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Sportsday Live - Saturday 16 July

The latest on breaking football transfers, updates from the third round of the 140th Open at Sandwich and the 14th stage of the Tour de France, plus more. Follow us on Twitter @BBCSport

LATEST UPDATES (all times BST)
0000: That's it for Saturday's edition of Sportsday Live, which will resume on Sunday at 0800 BST

2352: GOLF - You can relive the drama of day three of the Open here but the final day at Royal St George's gets underway at 0800 BST on Sunday when South Korea's Hwang Jung-gon tees off. Leader Darren Clarke sets off with Dustin Johnson at 1410. There will be full coverage on BBC Television, BBC Radio 5 live, the Red Button and on this website.

2346: BOXING - Boxer Nicky Cook is taken to hospital with a suspected spinal injury after his WBO super-featherweight defeat to Ricky Burns in Liverpool. Cook was stretchered from the ring after his first-round loss.

2337: BOXING - Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton on Twitter : "Kevin Mitchell back to his best. Must be hard hitter to stop Murray. Good scrap that."

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2330: BOXING - East Ender Kevin Mitchell claims the vacant WBO inter-continental lightweight title with an eighth-round stoppage over John Murray.

2325: GOLF - Bookmakers have Dustin Johnson as the marginal favourite to emerge victorious on Sunday's final day of the Open at Royal St George's. The American is around a 5-2 chance with Darren Clarke, who holds a one-shot lead over Johnson, at 11-4. Of the chasing pack, the experienced Phil Mickelson, who has yet to win an Open title, is five shots behind Clarke and is 20-1.

2320: DARTS - Not even a nine-dart finish is enough for three-time world champion John Part who loses 10-8 to fellow former world champion Mark Webster in the first round of the World Matchplay in Blackpool.

Breaking news
2317: FOOTBALL - The Mail on Sunday reveals that Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has admitted that football saved him from a destructive life in one of the poorest districts of Buenos Aires - with Tevez claiming that he would almost certainly be dead, on drugs or in prison had he not ended up as a professional player.

2304: FOOTBALL - Dutch legend and former Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff criticises his old club for dragging their heels over a deal for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and says they should pay the reported asking price of £40m, reports the Sunday Mirror.

Breaking news
2300: DARTS - Former world champion John Part hits a nine-dart finish in his World Matchplay first-round match against Welshman Mark Webster but the Canadian trails 7-4 with the first to 10 the winner.

2242: BOXING -Ricky Burns after he defends his WBO super-featherweight title with a first-round knockout of Nicky Cook which saw the Dagenham fighter stretchered from the ring in the Liverpool Echo Arena: "I'm disappointed and I'm sorry for everyone who has travelled down here. I thought it was a good body punch that initially floored him but even so I'm still disappointed with how it ended. I hope he is okay."

Breaking news
2227: FOOTBALL -Peru complete a shock 2-0 win over Colombia to reach the semi-finals of the Copa America in Cordoba, Argentina and will play either Uruguay or the hosts in the last four.

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2219: FOOTBALL - Peru captain Juan Vargas hits a second goal for his side on 113 minutes and they lead Colombia 2-0 and seem set to reach the last four of the Copa America for the first time since 1997.

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2212: DARTS - PDC world champion Adrian Lewis beats Kevin 'The Artist' Painter 14-12 in a thrilling match on the opening night of the World Matchplay in Blackpool after Painter had six darts to win the match. It follows earlier victories for Steve Beaton, who beat Terry Jenkins 10-3, and Vincent van der Voort, a 10-7 winner over Alan Tabern

2210: BOXING - Commonwealth champion Tony Bellew claims the vacant British light-heavyweight title after beating Ovil McKenzie on points in Liverpool, earning a unanimous decision.

2206: FOOTBALL -Peru take a 1-0 lead over Colombia in the first half of extra time in their Copa America quarter-final in Cordoba, Argentina thanks to Carlos Lobaton.

2152: FOOTBALL - The Copa America quarter-final between Colombia and Peru goes to extra time after a scoreless 90 minutes. Colombia's Radamel Falcao misses a 66th-minute penalty.

2145: ATHLETICS - Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva defies strong winds to clinch victory in her first outdoor meeting of the season on Saturday as she builds up to the World Championships but her winning effort of 4.60m is way below her world record of 5.06 set in August 2009.

2128: BOXING: Follow live updates on the BBC Sport website as Ricky Burns defends his WBO super-featherweight title title against Dagenham's Nicky Cook at Liverpool's Echo Arena

2111: GAELIC GAMES - Down score three second half goals to beat Ulster rivals Antrim 3-13 to 0-10 in their All Ireland Senior Football Championships qualifier.

2105: FOOTBALL -West Brom's sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth tells the club's website that they hope to set up a meeting with former Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves in the coming days in a bid to sign him.

2102: BOXING - Former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin beats former Birmingham City midfielder Curtis Woodhouse by a split decision to defend his WBO welterweight inter-continental belt in Liverpool.

2050: FOOTBALL -Colombia and Peru are scoreless at half time in their Copa America quarter-final in Argentina.

2040: RUGBY LEAGUE - A late try from on-loan forward Rob Parker helps Castleford to a 26-20 win over Super League bottom side Crusaders. The Tigers, who trailed 14-6 at the break, move into sixth place.

2034: FOOTBALL -Spurs assistant manager Kevin Bond says Luka Modric's reported transfer request will not make any difference to chairman Daniel Levy, reports Sky Sports.

2025: GOLF -Darren Clarke and Dustin Johnson will begin their final rounds at the Open at 1410 on Sunday.

Leader Clarke delighted by Sandwich 69

2020: GOLF -Darren Clarke gives his reaction to BBC Sport to his third round of 69 which sees him lead the Open by a stroke going into Sunday's final day: "From tee to green I can't play any better. I'm delighted to be in the position I'm in."

2012: ATHLETICS - World Junior champion Sophie Hitchon sets a new British hammer record of 69.59m as she wins bronze at the European Under 23 Championships in the Czech Republic. It sees her hit the World Championship B standard for the second time and is one of nine medals on the night for the GB team with golds for Jack Green (400m hurdles) and Nigel Levine (400m).

2000: RUGBY LEAGUE -Crusaders' Jarrod Sammut goes over early in the second half to give his side a 20-12 lead over Castleford in their Super League game at Wrexham with half an hour remaining.

1952: CRICKET - England will name their squad for the first Test against India on Sunday at 0930 BST - with the only selection question mark over the out-of-form Stuart Broad.

1943: RUGBY UNION - Former France fly-half Frederic Michalak contributes 20 points as the Sharks thump the Blue Bulls 35-16 to start their Currie Cup title defence on a high.

1931: FOOTBALL - Blackpool are likely to complete the signing of Barry Ferguson from Birmingham City next week, report the Birmingham Mail.

1923: CRICKET - The second day's play of the tour match at Taunton ends - where Somerset's guest player Andrew Strauss, the England captain, has spent much of the day in the slips watching Indian wickets fall. With one day remaining, India are struggling at 138-8 in reply to Somerset's 425-3 declared, with Suresh Raina (30 not out) top scoring after ex-South Africa bowler Charl Willoughby took 5-50 for Somerset.

Breaking news
1915: GOLF - Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke rounds off with a par at the last to end day three holding a one-shot lead at the Open ahead of American Dustin Johnson.

1909: PARA ARCHERY - Danielle Brown and John Stubbs both advance to individual finals as the Great Britain team assures themselves of at least five medals at the World Para Championships.

1906: CRICKET - England under-19s to South Africa under-19s by four wickets in the first ODI at Edgbaston. In a rain-affected match reduced to 31 overs-a-side, England batted first and scored 187-7, with Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond hitting 86 off 74 balls. But South Africa reached their target with an over to spare.

1903: FOOTBALL - Striker Rory Patterson joins Linfield on a one-year loan deal from Plymouth Argyle.

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1858: GOLF - Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke leads the Open by a shot from American Dustin Johnson approaching the final hole on day three at Royal St George's.

1852: FOOTBALL - Two more pre-season friendly results: Crewe 2-1 Wolves; Newport County 1-1 Stoke City.

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1847: CYCLING - Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas reflects on stage 14 of the Tour de France on Twitter: "Hard day in the office today. Glad I felt good and could stay in front until the final climb. Got the White jersey back on the Sky bus. Where it belongs!!"

1840: FOOTBALL - Emilio Izaguirre plays 58 minutes on his return from a hamstring injury as a Celtic XI lose 2-1 at Partick Thistle.

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1838: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas Tweets: "Watching the WC (women) Sweden vs France and I cant see any diference between them and the men. Some of them are better than us."

Breaking news
1829: FOOTBALL - Sweden beat France in the Women's World Cup third place play-off 2-1, Marie Hammarstrom grabbing the brilliant winner on 82 minutes.

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1826: CYCLING - Team Sky rider Ben Swift Tweets from the Tour de France: "Tough day but legs felt pretty good. Flat day tomorrow and then a nice rest day - perfect."

1820: RUGBY LEAGUE - Teams for the Super League match between Crusaders and Castleford (kick-off 1845 BST): Crusaders: Schifcofske, Reardon, Martin, Mellars, Tansey, Witt, White, O'Hara, Withers, Moore, Winternstein, Chan, Cahill. Replacements: J. James, Sammut, L. Williams, Flower. Castleford: Mathers, Dixon, Youngquest, Arundel, Owen, McGoldrick, Orr, Jackson, Clark, Parker, Ferres, Jones, Hudson. Replacements: Widders, Snitch, Thompson, B. Davies.

1813: FOOTBALL - Blackpool agree a deal to sign Liverpool youngster Gerardo Bruna, report skysports.com.

1804: FOOTBALL - Bangladesh fine its domestic football league champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club $27,000 (£16,734) for their involvement in a recent match-fixing scandal, report Reuters.

1757: HOCKEY - England produce a second-half comeback to beat Belgium 5-2 and win the bronze medal at the London Cup.

1749: FOOTBALL - Swansea enjoy mixed results as they play out two pre-season friendlies, boss Brendan Rodgers fielding two different XIs in a 1-0 defeat to Neath and 3-1 win over Port Talbot.

1741: ATHLETICS Unheralded Hellen Obiri pulls off her second upset of the year over Olympic 1500 metres champion Nancy Jebet Langat in one of the major upsets at the Kenyan national championships.

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1735: GOLF - American youngster Rickie Fowler has marched into contention near the top of the leaderboard but Northern Irishman Darren Clarke still leads the way in the third round of the Open at Royal St George's.

1723: FOOTBALL - Two more pre-season friendly results: Accrington 1-2 Blackburn; FC Tampa Bay 1-0 Bolton.

Breaking news
1719: MOTOGP - BBC presenter Matt Roberts Tweets: "Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa just confirmed in the front row press conference that they will not go to Japan.
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I find it astounding. To cut a long debate short, riders are not going as they fear radiation. Apparently all in agreement except Aoyama. This is a developing story so we will try to bring you as much as we can in the show on Sunday [show at 1235-1405]."

1711: SUPERBIKES - John Hopkins snatches pole away from title rival Tommy Hill for the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.

1707: FOOTBALL - Former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim's own goal help the Blues creep to a 1-0 victory against Portsmouth in Andre Villas-Boas first match in charge of the Londoners.

1700: RUGBY LEAGUE - Chris Bridge runs in four tries as Warrington keep up the heat on Engage Super League leaders Wigan by demolishing Harlequins 54-24 at the Stoop.

1658: FOOTBALL - Norwich cruise to an emphatic pre-season win over Gorleston with Holt (2), Whitbread, Korey Smith, Jackson, Johnson and Wilbraham the scorers in a 7-0 win.

1655: FOOTBALL - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hits out at Man City counterpart Roberto Mancini for publicly declaring an interest in signing Gunners midfielder Samir Nasri: "These comments are not allowed, it is against the basic rules of football and Roberto Mancini should be informed," Wenger told Sky Sports News. "What we want is respect. We will not comment on any players at other clubs. It is time football in England came back to these basic rules."

Louis Oosthuizen

Toughest conditions ever - Oosthuizen

1647: GOLF - Defending Open champion Louis Oosthuizen says the combination of wind and rain made his third round at the 2011 tournament "the toughest conditions ever".

1643: SNOOKER - World Cup quarter-final results from Bangkok, Thailand: Wales 4-2 Australia; China 4-1 Republic of Ireland; England 3-4 Hong Kong; Scotland 3-4 Northern Ireland.

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1638: CRICKET - England Test captain Andrew Strauss is out on the field again at Taunton after Somerset, for whom Strauss is making a guest appearance, declared on 425-3 against India on the second day of their tour game. The tourists have already lost stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir for 21 - they're 36-1.

1630: HORSE RACING - Earlier, 25-1 shot Charles The Great led most of the way before narrowly beating joint favourite Lily's Angel in the day's big race, the (Weatherbys) Super Sprint at Newbury, for trainer Andrew Balding and jockey Jimmy Fortune.

Breaking news
1625: CYCLING - Jelle Vanendert wins stage 14 of Tour de France, the first stage win of his career. Thomas Voeckler retains yellow jersey, 1 min 49 secs ahead of Frank Schleck.

1623: TRIATHLON - Britain's Will Clarke claims his first World Championship Series podium place after finishing second just behind Australia's Brad Kahlefeldt in Hamburg.

1620: FENCING - No Britons make it beyond the last 32 in the European Fencing Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Breaking news
1617: FOOTBALL - Chelsea agree to sign highly-rated teenage goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a five-year deal from Genk, the Belgian champions announce.

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1616: CYCLING - Jelle Vanendert opens up a sizeable gap on stage 14 of the Tour de France of 30-plus seconds with 2.7km to go uphill.

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1615: GOLF - Ian Poulter Tweets: "Looking like I might play four more tournaments before the end of October. I should be fresh for the end of season run."

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1607: SNOOKER - Mark King, reacting to the news that Ronnie O'Sullivan has pulled out of the Australian Goldfields Open, Tweets: "What a surprise THE ROCKET has pulled out of OZ. I reckon he has found a bone in his leg. What a load of [insert swear word]. It must be nice to choose."

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1605: CYCLING - The yellow jersey group in the Tour de France keep trying attacks but one rider can't get clear. Andy Schleck has attempted four breakaways but the group, which includes his brother Frank, current leader Thomas Voeckler, Alberto Contador, Cadel Evans and Ivan Basso. There are 7km to go

Breaking news
1603: FOOTBALL - Talking of Rangers, the Scottish outift have had a bid accepted for Aston Villa defender and former Ger Carlos Cuellar.

1559: FOOTBALL - George Lebese breaks away in the 88th minute to grab the only goal of the game and earn Kaiser Chiefs a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the Londoners' first pre-season friendly. Rangers, meanwhile, secure a 4-1 win - their first of pre-season - over Linfield with goals from Juan Manuel Ortiz, Steven Naismith, Nikica Jelavic and Kane Hemmings.

Breaking news
1547: GOLF - Darren Clarke, who's now out in the early stages of his third round, is leading the 140th Open on his own at five under for the championship. Lucas Glover has dropped to three under. Follow all the day's action in greater detail with live text commentary from BBC Sport's Phil Dawkes.

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1541: CYCLING - Simon Brotherton, commentating on the 2011 Tour de France for BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, talks about the rumours linking Mark Cavendish with a future move to Team Sky. The Manxman is struggling today on the hills but will keep his green jersey nonetheless. On the 14th stage, where there is 13km left, Sandy Casar is ploughing a lone furrow up front.

Breaking news
1534: FOOTBALL - Brighton fans are, reportedly, "nearly in tears" at the club's momentous first game at their new Amex Stadium (Albion's development side are taking on Eastbourne Borough for the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup).

1528: RUGBY UNION - BBC Sport rugby union commentator Alastair Eykyn has plenty to say about "the hierarchy of English rugby fighting like rats in a sack". Read more on that here.

1520: FOOTBALL - Rangers are currently 1-1 with Linfield, they are into the second half. Elsewhere, Motherwell are 0-0 with Leeds, it's also goalless between Partick Thistle and Celtic. Hibernian were supposed to be playing Barnsley but a big downpour of Edinburgh rain caused the late cancellation of that match.

BBC Radio 5 live
1517: CYCLING - Euskadi's Izagirre leads stage 14 of the 2011 Tour de France by 42 seconds from the chasing group of 16. Less than 30km to go now. Voigt has come off his bike twice. Live commentary from BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Breaking news
1511: FOOTBALL - The Scottish Premier League are expected to drop plans to reduce the number of teams in the division to 10. At Monday's AGM the league will instead look at revamping the current structure of 12 by introducing promotion/relegation play-offs. More from BBC Scotland...

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1508: CRICKET - India and Somerset have finally got back out onto the field in their tour match at Taunton - Arul Suppiah, who recently broke the world record for the best Twenty20 bowling figures after taking six wickets for five runs, has just passed 150, with Somerset 350-2.

1503: FOOTBALL - Arsenal were held to a draw by 1-1 by Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown in the second match of their pre-season Asia Tour.

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1458: GOLF - BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts, at the 140th Open in Sandwich, on Twitter: "Darren Clarke looking v chirpy on putting green. Instead of hat, has opted for visor. Presumably to keep sun out of his eyes. Eh?"

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1451: TOUR DE FRANCE - Laurens Ten Dam (RAB), has crashed early on the descent of the Col d'Agnes, going wide on a corner before flying over his handlebars. There is a lot of blood but he's back on his bike now after being treated by the race's medical staff. There's 49.4km to go today.

1442: FOOTBALL - Still 0-0 between Tottenham and Kaizer Chiefs in that pre-season friendly in South Africa, although the hosts nearly took the lead just before half-time.

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1434: CYCLING - Live commentary of the Tour de France, courtesy of BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. At this point in time nine riders - including Casar, Riblon and El Fares - share the lead on stage 14, usually seen as one of the most crucial days.

1429: MOTO GP - German Grand Prix qualification results... 1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 1min 21.681secs; 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1:21.933; 3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1:21.944; 4. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda 1:21.954; 5. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 1:22.056; 6. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda 1:22.157.

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1423: CYCLING - Legendary (retired) British cyclist Chris Boardman on Twitter: "For the very, very best Tour de France photos, look here: http://t.co/7fQI86H"

Breaking news
1414: RUGBY LEAGUE - Teams for the Super League match between Harlequins RL and Warrington .... Harlequins RL: Dorn, Calderwood, Clubb, O'Callaghan, Melling, Sarginson, Gale, Ward, Randall, Wilkes, Mitchell, Purdham, Bailey. Replacements: Ambler, Krasniqi, Ellis, Golden. Warrington: Hodgson, J. Monaghan, King, Atkins, Williams, Briers, Myler, Wood, M. Monaghan, Carvell, Anderson, Grix, Bridge. Replacements: Higham, Harrison, Westwood, Blythe.

1406: EQUESTRIAN - Great Britain's eventers warmed up for their European team title defence next month by claiming a notable victory in the team event at the World Equestrian Festival in Germany. William Fox-Pitt, Mary King, Polly Stockton and Nicola Wilson produce a dominant display at the prestigious Aachen show.

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1357: FOOTBALL - New Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, who scored during the Reds' 6-3 win over a Malaysia XI today, Tweets: "Thanks to all the fans for turning out 80,000 people at game was incredible. Another 45 mins and delighted to get first goal for club. On to Singapore for couple days then back home."

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1351: GOLF - England's leading amateur Tom Lewis tees off in the third round of the Open at one under par, three off leading pair Lucas Glover and Darren Clarke, who tee off at 1505 BST.

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1345: CYCLING - The intermediate sprint points available in the Tour de France today have been snaffled by the breakaway, with France's FDJ rider Mickael Delage taking 20 points, and Brit David Millar notching up 17 points. Mark Cavendish's green jersey is safe and he will be pushing for a stage win on Sunday. There is 80km to go and the leading trio are beginning the ascent of the Col de la Trappe with a 8'45 lead.

1340: FOOTBALL - Bolton manager Owen Coyle tells BBC Sport's Drew Christie that he would like Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge on loan at the Reebok again next season.

1335: RUGBY UNION - Tight-head prop Joe Rees signs a three-year contract with the Ospreys.

1330: TENNIS - Top seed Robin Soderling of Sweden has beaten Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-0 to reach the final of the Swedish Open.

1321: FOOTBALL - Carlos Vela scores on the stroke of half-time to make it Hangzhou Greentown 1-1 Arsenal in their pre-season friendly at the break.

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1315: FOOTBALL - Liverpool owner John Henry offers Alberto Aquilani and David Ngog hope of extending their Anfield careers following the Reds' 6-3 pre-season win over a Malaysia XI as he Tweets: "One missing link last year: Aquilani. Put the ball near Ngog and the goal and it's going in. Too much talk of them somewhere else."

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1309: GOLF - American veteran Tom Watson bogeys the 11th at Royal St George's, meaning not one player on the course is under par in the third round of the Open.

1301: FOOTBALL - Wigan midfielder James McCarthy is back in the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Croatia.

Breaking news
1255: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty has spoken to Carlos Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian, who confirms Brazilian side Corinthians have made an improved offer for Manchester City's captain.

1253: GOLF - Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shoots a six-under 66 to lead by three strokes after the third round of the Indonesian Open.

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1250: TRIATHLON - Watch live action of the ITU World Championship Series from Hamburg.

1245: FOOTBALL - Late goals from Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt add gloss to Liverpool's win as the Reds beat a Malaysia XI 6-3 in a pre-season friendly.

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1242: CYCLING - A total of 24 cyclists are in the breakaway on stage 14 of the Tour de France, including Britain's David Millar. They lead the peloton by six minutes, still 115km to go, a lot of it uphill.

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1241: GOLF - US Open champion Rory McIlroy tees off in his third round at the Open amid continuing poor conditions at Royal St George's.

1239: FOOTBALL - Football's governing body Fifa reveal that a total of five members of the North Korea team tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the women's World Cup.

1236: SUPERBIKES - John Laverty suffers multiple injuries in a high speed crash during the first free practice session for the British Superbike round at Oulton Park.

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1231: FOOTBALL - Malaysia XI hit back with two goals in three minutes themselves as Safee Sali twice breaks the Liverpool offside trap to make it Malaysia XI 3-4 Liverpool with eight minutes left to play.

Breaking news
1229: ATHLETICS - French triple jumper Teddy Tamgho is forced to withdraw from the Under-23 European Championships after injuring his ankle during the meet at Ostrava, Czech Republic, report AFP.

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1224: FOOTBALL - And it's now Malaysia XI 1-4 Liverpool in that pre-season friendly as Maxi Rodriguez scores from Emiliano Insua's pass.

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1220: FOOTBALL - Liverpool take control of their pre-season friendly against a Malaysia XI with two goals in two minutes from David Ngog, Malaysia XI 1-3 Liverpool.

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1215: FOOTBALL - Swansea City make an offer to Nottingham Forest for goalkeeper Lee Camp, BBC Sport Wales understands.

1212: FORMULA 1 - Jenson Button is confident of fighting for victory at the German Grand Prix, despite McLaren's disappointing showing at Silverstone, report skysports.com.

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1205: CYCLING - Britain's David Millar and Team Sky's Xabier Zandio are in the early break on what could prove to be a pivotal 14th stage of the Tour de France.

1202: SNOOKER - Northern Ireland will play Scotland in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after winning three of their four Group C games at Bangkok Convention Centre.

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1200: GOLF - Just one man is under par for the day so far at Royal St George's on a difficult third day at the Open, American Gary Woodland two under for the day, one over for the Championship at Sandwich. The majority of the leading pack are yet to tee off in round three.

1157: FOOTBALL - Newcastle boss Alan Pardew condemns those supporters that invaded the pitch and got involved in fighting during the Toon's pre-season friendly against Darlington, reports The Mirror.

1152: FOOTBALL - Samir Nasri, linked with a move away from the club this summer, starts for Arsenal in their pre-season friendly against Hangzhou Greentown in China.

US Golf Boys - hit or miss?

1148: GOLF - On golf, the stars have been giving their verdict on 'The Golf Boys'' "Oh Oh Oh", the music video that features American players Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan.

1142: FOOTBALL - Liverpool chairman Ian Arye joins Arsenal in questioning Manchester City's record £400m sponsorship deal with Etihad Airlines.

Twitter
1136: GOLF - Graeme McDowell, who missed the cut at the Open on Friday, Tweets: "On the couch with a cup of tea and a choccie Hob Nob and the golf on. Would love to be out there. Looks brutal. Won't win it sitting here!!!"

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1131: FOOTBALL - Safiq Rahim levels the score in the Malaysia XI-Liverpool pre-season friendly with an excellent 20-yard free-kick. Malaysia XI 1-1 Liverpool.

Breaking news
1127: DIVING - China land the first gold of the World Championships in Shanghai, Wu Minxia claiming her fifth three-metres synchronised springboard diving world title alongside partner He Zi, with a score of 356.40 points. Canada's Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel finish second, with Australian duo Anabelle Smith and Sharleen Stratton third.

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1120: FOOTBALL - Iceland intenational Kari Arnason agrees to join Aberdeen after impressing manager Craig Brown in the club's last two pre-season fixtures.

1118: FOOTBALL - Spanish champions Barcelona agree to loan Brazilian defender Henrique Adriano Buss to Palmeiras for next season, reports skysports.com.

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1116: FOOTBALL - Charlie Adam grabs his first goal in a Liverpool shirt from the penalty spot after Andy Carroll is brought down on 26 minutes in Liverpool's pre-season friendly against a Malaysia XI.

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1113: CRICKET - Rain has indeed delayed the start of the second day of Somerset's three-day tour match against India, with the home side 329-2 at Taunton - their guest player, England Test captain Andrew Strauss, made 78 yesterday. His opening partner Arul Suppiah, was 145 not out overnight.

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1105: FOOTBALL - Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, heavily linked with a move to Man Utd this summer, Tweets: "About my injury, its not that big. Just got a kick. I'm fine. Thanks everyone for the messages!!! Have a nice weekend..."

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1058: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "If Aston Villa use Downing money to sign N'Zogbia, Given - and can pull off a deal for [Scott] Parker - then that's reasonable business."

1050: OLYMPICS - Reuters report that the Japanese Olympic Committee have formally put Tokyo in the race to host the 2020 Olympics, claiming the bid will assist the nation's recovery from the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged its north-east coast in March.

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1040: CRICKET - Test Match Special cricket commentator Simon Mann, at day two of India versus Somerset, on Twitter: "Bit grim in Taunton this morning. Has that 'not much play today' feel about it."

1032: FOOTBALL - Speaking to Sky Sports, Rio Ferdinand rejects the theory that Manchester United head into the new season lacking experience.

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1022: MOTO GP - Top six leading times after Saturday's third free practice session ahead of the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring: 1. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 1min 22.112sec; 2. Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) at 0.041sec; 3. Marco Simoncelli (ITA/Honda) 0.047; 4. Casey Stoner (AUS/Honda) 0.274; 5. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Honda) 0.329; 6. Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 0.388.

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1014: GOLF - England's world number 14 Paul Casey has made a steady start to his third round of the 140th Open at Sandwich. Par for the first three holes, maintaining his overnight score of three over. Follow all the day's action in greater detail with live text commentary from BBC Sport's Phil Dawkes.

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1006: DIVING - World 10m platform champion Tom Daley on Twitter: "Looking forward to competing in synchro tmr :) Sunday 17th July (THIS SUNDAY!) 10m syncro diving final live on BBC Red Button 10:15 - 11:20"

0954: SNOOKER - Ronnie O'Sullivan has withdrawn from the Australian Goldfields Open for medical reasons. He completed the first part of the journey, to Bangkok, but having suffered from neck and back problems on the plane he has returned to the UK.

0942: CYCLING - Reminder of where we are at with the Tour de France, after world champion Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage yesterday following a exhilarating finish to the 152.5km trek from Pau to Lourdes. Crucial 14th stage to come later today.

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0934: GOLF - BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts, at the 140th Open in Sandwich, on Twitter: "Diminutive Aussie Matthew Millar spanks a good one down the 1st, playing on his own, to get R3 off. Slight drizzle, breezy but not terrible."

Live action now
0925: TENNIS - Misaki Doi beats Maria Irigoyen 6-0 6-0 to put Japan 2-0 up against Argentina on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group II play-off.

0915: AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The National Football League moves closer to an agreement with its players to end a four-month-old work stoppage and ensure the $9bn league opens as scheduled in September.

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0904: OLYMPICS - Rebecca Romero, world and Olympic medallist in cycling and rowing, on Twitter: "Uh oh. Can't be good when the weather forecaster uses words like 'horrendous' and 'torrential'!"

Breaking news
0900: FOOTBALL - Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed his interest in Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, should his international team-mate Carlos Tevez get his wish to move away from the Etihad Stadium - according to Sky Sports.

Live action now
0852: The third round of the 140th Open set to get under way shortly in challenging conditions near the Kent coastline. Here are your tee times in full (joint leaders Lucas Glover and Darren Clarke are the last to go at 1505 BST).

0843: FOOTBALL - Newcastle striker Kazenga LuaLua has joined Championship side Brighton on loan until January 15 next year. The 20-year-old has had two previous loan spells with the Seagulls.

Breaking news
0832: FOOTBALL - Goal.com claim that Tottenham have opened talks with Roma over a move for striker Mirko Vucinic.

0822: RUGBY LEAGUE - Winger Gareth Raynor has signed a new one-year contract with the Bradford Bulls, which ties him to the club for the 2012 season.

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0814: GOLF - BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts, at the 140th Open in Sandwich, on Twitter: "Grey as a grey thing. Can't see Sandwich across the bay from Ramsgate. V blustery drizzling. Set to get worse. Time to man up, fellas."

Breaking news
0809: SWIMMING - Olympic silver medallist Pete Waterfield is a doubt for tomorrow's 10m synchro alongside Tom Daley after falling ill in Shanghai ahead of the World Championships.

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

Chelsea are ready to return with an improved offer of nearly £30m for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric. Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid are preparing to make a bid for Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie as Jose Mourinho looks to boost his Bernabeu attacking options. Full story: caughtoffside.com

Jose Enrique is holding out for an offer from Arsenal if he is to leave Newcastle, boss Alan Pardew has hinted. Full story: Metro



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