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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 13 September

Sportsday features the climax of the County Championship, Rugby World Cup latest, football gossip, plus more.

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1850: That's it for Sportsday live for Tuesday. You can keep across the evening's football with Chris Bevan on the BBC Sport website.

1847 WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: BBC radio 5 live reporter Mike Sewell in Tel Aviv: "Great Britain's men's wheelchair basketball team book their place in the quarter-finals of the European Championships in Israel with a 76-43 win over Switzerland."

1844 FOOTBALL: Rangers' former chief executive Martin Bain has had almost half a million pounds of the club's assets frozen after a judge agreed there was "real and substantial risk of insolvency".

1842 FOOTBALL: The first team news for tonight's Champions League matches is starting to arrive. Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres both start for Chelsea against Bayer Leverkusen as captain John Terry is left out.

1840 CRICKET: Northants bowler David Willey took eight wickets today - five in Gloucestershire's first innings and a further three in their second - as Northants enforced the follow-on at Wantage Road.

1833 CRICKET: Glamorgan are still batting after passing 100 against Kent, but the rest of the matches in Division Two have come to a close for the night. Northants have reduced Gloucestershire for 84-5 in their second innings, Derbyshire face a battle to avoid the follow-on against Surrey at 177-7 and Middlesex have taken a healthy lead against Leicestershire after moving past the 400 mark with eight wickets down.

1826 RUGBY UNION: Former England centre Jeremy Guscott has been answering your questions on the opening weekend of the World Cup, stating that England's "poor display was in a large part down to individuals not doing their job" against Argentina.

1815 CRICKET: Close of play across the County Championship Division One with Hampshire reaching 57-0 against Warwickshire, Durham passing 50 without loss against Worcestershire, Notts at 132-1 against Sussex and Lancashire moving on to 247-3 against Somerset.

1805 BOXING: Ricky Burns is to give up his WBO super featherweight world title and move up to lightweight, where his first fight will be against interim WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis in Glasgow.

1800 FOOTBALL: Wolves striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League meeting with QPR due to a groin problem. Manager Mick McCarthy said: "It looked really bad on Sunday but it had settled down yesterday. We are hopeful, that's how I would rate him."

1750 CRICKET: Some score updates from the County Championship as Hampshire move on to 47-0 in reply to Warwickshire's 493, Lancashire are 235-3 at Taunton and Northamptonshire have reduced Gloucestershire to 79-3 in their second innings.

1746 FOOTBALL: Construction workers at the Maracana stadium in Brazil, which is being redeveloped ahead of the 2014 World Cup, have voted to continue their strike action into a third week.

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1735 CYCLING:Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Wow. Friendly people in Stoke!! Great support today. Sorry I couldn't keep the gold jersey for the fans, but happy to keep the points jersey"

1720 FOOTBALL: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe believes he can forge a partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor that will improve the club's poor goalscoring record. He said: "[Adebayor] is quick, he can head it, he is strong and a good finisher."

1715 FOOTBALL: The FA has also charged Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley with violent conduct following an incident with Chelsea's Juan Mata during Sunderland's 2-1 defeat on Saturday.

1710 FOOTBALL: West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas has been handed a three-match ban for violent conduct after he accepted a charge from the Football Association. The defender was involved in a clash with Norwich striker James Vaughan at the weekend.

1658 GOLF: Britain and Ireland captain Paul McGinley said his side will be underdogs in this week's Seve Trophy match against Jean Van de Velde's Continental Europe. "There is no doubt Continental Europe are the favourites and a stronger team on paper,look at the quality and experience they have in the team, where they are in the world rankings."

1649 CRICKET: Tim Bresnan says he has the right credentials to captain his country, in Twenty20 or any other form of cricket. England's selectors announce the man to deputise for the injured Stuart Broad on Wednesday for their Twenty20 squad to face West Indies in two matches at The Oval next week."It would be a massive honour to lead England out wherever it was, in whatever format of the game. "I wouldn't turn it down. I'd love to do it."

1637 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "Worcestershire bowled out for 288. So they finish 12 runs short of assuring their place in division one today."

1632 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Chris Bevan speaks to Mike Summerbee about Man City's Champions League challenge.

1622 FORMULA 1: McLaren's Jenson Button says he's aiming to win all six remaining races this season - despite conceding his fight for the title is now over. "You still want to win every race. That doesn't suddenly change because there's no championship to win."

1611 FOOTBALL: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he's excited by this seasons Champions League challenge but expects the group stage to prove tough. "In this group there are four teams who can win the group or finish in fourth position. It will be very hard for every team."

1602 FOOTBALL: Radio 5 Live's Mark Pougatch on Twitter - "5livesport @bbc5live from 7. I'm at Stamford Bridge, commentary with @Iandennisbbc & @LeeDixon2 eating bratwurst in Dortmund with Arsenal."

1554 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Russell Fuller: - "Despite nearly losing his leg stump on 99, as he tried to hit a Scott Borthwick googly out of the park, Vikram Solanki is 104 not out and Worcestershire in control against Durham at the Emirates. With Alexei Kervezee 43 not out, Worcestershire are 255 for 3 - and need just 45 more runs to guarantee survival, and relegate Hampshire to the second division."

1548 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "Promotion update. Middlesex 232-4 trail Leics by 87, Gloucs 167-7 trail Northants by 176 + Derby 70-5 trail Surrey by 398."

1540 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "Title Race update - Warks 434 -7 v Hants, Lancs 133-1 trail Som by 247 + Worcestershire 255-3 trail Durham by 9.Commentary on 5L Sp extra."

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1533 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Alistair Bruce-Ball on Twitter - " Chanderpaul out for 171, Chris Woakes enjoying himself tho' on 33 not out and Warwicks now 429 for 7 vs Hants". Commentary from title race and promotion battle on Five Live Sports Extra.

1522 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Dan Roan on Twitter - "Breaking: Parliament will debate the release of the Hillsborough files for the first time in 13 years on Oct 17th in the Chamber"

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1514 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter - "Uefa confirm they've rejected Sion's appeal over Europa League expulsion, and will comment later on civil court decision in favour of Sion"

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1511 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Dan Roan on Twitter - "We should find out v soon if @SteveRotheramMP request for full Commons debate on Hillsborough is successful after 140,000 signed e-petition."

1504 RUGBY UNION: Wales captain Sam Warburton has hailed his back-row colleague Toby Faletau's "unbelievable" impact on Test match rugby. Number eight Faletau scored Wales' try and was a constant ball-carrying threat during the 17-16 Pool D defeat against world champions South Africa in Wellington last Sunday. "For Toby to be 20-years-old, playing at number eight in one of the most physical positions in the game, it's unbelievable seeing him putting in the performances he is at the moment," said Warburton.

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1459 CRICKET: Test Match Special cricket commentator Simon Mann on Twitter - "Lancs 100 up in 22nd over. Title could depend on the resilience or otherwise of the Hants batsmen when it's their turn at RB."

1448 CYCLING: Dutch rider Lars Boom has won stage three of the Tour of Britain, with teammate Michael Matthews second. The 25-year-old Rabobank rider narrowly sprinted inches ahead of Australian Matthews in what was a pulsating finish to the 87-mile (140km) route, which began and ended in Stoke city centre. Geraint Thomas came third, while Mark Cavendish had to settle for fifth. The riders will next travel to Welshpool on Wednesday for the 114-mile (183.7km) fourth stage to Caerphilly.

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1443 CRICKET: Test Match Special cricket commentator Simon Mann on Twitter - "Quietly, this has been a good day for Lancs. Rain at Southampton. They've bowled out Zum for 380 and made a bright start."

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1435 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter - "Celtic and Sion now both claiming that they've been given go ahead to compete in Europa League. Uefa statement due in next half hour."

1426 CRICKET: England cricketers Tim Bresnan, Eoin Morgan and Chris Tremlett have been awarded 12-month central contracts. The trio are part of a 13-man squad given deals until September 2012.

1407 FOOTBALL: Blue Square Bet Premier side Mansfield Town have appointed the youngest chief executive in English football. Carolyn Still, 29, has previously worked in the fashion industry for Bulgari and Gucci.

1402 GOLF: Rory McIlroy tells BBC Sport he is aiming for world number one spot after moving up to third in the latest rankings.

1357 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Russell Fuller reports: "Durham's title hopes have all but disappeared, and irrespective of what happens at the Rose Bowl, Worcestershire will be guaranteed first division cricket next season if they can take maximum batting points here."

1355 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Alistair Bruce-Ball reports: "Heavy rain at the Rose Bowl has delayed the start of the afternoon session as the championship leaders Warwickshire continue to try and build a formidable first innings total - they lost three wickets in the morning session, captain Jim Troughton for 12, Tim Ambrose for 11 and Rikki Clarke for 8 but Shivnarine Chanderpaul looks like the veritable immoveable object at 160 not out. Warwickshire have taken 3 batting points from the innings to lead Lancashire by four pts as things stand, Hampshire get just one bowling point and the victory they need to avoid relegation is lokking less and less likely."

1350 FOOTBALL: Prize money for the this season's Champions League will be the same as last year, Uefa has announced - meaning that English clubs in Europe can earn up to £50m if they win the competition. Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are guaranteed £22.5m even if they fail to qualify for the knock-out stages.

1345 RUGBY UNION: New signing Jared Payne is in line to make his Ulster debut this Friday against Cardiff Blues after he was named in the preliminary 29 man squad by Brian McLaughlin.

1326 FOOTBALL: Manchester City midfielders Gareth Barry and James Milner are both doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League trip to Napoli. Nigel de Jong (foot) remains on the sidelines while Italian striker Mario Balotelli is suspended after being sent off against Dynamo Kiev in last season's Europa League.

1319 FOOTBALL: Notts County manager Martin Allen feels he needs to make three more signings if the Magpies are to fight for promotion from League One this season. Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham: "For us to challenge I think there are three positions I need to improve.

1315 RUGBY UNION: England hooker Steve Thompson has admitted the team are relieved that lock Courtney Lawes has only received a two-match ban for his challenge on Argentina's Mario Ledesma in the Rugby World Cup last Saturday.

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1309 CRICKET: BBC Sport Russell Fuller on Twitter - "Happy days for Worcestershire who have batted through the session at Durham without further loss. They are 118-1 and trail Durham by just 146.

1257 CRICKET: Shivnarine Chanderpaul moves to 160 not out as Warwickshire reach 390-6 at lunch in their County Championship Division One match against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.

1251 CRICKET: Somerset bastman James Hildreth's innings finally comes to an end as he caught on 186. Somerset now 379-9 in their County Championship Division One match against Lancashire at Taunton.

Breaking news
1240 FOOTBALL: FC Sion today said a Swiss regional court has ordered UEFA to re-admit them to the Europa League, after they were excluded by UEFA on September 2 for fielding ineligible players. Celtic were promoted to the competition in their place.

1236 FOOTBALL: Stockport County director Tony Evans has withdrawn his proposal to take over the Blue Square Bet Premier club. "There's no compromising on the current deal," the Merseyside-based Evans told BBC Radio Manchester.

1232 FORMULA 1: Why hasn't Jenson Button signed a new contract with McLaren? F1 expert Mark Hughes gives us his view.

1220 FORMULA 1: Outgoing Williams technical director Sam Michael will join McLaren as sporting director from the 2012 season.

Breaking news
1154 FOOTBALL: Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury has signed a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium. The 20-year-old England Under-21 international is currently on loan with Championship side West Ham.

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1147 FOOTBALL: Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden on Twitter - "Resting up today and playing against Arsenal in the reserves again tonight. Hope this wind dies down for later."

1144 FOOTBALL: Rangers chairman Craig Whyte insists he is up for the challenge of ensuring the club emerge stronger and better in the future as he prepares to steer the club through, what he describes, as the "mess" he inherited when he bought the Scottish champions from Sir David Murray in May.

1141 CRICKET: England selectors have announced that 13 players have been awarded new 12-month central contracts. They are: James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Andrew Strauss, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett and Jonathan Trott, while Paul Collingwood has not had his central contract renewed.

1137 RUGBY UNION: Worcester have added to their back row resources with the signing of Samoa international Richard Muagututia. The addition of the 23-year-old number eight, is a welcome boost for coach Richard Hill, who currently only has Kai Horstmann able to fill the roll at the back of the pack.

1132 RUGBY UNION: 2011 Rugby World Cup - Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman says he let his team mates down by backchatting the referee in Australia's opening World Cup encounter against Italy last weekend and has promised not to repeat the error.

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1129 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Simon Mann on Twitter - "Off for a shower at Taunton but there is some blue sky coming. 331-6. Smith's drop has so far cost Lancs 148."

1121 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Great Britain winger Ade Gardner will enter a second decade with St Helens after signing a new two-year contract. The 28-year-old Cumbrian has scored 162 tries in 267 appearances

1117 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins has been named Super League player of the year by the Rugby League Writers' Association. The 22-year-old England international, who finished the regular season as leading tryscorer on 26, beat Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase into second spot.

1114 TENNIS: Serena Williams (14th) has been named in the top 20 of the WTA world rankings. Caroline Wozniacki remains in top spot, with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka in second and third respectively.

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1110 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Alistair Bruce-Ball on Twitter - "Jim Troughton caught behind for 12, Warwicks 303 for 4, maybe trying to accelerate with 47 needed off 10 overs for 4th bonus pt."

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1103 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Chris Bevan on Twitter - "Mancini says no extra pressure in first MCFC CL match: "It is an important day but still just a game of football. We're used to expectation."

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1057 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "Somerset chairman of cricket Vic Marks confirms that Marcus Trescothick was in the nets today but "odds against" him playing CB40 final."

1053 FOOTBALL: The Football Association has defended its anti-doping policy following claims in a television programme that it attempted to play down cases of players who had tested positive for banned drugs. The claims were made on Monday night in a Channel Four 'Dispatches' programme, which revealed names of several players who have failed drugs tests for cocaine.

1036 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal believes Novak Djokovic's achievements this year will be "probably impossible to repeat" after losing his US Open title to the world number one. Djokovic won a pulsating final at Flushing Meadows in four sets to claim a third grand slam title of the year and fourth of his career. The victory means he has won 64 of his 66 matches in 2011.

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1020 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "Lancashire captain Glenn Chapple will not take the field this morning due to a hamstring injury. Major blow to their title hopes."

1012 RUGBY UNION: For the latest on the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand visit our breaking news and gossip page.

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1001 FOOTBALL: QPR owner Tony Fernandes has thanked the club's fans on his Twitter page for their support during the 0-0 draw with Newcastle last night.

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0952 FOOTBALL: Rio Ferdinand will miss Manchester United's opening Champions League game against Benfica in Lisbon on Wednesday. Fellow central defender Nemanja Vidic was also missing but Patrice Evra and Jonny Evans have been passed fit.

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0948 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter - "TMS is back on air 1015 for more County Championship drama. Commentary from title race and promotion battle on Five Live Sports Extra."

0939 RUGBY UNION: Injury-hit Worcester Warriors have signed Samoa international number eight Richard Muagututia. Worcester coach Richard Hll was keen to bring in a new face after being left with only one player, Kai Horstmann, with experience in the role.

0932 HOCKEY: The New Zealand city of Auckland will host the Champions Trophy in men's field hockey in December, after the sport's governing body approved a late switch of venue away from New Delhi. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the new venue Tuesday, a week after the decision to strip India of hosting rights for the eight-team tournament because of problems with the sport's structure in the country.

0920 TENNIS: Newly-crowned US Open Champion Novak Djokovic says he still has a lot to prove despite clinching his third Grand Slam title of the year by beating Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 in New York. The world number one added the US title to his Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns and now wants the French Open title to complete the full set of Grand Slams.

0903 FOOTBALL: Rangers owner Craig Whyte has acknowledged there are challenging times ahead for the club. But speaking after reports of concerns over the club's solvency he says there will always be a Rangers Football Club, and that they will stay at Ibrox.

0852 CRICKET: Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves has reacted to relegation from the top tier of the County Championship by labelling performances this season as "a disgrace" and picking out England stars for criticism. Graves said in the Yorkshire Post: "The performances have been a disgrace; they have been unacceptable. The players need to take a long, hard look at themselves as far as I'm concerned."

0840 RUGBY LEAGUE: Bradford Bulls chairman Peter Hood has issued a statement apologising for their poor season in 2011.

0832 CRICKET: England batsman Jonathan Trott has been named as cricketer of the year at the ICC's awards in London. Trott, who scored more than 1,000 runs in both Test and one-day internationals at averages of 65 and 48 respectively, beat team-mate Alastair Cook and Sachin Tendulkar and Hashim Amla to the award.

0824 FOOTBALL: Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart has said he is annoyed at being left out of the club's Europa League squad.

0817 RUGBY UNION: England lock Courtney Lawes has been banned for two matches following his clash with Argentina's Mario Ledesma. The 22-year-old will miss England's next two games, against Georgia on Sunday and Romania on 24 September.

0812 RUGBY UNION: Former Wales dual-code international Jonathan Davies has urged Wales to relieve James Hook of full-back duties. Hook, 26, played at 15 in Wales' 17-16 loss to South Africa in their opening World Cup match in Wellington.

0805 RUGBY UNION: England coach Martin Johnson has brushed off criticism for allowing his players to unwind by taking part in bungee jumps on Monday, saying: "What they do when they are training is far more dangerous. On these trips you need a balance. If any guy had an injury that would be jeopardised by doing it they wouldn't do it."

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

Asamoah Gyan could yet have a future at Sunderland after agreeing to pay a chunk of his £200k-a-week wages while on loan at United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain to the Black Cats' charity foundation. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Arsene Wenger is lining up a New Year swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero. (the Sun)

Manchester City are eyeing a £35m bid for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 23, when the transfer window opens in January. (talksport)



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