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Sportsday Live - Friday 12 August

Alastair Cook shines as England dominate against India, Tiger Woods misses US PGA cut, football latest ahead of Saturday's Premier League start, plus more.

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2359: That's all from Friday's Sportsday Live.

2355: GOLF - Tiger Woods misses the cut at the US PGA Championship - only the third time in his career the 14-time major winner has failed to reach the last two rounds at a major tournament. Woods followed his worst opening round in any major, a seven-over 77 on Thursday, with a 73 for a halfway total of 10 over.

2353: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty gives his predictions for the new Premier League season, which begins on Saturday.

2350: TENNIS -Jamie and Andy Murray are out of the men's doubles at the Montreal Masters after a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Tomas Berdych and Florian Mayer.

2331: FOOTBALL - The Daily Mirror reports that Everton boss David Moyes has made an ambitious move to sign Chelsea starlet Daniel Sturridge on loan after being impressed by his form in a loan spell with Bolton last season.

2326: RUGBY LEAGUE - After their defeat to St Helens, Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown says forward Luke O'Donnell will miss the remainder of this season and the early part of next season with a cruciate knee ligament injury while Danny Brough also has an unspecified problem. "'Broughy' has an issue which we are not sure exactly what it is or how bad it is. But it is going to be quite doubtful when he comes back and plays again," revealed Brown.

2313: FOOTBALL - The Guardian reports that Blackburn manager Steve Kean is to ask Sir Alex Ferguson if he can take several Manchester United players to Ewood Park on loan with Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda, who spent time last season on loan at Sunderland and Sampdoria respectively, both high on Kean's wish list.

2256: CRICKET -Nottinghamshire Outlaws keep alive their hopes of a semi-final place in the CB40 competition with a three-wicket Duckworth-Lewis victory over Glamorgan Dragons. Chasing 196 to win off 35 overs, skipper Chris Read led the way with an unbeaten 68 from 65 balls as the Outlaws secured victory with 11 balls to spare despite Will Owen's 4-40.

2221: TENNIS - The 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland beats German 11th seed Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Radwanska, who also beat Petkovic on her way to winning last week's Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, will face Australian Samantha Stosur in the last four.

2210: FOOTBALL - Fox Sports report that Spurs and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane is on his way to Los Angeles where he will undergo a physical ahead of signing a two-year, $8m contract with the LA Galaxy.

2204 GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter about Tiger Woods's second-round display at the US PGA: "Woods is in meltdown and it is sad to see. On twelve he's been in out and back in to the trees with ragged resigned golf." You can follow the live text commentary from Ben Dirs on the BBC Sport website.

2159: RUGBY LEAGUE - In the night's Super League matches, Leeds sweep aside Castleford 56-0, Hull FC have a surprise 40-8 win over the in-form Catalan Dragons, Crusaders beat Harlequins 31-12 while St Helens beat Huddersfield 19-6.

2144: BADMINTON - Britain's Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier are now guaranteed a bronze medal after reaching the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the World Championships in Wembley. You can read the full report of their quarter-final win on the BBC Sport website.

2132: TENNIS - Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic beats seventh seed Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 to set up a semi-final meeting at the Montreal Masters with American Mardy Fish.

2121: FOOTBALL -Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean tells BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme he may add more Scottish players to his Ewood Park squad before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

2111: CRICKET - Although Alastair Cook was the England hero on day three of the third Test against India with his 294, BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew, in his BBC Sport website column, is concerned about the sport's bad light rules.

2050: FOOTBALL - At half-time in the Super League it is Crusaders 12-6 Harlequins, Hull FC 16-4 Catalan Dragons, Leeds 20-0 Castleford and St Helens 6-0 Huddersfield. You can follow the live scores on the BBC Sport website and there is commentary on St Helens v Huddersfield on 5 live sports extra.

2037: FOOTBALL - Ahead of the start of the new Premier League season, you can test your tipping skills with Lawro's Predictions on the BBC Sport website with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson pitting his wits against the BBC Sport football expert.

2021: FOOTBALL - Arsenal say they have agreed terms with Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa to sign teenage striker Joel Campbell.

2009: FOOTBALL - Wigan sign 19-year-old winger Nouha Dicko on a three-year deal after a successful trial. The teenager, who played in the Latics' pre-season matches against Preston and Villarreal, was a free agent after being released by French club Strasbourg.

2003: TENNIS - American Mardy Fish beats 14th seed Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters. Fish, the sixth seed, wins 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-0 and will face either Tomas Berdych or Janko Tipsarevic in the last four.

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1958: RUGBY LEAGUE - You can also get details of BBC local radio commentaries of the night's Super League games on the BBC Sport website.

1953: RUGBY LEAGUE - There are four Super League games starting at 2000 BST - Crusaders v Harlequins, Hull v Catalan Dragons, Leeds v Castleford and St Helens v Huddersfield. BBC Sport has the latest scores.

1948: FOOTBALL - The Premier League season kicks off on Saturday. BBC Sport's Mike Henson has produced a team-by-team guide.

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1940: BADMINTON - BBC Sport's Jess Creighton on Twitter: "Chris Adcock leaps over the ad boards & throws off his top in jubliation!"

1934: BADMINTON - Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier reach the last four of the mixed doubles at the world championships at Wembley with a 21-16 21-18 win over the Chinese fourth seeds.

1930: TENNIS - Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beats Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva 6-1 6-2 to reach the last four at Toronto.

1925: CRICKET - England's Alastair Cook on missing out on 300 having been dismissed for 294 on the third day of the third Test against India: "When you get so close you can be a little bit disappointed."

1915: ATHLETICS - French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie produces a best jump of 5.76m on Friday at the "Berlin Flies" competition at the Brandenburg Gate, put together to mark the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.

1907: CRICKET - Bad light calls a halt to the third day of the third Test between England and India. England compiled 710-7 and India are 35-1 in their second innings having made 224 in their first innings.

1859: GOLF - Back at the US PGA Championship, US Open winner Rory McIlroy completes his second round - a three-over par 73. He is on three over overall with the projected cut at four over.

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1850: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Ollie Wiliams on Twitter: "Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier face Chinese fourth seeds for place in mixed doubles semis [world championships]. A win would, in badminton terms, be enormous for Britain."

1840: BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Follow the progress of the Great Britain players at the Olympic test event on the BBC Sport website.

1832: RUGBY UNION - All Blacks fly-half Stephen Donald completes a protracted move to Bath.

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1825: FOOTBALL - Liverpool owner John Henry on Twitter: "Well, we haven't saved anything yet, just set a new course in the deep waters of English football. We feel very, very fortunate to be here."

1822: CRICKET - England Lions beat Sri Lanka A by 97 runs. James Taylor scored 106 to help his side to 310-8. Sri Lanka A made 213.

1811: FOOTBALL - QPR manager Neil Warnock is determined to prove people wrong. "When I got free transfers I wanted to prove the manager wrong for letting me go. When I got sacked I wanted to prove them wrong."

1805: CRICKET - Virender Sehwag is out for a 'king pair' [two first ball ducks] in the third Test against India.

1803: CRICKET - BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "England 710-7 dec. Fourth biggest lead by team batting 2nd in Test history. Cook 294."

1757: FOOTBALL - Defender Ashley Williams agrees a new three-year contract with Swansea just days before the club begin their first Premier League campaign.

1754: FOOTBALL - West Brom reject an undisclosed bid from Wigan for striker Peter Odemwingie, the West Midlands club confirm.

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1750: CRICKET - Alastair Cook is out for 294 - the sixth highest Test total made by an England player. England declare on 710-7 in the third Test against India.

1749: CRICKET - Records are being broken at Edgbaston in the third Test at Edgbaston between England and India. England are 704-6 with Alastair Cook unbeaten on 293. He has the sixth highest Test total made by an England player with Len Hutton leading the way with the 364 he made against Australia in 1938.

1744: MOTOGP - Spaniard Dani Pedrosa dominates free practice for this weekend's MotoGP meeting at Brno after topping the timesheets.

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1744: CRICKET - BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener on Twitter: "As well as the sixth highest England score, Alastair Cook now has third highest Test score against India, behind Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (340) and Graham Gooch's 333 for England."

1740: OLYMPICS - Olympic officials should consider moving London 2012 if the riots and looting of the past days in the capital continue, German member of parliament Manuel Hoeferlin told Reuters.

1734: CRICKET - They are back out after a short interval for bad light in the third Test at Edgbaston between England and India. England are 687-6 with Alastair Cook unbeaten on 288. He has the sixth highest Test total made by an England player with Len Hutton leading the way with the 364 he made against Australia in 1938.

1728: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan on Twitter: "Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister is another who is tipping Man Utd for title and that Arsenal are set for 'year in doldrums...with potential to get a lot worse.'"

1724: CRICKET - Bad light has stopped play in the third Test at Edgbaston between England and India. England are 683-6 with Alastair Cook unbeaten on 284. He has the eighth highest Test total made by an England player with Len Hutton leading the way with the 364 he made against Australia in 1938.

1717: TENNIS - Australia's Sam Stosur makes it through to the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4 6-1 win over Italy's Roberta Vinci.

1711: GOLF - Americans JB Holmes [illness] and Rocco Mediate [injury], and South Africa's Retief Goosen [illness} have all withdrawn from the US PGA Championship. There is live text commentary on the major.

1704: FOOTBALL - Defender Gavin Gunning completes his move to Dundee United from Blackburn, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club confirm.

1659: CRICKET - Essex captain James Foster commits to the county by signing a new three-year deal.

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1652: CRICKET - Alastair Cook currently has the ninth highest Test score by an England player - 270. Len Hutton's 364 is the highest-ever score. England are 656-6, replying to India's first innings total of 224 in the third Test at Edgbaston. The BBC has live text commentary and there is radio commentary on Test Match Special.

1649: RUGBY UNION - England and Saracens hooker Amy Garnett will win her 100th cap on Saturday when England Women take on Canada in the Nations Cup final.

1642: GOLF - The second round of the US PGA Championship is well under way in Atlanta. American Steve Stricker has yet to tee off. He is on seven under and has a two-shot lead over comptariot Jerry Kelly. Open champion Darren Clarke and last year's US Open champion Graeme McDowell could both miss the cut.

1633: CYCLING - Staying with the sport, Team Sky announce Colombian climber Sergio Henao has signed for them for the 2012 season.

1632: CYCLING - Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen takes over the overall race lead from Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert after fourth stage of the Eneco Tour.

1627: RUGBY UNION - Winger Chris Ashton is an injury doubt for England ahead of their World Cup warm-up match against Wales on Saturday. He rolled his ankle in training on Thursday and did not train much on Friday. A final decision will be made early on Saturday.

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1622: CRICKET - It is tea in the third Test at Edgbaston between England and India. England are 646-6, replying to India's first innings total of 224. Alastair Cook is 266 not out. The BBC has live text commentary and there is radio commentary on Test Match Special.

1618: FOOTBALL - West Brom manager Roy Hodgson insists any aspirations he has to eventually become England coach are not behind his reluctance to open talks with his club over a longer term contract. "But I don't have agendas and I certainly am not keeping an option open with regards to England or anyone else," he said.

1614: ATHLETICS - Yaroslav Rybakov, who ruled out of this month's World Athletics Championships because of a foot injury, may still defend his world high jump title, the Russian said on Friday.

1606: FOOTBALL - Liverpool's new signing Jose Enrique could make his Reds debut against Sunderland after registering with the Premier League in time.

1559: SAILING - Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark finished fourth in the final 470 class race at the Portland and Weymouth International Regatta, which acts the official Olympic test event, to narrowly miss out on gold.

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1552: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "McIlroy treble bogey six at 17 back to two over par. Westwood remains level."

1545: OLYMPICS - German member of parliament Manuel Hoeferlin says Olympic officials should consider moving the 2012 Olympics if the recent riots and looting in the capital continue, reports Reuters. "Games cannot be changed from one day to the next. So I say that if the situation remains like that then we have to think early enough about changing the location," he said.

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1540: CRICKET - There's another wicket at Egdbaston as Matt Prior edges one to Sachin Tendulkar. England now 613-6 with Tim Bresnan the next man in alongside Alastair Cook who remains unbeaten on 253.

1538: FOOTBALL - Freddy Adu, who failed to sparkle as a teen prodigy in Major League Soccer and with the United States national team, has returned to the US league with the Philadelphia Union on a free transfer from Portugal's Benfica.

1534: CRICKET - Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the first one-day international match at Harare Sports Club to lead 1-0 in their five-match series.

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1529: CRICKET - Ravi Bopara's return to the England team lasts just 15 balls as he's bowled lbw for seven. England now 605-5 to lead by 385 runs at Edgbaston.

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1527: CRICKET - India get a breakthrough as Eoin Morgan hits a full ball straight to the man at cover and is out for 104. Ravi Bopara steps in and hits a four to ease England's total past the 600 mark from 985 deliveries.

1523: FOOTBALL - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he doesn't feel that being favourites to win the Premier League will be a burden for the Red Devils.

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1517: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "Brandt Snedeker penalised two shots for being late on first tee. He was 2mins 15 secs behind schedule."

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1512: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "Rory plods on at even par 5 holes into second round, Westwood back to back birdies to get to level par after 4."

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1505: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Cesc Fabregas' prospective move to Barcelona: "BBC Sport understands the guaranteed fee is £30m plus £5m in payment bonuses dependent on games played and trophies won."

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1500: CRICKET - BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "Umps seem to have conceded they were wrong. Play continues without lights. Could impact on England's declaration later?"

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1455: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Cesc Fabregas' prospective move to Barcelona: "Barcelona are preparing to unveil Cesc Fabregas at a homecoming ceremony over the weekend, BBC Sport has learnt. A £35m deal has been agreed in principle, with Barca sources saying they are "99.9% certain" that the transfer will go through."

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1446: CRICKET - Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "Bad light??? 563 for 3 .. 2 spinners bowling.. Worst decision I Have seen in my time Playing and watching.. 25000 people in the ground.. outrageous"

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1441: CRICKET - Bad light has stopped play in the third Test at Edgbaston. England are 563-3, 339 runs ahead, with Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan at the crease on 233 and 89 respectively.

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1436: FOOTBALL - Daily Mirror Manchester football correspondent David McDonnell on Twitter: "Ji-Sung Park has signed a contract extension with Man Utd. Length of new deal to follow. #MUFC"

1430: FOOTBALL - Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has said he will drop Bayern Munich winger Danijel Pranjic because he refused to shake hands with the coaching staff after Wednesday's friendly against the Republic of Ireland, according to Croatian state news agency Hina.

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1420: GOLF - Dane Anders Hansen has moved into joint third place on three under at the US PGA Championship after picking up a birdie at the second at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Leader Steve Stricker tees off at 2115 BST.

1411: OLYMPICS - The government has reached agreement to allow a consortium to take over the London 2012 Athletes' Village after the Games, Press Association reports. The deal is said to be worth £557m.

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1359: FOOTBALL - BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: "Celtic manager Neil Lennon not giving up on signing Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy."

1352: CRICKET - The third Test at Edgbaston between England and India has resumed after lunch. England are 523-3, replying to India's first innings total of 224. Alastair Cook is 210 not out. Follow the coverage on this website and on Test Match Special.

1343: FOOTBALL - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand speaks to BBC Radio Manchester: "Shocked and saddened by week's events [English riots]. If the police feel they have the manpower then it's great the games are going ahead. Hopefully these games can bring a bit of sunshine, put a smile on people's face and be good for the morale of the country."

1338: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Neither Arsenal or Barca prepared to confirm deal finally done for Fabregas - but both accept it's very, very close. Barca want unveiling on Monday."

1333: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Rory McIlroy, who injured his wrist on Thursday: "Yes he is playing [at the USPGA] He has just finished on the range now and is now on the putting green."

1329: FOOTBALL - Stoke manager Tony Pulis: "We're looking for about five or six players, if we can. We could do desperately with getting those players in as quickly as possible but we have to do it within the structure we have at this club."

1327: FOOTBALL - Ipswich complete the signing of Keith Andrews on loan from Blackburn until January.

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1321: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to finalise his move to Barcelona, according to reports in the country.

1319: FOOTBALL - Patrice Evra is doubtful for champions Manchester United's Premier League opener against West Bromwich Albion, manager Alex Ferguson has said.

1309: FOOTBALL - Blackburn manager Steve Kean on £20m funds from sale of Phil Jones: "There has been parts of the fee available but there has been a readjustment of the relationship with the bank."

1303: FOOTBALL - Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas says striker Fernando Torres is available for selection for Stoke after recovering from concussion.

1300: GOLF - JB Holmes of the United States withdraws from the PGA Championship because of illness, according to the tournament.

1254: CRICKET - They have taken an early lunch in the third Test at Edgbaston between England and India after rain started to come down at about 1238 BST. England are 503-3, replying to India's first innings total of 224. Alastair Cook is 206 not out. Meanwhile, Test Match Special will be talking about what has gone wrong with India cricket during the break.

1250: FOOTBALL - Croatia coach Slaven Bilic says defender Danijel Pranjic will not play for the national team again under him after refusing to shake his hand following the friendly against Ireland in Dublin.

1246: BADMINTON - Number one seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia defeats Kevin Cordon of Guatemala 21-7 21-13 at the World Badminton Championships at Wembley Arena.

1241: FOOTBALL - Eric Cantona, Pele and Mick McCarthy feature in this week's Friday Focus. Dan Walker is joined in Manchester by Garth Crooks to look forward to Saturday's Football Focus programme and preview the 20th season of the Premier League.

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1231: FOOTBALL - Bolton sign Turkey international Tuncay Sanli on a season-long loan from German club Wolfsburg.

1233: GOLF - The second round of the US PGA Championship begins at 1230 BST. US Open winner Rory McIlroy is due to begin his round at 1335 BST although his participation could be in doubt because of a wrist injury he suffered during the opening round.

1224: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport has produced a Premier League by numbers video.

1219: CRICKET - Alastair Cook records a double century to move England to 483-3, replying to India's first innings total of 224. Rain had earlier disrupted the third Test at Edgbaston.

1216: FOOTBALL - Norwich boss Paul Lambert on BBC Norfolk talking about Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala: "He's here at the minute, he's talking, and I think he's having a medical which we'll find out later on if everything's OK. If that goes through it'll be next week before I see him."

1212: HORSE RACING - Trainer Howard Johnson is banned for four years by the British Horseracing Authority.

1207: FOOTBALL - Newcastle forward Xisco joins Deportivo la Coruna on a season-long loan deal.

1203: CRICKET - Play has resumed in the third Test between England and India at Edgbaston. Alastair Cook is heading towards his double ton with England on 475-3, replying to India's first innings total of 224.

1152: FOOTBALL - Is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger under pressure? Sam Lyon investigates on the BBC Sport website.

1144: RUGBY LEAGUE - Crusaders prop Richard Moore returns to Leeds Rhinos, where his career started more than 12 years ago.

1139: FOOTBALL - James Mountford from BBC Tees reports: "Former Middlesbrough winger Julio Arca could be in line for a surprise return to the club after his contract expired in the summer, according to manager Tony Mowbray. Mowbray also confirms no bid has been received from Swansea City for Matthew Bates while Belgian midfielder Faris Haroun will not join in time for this weekend's championship match at Leeds United."

1135: FOOTBALL - Football Focus presenter Dan Walker ahead of tomorrow's programme from BBC Sport's new home in Salford: "We have a lovely show lined up for you this week in our new Salford studio. I'm not allowed to show you any pictures of the set yet but I can tell you that Patrick Vieira will be joining us on the seats [no longer a sofa]."

1128: FOOTBALL - More from new Liverpool signing Jose Enrique: "You can see they have big ambitions and that's why I came here - because I want to win things and I think I can do that here."

1127: FOOTBALL - New Liverpool signing Jose Enrique: "This is the first time a big club has come in for me and I had to take it [the opportunity]. I am really happy."

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1125: FOOTBALL - Full-back Jose Enrique joins Liverpool from Newcastle on a long-term contract.

1122: FOOTBALL - Argentina striker Carlos Tevez will sit out Manchester City's opening game of the Premier League season against Swansea on Monday.

1117: CYCLING - Defending champion Tracey Moseley is confirmed in the Great Britain team for the forthcoming Mountain Bike World Championships.

1108: TENNIS - Former British number one, Katie O'Brien, 25, on why she has retired: "I know I'm retiring at a relatively early age but having been completely committed to tennis for a long time I feel ready to explore different avenues of life."

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1108: TENNIS - Former British number one, Katie O'Brien, announces her retirement from competitive tennis.

1105: FOOTBALL - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci: "He is a good, young player, who could be an option."

1051: FOOTBALL - Norwich boss Paul Lambert is hoping to push through a deal to sign 20-year-old Spanish centre-back Daniel Ayala from Liverpool. "There are things going on at the minute, but we will have to wait and see if it will transpire," Lambert told a news conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener at Wigan: "It will be probably next week until something happens. We are more or less there and will just see how things go."

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1048: CRICKET - BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on Twitter: "Sun shining after a damp start. We are on air. "

1034: FOOTBALL - Here's a quick recap on the Carling Cup draw. Liverpool have been drawn away to League One side Exeter in the second round, while city rivals Everton will host Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Doncaster host Leeds in a Yorkshire derby, while Sunderland face a long trip south to Brighton. Carling Cup second round draw in full.

1041: FOOTBALL - Roberto Mancini on the Carlos Tevez saga: "It is two weeks until the end of the market, I think it is difficult for him to leave. I don't know if he will stay but at the moment, there isn't a team who want to take him. I would be happy if he stays."

1034: FOOTBALL - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said Carlos Tevez is a major doubt for Monday night's Premier League game against Swansea.

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1029: CRICKET - Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "England to get 700 and then give India a tricky 20 overs tonight. Game over by mid afternoon tomorrow is my shout."

1023: FOOTBALL - Winger Hatem Ben Arfa is Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's only injury doubt for Saturday evening's opening Premier League clash with Arsenal. The Frenchman is around five to six weeks away from a return to action after damaging his left ankle - he suffered a double fracture on the same leg last season.

1013: MOUNTAIN BIKING - Tracy Moseley will defend her title in the downhill event after being named in the Great Britain squad for the Mountain Bike World Championships in Switzerland. Moseley will also compete in the relay, an event which scores Olympic qualifying points for GB. Steve Peat and Gee Atherton are among the championship contenders in the elitemen's field, while Fionn Griffiths will represent the team in the Four Cross.

1007: RUGBY UNION - South Africa captain John Smit says it's "fantastic" to have South Africa's senior players back in the team for Saturday's Tri-Nations Test against Australia. Smit said on Friday: "It's hopefully going to slot back in to how it's been for the last five or six years" after the world champions reverted to their strongest possible line-up for the first time this season.

0957: FOOTBALL - QPR striker Rob Hulse will miss the opening against match against Bolton with a knee injury. He is still three weeks away, according to manager Neil Warnock.

0942: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport Football Focus presenter Dan Walker on Twitter: "Wenger defiant. Makes a salient point about #MUFC selling Ronaldo but no getting away from the impact of losing Fabregas & Nasri #AFC"

0941: FOOTBALL- Arsene Wenger: "My personal feelings are not important, what is important is the club. I have not been disappointed by Cesc or Samir's attitude, they have been professional."

0940: FOOTBALL- Arsene Wenger has said that Robin van Persie will captain Arsenal for Saturday's game against Newcastle.

0935: FOOTBALL - Daily Mirror writer Darren Lewis on Twitter: "Cesc is not on strike. He is not match fit. I do not want to go into anything else."

0932: FOOTBALL - BBC sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "We are all replaceable...you do not want to lose big players..you fight to keep them."

0927: FOOTBALL-Arsene Wenger has said that Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will not be in the squad for Saturday's game against Newcastle.

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0922: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Wenger: 'I expect nobody to leave the club. (!) At the moment there is no news. What we want today is to focus on the players who can help'"

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0921: FOOTBALL - The Times football correspondent Oliver Kay on Twitter: "Wenger: "Manchester United sold Ronaldo. Does that mean they are not a big club?"

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0920: FOOTBALL - Daily Mirror writer Darren Lewis on Twitter: "Wenger: "I have no problem with the attitude of Cesc Fabregas."

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0918: FOOTBALL - Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter on Twitter: "Wenger faces many questions - Cesc/Nasri/Dann etc. He faces many problems ... but I still admire him. Make-or-break season tho"

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0916: FOOTBALL - The Times' football correspondent Oliver Kay on Twitter: "Wenger: "I expect nobody to leave the club. At the moment there is no news. What we want today is to focus on the players who can help."

0911: FOOTBALL - The Telegraph's Henry Winter on Twitter: "Wenger: Van Persie and Gibbs test today 'should be available'. Walcott Vermaelen back in squad."

0910: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Arsene Wenger press conference due to start in next few minutes."

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0900: GOLF - Steve Stricker equalled the lowest round in a major to take control of the US PGA Championship on Thursday while fellow American Tiger Woods spectacularly self-destructed after making a great start.

0850: FOOTBALL - Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is winning his battle to be fit for tomorrow's opening Premier League clash with Blackburn at Ewood Park. Doyle withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad for the midweek international against Croatia due to a knee injury, but Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes he has a "70-30" chance of being available.

0842: FOOTBALL - Bolton's new striker Tuncay is unlikely to make his debut for Bolton in their Premier League opener at QPR. The Turkey international is yet to be granted a work permit and will be forced to watch his new team-mates from the stands at Loftus Road.

0836: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Right, off to what could be a defining press conference by Arsene Wenger. We will provide live updates from 0900."

0824: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "Early diagnosis on Rory McIlroy strained tendon, still to undergo MRI, no decision on whether he can continue expected until the morning"

0805: CRICKET - The third day of the third Test between England and India resumes at 1100 BST with England 456-3. There is live ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and the BBC Sport website and live text commentary on the website too.


0800 BST: - Top transfer stories from Friday's gossip column:

Manchester United have given up on their bid to sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan, with the Old Trafford club now tired of a saga that has dragged on since the end of last season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal
have already moved to replace Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas with £12m Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Jadson.
Full story: Independent

Tottenham
have stepped up their interest in Blackburn defender Chris Samba and are ready to offer cash plus defender Sebastien Bassong as part of the deal.
Full story: talkSPORT



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