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2200: CRICKET - And last but not least Jonny Bairstow and Ravi Bopara must guide England home against India in the fifth ODI at Cardiff. They need another 59 runs to win. Follow the conclusion to the match right here. Goodnight all.

2156: RUGBY LEAGUE - Warrington have beaten Huddersfield 47-0 in the Super League qualifying play-off. That means the Wolves will be able to choose their semi-final opponents.

2152: RUGBY UNION - Former England prop Gareth Chilcott on BBC Radio 5 live on England's prospects against Georgia on Sunday: "I don't believe Georgia will give us any problems and I think that we'll be comfortable winners."

2140: ATHLETICS - Former world sprint champion Ato Boldon on Twitter: "One thing is for sure: Yohan Blake just ran the 2nd 100m of that 200m faster than anyone who's ever run a 200m in human history."

2117: BASKETBALL - Spain and France will contest the European basketball championship final and have qualified for next year's Olympics in London after beating Macedonia and Russia respectively. The results were: Spain 92-80 Macedonia, France 79-71 Russia with the final on Sunday.

2101: ATHLETICS - An exciting Diamond League meeting has finished in Brussels, but a reminder that the Great North Run is on BBC One on Sunday from 0930 BST.

2057: TENNIS - In the other Davis Cup semi-final Spain also hold a 2-0 lead, this time over France, after David Ferrer beat Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4 6-1. Earlier, Rafael Nadal beat Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

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2052: CRICKET- The fifth ODI between England and India in Cardiff is back under way with England's revised target 241 off 34 overs.

2048: TENNIS - Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro has beaten Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-3 6-4 to give the South Americans a 2-0 lead in the Davis Cup semi-final. Earlier, David Nalbandian beat Novak Djokovic's replacement, Viktor Troicki.

2043: FOOTBALL - Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says he will refund fans who bought new shirts bearing the names Mikel Arteta or Jermaine Beckford this summer after the pair left the club on deadline day. "These are unusual circumstances and I simply want to try and play fair by those supporters who have spent hard-earned money on these shirts," he said.

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2040: TENNIS - Great Britain's Andy Murray wins his opening singles match in the Davis Cup tie against Hungary, beating student Sebo Kiss 6-0 6-2 7-6. Britain now lead the tie 2-0.

2033: ATHLETICS - Britain's Christine Ohuruogu after finishing fifth in the women's 400m, behind Botswanan winner Amantle Montsho: "It was quite a tough race but I'm happy to be here. I was hoping for a faster time. I've been quite bad a bit over the past three years. If it was that easy everyone would be doing it."

2023: CRICKET - BBC Sport's Jonathan Agnew on the rain in Cardiff on Twitter: "Raining...again. It really has blighted this series."

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2008: ATHLETICS - South Africa's Oscar Pistorious after finishing third in the 400m in 45.46 seconds behind identical Belgian twins Jonathan and Kevin Borlee: "I'm happy with my second fastest time. I was feeling tired after the World Championships, but it was more than I could have asked for."

2000: ATHLETICS - 100m winner Usain Bolt after running 9.76 seconds in Brussels: "It was never a doubt in my mind that I would run fast. I was slouchy in Zagreb, but today I was happy." On his false start in Daegu, he adds: "It's never going to happen again. I made one mistake but I don't plan to make it again."

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1958: ATHLETICS - World 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson crashes out of the event in tears after clipping a hurdle. The Australian looks shocked but is ok. America's Danielle Carruthers wins in 12.65 seconds.

1953: ATHLETICS - 200m winner Yohan Blake: "Tonight I was looking for 19.5 seconds. I was expecting something fast but not this fast. I'm like a beast."

1949: ATHLETICS- BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "What the...? Yohan Blake wins the 200m in 19.26 secs - makes him second fastest man of all time, ahead of Michael Johnson. Sweet madness"

1947: TENNIS - Britain's number three Heather Watson has lost her quarter-final match at the WTA Tour tournament in Quebec City, Canada. The 19-year-old from Guernsey was beaten by third seed Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

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1946: ATHLETICS - The Jamaican Yohan Blake has won the 200m in a world year best of 19.26, which is in fact faster than Usain Bolt at the same distance this season. The American Walter Dix came in second in 19.53. Another Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade was third, 19.91.

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1936: ATHLETICS - Usain Bolt ran the fasted time of the year in the 100 meters. Bolt clocked 9.76 seconds, ahead of fellow Jamaicans's Nesta Carter and Lerone Clarke.

1926: ATHLETICS - Hannah England could only manage fifth place in the 1500 meters. American Morgan Uceny won the race in a time of 4:00.06 .

1916: ATHLETICS - World 400m hurdles champion David Greene was beaten into second place by Javier Culson, who won in 48.43. Greene claimed second in 48.78. Cornel Fredericks finished third in 48.96.

1913: CRICKET - Play should re-start at 1930 BST in Cardiff. England will now require 270 from 40 overs. That's a run rate of more than 6.5 an over.

1908: ATHLETICS - Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele set the fastest time of the year in the 10,000 meters at the Van Damme Memorial, with a time of 26 minutes, 43.16 seconds, beating the year's best mark set by Mo Farah by 3.41 seconds.

1905: SHOW JUMPING - BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Euro Showjumping: Britain win team bronze in the very final seconds as Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam unexpectedly knocks off two fences."

1901: TENNIS - James Ward put Great Britain 1-0 up in their Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II promotion play-off against Hungary in Glasgow with a 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4 victory over Attila Balazs.

1854: CRICKET - There's going to be a slgiht delay to England's run chase. They are going to try to restart this match at 1900 BST, with England chasing 295 from 47 overs.

1844: FOOTBALL Sion claim they have won a court injunction that invalidates Atletico Madrid's 2-0 victory over Celtic and Udinese's 2-1 defeat of Rennes. Uefa threw Sion out of the competition for fielding ineligible players. And Sion lost an appeal against the decision by European football's governing body.

1835: WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL - The Great Britain men's team are into the European Championship final after beating Poland 65-55, thanks to 25 points from Terry Bywater and 22 from Simon Munn. They will face Germany in the final as they look for a first European title since 1995.

1827: SHOW JUMPING - BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Britain were almost nailed-on for fourth but Dubbeldam's two fences down sent Dutch from silver down to fourth. Germany win, France second."

1820: CRICKET - India made 304 for six in the fifth and final one-day international against England in Cardiff. Rahul Dravid made 69 in his final one-day international innings with Virat Kohli hitting a cenutry.

1813: CYCLING - Bradley Wiggins will take on the time trial and road race at next week's Road Cycling World Championships. Wiggins, David Millar and Geraint Thomas are among an eight-man team supporting Mark Cavendish in the 165-mile road race (266km) in Copenhagen.

1808: SHOW JUMPING- BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "Superb French jumping means it's looking very much like fourth place for Britain in team event, though not quite confirmed yet."

1801: BOXING - Britain's Amir Khan will defend his world light-welterweight titles against US mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson on December 10, according to promoter Richard Schaefer.

1754: SHOW JUMPING- BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter: "One fence down for GB's Ben Maher at Euro Showjumping. Medal will now depend on last Brit, John Whitaker, and what the French riders do."

1746: WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL - The Great Britain men's team are on course to reach the European Championship final in Israel. At half-time in their semi-final against Poland they lead 32-23. The winners play Germany in the final.

1739: GOLF - Great Britain and Ireland lead Continental Europe Five and a half points to Four and a half after day Two of the Seve Trophy Paris. Miguel Angel Jimenez and fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal beat Open champion Darren Clarke and partner David Horsey 3&2, and rookie pairing Nicolas Colsaerts and Matteo Manassero claimed a two-up win over Scott Jamieson and Ross Fisher. Thomas Bjorn and Raphael Jacquelin, who fought back from three down to square the round against Simon Dyson and Jamie Donaldson. Play continues with four greensomes and four foursomes on Saturday and 10 singles matches on Sunday.

1730: FOOTBALL - Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on Twitter: "Finally got my twitter back..only forgot my password! Anyway ankle is much better now thanks to the medical staff and on our way to blackburn."

1718: TENNIS - David Nalbandian beat ViktorTroicki 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3 to give Argentina a 1-0 lead over holders Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final.

1706: CRICKET- BBC Sport's Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "Marcus Trescothick says he will captain Somerset in CB40 final "as long as I don't get any problems today or aggravate my ankle overnight."

1659: TENNIS - World number one and US Open champion Novak Djokovic pulls out of Serbia's opening Davis Cup semi-final rubber against Argentina on Friday, suffering from fatigue as well as a back injury.

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1655: CRICKET - India make steady progress with the bat in the final match of the ODI series at Cardiff. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham for latest.

1648: FOOTBALL - British sportscar maker Aston Martin has become a sponsor of German second division club 1860 Munich.

1644: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "AVB says he will not help media with their "obsession" with Torres. So will he play at Man Utd on Sunday? Me? I'd play him."

1639: FOOTBALL - Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas ahead of Sunday's match against Manchester United: "Normally when there is this high expectancy for a game sometimes things go the other way round and it is a boring, tactical game. Hopefully, it won't because that's not the culture of the Premier League. I think it will be a high-intensity game fuelled by emotion."

1631: GOLF - Great Britain and Northern Ireland player Ian Poulter on Twitter: "Europe came back strong today. Rocky & myself were poor today, didn't put any pressure on them at all. Gifted them the match. Disappointing."

1624: WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL - Disappointment for the Great Britain women's team who lose 58-38 to the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the European Championships in Israel. They will now face France for bronze. Next up on court are the GB men who play Poland in the last four.

1622: ATHLETICS - British world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene on Twitter: "Off down the track to prep for my race. Race time!"
Watch Greene and Usain Bolt compete at the Brussels Grand Prix on BBC Two and this website. The first event is at 1840 BST.

1614: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Everton still in contract talks with Marouane Fellaini. Big moment for them when his future is decided one way or other."

1606: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa will be without Emile Heskey and Jermaine Jenas for Saturday's home Premier League game against Newcastle.

1559: FOOTBALL - Real Madrid says its revenues increased by 8% over the 2010-11 season to reach a record figure of nearly £480.2m euros [£419m].

1552: GOLF - Latest Seve Trophy results (Continental Europe names first): - Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) & Thomas Bjorn (Den) v Jamie Donaldson & Simon Dyson match halved, Peter Hanson (Swe) & Alexander Noren (Swe) bt Ian Poulter & Robert Rock 5 & 3 Francesco Molinari (Ita) & Anders Hansen (Den) bt Mark Foster & Lee Westwood 5 & 3.

1542: MOTO GP The second practice session for Sunday's Aragon MotoGP has been cancelled due to a power cut in Spain. Saturday's morning practice will be extended.

1534: RUGBY Footballer Michael Owen on Twitter: "Why the fuss? Have our rugby players done that much wrong? Hard enough to win a World Cup without people making something out of nothing."

1530: WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL The Great Britain women's team trail the Netherlands 30-16 at half-time in their European Championship semi-final in Israel. The GB men face Poland in their semi-final later on Friday.

1526: FOOTBALL If you are wondering what part the form of Chelsea's Fernando Torres will play in his team's trip to Manchester United on Sunday, then our chief football writer Phil McNulty has been talking to Alan Hansen and Pat Nevin about that exact subject.

1518: GOLF Irish three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is planning to use next week's Austrian Open to test out his re-modelled swing as he aims to kick start his 2012 Ryder Cup qualification campaign. "I have been working hard with my coach and I am ready to test out the new swing under competitive conditions," he said.

1510: TENNIS In the Davis Cup semi-finals, Spain's Rafael Nadal thrashed France's Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-0 6-1 in the opening singles rubber. In the other semi-final, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who won the US Open on Monday, has pulled out of his opening match against Argentina's David Nalbandian because of back pain.

1458: CYCLING Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck will skip the world championships because of a tooth problem. "I'm not going to the worlds because of my tooth problem. Healing slower than expected," Schleck said on his Twitter page.

1452: FOOTBALL Everton boss David Moyes has challenged 20-year-old Jack Rodwell to reproduce the form he showed against Aston Villa last week on a consistent basis. "The 'young boy' tag has not left Jack yet but it is for him to step up to the mark and I thought last week he did that," said Moyes.

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1441: CYCLING Britain's Chris Froome, who finished second in the Tour of Spain, has signed a new three-year contract with Team Sky.

1438: RUGBY UNION - Newcastle fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has called for supporters to show patience with Alan Tait's new-look squad at Kingston Park. Falcons have lost their opening two games against Bath and Exeter in the Premiership, with five of the club's summer arrivals making their debuts.

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1430: CRICKET - England have won the toss and decided to put India in to bat in final match of the ODI series at Cardiff, with Jonny Bairstow making his debut in the format for the hosts. But the weather is playing up to delay the start. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham for more...

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1422: FOOTBALL - Loan signing Royston Drenthe could be pushing for his first Everton start, against Wigan at Goodison Park tomorrow, after featuring for the reserves in midweek. Fellow deadline-day arrival Denis Stracqualursi may also make his Toffees debut while Phil Neville is fighting to regain his place in the side after being left out last weekend.

1415: PARALYMPICS - BBC Olympics sports reporter Ollie Williams on Twitter: "I can't do Rachel Morris justice in one tweet. Lost both legs, could lose arm, still cycling for GB. Please read/watch:"

1407: FOOTBALL - Chelsea will be without striker Didier Drogba for Sunday's Premier League game at Manchester United. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas must decide whether to start Fernando Torres or Nicolas Anelka. Ramires returns after being suspended for Tuesday's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

1358: GOLF - BBC Sport's Iain Carter on Twitter: "Tom Lewis not alone in joining pro ranks from last weeks Walker Cup victors. Paul Cutler & James Byrne among others joining big wide world."

1352: CRICKET England win the toss and put India in to bat, in the final match of the series at Cardiff, with Jonny Bairstow making his one-day international debut.

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1342: CYCLING - Sharon Fuller, operations director of the Tour of Britain, tells BBC Bristol there has been an accident on today's tour. On the First King of the Mountain stage Ian Bibby, who rides for Motorpoint, broke his collar bone and has been taken to hospital.

1335: CRICKET - Half centuries from Shaun Marsh and Mike Hussey helped Australia reach 235-5 at close of play on the opening day of the third and final against Sri Lanka. Marsh top scored with 81 following his 141 in his debut innings in the second test. Hussey followed up his 142 in the last test with an unbeaten 63. Sri Lankan seamers Suranga Lakmal and debutante Shaminda Eranga picked up two wickets each. Scorecard

1328: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Dan Roan on Twitter: BBC Exclusive: PSG want Bex to join their Qatari-financed Paris revolution - read my interview with Leonardo here.

1320: RUGBY LEAGUE - Richard Agar has made Australian centre Dean Collis his first signing as Wakefield coach. The 25-year-old Cronulla player, who won City of Origin honours in 2007, has signed a three-year contract with the Wildcats.

1312: FOOTBALL - Blackburn captain Chris Samba wants to make life a "living hell" for Arsenal at Ewood Park tomorrow. Steve Kean's side are currently bottom of the table with just one point. "It is a home game and it is up to us to make it a living hell for them when they come here. "It is simple, we must to do our best to make sure they don't play as they want to, make it horrible for them. "

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1302: CRICKET - Score update from Colombo on day one of the third and final Test. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field... Australia are 221 for 5 (77.0 overs). Scorecard...

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1257: GOLF - Englishman Tom Lewis, silver medal winner at the 2011 Open in Kent in July, turns professional and signs with sports management company IMG.

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1251: BOXING - Britain's 2008 Olympic middleweight champion James DeGale tells BBC Radio 5 live's Ellie Oldroyd and Mike Costello that he has his sights set on a rematch with George Groves, who he lost his British super-middleweight title to in May.

1243: CRICKET - Kent director of cricket Paul Farbrace tells BBC Radio Kent that he is "not a fan" of pink ball cricket following his county's eight-wicket defeat by Glamorgan.

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1238: FOOTBALL - Stoke manager Tony Pulis will check on the condition of a host of players ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Sunderland. They include record signing Peter Crouch, Matthew Etherington, Rory Delap, Marc Wilson and Jonathan Woodgate.

1230: FORMULA 1 - "I can still remember the fear and apprehension [at the start of the 2009 season] as I walked into the F1 paddock in Australia for the first time, and the nerves as I started listening to 'The Chain' down my earpiece, hoping the words would come out in the right order. The good news is that doing this job never becomes 'normal' or mundane and I still cherish every moment," says BBC F1 presenter Jake Humphery in his latest blog. Read more here.

1223: BASKETBALL - You can now watch action from the second day of quarter-finals at the Eurobasket tournament in Lithuania as Tony Parker turns on the style to help France beat Greece to book their place in the last four. Russia also overpower Serbia 77-67.

1219: RUGBY UNION - New Zealand coach Graham Henry praised an impressive showing by Sonny Bill Williams after the All Blacks beat Japan 83-7 earlier. The former rugby league star appeared on the wing as a second-half substitute and scored two of his team's 13 tries. "He certainly made a statement, didn't he?" said Henry.

1214: TENNIS - First day results of the Davis Cup World Group play-off in Sydney: Australia 1-1 Switzerland. Bernard Tomic (AUS) beat Stanislas Warwrinka (SUI) 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3. Roger Federer (SUI) beat Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 5-7 7-6 6-2 6-3.

1206: PARALYMPICS - BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "Impressive that some Paralympic swim and cycling tickets, as well as cheapest opening + closing ceremony tickets, already oversubscribed."

1159: GOLF - Latest from day Two of the Seve Trophy from Paris between Great Britain and Ireland and Continental Europe. Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) & Thomas Bjorn (Den) level with Jamie Donaldson & Simon Dyson (after 4 holes) Peter Hanson (Swe) & Alexander Noren (Swe) 2 up on Ian Poulter & Robert Rock (3) Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) & Matteo Manassero (Ita) 1 up on Ross Fisher & Scott Jamieson (3) Francesco Molinari (Ita) & Anders Hansen (Den) level with Mark Foster & Lee Westwood (1)

1148: BADMINTON - BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter: No semi-final appearance for @ChrisAdcock1 & @imogenbankier at the #ChinaMasters - beaten by unseeded Korean pair 21-19, 15-21 21-16 in QF's.

1140: FOOTBALL - Arsenal will welcome back Alex Song and Gervinho from three-match bans for tomorrow's Premier League trip to Blackburn, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) faces a fitness test. Defender Carl Jenkinson is also available following a one-match suspension, but Tomas Rosicky (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi (calf) are doubts. Midfielders Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby (both ankle) are longer-term absentees.

1134: CRICKET - Australia sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were 154-4 at tea on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Friday. Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 68 and Michael Hussey was on 18. Australia lead the series 1-0.

1127: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: At Man Utd v Chelsea on Sunday. Interesting to see if Chelsea can apply serious pressure. Utd been cruising so far this season. #bbcfootball

1118 FOOTBALL: - Manchester City midfielder James Milner has been ruled out of Sunday's Premier League trip to Fulham. Milner missed the midweek Champions League game against Napoli after a clash of heads in last week's defeat of Wigan. Midfielder Nigel de Jong (foot) remains 10 days to two weeks away from fitness while full-back Aleksandar Kolarov is avalible despite breaking his nose against Napoli on Wednesday.

1112: RUGBY UNION - BBC Sport's Ben Dirs on Twitter: "... tell you what, I like the idea of Sonny Bill out on the wing - the man is a monster with the hands of a miniature portrait artist..."

1106 FOOTBALL: - Norwich will have goalkeeper John Ruddy back from a one-match suspension for tomorrow's Premier League match at Bolton. Striker James Vaughan is available despite needing hospital treatment after eing caught in the mouth by an elbow from West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas. Winger Anthony Pilkington (back) should return to the squad, but centre-half Zak Whitbread (hamstring) and defenders Daniel Ayala and Elliot Ward (knee) remain out.

1058: FOOTBALL - John O'Shea could return to bolster Sunderland's defence against Stoke on Sunday. The Republic of Ireland defender missed the defeat by Chelsea due to a calf strain but has returned to training. Nicklas Bendtner is likely lead the attack and Connor Wickham could make his first start.

1052: RUGBY UNION - Winger Richard Kahui and Sonny Bill Williams scored two tries each as the All Blacks ran in 13 tries to thrash Japan 83-7 in their rugby World Cup Pool A match at Waikato Stadium.

1046: FOOTBALL - Swansea City captain Garry Monk is set for a first appearance of the season in their Premier League clash with West Brom. The defender is likely to return from a niggling foot problem. His availability is a welcome boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, as Monk and Ashley Williams are the only fit centre-halves that Rodgers can call upon, with Alan Tate (broken leg) and Steven Caulker (knee) injured and deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche unable to join the club after FIFA denied them international clearance.

1040: FOOTBALL - Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas for his start at the club, drawing parallels with his own experience of taking the helm at United nearly 25 years ago. "The new coach Boas has started very well for a young man that has come to Chelsea, it's a great challenge, it's a hard challenge at his age but he seems to have acquitted himself very well and his team have responded."

1036: FOOTBALL - Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson will miss Sunday's Premier League match at Tottenham after a recurrence of a hamstring injury last weekend. Captain Steven Gerrard is nearing a return to fitness after six months out following a groin operation but he may not be risked at White Hart Lane. Defender Martin Kelly is also close to a recall after coming back from a hamstring injury.

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1028: RUGBY UNION - Hirotoki Onozawa has scored a scored a consolation try for Japan, but New Zealand are home and dry in this one, with 10 minutes to play in the Rugby World Cup, they lead 69-7.

1023: FOOTBALL - Sir Alex Ferguson has reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Manchester United's Premier League showdown with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Nemanja Vidic (calf), Tom Cleverley (foot) and Rafael (shoulder) remain sidelined, whilst Danny Welbeck (hamstring) is not expected to be available until next week.

1016: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury, at Manchester United press conference at Carrington training ground, on Twitter: "More from Ferguson: "If you go back a few years clubs were giving jobs to finished players like Francis and Wilkins.""

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1009: RUGBY UNION - Hosts New Zealand are now 52-0 up against Japan in their second match of the World Cup, having scored six tries in the first half. More than 25 minutes left.

1002: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury, at Manchester United press conference at Carrington training ground, on Twitter: "Sir Alex Ferguson isn't counting Chelsea out of the title race. 'They'll be there at the end of the season'."

1000: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury, at Manchester United press conference at Carrington training ground, on Twitter: "Sir Alex Ferguson on Andre Villas Boas: 'He's won the double. That would have helped (with managing Chelsea)'."

0956: FOOTBALL - Arsenal welcome back Alex Song and Gervinho from three-match bans for tomorrow's league trip to Blackburn, but midfielder Aaron Ramsey faces a fitness test on his ankle.
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0949: RUGBY UNION - Japan trail New Zealand 38-0 at half-time in their World Cup match at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.

0941: MOTO GP - BBC presenter Matthew Roberts on Twitter at Aragon: "Rossi started session on 'standard' bike and is 8th (+1.5) after 9 laps. Just swapped to version updated with ally parts, so let's see..."

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0935: OLYMPICS - Great Britain's Olympic football teams will stay at the athletes village during the 2012 Olympics. Both the womens and mens teams will share accommodation and communal facilities with their fellow Olympians when preparing for matches at Wembley, reports BBC Radio 5 live's Gordon Farquhar.

0930: TENNIS - World number one Novak Djokovic is not certain to play today's opening singles rubber against David Nalbandian in Serbia's Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in Belgrade.

0923: ATHLETICS - BBC Sport's digital Olympics editor Lewis Wiltshire on Twitter: "Athletics tweet 1 of 3: The final Diamond League meeting of 2011 is on BBC2 and our website tonight at 7pm. Feat @UsainBolt and @DaiGreene."

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0915: RUGBY UNION - Hosts New Zealand are 12-0 up in their second match of the World Cup against Japan after Conrad Smith's early try was followed up by an effort from Richard Kahui, who scored two in their first match against Tonga.

0910: GOLF - Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods can still beat his record total of 18 major championships provided he gets control of his mental game, telling reporters we will achieve the feat "if he gets the five inches between his ears squared out".

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0904: RUGBY UNION - Hosts New Zealand kick off their second match off the World Cup against Japan in Hamilton.

0857: BOXING - Martin Rogan's WBU heavyweight title clash against Panama's Lewis Andreas Pineda scheduled for the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on 27 October is off, with the British Boxing Board of Control is understood to have refused to sanction the bout amid doubts over the ownership of the belt.

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0851: FOOTBALL - Manchester United have been cleared to launch a floatation on the Singapore Stock Market. They are now free to open dialogue with potential investors.

0839: RUGBY UNION - Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "New Zealand's average winning margin in Rugby World Cup pool matches is 50.8 points, more than any other team. #RWC2011 @ruggerblogger"

0831: FOOTBALL - Striker Clint Dempsey thinks Fulham should have beaten FC Twente, rather than drawing 1-1, having taken the lead in their Europa League tie last night. But the American says that if they keep creating chances they will score more goals.

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0822: CRICKET - Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga takes a wicket with the first ball of his Test career as the home side reduce Australia to 63-2 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test. The seamer had opener Shane Watson caught by captain Tillakaratne Dilshan at point to become only the 18th test bowler to strike with his first ball.

0818: FOOTBALL - BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Exclusive: PSG want 'brand' Beckham to join Qatar-Paris revolution. My interview with Sporting Director Leonardo here"

0814: BASEBALL - The Oakland Athletics break Detroit's 12-game winning streak with a 6-1 win, halting the Tigers' march toward their first division title since 1987. The Tigers had a chance to sew up the American League Central title after the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox both lost their games.

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0808: CRICKET - Former Australia international Shane Warne is considering coming out of retirement to play in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition. Warne, 42, quit Test cricket in January 2007 before giving the game up entirely after captaining Rajasthan Royals in the 2011 Indian Premier League.

0800 BST: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Friday's Gossip Column:

German club Bayern Munich are set to make a move to sign Chelsea's French winger Florent Malouda in January. (talkSPORT) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out making Yossi Benayoun's loan switch from Chelsea permanent. (Metro) European champions Barcelona and Londoners Tottenham must dig deep if they are to sign Brazil international Leandro Damiao. Internacional insist that he is worth his 50m euro release clause. (Inside Futbol)

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