Clydesdale Bank 40 League with a wasted journey to face Durham at Chester-le-Street. The match is washed out without a ball bowled following heavy rainfall in the north-east over the weekend. Durham began the day in third place with four wins from six matches. BBC Sport's comprehensive cricket scorecards for today.

1509: CYCLING - For full commentary on the 15th stage of the Tour de France join Simon Brotherton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. The gap between that five-man breakaway (see 1448 entry) and the peloton is narrowing... it's now down to 1min 44sec. There's 60km to go. Thomas Voeckler remains in the yellow jersey.

1500: GOLF - Phil Mickelson on the charge as he holes an outstanding birdie putt on the sixth hole to move to three under for the 140th Open Championship, two shots behind leader Darren Clarke - who is playing superbly well himself.

1455: CRICKET - England Test captain Andrew Strauss has made another half century in his one-off guest appearance for Somerset against India at Taunton. Having hit 78 in the first innings, he reached his second-innings fifty off 71 balls with 10 fours, and is now 52 not out with Somerset 96-0, 297 ahead of the tourists.

1448: CYCLING - Still a five-man breakaway made up of Niki Terpstra (Quick Step), Mickael Delage (FDJ), Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) and Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) leading the 15th stage of the 2011 Tour de France as they fly towards Montpellier. Around 70km to go...

1441: MOTORCYCLING - Moto GP standings after the German Grand Prix : 1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 168 points, 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 153, 3. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda 132, 4. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 98, 5. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 94, 6. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 85, 7. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 85, 8. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda 60, 9. Colin Edwards (U.S.) Yamaha 59, 10. Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda 57.

1433: GOLF - "Darren [Clarke] has been giving us a lot of stick, in a light-hearted way, that we had forgotten about him because we'd been concentrating on Rory McIlroy and Graham McDowell so much," says BBC Northern Ireland's Stephen Watson on Radio 5 live as the 140th Open final day leader sinks a superb putt for par on the 1st hole. Follow live text commentary here.

1426: FOOTBALL - West Ham have pulled out of a deal to sign Eidur Gudjohnsen on a free transfer. He passed a medical at Upton Park this week, but manager Sam Allardyce has decided to end his interest after the Iceland international hesitated in putting pen to paper. Reports in Greece suggest that AEK Athens have offered him a two-year contract.

1418: PETANQUE - Jersey overcame Channel Island rivals Guernsey 30-18 to secure their third consecutive title in the 25th annual petanque inter-insular.

1415: CRICKET - Clydesdale Bank 40 update from Trent Bridge: rain has just stopped play between Nottinghamshire and Essex. The hosts are 23 for 1 after five overs.

1406: CYCLING - AFP report that Kazakh cycling star Alexandre Vinokourov has announced his retirement on French television, a week after crashing out of the Tour de France with a thigh fracture. Five riders leading the way, roughly three minutes ahead of the peleton, with about 90km of the 192.5 km from Limoux to Montpellier of stage 15 eaten up thus far. Samuel Dumoulin among them.

1358: MOTORCYCLING - Tom Rostance's race report on Dani Pedrosa's thrilling victory at the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring is now live.

1352: CRICKET - As well as the tour match at Taunton, there are seven county games scheduled in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition. Rain has delayed the start of the matches at Durham, Yorkshire and Scotland but they're under way in the four others - with the Netherlands already 47-1 after 10 overs against Kent. Check out our scoreboards and local radio commentaries.

1344: MOTORCYCLING - Dani Pedrosa wins the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring, with Jorge Lorenzo second and Casey Stoner third.

1340: FOOTBALL - Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has assured his players there will be no radical changes at Stamford Bridge. "It is not that I have to change things radically and I will take it step by step," he told the Press Association. "I think it is pretty obvious that we will go into the market at one time or the other but not with radical changes to the team."

1334: SWIMMING - Russia's Natalia Ishchenko wins her third successive world championships synchronised swimming solo technical gold medal, her 11th world title in total, beating China's Huang Xuechen and Spaniard Andrea Fuentes into second and third respectively at the Fina World Aquatics Championships.

1325: HORSE RACING - New Zealand gelding Clint upsets favourite Better Than Ever to win the S$1.15m (£582,000) Singapore Derby at Kranji Racecourse.

1315: GOLF - Mixed fortunes on the final day of the 140th Open Championship for playing partners Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy. The former is four under for the day, level par for the tournament with four birdies through seven, with McIlroy two over for the day after incurring a one-shot penalty when his ball moved lining up a putt on the seventh. Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Ben Dirs for more details.

1301: GOLF - Overnight leader Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shoots a one-over-par 73 to win the Indonesian Open by one stroke and seal his 15th victory in the region.

1257: FOOTBALL - Carlton Cole insists he remains as committed as ever to West Ham and is happy to spearhead their promotion challenge from the Championship - unless told otherwise by the club's hierarchy, report the Press Association .

1250: CRICKET - India are all out for 224, with Suresh Raina 103 not out. Charl Willoughby finished with 6-76. England captain Andrew Strauss, guesting for Somerset, is back out in the middle again after Somerset opted not to enforce the follow-on, despite leading by 201 runs on first innings.

1246: TENNIS - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain wins the Gastein Ladies tournament at the Europaeischer Hof with a 6-0 7-5 Austrian Patricia Mayr-Archleitner.

1242: MOTORCYCLING - Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo tells BBC Sport's Matt Roberts about his pre-race routine at the Sachsenring. He says: "I'll put my iPod on and listen to some Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers - maybe some Phil Collins." The race is due off at 1300 BST and you can follow it live on BBC2 and online.

1234: CRICKET - Suresh Raina is doing his best to drive India towards a respectable first-innings total in their tour match against Somerset at Taunton. India resumed on 132-8 with Raina 30 not out, but he has smashed 72 of the 90 runs added this morning, hitting five sixes and 14 fours in his 102 not out. The tourists are 222-9 in reply to Somerset's 425-3.

1225: SNOOKER - Wales' World Cup hopes are ended as China secure their place in the final in Thailand following a 4-1 victory. China will face Northern Ireland or Hong Kong in the final later on Sunday with a first prize of £125,000 on offer for the winners.

1221: GOLF - Rory McIlroy's Open challenge could well be over two holes into his final round as he double bogeys the second to fall back five over and 10 shots off Darren Clarke. The current leader tees off alongside Dustin Johnson at 1410 BST. Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Ben Dirs for more.

1213: MOTORCYCLING - We now have video of this morning's dead heat finish in the Sachsenring 125cc race in Germany, as well as live coverage now of the upcoming MotoGP race.

1206: MOTORCYCLING - Marc Marquez takes the Moto2 race win in Germany ahead of series leader Stefan Bradl, with Alex de Angelis third. British rider Bradley Smith crashed out.

1203: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Tweets: "Just got home after a very enjoyable tour of Asia! Chilling out on the sofa all day catching up on some Gossip Girl!"

1200: CYCLING - The 15th stage of the Tour de France has just set off, with 192.5km between Limoux and Montpellier. It's one for the sprinters and Mark Cavendish will be looking for the 19th stage win of his career, and the fourth this tour as he aims to keep hold of the green jersey.

1156: CRICKET - After a delayed start to the third and final day of their tour game at Taunton, India continue to be troubled by Somerset's former South Africa seamer Charl Willoughby, who has just bowled tail-ender Sreesanth for his sixth wicket of the innings. With the last pair together, India are 158-9, still 267 behind Somerset's first-innings total.

1153: FORMULA 1- Michael Schumacher admits that he is looking forward to a return to home comforts when he and his Mercedes team race in next week's German Grand Prix. "We definitely want to show our home crowds our best level of performance," he said.

1145: MOTORCYCLING - Leading riders Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner confirm they will not take part in October's Japanese MotoGP.

1140: FOOTBALL - The agent of 19-year-old Santos forward Neymar claims Barcelona are vying with Real Madrid for the player's services. "The exact situation is as follows: Barcelona want him next year and will pay next year, Madrid want him now and are prepared to pay now," said Wagner Ribeiro. The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

1135: PARA ARCHERY - Great Britain's Danielle Brown wins her second successive world title by claiming compound gold on the closing day of the Paralympic Archery World Championships in Turin.

1130: DIVING - China claim gold in the Fina World Aquatics Championship ahead of Germany, second, and Ukraine third. British pair Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, who has been ill all week, finish sixth in the final standings.

1123: GOLF - Norway's Suzann Pettersen, the current world number three, joins Irishman Padraig Harrington as an ambassador for golf's ruling Royal and Ancient Club. "She is a global figure in the game and a role model for young people choosing to participate in our sport," said R&A chief executive Peter Dawson.

1115: GOLF - Our man at the 140th Open Championship Rob Hodgetts brings details from the course on the final day: "Greens double cut this morning at 3.5mm 'in order to maintain a reasonable speed'. Pace averaging 9ft 10. Total course yardage for round 4 (tee marker to pin) is 7105 yards (compared to full yardage of 7211). Tees up on 3, 4 & 8 with 11 back." Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Phil Dawkes for more details.

1111: MOTORCYCLING - @motogp Tweet the official photo finish for the 125cc German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring as Hector Faubel and Johann Zarco finish in a dead heat.

1106: DIVING - Another disappointing dive in round five of six in the synchronised 10m platform final means British pair Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield are almost certain to miss out on a medal at the Fina World Aquatics Championship.

1103: FOOTBALL - Former Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier, who was forced to leave the position due to ill health, admits to a sense of "unfinished business" at Villa Park, adding on Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek: "At the moment I just want to make sure I get fit again and then we'll see. But I will follow the doctors' advice and if the advice is not to get back into management I won't."

1056: CRICKET - Somerset and India are due to take the field at 1130 BST - slight rain delay - for the third and final day of their tour match at Taunton. India will resume on 138-8 in reply to Somerset's 425-3 declared, after former South Africa seamer Charl Willoughby took 5-50 for the hosts. England skipper Andrew Strauss, making a guest appearance for Somerset, may get the chance of more practice against India's attack unless Somerset are planning to enforce the follow-on.

1052: DIVING - Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield fail to impress with their fourth dive in the 10m synchro final in Shanghai. "Struggling a little bit today the boys. Pete's been ill and you can tell he's tired this afternoon," says Leon Taylor on our live online and Red Button coverage. "They are losing ground."

1047: MOTORCYCLING - Sensational finish to the the 125cc German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring as Hector Faubel and Johann Zarco finish in a dead heat. The result goes to a photo finish. Officially been declared a tie. But Faubel wins as he posted the fastest lap.

1045: GOLF - Englishman Simon Khan has picked up two shots in the early rounds on the final day of the 140th Open at Sandwich, while Stewart Cink has birdied the third. The real movers and shakers not out there yet though. Follow full live text commentary with BBC Sport's Phil Dawkes for more details.

1039: DIVING - After Ukraine take the lead, Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield struggle somewhat with their third dive. "Bit of splashback from Pete's feet on entry into the water. Not what they needed ," says Leon Taylor for BBC Sport in Shanghai.

1034: CRICKET - ECB chairman of selectors Geoff Miller told Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek that criticism of Andrew Strauss's captaincy style is not warranted. Former skipper Michael Vaughan has called Strauss a "defensive captain", but Miller says the team help him be a "logical and solid" captain.

1030: DIVING - Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield are no longer in the lead, go above the 52 points they would have wanted for their second dive. More improvement in their 10m synchro final in Shanghai. Very smooth. But the Russian pair produce some brilliant after them. Then the Germans, now top.

1023: CYCLING - Specialist sprinter Mark Cavendish, set to compete in the 15th stage of the Tour de France, on Twitter: " the finish today is a little technical. Hopefully we can make the last few day's suffering worthwhile with a win."

1014: DIVING - Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield take the lead with their first dive. "Very nice indeed. Solid start," says Leon Taylor for BBC Sport in Shanghai after their inward one-and-a-half somersault. Better than their preliminary performance.

1005: DIVING - Tom Daley is in action with parter Pete Waterfield in the synchronised 10m platform final now, at the Fina World Aquatics Championships. And (for UK users) we have live coverage from Shanghai online and on the Red Button.

1001: FOOTBALL - Rangers skipper Davie Weir, 41, signs a new one-year contract with the Ibrox club, the deal being finally sealed yesterday on tour in Belfast after their win over Linfield.

0954: CRICKET - Confirmation of that full England squad for the much-anticipated first Test against India, which starts at Lord's in north-west London on 21 July: AJ Strauss (captain), AN Cook, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, IR Bell, EJG Morgan, MJ Prior (wkt), SCJ Broad, GP Swann, CT Tremlett, JM Anderson, TT Bresnan.

0950: SWIMMING - The World Aquatic Championships come to an end for Great Britain's youngest team member in Shanghai as 14-year-old Alicia Blagg fails to make it to the final of the 1m springboard at the Oriental Sports Center.

0947: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Corinthians may have to push a little further on their £39m offer to sign Carlos Tevez - but the possibility of a deal is now growing."

0938: BOXING - World champion Marco Huck defended his WBO cruiserweight title for the seventh time last night after a 10th-round knock-out of Argentina's Hugo Hernan Garay.

0930: CRICKET - BBC Sport Online's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "Eng squad for 1st Test v India: 90% as you'd expect, plus Brezza and Broad in and The Finninator left out. Lord's a-go-go from Thursday."

0929: FOOTBALL - New Manchester City signing French international left-back Gael Clichy tells BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek: "It was the right moment for me to leave, I'd had eight amazing years at Arsenal... The training is much more physical [at City]. The guys don't want to lose and if they need to make a hard tackle they will. It's nice, it's a surprise. I never said I left Arsenal because we were not winning trophies. But it was long [and frustrating] last season. City are definitely contenders to win the league this season. The desire is bigger than ever."

0923: FOOTBALL - Everton midfielder Tim Cahill on Twitter: "At airport with the EFC boys ready to go to America. We are touring Philadelphia and Washington. #bluesontour."

0912: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - England's Casey Stoney tells BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek that she expects Hope Powell to remain as coach of the national side. There had been speculation Powell would leave after their recent semi-final exit from the women's World Cup in Germany.

0905: RUGBY LEAGUE - Australia have made a disastrous start to their World Cup preparations after suffering a shock 32-23 loss to Samoa. Robbie Deans' decision to rest several stars backfired as the visitors scored two tries in each half to pull off arguably their greatest Test match triumph.

0900: FOOTBALL - Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Real Madrid beat David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy 4-1 in a friendly last night in the United States.

0853: CYCLING - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford on BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek talking about the crash which put Bradley Wiggins out of the Tour de France: "There is no doubt about it, he would have been right up there [had he not crashed]. We think he'd have been on the podium going into Paris."

0849: MOTO GP - BBC Sport presenter Matt Roberts in Germany on Twitter: "Valentino Rossi and his crew need the WUP to end all WUPs if they are going to salvage anything from this one! #BBCMotoGP"

0843: BASEBALL - Round-up of Major League results: Arizona Diamondbacks 3 Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Atlanta Braves 2 Washington Nationals 5, Baltimore Orioles 6 Cleveland Indians 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Florida Marlins 13, Cincinnati Reds 1 St Louis Cardinals 4, Colorado Rockies 7 Milwaukee Brewers 8, Detroit Tigers 0 Chicago White Sox 5, Houston Astros 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Minnesota Twins 4 Kansas City Royals 3, New York Mets 11 Philadelphia Phillies 2, Oakland Athletics 4 LA Angels 3, San Diego Padres 11 San Francisco Giants 3, Seattle Mariners 1 Texas Rangers 5, Tampa Bay Rays 5 Boston Red Sox 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1 New York Yankees 4, Oakland Athletics 2 LA Angels 4.

0838: GOLF - Gary Player on BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme, which has just started: "Darren [Clarke] has suffered real adversity and he's a wonderful man, and also an expert in the wind. This is amazing for Northern Ireland golf, and it's good to see the pendulum swinging. I never thought I'd see all the four major trophies standing on a table in Europe. The Open has been a great tournament so far. It's the best Championship in the world."

0823: RUGBY UNION - The highly-critical review by Judge Jeff Blackett into the sacking of former Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele claims "trust has broken down within the Union," the Sunday Telegraph reveals this morning.

0818: GOLF - The final round of the 140th Open at Sandwich is just getting under way, though the primary protagonists do not begin their charge until later today. Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is top of the leaderboard with five under for the Championship, one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson.

0813: BOXING - Kevin Mitchell claimed the vacant WBO inter-continental lightweight title with a superb victory over the previously unbeaten John Murray last night in Liverpool, as BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan reports.

0808: DIVING - Pete Waterfield shrugs off illness as he and partner Tom Daley reach the final of the 10m synchro at the Fina World Championships with a solid display in the preliminary round. Waterfield, 30, had flu-like symptoms but decided to compete and the pair came fifth. Today's final takes place from 1005 BST - and is live on this site for UK users.

0800 BST: FOOTBALL - Top stories from today's Gossip Column:

Carlos Tevez is set to quit Manchester City for Corinthians this week, with £45m Sergio Aguero replacing him from Atletico Madrid. Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are closing in on a loan deal for West Ham's Scott Parker, despite a late bid of £7m from Aston Villa. Full story: Metro

Arsenal will try to fill the void left by Cesc Fabregas's projected departure to Barcelona by making a concerted effort to bring Napoli's playmaker Marek Hamsik to the club. Full story: Fanatix

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