Sportsday features the climax of the County Championship, Rugby World Cup latest, football gossip, plus more.
That's it for Sportsday live for Tuesday. You can keep across the
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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."
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".
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
1735 CYCLING:Mark Cavendish
"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"
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe
believes he can forge a partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor that will improve the club's poor goalscoring record.
"[Adebayor] is quick, he can head it, he is strong and a good finisher."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
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"
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"
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
1220 FORMULA 1:
Outgoing Williams technical director Sam Michael
will join McLaren as sporting director from the 2012 season.
Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury has signed a
at the Emirates Stadium. The 20-year-old England Under-21 international is currently on loan with Championship side West Ham.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes
has thanked the club's fans on his
for their support during the 0-0 draw with Newcastle last night.
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.
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.
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."
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:
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)