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Sportsday Live - Saturday 23 July

Reaction to day three of Lord's Test between England and India, Amir Khan's fight against Zab Judah, United States MotoGP qualifying - plus more.

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0000: BOXING - And a final reminder that you can follow Amir Khan's light-welterweight title fight against Zab Judah from 0300 BST right here with live text commentary from Ben Dirs and on Radio 5 Live (UK users only) Enjoy.

2352: BOXING - Read Nabil Hassan's report on Tyson Fury's points win over Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth title. Fury said afterwards: "It is a dream come true for me, it didn't matter who they put in front of me tonight."

2346: GOLF - America's Bo Van Pelt has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Canadian Open. Home hopes rest on Adam Hadwin, who is a shot back while Chad Campbell dropped off the pace after a poor back nine during his third round.

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2338: RACING - BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "Loss of Rewilding shocking but 1st King George win for 3-year-old, Classic generation in 8 years by Nathaniel is big boost for race."


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2326: MOTOGP - Spain's Jorge Lorenzo is on pole position for the United States MotoGP, ahead of Australian Casey Stoner. Dani Pedrosa will be third on the grid.

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2322: BOXING - Tyson Fury beats Dereck Chisora on points to land the British and Commonwealth titles. Unanimous decision.

2320: BOXING - All over between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury. Not pretty at times but still entertaining. We await a verdict.

2309: CRICKET - Read Jonathan Agnew's verdict on Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, who earned his place on the Lord's honours board with 103 not out on Saturday, and became the second highest Test runs scorer behind team-mate Sachin Tendulkar.

2258: TENNIS - John Isner is through to the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships after beating Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. Isner will now face Mardy Fish or 19-year-old Ryan Harrison in Sunday's final.

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2246: BOXING - Cesc Fabregas on Twitter: "I met Dereck Chisora in hampstead 2 days ago and took a pic with him. He asked me to watch him fight tonight, so lets see what he can do."

2240: DARTS - Phil Taylor is into the World Matchplay final after beating Andy Hamilton 17-9 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

2231: FOOTBALL - Striker Paolo Guerrero scores a hat-trick as Peru crush 10-man Venezuela 4-1 to take third place at the Copa America.

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2227: BOXING - Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora both enter the ring at Wembley Arena for their British and Commonwealth Heavyweight contest and Fury looks pumped. Live on Channel 5.

2212: FOOTBALL - Following Mohamed Bin Hammam's life ban, MP Damien Collins writes on his website: "These are such serious charges from the Fifa ethics committee that there should now be a fuller inquiry into Bin Hammam's other recent work within Fifa and in particular his role on the executive committee during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups."

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2205: CRICKET - Stuart Broad on Twitter: "Wow the legs are tired! Swim, steak, maximuscle shake, 10 hours sleep and I'll be sorted! #rocknrollsaturdaynight".

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2150: MOTOGP - Right then, qualifying for the United States MotoGP from Laguna is up and running right here.

2146: CRICKET - England bowler Stuart Broad says he has benefitted from a different approach after figures of 4-37 in the third day of the first Test against India. "It was quite obvious I bowled a fuller length," he said. "I think that worked, getting the batsmen driving, and that length can still hit the stumps on a pretty slow Lord's wicket."

2133: GOLF - Looks like no-one is going to catch Alex Noren after he hit a third-round 63 to lead the Nordea Masters in Sweden by 11 shots from Bubba Watson. Meanwhile, Bo Van Pelt and Chad Campbell are tied for the lead at the Canadian Open.

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2120: CRICKET - Hampshire have been deducted eight points in the County Championship for a poor pitch in the match against Nottinghamshire at the Rose Bowl.

2111: BOXING - Don't forget that ahead of Amir Khan's fight against Zab Judah, which you can follow right here with live text commentary from Ben Dirs and on Radio 5 Live (UK users only), Dereck Chisora will battle it out for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title with Tyson Fury. That fight is on Channel 5 from 2200 BST.

2058: FOOTBALL - Read BBC sports editor David Bond's verdict on Mohamed Bin Hammam's life ban from all football activity. Bond says the decision "must be the start of a new era for the organisation".

2047: RUGBY LEAGUE - Super League champions Wigan knocked out reigning Challenge Cup holders Warrington in a thrilling quarter-final contest. It finished Warrington 24-44 Wigan.

2038: MOTOGP - Matt Roberts on Twitter: "Jorge Lorenzo: 'I am very sore especially in my hip but happy to be uninjured and will still be there to give 100% in qualifying this afternoon.'" Qualifying for the United States MotoGP starts at 2150 BST on the Red Button and right here on the BBC Sport website.

2022: FOOTBALL - In the Women's Super League, Birmingham continued their fine form after a break for the World Cup, by beating Doncaster Belles 3-0 to remain top of the table.

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2013: BOXING - Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "@AmirKingKhan just make sure you #stayonyourfeet tonight + take Zab out!! Good luck". Khan's fight against Zab Judah is expected to take place at about 0300 BST.

2008: CRICKET - If you've been out all day and not near a phone or radio, it might be time for you to catch up on the day's play at Lord's where England hold a 193-run lead over India and look in total control according to Sam Sheringham.

1955: FOOTBALL - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 33, expects to sign a new one-year contract extension that will tie him to Stamford Bridge until 2013. "We've started talking," said the Ivory Coast captain. "Everybody knows what I feel about Chelsea and what I want.

1946: FORMULA 1 - Associated Press reports Formula 1 officials say the March earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan will not affect the Japanese Grand Prix to be held on 9 October at Suzuka. The report adds F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says "the race will go on as usual."

1937: ATHLETICS - Teenage Great Britain sprinter Jodie Williams added 200m gold to her 100m title at the European Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

1929: HORSE RACING - William Buick, winner of the 2011 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Nathaniel, is quick to pay tribute to "incredible horse" Rewilding, who had to be put down after breaking a leg in the race.

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1920: MOTOGP - BBC MotoGP presenter on Twitter: "Lorenzo just pulled himself to his feet after a huge highside on the final lap of FP3, looks beat up but okay."

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1911: CRICKET - Former England captain Michael Vaughan is joined by Marcus Trescothick and Paul Collingwood on BBC Radio 5 live's 6-Duck-6 on programme now.

1906: CRICKET - England 5-0 at close on day three of the first Test after dismissing India for 286.

1901: FORMULA 1 - Force India's Paul Di Resta admits that his car was "not happy today" after qualifying in 12th place for the German Grand Prix. The Scottish driver admits that it was "difficult" for him at the Nurburgring on Saturday, but is hopeful of being able to force his way into the points.

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1853: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live's sports news and Olympics correspondent Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Bin Hammam's lawyer says he rejects the findings of Ethics ctee and will fight decision in any way possible."

1846: JUDO - Great Britain top the medal table after day one of the Senior European Cup in Hamburg. Ashley McKenzie won the men's -60kg with Karina Bryant beating team-mate Sarah Adlington in the women's +78kg category final. There were also silvers for Sarah Clark (-63kg) and Sophie Cox (-57kg) while Faith Pitman (-63kg) and Colin Oates (-73kg) took bronze.

1839: FORMULA 1 - Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi has been excluded from qualifying for the German Grand Prix after the discovery of a fuel irregularity. The Swiss driver had qualified 16th.

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1833: BREAKING CRICKET - England bowl India out for 286 at Lord's to take a 188 run lead into their second innings. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and listen to Test Match Special.

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1828: BREAKING RUGBY LEAGUE - Warrington's two-year hold on the Challenge Cup comes to an end as they lose 44-24 to Super League leaders Wigan.

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1823: FOOTBALL - Former Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed Bin Hammam banned for life by Fifa after being found guilty of bribery. A Fifa ethics panel has ruled that the Qatari candidate conspired to pay Caribbean officials $40,000 (£24,500) cash bribes to back his ultimately abandoned challenge to Fifa President Sepp Blatter. Bin Hammam is the most senior Fifa official convicted of corruption in its 107-year history.

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1820: BREAKING FOOTBALL - BBC Sport editor David Bond on Twitter: "Bin Hammam banned from football for life."

1816: CYCLING - Australia's Cadel Evans reflects on pulling on the yellow jersey after stage 20 of the Tour de France. "I really can't quite believe it right now. I have been concentrating on one event for so long," said the 2009 world road race champion.

1810: FORMULA 1 - McLaren driver Jenson Button is stunned after only qualifying seventh for the German Grand Prix. Button, who was over one second slower than McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, admits he failed to complete his final lap in Q3 at the Nurburgring because he could not find grip or balance with his car.

1806: CRICKET - Rahul Dravid hits his 33rd Test century and first at Lord's. India are 238-8 from 90 overs.

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1802: CRICKET - England bowler Stuart Broad gets his fourth wicket as Praveen Kumar edges it to Andrew Strauss. India, who have avoided the follow-on, are now 281-8 and trail England by 193. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and listen to Test Match Special.

1756: FORMULA 1 - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says he was 'not surprised' to have been so far off the pace of Red Bull after qualifying in fourth place for the German Grand Prix. "We are neither surprised nor disappointed, quite the contrary in fact," said the Spaniard. "This grid is more or less what we could have expected, from what we had seen in free practice yesterday."

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1748: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live's sports news and Olympics correspondent Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Possible 6pm UK start for the Mohamed Bin Hammam announcement at FIFA house. Being streamed live on FIFA's website."

1740: HORSE RACING - Trainer John Gosden after watching his horse Nathaniel win King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. "Nathaniel loves this track and luckily we had the conditions after a wet week. Workforce sets the standard, to finish in front of him is phenomenal. With a bit of luck we will all meet in Paris in October (in the Arc)."

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1733: CRICKET - England bowler Chris Tremlett strikes in quick succession to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh to reduce India to 241-7 at Lord's. The tourists trail by 233 runs. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and listen to Test Match Special.

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1729: CYCLING - Isle of Man sprinter and current green jersey holder Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "So proud of Tony Martin for winning TT today. Long time coming. What a legend. Amazing finish for @CadelOfficial to a hard #TdF. Congrats."

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1726: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter: "Happy with the win and the support from the #AFC fans....not happy that @Henderson_91 got injured! Fingers crossed he is okay! #Arsenal."

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1722: RUGBY LEAGUE - Wigan lead Warrington 22-16 at half-time in the opening Challenge Cup quarter-final. Watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

1718: HORSE RACING - Nathaniel secured a dramatic win in the 2011 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a race which saw Rewilding put down after breaking a leg. Pre-race favourite Workforce put on a late surge, but finished second.

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1713: ATHLETICS - British sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis on Twitter: "Good day at Birmingham games second fastest time this season after a long road to recovery! Looking good for the trials."

1707: SNOOKER - World number one Mark Williams beats former world champion Ken Doherty 6-2 to reach the Australian Goldfields Open. The Welshman will face England's Stuart Bingham who earlier beat Shaun Murphy by the same scoreline.

1701: FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton is all smiles after an "amazing lap" means he starts the German Grand Prix from second on the grid, behind Mark Webber. The British driver admits he has been hard on himself and his McLaren team but has his "fingers crossed for a great result" in Sunday's race.

1655: FOOTBALL - It's full time in the final two Scottish Premier League games of the day with Aberdeen drawing 0-0 with St Johnstone and Motherwell beating Inverness CT 3-0.

1650: OLYMPICS - A diversion of lottery funding and tax issues could prevent Scotland maximising on revenue from the London Olympic Games in 2012. "Our beef, not with the 2012 organising committee but with the UK government, is the return of lottery monies," said Scottish sports minister Shona Robison.

1642: FOOTBALL - Arsenal beat FC Cologne 2-1 in their pre-season friendly with striker Gervinho marking his debut with two goals. Carl Jenkinson, who signed for the Gunners in June, scored an own goal on his debut.

1635: ATHLETICS - The French athletics federation has suspended runners Mehdi Baala and Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad after they traded punches during a Diamond League meeting. Watch the incident on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

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1630: RUGBY LEAGUE - The Super League's top two teams, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, face each other at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in the opening Challenge Cup quarter-final. Watch live coverage on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

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1625: CYCLING - BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Twitter: "Cadel hasn't won Le Tour yet, but this is one of the greatest time trials of all time. The Welsh Aussie blowing Andy Schleck off the road."

1620: CYCLING - Germany's Tony Martin wins stage 20 of the Tour de France, ahead of Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador. Evans now holds a one minute 34 second lead over Andy Schleck in the general classification with one stage to go.

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1615: BREAKING CYCLING - Australia's Cadel Evans takes Tour de France yellow jersey on penultimate stage.

1612: FOOTBALL - Tottenham beat Orlando Pirates 3-0 in a pre-season friendly in Johannesburg with Rafael van der Vaart scoring twice.

1607: FORMULA 1 - Nurburgring chiefs are optimistic that they will be able to secure a fresh deal to keep running the German Grand Prix, with its current contract running out after this weekend's race, plus more in Saturday's gossip column.

1600: CRICKET - India resume on 193-5 after tea having lost three key wickets - including Sachin Tendulkar - in the afternoon session at Lord's. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and listen to Test Match Special.

1549: FORMULA 1 - Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone tells BBC Sport that he is "not concerned" by allegations made against him by Munich's state prosecutor who has decided to bring charges against German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky in relation to the sale of F1 to CVC Capital Partners in 2005.

1541: RUGBY UNION - Sale Sharks back-rower Andy Powell has not given up hope of forcing his way back into Wales coach Warren Gatland's World Cup plans.

1534: SWIMMING - Former British swimmer and BBC Sport commentator Steve Parry has been assessing the chances of American swimming legend Michael Phelps adding to his haul of 22 gold medals at the World Championships in Shanghai over the next couple of weeks.

1524: CRICKET - VVS Laxman, who was dropped by Andrew Strauss early in his innings does not make England pay, gifting a simple catch to Jonathan Trott to depart for 10. Moments later Suresh Raina is trapped leg before by Graeme Swann and India are 183-5. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and listen to Test Match Special.

1521: CYCLING - Race leader Andy Schleck is the last man to leave the starting gate for his 42.5km individual time trial on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France. Cadel Evans, the man most likely to challenge Andy for the yellow jersey set off six minutes earlier. The winner should be known within an hour. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1513: CRICKET - Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, who was dropped in the 40s by Graeme Swann has reached his half century and moved into second place on the leading Test runs scoring list, going past Australia's Ricky Ponting. India have progressed to 178-3. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1505: FOOTBALL - New Arsenal signing Gervinho has scored twice in the opening 15 minutes of his debut - a friendly against German side Cologne.

1500: FOOTBALL - Saturday's two remaining Scottish Premier League games are about to get under way. Aberdeen host St Johnstone, while Motherwell visit Inverness. Follow live text commentary of the games on the BBC Sport website.

1455: FOOTBALL - Blackburn boss Steve Kean has told Sky Sports News that El-Hadj Diouf's days at Ewood Park appear to be numbered. "I think it's probably the time for El-Hadj [to go] but it will depend on who is interested," said Kean.

1445: CYCLING - The main contenders to win the Tour de France are around 25 miutes away from starting their 42.5km individual time trials in Grenoble. Luxembourg's Andy Schleck holds a 53-second advantage over brother Frank with Cadel Evans of Australia a further four seconds back. Unless there are mechanical failures or crashes, one of those three will win the Tour this afternoon.

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1435: CRICKET - Sachin Tendulkar's wait for his 100th century goes on. The Little Master is caught at slip by Graeme Swann off the bowling of Stuart Broad for 34. His highest score for India at Lord's remains 37. The tourists are 158-3. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1427: FOOTBALL - Full-time at Ibrox and defending champions Rangers have been held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts in their opening Scottish Premier League game of the season. Follow live text commentary of the rest of the afternoon's games on the BBC Sport website.

1425: CYCLING - Germany's Tony Martin has set the best time on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France - a 42.5km individual time trial around Grenoble. Martin stopped the clock on 55 minutes, 33 seconds - 89 seconds quicker than second quickest rider Thomas De Gendt. Follow live updates on the Tour's official website.

1415: FOOTBALL - West Ham have signed Bolton midfielder Matt Taylor, 29, for an undisclosed fee.

1408: CYCLING - Belgium's Thomas de Gendt has set the quickest time on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France - a 42.5km individual time trial around Grenoble. De Gendt was just one second quicker than Riche Porte. Fabian Cancellara is third. Britain's Geraint Thomas, who was seventh over this course in the Dauphine is on the road. Follow live updates on the Tour's official website.

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1402: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull's Mark Webber takes pole position for the German Grand Prix with a 1:30.079 lap. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is also on the front row of the grid, with Sebastian Vettel third. You can follow live text commentary and TV pictures on the BBC Sport website.

1355: FOOTBALL - Striker Steven Naismith has equalised for Rangers in the 58th minute against Hearts at Ibrox. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1350: CRICKET - Play is back underway at Lord's with India on 115-2, replying to England's 474-8 declared. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1345: FORMULA 1 - McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is fastest in the second part of qualifying. Nick Heidfeld, Paul di Resta, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Sergio Perez, Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari are knocked out of Q2. You can follow live text commentary and TV pictures on the BBC Sport website.

1340: FOOTBALL - Cardiff City hope to unveil the signing of Kenny Miller from Turkish side Bursaspor on Monday after he passed a medical and agreed personal terms.

1335: DISABILITY TENNIS- Britain's two-time Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk wins his fifth British Open wheelchair tennis championships quad singles title in Nottingham after a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory over American world No. 1 David Wagner.

1329: FOOTBALL - Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has issued a statement dismissing speculation linking the Premier League club with strikers Mariano Pavone and James McFadden."I know speculation and rumour is part of football, especially at Premier League level," said Jenkins. "But it is getting an absolute farce."

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1323: FORMULA 1 - Ferrari's Felipe Massa is quickest in the first part of qualifying. Kamui Kobayashi, Heikki Kovalainen, Timo Glock, Karun Chandhok, Jerome D'Ambrosio, Daniel Ricciardo and Tonio Liuzzi are the first seven drivers to get knocked out. You can follow live text commentary and TV pictures on the BBC Sport website.

1318: RUGBY UNION - Australia seal a 39-20 victory over injury-hit South Africa at the Sydney Olympic stadium. The Wallabies scored five tries just six days after they suffered one of their worst-ever defeats to Samoa.

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1312: CRICKET - India reach 102-2 at lunch on day three of the first Test at Lord's, replying to England's 474-8 declared. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1306: CYCLING - Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Well, that's the TT done AND I'm in a much better mood! Seafood linguini for lunch from team chef, Walter. Now just chilling until podium."

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1300: FORMULA 1 - Qualifying for the German Grand Prix is now underway at the Nurburgring. You can follow live text commentary and TV pictures on the BBC Sport website.

1255: CYCLING - World and Olympic time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara sets the early pace on today's penultimate stage time-trial at the Tour de France. Swiss rider Cancellara clocked 57 minutes 15 seconds over the course in the foothills of the Alps to hold the lead after the first 50 riders completed the course. Follow live updates on the Tour's official website.

1249: FOOTBALL - Uganda international David Obua scores the first goal of the new Scottish Premier League season to give Hearts a 1-0 lead over Rangers at Ibrox. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1244: OLYMPICS - "British Olympians must secure at least fourth place in the medal table at next year's Games or face a reduction in their £120 million-a-year funding, the sports minister Hugh Robertson tells the Times (subscription required).

1236: MOTOGP - Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo records the quickest lap in free practice to set the standard at the United States MotoGP.

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1230: CRICKET - England bowler Stuart Broad strikes again, bowling Abhinav Mukund out for 49. India are 77-2 and trail by 397. Sachin Tendulkar takes to the crease in search of his 100th international century. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1225: CYCLING - Speaking about Mark Cavendish's green jersey hopes, BBC Sport's Simon Brotherton tells BBC Radio 5 live: "If he does win, it will be no mean achievement. He holds a 15-point lead over Jose Joaquin Rojas. It will all come down to the intermediate sprint and final in Paris. If he wins the green jersey, he'll be the first British rider to ever do it.

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1217: BREAKING FOOTBALL - QPR will not sell midfielder Adel Taarabt during the current summer transfer window, the Premier League side announced today.

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1211: CYCLING - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong on Twitter: "Made it to Grenoble. Gonna be one helluva a race today."

1205: RUGBY UNION - Australia lead South Africa 15-6 at half-time in the Tri-Nations opener in Sydney. Follow live scores on the BBC Sport website.

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1159: CRICKET - England get their first wicket of the day, with Stuart Broad bowling Gautam Gambhir out for 15. India are now 63-1 at Lord's. You can listen to Test Match Special commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1153: CRICKET - India are currently 62-0 on day three of the Lord's Test and trail England by 412. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

1147: DIVING - Wu Minxia heads a Chinese one-two in the women's 3m springboard to take the hosts to within just one victory of sweeping all 10 world championships titles.

1141: HORSE RACING - The 2010 Epsom Derby winner Workforce heads a field of five for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday at 1630 BST. Coverage starts on BBC Two at 1420 BST with live video on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

1135: SNOOKER - England's Stuart Bingham causes an upset by beating former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-2 to make the final of the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

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1131: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Everton will use any money from sales to make immediate bid for Wigan's N'Zogbia but current lack of cash puts them behind in chase."

1126: RUGBY UNION - Australia currently lead South Africa 12-0 in the Tri-Nations opener in Sydney. Follow live scores on the BBC Sport website.

1121: FOOTBALL - Chief executive Stewart Regan promises that the Scottish Football Association's new disciplinary processes will be "speedy, transparent and robust" and hopes it will avoid the problems that led to controversy and challenges by the Old Firm last season.

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1115: CRICKET - Play is underway at Lord's on day three of the Lord's Test between England and India. The tourists resume on 17-0 after Kevin Pietersen's 202 not out led England to a total of 474-8 declared. You can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

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1110: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter : "Man City boss Mancini on Aguero: "Aguero is young & can start to score a lot. He will become a top striker. He is 23 & now is his time."

1105: CYCLING - Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish, who currently holds the green jersey for best sprinter, is out on the road to set his time in today's individual time trial into Grenoble. Follow live updates on the Tour's official website.

1100: FORMULA 1 - Championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull tops third practice at the Nurburgring for the German Grand Prix. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were fourth and fifth respectively. Live coverage of qualifying starts at 1210 BST on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.

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1055: FORMULA 1 - BBC Points West weatherman Ian Fergusson on Twitter: "NURBURGRING: Showers closing in from W for quali, based on radar trajectories."

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1049: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Growing belief that Everton would now be tempted to sell Jack Rodwell should they receive a serious offer. Once more talking about £20m"


1042: CRICKET - The third day of the first Test between England and India at Lord's starts at 1100 BST. India resume their first innings on 17-0 with the live text commentary pointing out that Sachin Tendulkar is likely to come into bat today. On 99 international centuries. In the 2000th Test match. And the 100th England v India Test.

1030: ATHLETICS - French runners Mehdi Baala and Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad seem set to escape any sanction from the French Athletics Federation (FAF) after the duo came to embarrassing blows on the track at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Ghani Yalouz, head of the FAF, told L'Equipe: "There was a misunderstanding. I told them to apologise to each other and that's what they did."

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1020: DIVING - British diver Tom Daley on Twitter: "Just qualified a spot for Great Britain in the @London2012 Olympics :) finished 6th in the semi final...finals tomorrow"


1012: FOOTBALL - China came from 2-0 down to beat Laos 7-2 in the first leg of their 2014 World Cup qualifying match. The return leg will be played in Laos on Thursday and the winners go into the Asian group-stage qualifying. The draw for the European qualifying groups takes place on Saturday, 30 July.

1004: FOOTBALL - St Mirren have confirmed the appointment of Tommy Craig as first team coach. The former assistant manager at Hibernian, Celtic, and Aberdeen will work alongside Saints boss Danny Lennon.

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0953: FOOTBALL - Chelsea have reached an agreement with Barcelona over the signing of defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu. The 19-year-old is yet to have a medical or agree personal terms as he is currently with Spain at the Under-20 World Cup.

0945: CYCLING - The penultimate stage of the Tour de France has begun. It is a 42.5km individual time trial and the riders go in reverse order, so the first cyclist out on the course around Grenoble was Fabio Sabatini. The 167 riders left in the race go out at two-minute intervals, except for the last 21 who start three minutes apart. The last man out this afternoon will be yellow jersey wearer Andy Schleck. The official Tour de France website has live updates.

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0938: FORMULA 1 - Live coverage of the third practice for the German Grand Prix is getting under way. Follow live text commentary now and watch live pictures from 1000 BST.

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0927: DIVING - BBC Radio 5 live's Karen Pickering on Twitter: "Both @peterwaterfield & @TomDaley1994 have made it through to the 10m diving final. Well done boys!!"


0920: CRICKET - England will start the third day of the first Test at Lord's later this morning with a healthy lead after Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten double century helped them amass 474-8 declared. India's openers reached the close on 17 without loss. Live text commentary will start on this website at 1030 BST and you can also listen to live commentary on Test Match Special. In the meantime, catch up with Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew's podcast from day two.

0909: FOOTBALL - Mohamed bin Hammam will find out today whether he has been found guilty of bribery allegations by Fifa's ethics committee. The suspended former Fifa presidential candidate believes he is likely to be found guilty.

0858: FOOTBALL - The new Scottish Premier League season starts today with defending champions Rangers hosting Hearts at Ibrox in the lunchtime kick-off.

0850: FOOTBALL - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to comment on the situation surrounding Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona as the Gunners headed off for a training camp in Germany without their captain. Wenger also said he had nothing new to say about Nasri's situation but did divulge that goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and striker Nicklas Bendtner had been "contacted by a few clubs".

0840: SWIMMING - Unsafe water temperatures led to 14 competitors withdrawing from the 25km open water races at the World Championships in Shanghai. Defending men's champion Verio Cleri of Italy, who stopped four hours into the race, said it was "too hot and too dangerous" to continue. Another Italian, Edoardo Stochino, was pulled from the water 50 minutes later and taken away on a stretcher as officials poured cold water over his chest. The water temperature had been 30.5C (87F) at the start of the race.

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0834: FORMULA 1 - BBC Sport's Sarah Holt, at the German Grand Prix, on Twitter: "You can see your breath at the Nurburgring this morning. Really. Nice & sunny for now though. 3rd practice at 1000 (BST)"


0828: SNOOKER - England's Stuart Bingham has advanced to the final of the Australian Open with a 6-2 semi-final victory over compatriot Shaun Murphy.

0820: BOXING -Amir Khan has promised to wow the crowd as he prepares to fight "tricky" Zab Judah in Las Vegas. Both fighters weighed in on the 140lbs limit ahead of the contest

0811: FOOTBALL - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba expects to sign a new one-year contract extension that will tie him to Stamford Bridge until 2013. "We've started talking and it's very interesting. Everybody knows what I feel about Chelsea and what I want," he said.


0805: FOOTBALL - Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge has been added to the New York Cosmos squad for Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes' testimonial at Old Trafford on 5 August.


0800: FOOTBALL - Top transfer stories from today's gossip column:


Barcelona are planning to sell a number of their younger players to Premier League clubs to help fund a new, improved bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal winger Samir Nasri, 24, still believes he could join Manchester City this summer and has told friends he has no intention of performing a U-turn over his Gunners future by signing a new contract.
Full story: Daily Express

Everton will resist any attempt to lure defender Phil Jagielka, 28, away from Goodison Park but manager David Moyes could be ready to sell England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell, 20, whose progress last season was held back by injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror




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Saturday's gossip column
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