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Sportsday Live - Thursday 8th September

Team Sky's Christopher Froome is 13 seconds off Vuelta a Espana lead, Andy Murray beats Donald Young at the US Open, plus more.

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2200: That's all, for now, for Sportsday Live. But join us again tomorrow at 0800 BST for more breaking sports news as it happens.

2157: BASKETBALL - AFP reports that a proposal for a $400m arena and entertainment complex financed by private funds, public investment, and user fees has been unveiled to help keep the Sacramento Kings in the NBA, basketball's top global league.

2155: RUGBY LEAGUE - Hull KR insist that Saturday's crucial final home game of the season against Castleford can go ahead despite concern over the floodlights at Craven Park.

Breaking news
2151: BOXING - Great Britain selects a 12-man team to compete in the forthcoming amateur World Championships in Azerbaijan, which is an Olympic qualifier. The team - made-up of boxers from Scotland, England and Wales - includes names such as: Andrew Selby (52kg), Fred Evans (69kg), Tom Stalker (64kg), Charlie Edwards (49kg), Khalid Yafai (52kg), Luke Campbell (56kg), Simon Vallily (91kg), Anthony Ogogo (75kg), Josh Taylor (64kg).

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2142: RUGBY UNION - Former Wales legend Jonathan Davies on BBC Radio 5 live: "New Zealand are clear favourites for the World Cup especially on home soil, but they won't like going into the tournament on the back of two defeats. And I still think they've got that mental problem in closing games out." Another legend, former New Zealand international Jonah Lomu, says: "They've got the squad. If they pick the right team, they'll deliver."

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2138: TENNIS - World number one Novak Djokovic and Serbian compatriot Jarno Tipsarevic are into a first-set tie-break in their US Open quarter-final in New York. Follow live updates of day 11 play with BBC Sport's David Ornstein.

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2130: RUGBY UNION - Former England international Ben Kay on BBC Radio 5 live, talking about team manager Martin Johnson's decision to select Jonny Wilkinson for their first World Cup match against Argentina: "Toby Flood hasn't really handled the pressure of the big matches this year. But stars like Jonny coming off the bench can be a huge psychological boost. It's tough."

2124: ATHLETICS - Here's your wrap of events at the Diamond League event in Zurich tonight, known as 'the world championships in two hours', where the actual new world 100m champion Yohan Blake produced a personal best of 9.82 seconds to beat Asafa Powell.

BBC Radio 5 live correspondent Alastair Eykyn on Twitter: "Springbok line-up boasts a record 815 caps, with 9 of the XV having played in RWC final 07. Wales are gonna have to go some...."

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2108: RUGBY UNION - With the World Cup mere hours away from the big kick-off in New Zealand, former winner with England Matt Dawson is hosting discussion on BBC Radio 5 live tackling all the major topics. Listen here. Ben Kay is there. Welsh great Jonathan Davies features. So does Jonah Lomu. And the Irish have been bungee jumping as preparation. Text the show on 85058...

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2057: ATHLETICS - Great Britain finish second in the men's 4x100m relay at the Diamond League in Zurich, with ever-impressive Jamaica winning in a time of 38.32 seconds as the meet - and our coverage on BBC2 - draws to a close.

Breaking news
2046: RUGBY UNION - Lock Bakkies Botha has lost his battle to be fit for South Africa's opening World Cup game against Wales on Sunday. He has been troubled by an Achilles problem, and will be replaced by Danie Rossouw.

2038: GOLF - United States Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve tells BBC Scotland reporter Phil Goodlad that his team have been delighted with their welcome at Royal Aberdeen ahead of their richly-anticipated contest with Great Britain & Ireland this weekend.

2033: ATHLETICS - American Carmelita Jeter wins the women's Diamond League 200m in Zurich after Sally Pearson cruises to victory in the 100m hurdles. "I was really surprised I ran like that," the Australian tells John Inverdale live on BBC2. "I'm really proud."

2022: BASKETBALL - A former member of the Greek national delegation has been thrown out of the Eurobasket championships for contacting referees, BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell reports.

2013: DISABILITY SPORT - British men's wheelchair basketball captain Jon Pollock says his protege Harry Brown has the potential to be "the best player in the world".

2008: ATHLETICS - World 100m champion Yohan Blake sets a new personal best of 9.82 seconds on the way to winning the Diamond League race in Zurich, although Jamaican compatriot - and rival - Asafa Powell takes the overall event for the season.

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2002: ATHLETICS - Britain's Jenny Meadows wins this season's 800m Diamond League after finishing third in Zurich.

1958: ATHLETICS - BBC Sport Online's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "Got to love Kirani James. So fast, so easy. I realise that doesn't sound like much of a compliment, but still"

1953: ATHLETICS - World 400m champion Kirani James wins the Diamond League event in Zurich, again ahead of LaShawn Merritt.

Breaking news
1950: GOLF - Aiming for his third KLM Open title in six years, England's Simon Dyson shoots an opening round five-under-par 65 to tie for the lead with Marcel Siem on a day marred by vandals and torrential rainfall.

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1945: ATHLETICS - And Turner is fifth in the high-class 110m hurdles final at the Diamond League in Zurich, which is won by Cuba's Dayron Robles in a season's best of 13.01 seconds. He also takes the season's overall Diamond League title.

1937: ATHLETICS - Briton Andy Turner, who claimed world championships bronze after Dayron Robles was disqualified in Daegu: "I've set targets to win medals legtimately."

1934: FOOTBALL - Football Federation Australia reveals it spent just over £28m on the failed bid for the 2022 World Cup.

1925: FOOTBALL - Shamrock Rovers have been given the green light to play their Europa League group stage matches at their Tallaght Stadium home. Uefa completed an inspection of the 6,500-capacity stadium - opened in 2009 - on Tuesday, and approval was given today.

1914: FOOTBALL - Go to BBC Radio 5 live's 606 site to watch Strictly Come Dancing's Robbie Savage show off his moves.

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1903: ATHLETICS - World 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene on Twitter: "Diamond League action on tv. Lovely!" Coverage from Zurich on BBC Two and this website.

1910: FOOTBALL - Uefa head of stadium and security Marc Timmer tells the Associated Press that European football's ruling body is closely monitoring ongoing construction works in Poland and Ukraine ahead Euro 2012 "to make sure that all minimum standards are met."

1855: FORMULA 1 - Brazilian Rubens Barrichello says he has no doubts he will be in Formula One in 2012, even though he concedes to frustration a new deal with Williams has not yet been done. "I want to continue because people want me to and they know I can win, other than that, I'll stay home and take care of the kids and play my internet games," he said.

1845: CRICKET - Jim Troughton ends his two-year century drought as Warwickshire dominate the second day of their County Championship match at Edgbaston.

1834: FOOTBALL - Montenegro sack their Croatian coach Zlatko Kranjcar and name former international midfielder Branko Brnovic as his replacement.

1824: GOLF - Ryder Cup team-mates Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy did not start their opening rounds at the KLM Open until 1730 BST because of a three-and-a-half hour rain delay and are unlikely complete 18 holes before nightfall.

1817: TENNIS - Murray on his possible quarter-final opponents Gilles Simon and John Isner: "It will be tough. I'd probably rather play Gilles, but he's incredibly tough."

1808: TENNIS - Murray on his US Open fourth-round win over Young: "It was hot and humid - they were tough conditions. It's good to come off after a straight sets win. I kept a good length, was consistent from the back and did not make many unforced errors. Everything worked pretty well and I broke quite a lot."

Breaking news
1800: TENNIS - British number one Andy Murray beats Donald Young 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

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1755: CRICKET - LV County Championship division one score update from Headingley Carnegie on day two of four... Somerset's first innings: 265 all out (74.0 overs). Barrow top-scored with 69. Yorkshire still to reply. Full scorecard here.

1749: FORMULA 1 - BBC Sport F1 reporter Sarah Holt, at Monza, on Twitter: "Spa race-winner Seb Vettel is playing down his chances, saying: "We are not the clear favourites to win this weekend." #bbcf1"

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1737: CRICKET - LV County Championship division one score update from Edgbaston on day two of four... Warwickshire's first innings: 574 for 7 (144.0 overs). Nottinghamshire's reply: 50 for 0 (after 11.4 overs). Full scorecard here.

Breaking news
1728: CYCLING - Team Sky's Christopher Froome remains 13 seconds off Vuelta a Espana leader Juan Jose Cobo after the 18th stage, won by Italy's Francesco Gavazzi.

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1720: TENNIS - British number one and world number four Andy Murray is two sets to love up (6-2 6-3) over Donald Young in their fourth round match at the US Open. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's David Ornstein right here.

1710: ATHLETICS - UKA Olympic coach - most notably for Jessica Ennis - Toni Minichiello on Twitter: "@J_Ennis getting a holiday and leaving me to write next year's training plan. No rest for the wicked!"

Breaking news
1702: FORMULA 1 - Arriving in Monza for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, McLaren's British driver Lewis Hamilton says this season feels like his "worst year" in the sport. The 2008 world champion has won two races - but has also been criticised for crashing out twice, and had a number of run-ins with race stewards.

1655: BOXING - Undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Wladimir Klitschko - the 35-year-old Ukrainian who beat David Haye with a unanimous decision in July - says he expects to fight again at the end of the year, but does not yet have a confirmed opponent.

1648: PARALYMPICS - BBC presenter Clare Balding on Twitter: "Paralympic tickets on sale tomorrow. I've covered 3 Paralympic Games - extraordinary, exciting, exceptional. London will be best yet."

Breaking news
1643: CRICKET - Pakistan (247-7) beat Zimbabwe (242-7) by five runs in the first ODI at Queens Sports Club.

1636: TRIATHLON - London will host the 2013 Triathlon World Championship Grand Final. International Triathlon Union president Marisol Casado said: "We're sure London will set a new standard for ITU's premier event." The course was used for a World Championship Series event last month, won by Alistair Brownlee.

1627 TENNIS: Former winner Andy Roddick appears to be worried about the state of the surface at the Louis Armstrong Stadium during his US Open fourth-round match against David Ferrer. Both players consult officials and retreat to their dressing rooms.

1620 FOOTBALL: Alex McLeish says Aston Villa and the majority of Premier League sides cannot compete with the growing new breed of "super clubs." "We can't compete with them, there is no doubt about it. Everybody in football, no matter who it is, has their price," said the Villa boss.

1609 FOOTBALL: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on the failure to sign a striker during the transfer window: "The criticism that's going to come from not getting a striker in has some validity to it because seven months is a long time. But I can only say that from my point of view, we put the targets in front of the board and then it comes down to financial decisions, and that financial decision didn't take place."

1600 TENNIS: Andy Murray's fourth-round match with Donald Young is set to resume in New York. Live commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra and a text commentary on the BBC website.

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1547 GOLF: Play is underway again at the KLM Open in the Netherlands after a delay of three-and-a-half hours because of rain.

1545 CRICKET: Play is abandoned without a ball bowled for the second day in succession in the Division Two Championship match between Glamorgan and Middlesex at Cardiff.

1541 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter at Doncaster: "new trainer Charlie Hills wins for 1st time at course where his retired father Barry loved to win, with Perennial (3-35), 12-1."

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1540 CRICKET: Warwickshire reach 454-5 at tea on day two in their Division One match against Notts at Edgbaston, Jim Troughton unbeaten on 121.

1530 FOOTBALL: Tottenham's Brazilian midfielder Sandro signs a new five-year contract.

1520 FOOTBALL: Ipswich boss Paul Jewell tells BBC Radio Suffolk he would be keen to make the loan of Keith Andrews from Blackburn a permanent move.

1511 BASKETBALL: Leicester coach Rob Pasternostro tells BBC Radio Leicester he is delighted to re-sign 41-year-old forward Robert Youngblood.

1509 FOOTBALL: Crawley sign Peterborough defender Scott Griffiths on a one-month loan.

1508 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter at Doncaster: "Meeznah (David Lanigan/Frankie Dettori) gets 1st run & beats Set To Music in DFS Park Hill Stakes; Dettori's 5th win in race."

1506 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Ed Bevan on Twitter: at the rain-hit Championship Division Two match between Glamorgan and Middlesex at Cardiff which has yet to see a ball bowled in a day-and-a-half: "The rain returns!!"

1502 RUGBY UNION: Injured England wing Mark Cueto on Twitter: "Cheers for the messages-gutted not to b playing opening game on sat-but fingers crossed will b fit for selection next wk." #ComeOnEngland

1500 RUGBY UNION: Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Gloucester second-row forward Will James will both face an RFU disciplinary panel next week after being cited for striking opponents.

1459 FOOTBALL: Manchester City hope Samir Nasri will make his home debut against Wigan this weekend despite reportedly breaking a finger on international duty for France in midweek.

1449 MOTORCYCLING: Bradley Smith tells BBC Oxford he turned down an offer to race in MotoGP next year and will stay in the Moto2 class.

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1442 CRICKET: Jim Troughton reaches his century as Warwickshire press on towards 400 in their Division One match against Notts at Edgbaston.

1439 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Ed Bevan on Twitter: at the rain-hit Championship Division Two match between Glamorgan and Middlesex at Cardiff which has yet to see a ball bowled in a day-and-a-half: "Play due to start at 3.30. 40 overs if we are lucky!"

1437 FORMULA 1: "Fernando Alonso says Ferrari must be flawless if they are to beat Red Bull and McLaren on home soil in Italy," reports BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Italian GP in Monza.

1435 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter at Doncaster: "Seville team warms up well for #StLeger as Reply (Coolmore/Aidan & Joseph O'Brien) wins Weatherbys Insurance 2-year-old St, 20-1."

1431 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey tells BBC Radio Manchester: "If you had to ask me which squad I'd pick to win the league this year, I'd pick Man City's squad."

1429 CRICKET: Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle has signed to play for South African franchise the Dolphins in the South African domestic Twenty20 competition.

1425 FOOTBALL: Macclesfield Town extend left-back Carl Tremarco's contract until the end of next season.

1422 RUGBY LEAGUE: The Rugby Football League says Halifax failed to provide enough detail in their application for a the latest round of Super League licences.

1418 RUGBY UNION: Lawrence Dallaglio tells BBC Sport's Simon Austin that James Haskell can be the best number eight in the world if he is picked regularly by England.

1414 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the key Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Warks 337-5 Ambrose out 25 109th over. 110 overs Warks 338-5. Three out of five points for batting."

1410 TENNIS: Andy Murray's part-time coach Sven Groeneveld on Twitter at the US Open: "Pulling up at the site and believe it or not! Sun is breaking through but for how long?"

1405 CRICKET: The England and Wales Cricket Board announce the itinerary for England's tour to the United Arab Emirates to face Pakistan. Arriving in Dubai on 3 January, the team will play three Tests between 17 January-7 February, four one-day internationals from 13-21 February and three Twenty20 internationals between 23-27 February.

1404 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter at Doncaster: "Irish trainer John Oxx wins with first runner of year in GB as Alanza ( @JohnnyMurtagh doing v low 8 st 10) takes JRA Sceptre St,"

1403 PARALYMPICS: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Well that was a first for me. Just been commentating on a wheelchair tennis match featuring the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson."

1354 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey on BBC Radio Manchester: "It's almost already a two horse race, I'm just waiting to see how Chelsea bed down under the new coach. I can't see Liverpool sustaining it [a challenge] and I certainly can't see Arsenal or Spurs being there at the death. If you had to ask me which squad I'd pick to win the league this year, I'd pick City's squad. But if you asked me which squad I'd pick to win trophies for the next five years, I'd pick United's squad."

1347 GOLF: England's Robert Dinwiddie is the current clubhouse leader of the KLM Open, shooting a 66 to finish on four under. US Open champion Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup winner Ross Fisher are also taking part in the European Tour event.

1341 FOOTBALL: QPR manager Neil Warnock calls for an end to the "meaningless" and "pathetic" international fixtures that pepper the footballing calendar. "It is just a financial thing and people wanting to generate money for whatever reason," he said. "Was it the Dutch team that won 11-0 or something against San Marino? That can't happen at international level, something has got to change."

1335 FOOTBALL: Lille goalkeeper Mickael Landreau believes Joe Cole has joined the perfect club to get his career back on track. He told RMC: "It is a positive move, we needed reinforcements. From the first training session he has shown great technical quality and looks very comfortable in front of goal."

1330 FOOTBALL: Dunfermline goalkeeper Paul Gallacher is named the Scottish Premier League player of the month for July-August.

1318 FOOTBALL: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho claims last season's league campaign was his best ever as a manager. "Those who say it was the first time I did not win the league in my debut season are right, but it was my best tournament ever," Mourinho told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

1311 FOOTBALL: Chelsea also state that striker Didier Drogba is unlikely to be considered for Saturday's Premier League game at Sunderland as he recovers from concussion.

1305 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the key Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Early lunch and back on and playing in Birmingham not one person I am speaking to can understand why we did away light meters."

1257 FOOTBALL: Chelsea confirm Petr Cech and David Luiz are available for Saturday's Premier League game at Sunderland.

1251 CRICKET: Play is abandoned for the day in the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele with the Australians on 60-0, having earlier dismissed the home side for 174.

1250: ICE HOCKEY: Fife Flyers secure the signing of Canadian Garrett Zemlak for the inaugural Elite Ice Hockey League season.

1245 TRIATHLON: London is to host the 2013 Triathlon World Championships Grand Final, it has been announced. The course, which will be used for the 2012 Olympics, was the venue for a World Championship Series event last month.

1244 FOOTBALL: The Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter on Twitter: "At Bodymoor Heath to see Jermaine Jenas. #avfc giving him great opportunity to revive career. A fit, in-form Jenas could push for #eng squad.

1241 FOOTBALL: Wolves are hopeful that injury doubt Matt Jarvis will train on Thursday and be able to feature in Saturday's Premier League match with Tottenham.

1239 FOOTBALL: Lille's new signing Joe Cole tells BBC Sport's Dan Roan he has not given up on an England recall and that he does not regret his move to Liverpool.

1236 FOOTBALL: Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi tells BBC Radio Stoke that League Two is the strongest it has ever been.

1232 FOOTBALL: Cambridge United boss Jez George tells BBC Radio Cambridgeshire his side have to believe they are capable of taking three points at home against every team.

1228 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: at Doncaster: "overcast, mild, good ground & large, exuberant Ladies Day crowd."

1224 GOLF: World number two Lee Westwood on Twitter: "Rain delay in Holland. Lots of free time for more bad jokes!!"

1220 ATHLETICS: And on BBC2 from 1900-2100 BST John Inverdale presents coverage of the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

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1215 RUGBY UNION: Marking your card for some World Cup radio later, 5 live have their preview programme at 2100 BST presented by Matt Dawson.

1213 CRICKET: Bad light stops play on day one of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele with the Australians on 60-0, having earlier dismissed the home side for 174.

1208 RUGBY UNION: Gloucester prop Shaun Knight joins Edinburgh on a six-week loan.

1206 FOOTBALL: Bradford City assistant manager Colin Cooper leaves the club for a coaching role at Middlesbrough.

1205 CRICKET: Pakistan compile 247-7 from their 50 overs after opting to bat first in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

1200 TENNIS: Andy Murray's part-time coach Sven Groeneveld on Twitter: "Waiking up in NYC and its raining again or rather its still raining."

1154 CRICKET: Australia pacemen take eight quick wickets to skittle out Sri Lanka for 174 on day one of the second test in Kandy.

1147 BOXING: World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is aiming to improve his knockout rate when he defends his WBC belt against mandatory challenger Tomasz Adamek in Poland on Saturday. The 40-year-old has managed 39 knockouts in 42 victories. "I will give my best to improve my knockout rate," he said. "The only thing I can promise is that there will be no questions after the fight about who won the battle."

1140 GOLF: England's Simon Dyson and Robert Dinwiddie set the early pace at the KLM Open. US Open champion Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup winner Ross Fisher are also taking part in the European Tour event.

1133 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Dan Walker on Twitter: "Filming World Football Focus later with @RobbieSavage8 later. If you have any questions for him - and live in the world - let me know."

1127 RUGBY UNION: The Rugby World Cup begins on Friday. There will be full coverage on this website throughout the tournament. The first match features hosts New Zealand against Tonga.

1122 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Off again for bad light. Wouldn't doubt the correctness of decision but bad PR. We must get these light meters back then who can argue?"

1114 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish defends striker Andy Carroll in the wake of criticism from England coach Fabio Capello. Capello raised questions about Carroll's drinking habits and general level of fitness. "As we've said before Andy was not properly fit last season because of a knee injury but we have been pleased with his level of fitness this season because he has lost that injury," said Dalglish.

1105 FOOTBALL: England midfielder Joe Cole tells BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan that he is not ruling out making the loan move from Liverpool to Lille a full-time one. Interview coming up on this website.

1052 FOOTBALL:QPR manager Neil Warnock labels David Beckham a "fabulous professional" but dampens speculation linking the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star with a move to Loftus Road.

1044 FOOTBALL: Blackburn striker and BBC 606 presenter Jason Roberts on Twitter: "In the gym with the young lads..can't understand what they are saying or the music. Old enough to be their dads!!"

1026 SNOOKER: Former world champion Shaun Murphy on Twitter: "Reports of an earthquake in Shanghai greatly over exaggerated. Was just me on the treadmill."

1022 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Starting on time in Birmingham but it's touch and go."

1016 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Everton fans will stage a protest march before game v Aston Villa on Saturday over "stagnation" under current board."

1014 FOOTBALL: Brentford are set to strengthen their defensive options with moves for Sunderland's Blair Adams and Blackpool's Miguel Llera.

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1012 CRICKET: Sri Lanka reach 150-8 at tea on the opening day of the second Test with Australia in Pallekele.

1011 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Borderline light at Edgbaston. Waiting to see if we start on time."

1008 CRICKET: The start of day two of the Division One Championship match between Yorkshire and Somerset at Headingley is delayed by rain.

0955 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: at the key Warwickshire v Notts Division One Championship match: "Dry but very gloomy over Edgbaston."

0952 CRICKET: The start of day two of the Division Two Championship match between Glamorgan and Middlesex at Cardiff is delayed by rain. The opening day was washed out without a ball bowled.

0949 RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull KR insist Saturday evening's crucial final home game of the season against Castleford will go ahead despite cable powering the floodlights being stolen.

0947 RUGBY LEAGUE: Oldham's former Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford back Marcus St Hilaire will retire at the end of the season, ending a 17-year career.

0941 FOOTBALL: Wigan boss Roberto Martinez tells BBC Radio Manchester: "Man City are clearly title contenders. You have to take them seriously as the players they've just signed, Aguero & Nasri, are already having a big impact. It's going to take a lot to stop them this season. The Premier League is a better league with Aguero in it. I just hope we see the best of him in January or February, and not on Saturday! He's one of the top players in the world in the making."

0933 FOOTBALL: Fifa will hear Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal next Thursday against his life ban from football for bribery.

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0930 CRICKET: Kumar Sangakkara is dismissed by Mike Hussey for 48 as Sri Lanka continue to struggle on the opening day of the second Test with Australia in Pallekele.

0915 FOOTBALL: Scunthorpe goalkeeper Josh Lillis is ruled out for three months with knee ligament damage.

0912 CYCLING: Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Last block of training done. Now to freshen up for #ToB. After the course severity & crashes, maybe leaving #Vuelta early was a blessing."

0901 RUGBY UNION: England scrum-half Ben Youngs on Twitter: "Just finished training in the rain, awesome session boys are buzzing 4 Saturday lads flying into each other. So pleaseD to be back in the mix."

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0855 CRICKET: Pakistan win the toss and are batting first in the opening one-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

0849 ATHLETICS: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "If you're in London today and can get to Trafalgar Square, then 1.15pm would be good time. That's when Oscar Pistorius is running."

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0845 GOLF: The first round of the KLM Open is underway in Hilversum, Netherlands, but there was a 45-minute delay following overnight vandalism to four of the greens.

0843 DIVING: Olympic hope Tom Daley on Twitter: "Training then school then training!!!"

0838 CANOEING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Day 2 of Canoe Slalom World Champs cancelled due to high winds. Slalom going way of US Open."

0835 TENNIS: There is an 80% chance of further rain at the US Open today.

0825 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wakefield winger Luke George has returned to Huddersfield on a two-year contract.

0818 RUGBY UNION: South Africa expect to be without Bakkies Botha for their World Cup opener against Wales.

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0812 GOLF: Other live action to remind you of, the first round of the KLM Open is underway in Hilversum, Netherlands, with world number two Lee Westwood playing in the event for the first time since 2002. Westwood has an afternoon tee time as does Rory McIlroy, while world number three Martin Kaymer is off shortly.

0805 RUGBY UNION: Tonga captain Finau Maka to start his team's opening World Cup match against New Zealand on Friday after overcoming a troublesome ankle injury.

0802 RUGBY UNION: Former Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Scott Gibbs tells BBC Wales that South Africa are a team in decline ahead of their World Cup match against Warren Gatland's side on Sunday.

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0800 CRICKET: Sri Lanka make a dreadful start to the second Test with Australia in Pallekele, reaching lunch on day one at 76-5. Kumar Sangakkara is unbeaten on 29, however, as the Sri Lankans attempt to claw back a 1-0 deficit in the three-match series.

BBC Radio 5 live
0800: Welcome along to Sportsday Live. Andy Murray will try again to complete his fourth-round match against Donald Young, with only three games possible so far and the American 2-1 ahead. They will resume, weather permitting, at 1600 BST, and there will be live uninterrupted commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra.

0800 BST FOOTBALL: Snippets from Thursday's gossip column:

Tottenham and QPR express an interest in signing 36-year-old former England captain David Beckham when his contract with LA Galaxy expires in November.
(Daily Mail/Daily Mirror)

Spurs could be denied in their quest to sign Brazil international Leandro Damiao after Spanish giants Barcelona expressed an interest in the striker.

Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in signing Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin, as owner Suleyman Kerimov looks to continue his big-spending policy.

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