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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 27 September

Sportsday Live featuring updates from the Rugby World Cup, the latest breaking news, plus more.

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1815: That's it for Tuesday's Sportsday. Chris Bevan will be with you shortly for all the live action on a night of European football, and Sportsday will return at 0800 BST on Wednesday.

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1810: FOOTBALL - Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Claudio Ranieri joins Ronald Koeman as manager to have coached 5 teams in #CL main tournament: #Chelsea #Valencia #Juventus #ASRoma #Inter"

1802: FOOTBALL - Stoke striker Mamady Sidibe will return for the reserves on Wednesday after a year out with injury. He told BBC Radio Stoke: "We feel now is the right time to start playing and hopefully I will get fit and start playing again."

1800: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL - Bristol Academy chairman Simon Arnold says the club could lose as much as £10,000 by playing in Europe this season. Bristol play Russia's Energiya Voronezh on Thursday.

1748: FOOTBALL - Alan Dzagoev pulls a goal back for CSKA Moscow seconds before half-time with a dipping free-kick from 25 yards. Inter lead 2-1 at the break.

1747: RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP - Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has warned Ireland's front-row to expect a "war" when the two sides meet in a World Cup Pool C decider.

1727: FOOTBALL - The Dundee Courier reports that winger Keanu Marsh-Brown has been recalled by Fulham from his loan spell with Dundee United.

1724: FOOTBALL - Giampaolo Pazzini has made it 2-0 to Inter in Moscow with a tap-in.

1718: FOOTBALL - Is Frank Lampard on his way out of the Chelsea and England midfield? BBC Sport's Simon Austin blogs on a change of role for Lampard.

1715: BOXING - Liverpool's Derry Mathews plans to shock boxing by beating European lightweight champion Gavin Rees in Newport on 1 October. He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "When people are putting me down that's what brings me on. I'm a fighter and that's when I'm at my best."

1707: FOOTBALL - Brazilian centre-half Lucio has put Inter Milan 1-0 up at CSKA Moscow in the early kick-off in the Champions League.

1656: CYCLING - Bradley Wiggins is confident he can win 2012's Tour de France. He told BBC Sport's John Sinnott: "I believe I can win the Tour and Olympic gold. I want it all next year."

1645: FOOTBALL - Arsene Wenger insists he has no concerns about Robin van Persie's contract situation despite renewed speculation over the Arsenal captain. Wenger said: "Let's not make too big a thing of it. He has nearly two years to go, that is a very long time in football."

1634: TENNIS - World number one Caroline Wozniacki survived a fightback by Jarmila Gajdosova to ease her way into the third round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a 6-1 6-7 6-3 win.

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1626: FOOTBALL - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "Pre match food then off to the stadium for the game vs Basel! Let's av iiiiiiiiit!!"

1617: FOOTBALL - Barcelona face minnows BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Wednesday and Lionel Messi could become the club's second all-time goalscorer. The 24-year-old is only two goals away from matching Ladislau Kubala's total of 194. Barcelona's top scorer is Cesar Rodriguez, who scored 235 goals from 1942-55.

1608: FOOTBALL - Huub Stevens has been appointed as coach of German club Schalke for his second spell in charge. He replaces Ralf Rangnick, who stepped down last week.

1600: FOOTBALL - QPR midfielder Joey Barton tells London's Evening Standard that he still hopes to represent England again and believes he could play until he is 40.

1545: FOOTBALL - Liverpool assistant coach Steve Clarke believes that the club's fitful start to the season is because of difficulties integrating new summer signings into the line-up. "You'd expect that from a group of players where you've made so many changes and you're trying to bed a few things down," he told the club's official website.

1535: FOOTBALL - Midfielder Jonas Guttierrez says he is enjoying all aspects of life at Newcastle after signing a new five-year deal with the club. " "I love the city, the fans and the team," he said. "I am proud that the manager and the board see me as part of the long-term future of Newcastle".

1529: BOXING - Welshman Andrew Selby has won his first bout at the World Boxing Championships in Azerbaijan. Fighting in the 52kg category, Selby beat Egypt's Hesham Abdelaal 28-16 to reach the last 32. Earlier today, Luke Campbell beat Rahin Najafov of Azerbaijan 17-7 in the 56kg division. The championships are doubling up as Olympic qualifiers for London 2012.

1521: RUGBY WORLD CUP - Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has warned Ireland's front-row to expect a "war" when the two sides meet in a Pool C decider on Sunday. Leicester's Castrogiovanni led the demolition of the United States scrum on Tuesday to set up a winner-takes-all clash in Dunedin. If Italy win and Australia beat Russia, then Ireland will not reach the quarter-finals."We are not afraid of anything. We want to make it a long, long day for them."

1503: TENNIS - Top seed Andy Murray will face Michael Berrer in the Thailand Open after the German defeated Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in Bangkok. Britain's number one received a bye in the first round but now knows his opponent after Berrer's 7-6 6-3 victory.

1450: CYCLING - Frank Schleck has called an end to his season following a crash in Sunday's road world championships which was won by Mark Cavendish. Schleck suffered injuries to his hand and knee.

1443: FOOTBALL - Premier League players Jonas Olsson, Martin Olsson and Sebastian Larsson have been called up to the Sweden squad to face Finland and Holland next month.

1429: FORMULA 1 - The latest F1 gossip column, including BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard agreeing with Anthony Hamilton that his son Lewis needs more support at races, is up on the BBC Sport website.

1420: CRICKET - National selector Geoff Miller describes the omission of bowler James Anderson from the England squad for the limited-overs tour of India as part of a policy of "sensibly managing player workloads". "This squad contains an exciting balance of experienced international cricketers along with some very talented younger players," said Miller.

1408: FOOTBALL - German champions Borussia Dortmund's trip to France to play Marseille in the Champions League got off to a bad start on Tuesday when their bus driver was stopped by police for speeding en route to Dortmund airport, reports AFP.

Breaking news
1401: CRICKET- England bowler James Anderson has been rested for the limited-overs tour of India next month, the ECB have confirmed. Uncapped Surrey seamer Stuart Meaker has been called into the squad.

Breaking news
1358: FOOTBALL - Argentina international Jonas Gutierrez has signed a new contract which will keep the midfielder at Newcastle until 2015.

1353: RUGBY UNION - Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott assesses Scotland's chances of beating England this weekend, New Zealand's use of Sonny Bill Williams as an impact replacement and England's decision to call up Thomas Waldrom amongst other things in his latest Q&A.

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1346: BOXING - British boxer Amir Khan on Twitter: "Haha so Maidana and his team want me to be his advisor..... thats fine im sure i can do a better job than them, first bit of advise fight guys who are in the top ten! like i do! uve recntly fought Petrov ranked 57th, Morales 20th, Corley 163rd, Cayo 34th, Gonzales 250th."

1340: OLYMPICS - The latest round of London 2012 test events have been announced. The archery test event on 3 October will be staged at Lord's Cricket Ground. In the Olympic Park, the Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and Handball Arena will be used for the first time for competitive events including Goalball, the first Paralympic test event. Elsewhere, ExCeL is put to the test along with the North Greenwich Arena (known as the O2 Arena) which will host Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

1333: HORSE RACING - The RSPCA has cautiously welcomed the British Horseracing Authority new whip rules. "At first sight it would appear the BHA has made some positive changes to which we give a cautious welcome; we will be monitoring their implementation to see if they have made a real difference to horse welfare.

1325: FORMULA 1 - BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle says Sebastian Vettel's victory in Singapore "elevated him into a different class to the rest of the field."

1318: BOXING - Great Britain boxer Luke Campbell has beaten Rahin Najafov of Azerbaijan 17-7 in the 56kg division at the World Championships in Baku to progress into the last 32. It is the first win for a British fighter in the event after Charlie Edwards lost yesterday. Andrew Selby (52kg) fights later today.

1310: FOOTBALL - Michael Laudrup is to step down as coach of Real Mallorca after the former Denmark international clashed with the board of directors. His decision to leave follows the sacking of the former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder's number two Erik Larsen for criticising the board's policies.

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1254: RUGBY UNION - BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn on Twitter: "Hearing that recent man-of-match & hattrick man Mark Cueto will be left out of England XV v Scotland. Delon Armitage to start instead."

1247: FOOTBALL - Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole believes that his promising start to his loan spell with Lille could eventually lead to an England recall. "I hope Fabio Capello watches Ligue 1. If I can get a recall to the national team, I'll be the happiest guy around. But firstly, I want to play regularly and try to help Lille win a trophy," he told l'Equipe.

1241: PARALYMPICS: - International Paralympics Committee chief executive Xavier Gonzalez says demand for tickets for the 2012 Games has been "unprecedented" with one million people showing interest in tickets before they went on sale. The window to buy tickets from London 2012 has closed but they are still available for some events from the IPC directly.

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1232: FOOTBALL - Chelsea's flight to Spain to face Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday is delayed according to Glenn Moore, football editor of the Independent. "Chelsea (and press) being moved to another plane to fly to Valencia. Now 90 mins behind schedule. The meticulous AVB may be disgruntled. Chelsea now breakfasting (omelette, croissant etc) on plane...on tarmac..at Gatwick. Was 10am flight. Waiting to move to replacement plane," he tweets.

1220: FOOTBALL - Wolves have opened talks with free agent James McFadden. The 28-year-old striker, whose contract with Birmingham expired in June, is in his second week of training with the club. "We'll have a discussion with his agent. I'm sure there is other interest," manager Mick McCarthy told the Wolverhampton Express and Star. "There's never been a player yet where there's only been one club in for him."

1200: FOOTBALL - Norwich City striker James Vaughan will undergo a scan to assess the full extent of a knee injury which he sustained in Monday's 2-1 win over Sunderland, just 10 minutes after coming off the bench.

1153: RUGBY LEAGUE - Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed the signing of former Crusaders hooker Lincoln Withers on a two-year deal.

1146: FORMULA 1 - BBC F1 commentary box producer Mark Hughes explores the argument that Lewis Hamilton's run of on-track errors may have something to do with the sport's change in regulations for the 2011 season.

1134: FOOTBALL - Arsenal striker Theo Walcott, who suffered a knee injury during the Gunners' 3-0 win over Bolton last Saturday, did not take part in training with the rest of the squad on Tuesday morning ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Olympiakos.

1130: RUGBY UNION - Number eight Kelly Brown is Scotland's main injury doubt ahead of Saturday's World Cup Pool B decider against England in Auckland as the Saracens man battles to recover from a head knock sustained late on in Sunday's 13-12 defeat by Argentina.

1124: OLYMPICS - Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones told BBC Radio Northampton that qualifying for the 2012 Olympics as hard to believe. The 20-year-old secured her place in London after finishing as top British competitor at the World Championships in Montpellier.

1117: ATHLETICS - World 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene tells the Guardian how he flipped burgers to make ends meet and overcame epilepsy before striking gold.

1109: RUGBY LEAGUE - Castleford Tigers have secured the long-term future of stand-off Rangi Chase after the 2011 Super League Man of Steel award nominee signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of 2015.

1102: TRIATHLON - Four-time world champion Chrissie Wellington is convinced she will be fit to compete in next month's Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, despite falling off her bike in training.

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1056: FOOTBALL - Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Just got into training. Team meeting, loosen off in the gym then head to our hotel to eat and relax before tonight's game."

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1052: HORSE RACING - Former Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore tells BBC Radio 5 live: "People keep on about welfare issues. This isn't a welfare issue. If these horses weren't racing people would be eating them. In Belgium, Chevaux is a speciality. They're beasts of burden, they're there to work." BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght has the full story on the changes to whip rules.

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1048: HORSE RACING - Jenny Pitman, the first woman to train a Grand National winner, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "Nobody wishes horses to be ill-treated or put in a dangerous situation. If whips are banned altogether the sport will be more dangerous for horses and jockeys. Horses drift left and right and the whip gives you more control as the reins don't always do that job."

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1044: HORSE RACING - Former Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore gives his thoughts to BBC 5 Radio Live on the new rules regarding the use of the whip. "The jockey club have taken a sensible decision. Times have changed since I rode. The BHA can be proud of what they've done."

1041: RUGBY LEAGUE - Four Huddersfield Giants players - Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, Luke Robinson - have been added to the England train-on squad ahead of next month's Four Nations following Huddersfield's elimination from the Engage Super League play-offs at the weekend.

1035: RUGBY UNION - Former France captain Lionel Nallet has denied reports stating that there had been a players "uprising" against coach Marc Lievremont, plus more in the daily Rugby World Cup news round-up.

1027: FOOTBALL - Sunderland defender Kieran Richardson has apologised to the club's fans for Monday night's Premier League defeat to Norwich. Steve Bruce's men trailed 2-0 at Carrow Road before Richardson's strike four minutes scored a late consolation. "I was pleased to score but the result overall is very disappointing," said Richardson. "It's a shame because we have let the fans down and I am sorry for that."

1020: RUGBY UNION - Full-back Delon Armitage says England are fully prepared to withstand the challenge of "dangerous" Scotland when they meet in the Rugby World Cup in Auckland on Saturday. Realistically, Scotland need to win by eight points or more to reach the quarter-finals, while victory for Martin Johnson's side would confirm their progression as Pool B winners. "They are dangerous but we are in the same situation," said Armitage. "Every year they come and try and turn us over. We will be ready for it."

1013 FOOTBALL: The League Cup is looking for a new sponsor after failing to reach agreement over an extension with its current partner, beer brand Carling. "This is the first time in 14 years this sponsorship has been available in the marketplace," said Football League chairman Greg Clarke.

1005 RUGBY UNION: Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill has admitted that his team, depleted by World Cup absences and injuries, is going through "a tough time" after taking only one win from the opening four Premiership matches. "I cannot fault the players' effort in the most part but when the moment comes you have to make the right call and we are not doing that," he said.

0953 TENNIS: Judy Murray, mother of world number four Andy, has spoken out about the lack of courts in her native Scotland. Cumbernauld (population of around 50,000), Coatbridge (42,000) and Irvine (33,000) are just some of the towns without a single tennis court according to the Herald. "If we don't have any places for kids to play in our bigger towns, how do we capture this interest in tennis at the moment?" said Murray.

0939 BOXING: A series of technical problems have delayed the start of the AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan and potentially damaged the city's bid for the 2020 Olympics according to Inside the Games.

0934 MOTOR RACING: The wife of NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth broke her shoulder blade on Monday in a crash during practice for a charity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Katie Kenseth was practicing for October's "Better Half Dash" when she crashed her "Bandolero" car.

Breaking news
0924 RUGBY UNION: Captain Sergio Parisse scores two tries as Italy beat United States 27-10 in Pool C of the Rugby World Cup.

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World road race champion Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Arrived in Barcelona for some filming. A little bit grumpy after 4am wake-up. But at least there's sun here!"

0913 RUGBY UNION: New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter admits that the ball used in the Rugby World Cup can be frustrating for goalkickers. "It doesn't have as much give so if you don't quite strike it right it doesn't fly as straight as you'd like it to at times," he said.

0904 CRICKET: Former South African international Dale Benkenstein has been named as Durham's Player of the Year after scoring more than 1300 Championship runs. Ben Stokes won the Young Player of the Year award for the third successive season.

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Laura Robson on Twitter: "You win some, you lose some."

0848 FOOTBALL: Ex-Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng, now with Bayern Munich, has written off his former club's chances of reaching this season's Champions League final ahead of the two teams' meeting in the competition tonight. "They're a huge squad and the team had no sense of togetherness," Boateng said. "I do not see them getting to the final because there are others [who are better]."

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Times tennis correspondent Neil Harman on Twitter: "2 dfs in that [final] game made it a tall order for Laura. She'll learn."

Breaking news
0838 TENNIS: British number four Laura Robson loses 7-5 6-4 to former world number one Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the Pan-Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan.

Breaking news
BBC Radio 5 live
0830 RACING: The British Horse Racing Authority have announced tough new rules on use of the whip including financial penalties for those jockies who break them. "We've got strict guidelines on the frequency - it can be used seven or eight times, depending on the type of race - when it can be used, and how repeatedly it can be used," said Professor Tim Morris, director of equine science and welfare for the BHA, on BBC Radio 5 live.

0822 BASEBALL: The Chicago White Sox have parted ways with manager Ozzie Guillen after the team granted his request to be released from his contract. "The White Sox gave me the opportunity to be free and do what's best for me and my family. I respect that," said Guillen.

Live action now
0815 RUGBY UNION: At the Rugby World Cup, Italy lead the United States 15-10 as their Pool C encounter approaches half-time at Trafalgar Park in Nelson. Canada and Japan drew 23-23 in the opening game of the day in Pool A.

Breaking news
0809 GOLF: Europe captain Alison Nicholas tells BBC Breakfast that she intends to stands aside for the next Solheim Cup despite her team's dramatic win over the United States at Killeen Castle on Sunday. "I've done it twice and I think it is time to pass the baton on to another ex-player who deserves an opportunity," she said.


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

Bolton defender Gary Cahill could be in line for a stunning move to Barcelona as a long-term replacement for Carles Puyol. (Daily Star)Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol, reportedly a target for Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, has insisted he will stay at the Bernabeu. (talkSPORT) Liverpool will send young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on loan to a Championship club with Cardiff, Coventry, Birmingham, Hull City and Middlesbrough all interested. (Daily Mail)





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