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1900 FOOTBALL: That's it from Sportsday Live - join Chris Bevan and our live text commentary on tonight's Norwich v Sunderland match. Sportsday Live will be back on Tuesday at 0800 BST.

1847 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson tells BBC North West Tonight that he is delighted with the emergence of young stars like Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in his Manchester United side. "You need a team that will last five or six years fo get a better team consistency," he said.

1834 CRICKET: Scotland were held to a draw by Namibia in the ICC Intercontinental Cup despite posting a 383-run lead at the end of their second innings. Scotland declared at 296-5 early in the fourth and final day but Namibia held firm until the end of play. The hosts finished on 218-4 after 74 overs to force the draw in Windhoek.

1820 FOOTBALL: Wycombe Wanderers have signed former Republic of Ireland midfielder Martin Rowlands on a three-month loan deal from QPR

1816 FOOTBALL: Former Blackburn forward El Hadji Diouf is attracting interest from a number of clubs with Wigan and Doncaster leading the chase. The Senegal striker is a free agent after he had his contract at Ewood Park cancelled at the start of the month after a run-in with manager Steve Kean when he failed to report back in time for pre-season training.

1808 FOOTBALL: A reminder that you can see Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's interview with Gordon Burns on BBC North West Tonight at 1830, available on iPlayer for those outside the region, and also on the BBC Sport website.

1802 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the Champions League is the best competition in the world, surpassing even the World Cup.

1754 PARALYMPICS: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter on the first phase of Paralympic ticket sales with applications due to close at 1800 BST: "We won't get more detailed figures for day or two, but no Paralympics has sold tickets as fast as this. Hundreds of thousands sold already. Not just track cycling and swimming sessions oversubscribed, also final rounds of wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis."

1749 JUDO: Double Olympic judo champion David Douillet is named as France's new Sports Minister, report Reuters. His biggest challenge will be overseeing preparations for France to host the Euro 2016 football championship.

1743 FOOTBALL: Hull City assistant manager Craig Shakespeare tells BBC Radio Humberside that midfielders Robert Koren and Paul McKenna face late fitness tests ahead of Tuesday's game against Doncaster Rovers. Koren's hamstring strain leaves him rated as '50/50' by Shakespeare, whilst McKenna has a bruised calf."

1739 FORMULA 1: BBC F1 reporter Ted Kravitz brings you the inside line from the paddock after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins the Singapore Grand Prix to close in on becoming world champion.

1734 CRICKET: Graeme Swann issues a stark warning to some of England's new faces after the Twenty20 defeat to West Indies on Sunday, on

1727 FOOTBALL: Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri tweets: "Just landed in Munich. Can't wait to play against my friend [Bayern Munich's] Franck Ribery tomorrow."

1720 ICE HOCKEY: Watch highlights of Belfast Giants's victory top over the Nottingham Panthers in Saturday's tempestuous clash, a win that keeps the Giants top of the Elite League.

1713 FOOTBALL: Brian Carey is set to end his 20-year association with Wrexham and follow former manager Dean Saunders to Championship side Doncaster Rovers.

1709 FOOTBALL: Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill tells BBC Radio Humberside that the League One side are in talks over extending the loan deals of Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Everton defender Shane Duffy. And further news involving Duffy - he's been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad along with Iron teammate Niall Canavan for their Euro 2013 qualifier against Liechtenstein next month

1705 FOOTBALL: Blackburn captain Chris Samba tells BBC Radio Lancashire that the playing staff have to improve in every department.

1700 FOOTBALL: Our preview ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie between Bayern Munich and Manchester City is now live.

1652 FOOTBALL: For UK users, a quick video round-up of all the action from this weekend's Scottish Premier League.

1645 RUGBY UNION Scotland attack coach Gregor Townsend looks ahead to Saturday's make-or-break clash with England at the Rugby World Cup, Jim Mason reports.

Breaking news
1639 FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont tweets: "Rangers accept two-match ban for Steven Naismith."

1631 FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont tweets: "Rangers have been contacted by the Scottish Football Association re:Naismith incident [an alleged elbow on Austin McCann of Dunfermline] and are preparing to put out a statement on the matter."

1624 FOOTBALL: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere tweets: "Had my operation and all went well! I am feeling good will spend the night in hospital to monitor me but apart from that I am happy!"

1618 FOOTBALL: The Football Association has written to QPR for their observations about a tweet from new owner Tony Fernandes on Sunday in which he branded Mike Oliver, referee in Rangers's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, "blind". However, it is understood no further action will be taken against the club.

1610 FOOTBALL: On the back of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's complaint of too much TV power in football, former Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick tells BBC Sport that he believes football is, indeed, "super-reliant" on TV but stops short of saying it is too reliant.

1601 CYCLING: British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford believes Mark Cavendish's world road race win was the product of the best team display in living memory. "The win is great but it's how they won that's so impressive," Brailsford told BBC Sport. "A performance like that has never been seen before - it was mind-blowing."

1546 CRICKET: Stuart Broad says he hopes to make his England return from a shoulder injury in the T20 clash with India in Kolkata on 29 October.

1539 CYCLING: Welshman Geraint Thomas tells BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener that he wants Britain's newly-crowned world road race champion Mark Cavendish to join him at Team Sky in 2012.

1533 FOOTBALL: Chippenham have lost their place in the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player against Wells during the qualifying rounds. Defender Curtis Jack was suspended by both Somerset and Gloucestershire Football Associations for non-payment of fines dating back to last season but played in the game. Wells will now face Woking in the second qualifying round on Saturday.

1529: RUGBY UNION Sale Sharks director of sport Steve Diamond tells BBC Radio Manchester he feels some of the youngsters coming through the club can turn into great players.

1521 RUGBY UNION England will discover on Tuesday whether they will face any sanction for Jonny Wilkinson's attempts to change balls during Saturday's World Cup win against Romania.

1514 FOOTBALL: Fernando Torres has thanked Chelsea's fans in an interview with Chelsea TV, saying: "The first six months for me at Chelsea have been very, very difficult and I have been struggling [but] I have always had the support of the fans. From the first day till now, I feel the support so it's nice to start scoring for them."

1501 GOLF: Englishman Luke Donald remains top of the world rankings in the latest release this week, but American Bill Haas rises 25 places to world number 20 following his FedEx Cup triumph in Atlanta over the weekend.

1453 FOOTBALL: Bayern Munich central defender Holger Badstuber is doubtful for the Champions League Group A match against Manchester City on Tuesday, report Reuters.

1444 BOXING: British boxer Amir Khan tweets: "I'm working towards the [Floyd] Mayweather fight and in a couple of fights I will be ready. There's only one way of beating him, and his last few opponents all picked the same gameplan, which was wrong. Love me or hate me I'm gonna get to the top and do whatever I have to do to get there."

1436 TENNIS: World number two Maria Sharapova says her compatriot Anna Chakvetadze's decision to run for the Russian parliament would make it "tough" on her career in the sport. Russian media reported that the 24-year-old had been named as one of the three parliamentary candidates put forward by Russia's Right Cause Party, a pro-business party with limited public support. "I think it obviously takes a lot of time, so it's tough to do two things, two pretty big things at the same time. But if she feels strong about it, obviously it's a personal choice," said Sharapova.

1426 RUGBY LEAGUE: New Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock tells BBC Radio Humberside that he cannot wait to get started at Craven Park after the Newcastle Knights assistant coach was named as Justin Morgan's successor.

1420 RUGBY UNION: Leicester prop Thomas Waldrom says he is settling into the England World Cup squad after flying out to New Zealand to replace Andrew Sheridan.

1415 RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase, St Helens hooker James Roby and Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins are the nominees for the 2011 Super League Man of Steel. The winner will be announced next Monday.

1403 FOOTBALL: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will miss Tuesday's Champions League match against Basle with the hamstring injury which kept him out of Saturday's game against Stoke City.

Television is God - Ferguson

1352 FOOTBALL: In an exclusive interview with BBC North West Tonight, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he believes that TV has too much power - "When you shake hands with the devil you have to pay the price". You can watch the full interview on North West Tonight at 1830, available on iPlayer for those outside the region, and also on the BBC Sport website.

1345 FOOTBALL: Turkish international midfielder Hamit Altintop has been included in Real Madrid's squad for Tuesday's Champions League game against Ajax for the first time since his arrival from Bayern Munich. Altintop had been recovering from back surgery he underwent after joining Madrid from the German club. Madrid will be without the injured Pepe and Fabio Coentrao and the suspended Marcelo for the game.

1336 FOOTBALL: Former champion jockey Ryan Moore will return to the saddle on Friday when he takes two rides at Ascot. Moore has been sidelined since suffering a horrific fall at Glorious Goodwood in late July. He could now partner Workforce in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

1332 FOOTBALL: Rangers will know by 1500 BST on Tuesday whether forward Steven Naismith is to be punished for apparently elbowing Dunfermline's Austin McCann in Saturday's SPL game.

1316 BOXING: British boxer Charlie Edwards on Twitter after his opening-round loss at the World Championships in Azerbaijan: "Got beat 17-15 Heartbroken all I can say, next Olympic qualifier after xmas, back to the drawing board."

1311 TENNIS: Seventh seed Marion Bartoli of France advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after beating home favourite Ayumi Morita 6-3 0-6 6-3 while Jelena Jankovic defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4 6-2. In the first round former world number one Ana Ivanovic beat Australia's Anastasia Rodionova 6-4 6-0.

1259 FORMULA ONE: Paul di Resta's manager Anthony Hamilton is convinced the Scot will continue at Force India next season, helped by his sixth place in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

1247 BOXING: Paul Smith believes a win against British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion George Groves on 5 November at Wembley could set up a rematch with James DeGale.

1239 BOXING: Amir Khan's father Shah tells BBC Radio Manchester that his younger son Haroon has wanted to box for Pakistan since he became a national of the country, following the decision to not allow him to box in the upcoming World Championships.

1230 FOOTBALL: Kettering midfielder Ben Smith has told BBC Radio Northampton that he would like to extend his loan from Crawley Town until January. The 32-year-old is on a one-month loan at present and made his debut in the 1-0 win over Bath.

1222 CYCLING: British Cycling membership has hit 40,000, just one day after Mark Cavendish claimed a world title for GB in the men's road race in Copenhagen.

1215 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told BBC Sport, in his first full-length interview since lifting his ban on talking to the corporation, that television has too much power over the English game. Ferguson said: "When you shake hands with the devil you have to pay the price. Televsion is God at the moment - it's king." The full interview will be broadcast on BBC North West Tonight at 1830.

1208 CYCLING: Bradley Wiggins, who helped Britain's Mark Cavendish win the world road race title on Sunday, on Twitter: "A week I'll never forget, sad to be leaving this beautiful city, met some cool people last night."

1201 FORMULA ONE: Jenson Button on Twitter: "Spotless job by the whole team yesterday...Happy to be part of such a great team!!"

1154 FOOTBALL: Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League games, we will hear later from both Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, whose side host Basle and Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, as the Blues travel to Bayern Munich.

1150 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn on Twitter at the Rugby World Cup: "Big setback for the Pumas - they've lost vice capt Juan Fernandez Lobbe for the rest of RWC. Torn knee ligaments v Scotland. Out for six months."

1142 FOOTBALL:Blackburn Rovers will become the first Premier League side to play in India when they take part in an exhibition match in Pune on 7 October. The game was due to be played in July but was postponed after a bomb attack in Mumbai.

1132 FOOTBALL: Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says he is in no rush to commit his long-term future to the club. The captain has two years left on his current deal but is understood to want assurances from boss Arsene Wenger over the club's ambition, following the recent sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

1126 TENNIS: World number two Maria Sharapova returns to action after her surprise US Open third round loss to Italy's Flavia Pennetta with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Thailand veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

1116: HORSE RACING: Trainer John Gosden says his King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Nathaniel could miss Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp as the ground may be too quick.

1112 GOLF: Details of the 2012 European Tour schedule have been announced. The season starts on 5 January with the Africa Open in South Africa, there are new venues for the China Open and the Sicilian Open while the Swedish Masters starts a month earlier than usual and will end on a Saturday to enable players to get to San Francisco for the US Open from 14-17 June.

1105 FOOTBALL: Ahead of his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, you can watch Robbie Savage show off his skills in the Match of the Day 3 studio while he and Alan Shearer look ahead to Monday's Premier League game between Norwich and Sunderland.

1059 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales coach Warren Gatland admits he was not entirely happy with his side's record-breaking 81-7 victory over Namibia on Monday. "We started off with 22 points and then the guys felt the game was all over, went to sleep and stopped being aggressive," said Gatland. "They got a bit of a rollicking at half-time and came out in the second half and did the job."

1049 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter at Manchester United's training ahead of Tuesday's game at Basle: "No Evans, Rooney, Smalling or Hernandez at training but Michael Carrick looking lively with Owen, Giggs and Berbatov."

1040 FOOTBALL: Norwich City striker Oli Johnson has joined Yeovil Town on a 93-day emergency loan deal.

1030 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester City striker and Bulgarian international Valeri Bojinov says Lothar Matthaeus was unsuccessful as coach of Bulgaria because of his inability to communicate with players. The German became the first foreigner to coach Bulgaria since 1966 but led the team to only three wins in 11 games before leaving his post last week.

1027 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Paul O'Connell, Gordon D'Arcy and Tommy Bowe remain Ireland's main doubts for their vital World Cup game against Italy next Sunday but Declan Kidney's side did not pick up any more injuries in Sunday's easy win over Russia.

1021 ATHLETICS: Paula Radcliffe, who finished third on her return to marathon running in Berlin on Sunday, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "The aim was to try and win. I felt good in the first part of race but probably went a little faster than my legs were in shape to handle, so I was disappointed with my position and the time but I've got lots of things to work on and room for improvement for next year which is good."

1017 FOOTBALL: Norwegian player Carl-Erik Torp was airlifted to hospital after suffering a heart attack in Brann Bergen's league game against Sogndal on Sunday. The midfielder, who came on as a substitute in the game, collapsed in the closing minutes of the game and was airlifted to hospital.

1009 BOXING: Action gets underway at the World Amateur Championships in Azerbaijan on Monday which is a key event ahead of next year's Olympics. You can follow the latest action on the International Boxing Association website.

1000 PARALYMPICS: BBC Radio 5's Sports News and Olympics correspondent Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Paralympic ticket applications close at 6pm. Public service tweeting duties now fulfilled. Hopefully update on how sales've gone later."

0952 FOOTBALL: The women's game in England has been boosted by the introduction of the new summer league, Arsenal manager Laura Harvey has told BBC Sport. Meanwhile, Kelly Simmons, the FA's head of National Game strategy says viewing figures for the Women's Super League are on a par with the men's Scottish Premier League.

0945 FOOTBALL: From OptaJoe on Twitter: "40% - Percentage of PL red cards this season that have been given to players facing either Newcastle or Spurs (6 out of 15). Vexation."

0942 FOOTBALL: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he made Robin van Persie captain because of the dressing-room respect he had gained from his ability on the pitch and his words off it. Wenger also believes the Dutchman has positional sense akin to Lionel Messi.

0935 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford has been mulling over his "champagne moment" of the English summer in his latest blog on the BBC Sport website. England reaching number one in the world rankings, a Stuart Broad hat-trick and a Geoffrey Boycott apology make the shortlist. Have a read and let Adam know your favourite moment.

0930 FORMULA 1: If you missed Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, catch up with the best bits with our 90-second highlights round-up.

0925 GOLF: Europe's Solheim Cup captain Alison Nicholas has said her team's dramatic 15-13 win over the United States is her "proudest moment ever". The outcome of the three-day event, which is the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup, came down to Sunday's final three singles matches, all of which swung in Europe's favour.

0917 RUGBY UNION: Wales have completed an 81-7 rout of Namibia in their Pool D match at the World Cup. Scott Williams scored a hat-trick as the Welsh ran in 12 tries.

0914 RUGBY UINION: Lock Courtney Lawes is determined to win back his England place for Saturday's Pool B decider against Scotland having served a two-week ban for "recklessly striking" Argentina's Mario Ledesma with his knee.

0910 CYCLING: Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins, who played a pivotal role in helping Mark Cavendish win the world road race title on Sunday, on Twitter: "Balls! Sore head missed my flight."

0905 GOLF: World number one Luke Donald narrowly missed out on winning the FedEx Cup and the $10m (£6.4m) bonus that goes with it. The Englishman would have won the end-of-season competition had he emerged victorious from the Tour Championship. He finished one shot behind winner Bill Haas, who also walked off with the big prize.

0900 RUGBY UNION: Wales strength and stamina shining through in their World Cup Pool D match against Namibia. They lead 57-7 with 13 minutes remaining. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0856 FOOTBALL: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who needs surgery on his injured ankle, on Twitter: "On my way to hospital thanks for the messages everyone means a lot!"

0850 RUGBY UNION: One hour played in the World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Namibia and the African side have registered a score to make it 36-7. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0847 FOOTBALL: United Arab Emirates winger Theyab Awana, who became an internet sensation earlier this year when he scored a backheeled penalty, has been killed in a car accident.

0841 RUGBY UNION: Russia hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been cited for allegedly striing an opponent with his head during the 62-12 Pool C defeat by Ireland at the World Cup, reports the Associated Press.

0838 RUGBY UNION: The second-half of the World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Namibia is 10 minutes old. The Welsh have scored their fourth and fifth tries of the match to extend their lead to 36-0. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0835 FORMULA 1: Felipe Massa was less than pleased with Lewis Hamilton's performance in Singapore as shown when he interrupted the McLaren driver's post-race interview.

0830 FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton needs more support from his management team, the McLaren star's father Anthony has told BBC Sport. Hamilton finished fifth in Singapore after driving into Ferrari's Felipe Massa - the latest of a number of high-profile incidents this season.

0824 RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull Kingston Rovers have appointed little-known Australian Craig Sandercock, 42, as their new head coach.

0819 RUGBY UNION: Wales are leading Namibia 22-0 at half-time of their World Cup Pool D game in New Plymouth. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0816 GOLF: Tiger Woods has unveiled Joe LaCava as his new caddie. LaCava was the long-term bagman for Fred Couples, but the pair split when the veteran decided to reduce his playing schedule.

0810 CYCLING: New road race world champion Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Well it's sunk in after waking up to this! Yesterday I was seriously in shock & disbelief. British World Champion!

0804 RUGBY UNION: Wales are leading Namibia 22-0 after 30 minutes of their World Cup Pool D game in New Plymouth. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0800 FOOTBALL: Three tales from Monday's Gossip Column:

Dutch forward Robin van Persie warns Arsenal he is not ready to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror) Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is more determined than ever to quit the club in January after being left on the bench in the 2-0 win over Everton (Metro) and Frank Lampard's Chelsea future is in doubt after the midfielder appeared to storm off following manager Andre Villas-Boas' decision to drop him for Saturday's clash with Swansea at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

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Wales v Namibia as it happened
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Cavendish wins world road title
26 Sep 11 |  Cycling
Vettel wins but title must wait
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England stunned by Windies in T20
26 Sep 11 |  England
Angry Massa interrupts Hamilton interview
25 Sep 11 |  Formula One
Monday's gossip column
26 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Sportsday live - Friday, 23 September
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