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Accrington chief executive Rob Heys with some positive news on injured defender Tom Bender.
"He's been to the hospital and he is now conscious. Tom has severe concussion but his scan has come back without any problems and is normal. We're all very relieved and the club wishes him a very speedy recovery."
Accrington teenager Tom Bender
is due to undergo a brain scan following his injury against Tranmere. Stanley boss John Coleman said: "He is now in the safest hands and we've just got to hope and pray everything is okay."
AFC Wimbledon beat Stevenage 4-3 on penalties in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Further good wishes have been posted to injured defender Tom Bender from Twitter users.
Ryan Palmer writes:
"Extremely unfortunate accident but Twitter shows its humility with Tom Bender trending."
More Twitter reaction to Tom Bender's injury playing for Accrington against Tranmere from
"Tom Bender great prospect for the future. Already played for Wales U21 good luck on your recovery."
Morecambe, who were 2-0 down at half-time at home to Preston before coming back to 2-2 after 90 minutes, win the JPT second-round tie 7-6 on penalties, while AFC Wimbledon and Stevenage also go to spot-kicks.
BBC pundit Robbie Savage also gives his best wishes to injured Tom Bender
"Hope young Tom Bender is going to be ok my thoughts are with him and family."
Twitter users are sending their best wishes to Accrington defender Tom Bender, who suffered a reported head injury against Tranmere in the JPT tie, which was abandoned.
Daley James Francis writes:
"I hope Tom Bender makes a swift recovery. Met him whilst on work experience @ASFCofficial. Lovely guy with a bright future ahead."
Morecambe equalise in the final minute against Preston through Kevin Ellison in the JPT and the match goes to penalties.
Damien McCrory equalises for Dagenham & Redbridge against Southend in the JPT.
Rochdale beat Walsall 3-1 on penalties after the match finishes 1-1 in 90 minutes.
More on the injured 18-year-old Accrington player Tom Bender, on-loan from Colchester. He collided with Accrington goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and Tranmere's Lucas Akins, was treated for 30 minutes with oxygen and was on a drip before he left in an ambulance.
Bradford beat Huddersfield 4-3 on penalties in the JPT after the match finishes 2-2 after 90 minutes. Swindon beat Exeter 2-1 and Barnet win 3-1 at Gillingham.
Rochdale and Walsall go to penalties after finishing 1-1, while Kris Gate pulls one back for Gateshead to make it 3-1 to Wrexham.
Rashid Yussuff puts AFC Wimbledon 2-1 up against Stevenage, an Ewan Moyes own goal makes it 3-0 to Wrexham at Gateshead and Darryl Duffy puts Cheltenham 3-1 at Wycombe.
The JPT tie between Accrington and Tranmere is abandoned after 39 minutes following a serious injury to Accrington player Tom Bender.
The Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Bradford goes to penalties after finishing 2-2 after 90 minutes, while Samuel Hatton equalises from the penalty spot for AFC Wimbledon against Stevenage.
Dean Smalley makes it two in three minutes for Oxford United at Aldershot in the JPT, while Izale McLeod makes it 3-1 to Barnet at Gillingham.
More goals in the JPT, Kevin Betsy pulls one back for Wycombe who now trail 2-1 at home to Cheltenham, Robert Hall opens the scoring for Oxford United at Aldershot, Joe Clarke makes it 2-0 to Wrexham at Gateshead.
2048 RUGBY UNION:
BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
"Right. Our task for next few mins: come up with better nickname for England v France ding-dong on Sat than 'Le Crunch'."
Mark Marshall puts Barnet 2-1 up at Gillingham and Daniel Nardiello pulls one back for Exeter to make it 2-1 to the visitors Swindon.
In the earlier JPT kick-offs, Brian Smikle puts Cheltenham 2-0 up at Wycombe and Kevan Hurst equalises for Walsall at Rochdale.
More half-times in the JPT derby, Notts County lead 10-man Chesterfield 1-0, Rotherham trail 1-0 at home to Sheffield United and Southend lead 1-0 at Dagenham & Redbridge.
All happening in the Yorkshire JPT derby, Peter Clarke scores a second equaliser for Huddersfield against Bradford.
Half-time scores for you from the 1945 BST kick-offs, no goals between Aldershot and Oxford, Gateshead trail 1-0 at home to Wrexham , AFC Wimbledon are losing 1-0 at home to Stevenage and Bournemouth go in 3-0 up at the break against Yeovil.
Tommy Miller's penalty brings Huddersfield level against Bradford in the Yorkshire derby, only for Luke Oliver to put the Bantams ahead again in the next minute.
The goals keep coming in the JPT derby, Rochdale one-up against Walsall through David Ball, Mustafa Tiryaki putting Tranmere 2-1 up at Accrington and Ryan Hall opening the scoring for Southend at Dagenham & Redbridge.
2020 RUGBY LEAGUE:
Eight players have been suspended for their part in a brawl during the Championship Grand Final.
Bradford break the deadlock in the big Yorkshire JPT derby, an Antony Kay own goal putting the Bantams 1-0 up at Huddersfield.
Half-time at Morecambe in the JPT and Preston lead 2-0, while at the interval at Wycombe it is 1-0 to visitors Cheltenham. Bournemouth running riot against Yeovil as a Bondz N'Gala own goal makes it 3-0.
Marc Pugh does it again as Bournemouth go 2-0 up against Yeovil tie in the JPT.
2010 GET INVOLVED
Grant Ince on Twitter:
"Agree with the Ledley King comment finest England centre half there is. #bbcsportsday
Lee Johnson of Chesterfield is sent off for violent conduct in the JPT tie at Notts County.
Paolo Di Canio's Swindon 2-0 up at Exeter at half-time in the JPT.
Marc Pugh scores the opening goal in the Bournemouth v Yeovil tie in the JPT.
Chris Porter puts Sheffield United one-up at Rotherham in the JPT.
1957 GET INVOLVED
Neil Hawkins on Twitter:
"If we're talking unfit defenders and their England places, there is no finer English defender than Ledley King. Fact. #bbcsportsday
Former Plymouth manager Peter Reid
Radio 5 live's
"The Sacking Season"
: "Chairman and owners need to be more realistic about their expectations. Certainly in the Championship where they're all trying to get to the Holy Grail and that's the Premiership. There needs to be a bit of realism."
1940 GET INVOLVED
Paul Gerrard on Twitter:
If Rio gets and stays fit he remains the best centre-half in England. Thing is.....can he?"
Latest scores from the Johnstones Paint Trophy
early kick-offs: Gillingham 1 Barnet 1 (Richards, McLeod), Scunthorpe 0 Oldham 1 (Kuqi), Morecambe 0 Preston 1 (McLean), Huddersfield 0 Bradford 0, Exeter 0 Swindon 1 (Jervis).
1930 FOOTBALL: "The Sacking Season"
is starting now on BBC Radio 5 live
The programme examines why clubs sack managers early in the season and why some are turning their attentions abroad. Read the full story
Four British boxers have
now secured their places
London 2012 Olympics
after wins at the World Championships in Azerbaijan. Englishmen Luke Campbell
, Thomas Stalker
and Anthony Joshua
, and Wales' Fred Evans
1919 CRICKET: David Warner
has smashed an unbeaten 135 to power New South Wales
into the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals. The Australians' 201-2 was enough to see them to a 46-run win over the Chennai Super Kings
after Warner's impressive knock at Chepauk.
Veteran coach Joaquin Caparros
has taken charge of Mallorca following the stormy departure of Michael Laudrup.
Radio 5 live's
football correspondent Mike Ingham
on England's game in Montenegro: "It's going to be a night generally for experience although one of the most experienced players Rio Ferdinand isn't there."
1906 GET INVOLVED
Jack Finnamore on Twitter:
Oh so I guess that means Ferdinand's career is fading out now? He, like super Frank has, will make people bite their tongues."
The IAAF's top-ranking American, senior vice president Bob Hersh,
says there still is no prospect of the United States hosting track and field's world championships, an event yet to be held in the country that traditionally produces big stars and dominates the medal count.
Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck
says there is
between members of the England squad who play for rival teams in the Premier League.
Italian Serie A strugglers Bologna have replaced sacked coach Pierpaolo Bisoli
with Stefano Piolo
who becomes the club's fourth coach in the past 14 months.
Don't forget to listen to
BBC Radio 5 live at 1930 BST
- "The Sacking Season"
will examine why clubs sack managers early in the season and why some are turning their attentions abroad.
1834 GET INVOLVED
Pete Bancroft on Twitter:
Exciting times for #nffc. No clear candidates but names like O'Neill & Robinson getting linked. Be patient, get the right man."
1830 TENNIS: Serena Williams
has committed herself to playing for the United States against Belarus in a 2012 Fed Cup match on 4 February at Worcester, Massachusetts. The 30-year-old has not competed in the Fed Cup since 2007.
Tour de France champion Cadel Evans
has ruled out competing at the Tour Down Under in January as he looks at aiming for world and Olympic glory as well as defending his coveted yellow jersey.
Former England captain David Beckham
that he has welcomed former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane
's arrival at LA Galaxy.
defender Justin Edinburgh
has been appointed
as the new manager of Blue Square Premier side Newport County.
1803: GET INVOLVED
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with updates here on Sportsday
1714 GET INVOLVED:
Shivam on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday Lee Clark would be the ideal man for Forest."
Hibernian goalkeeper Graham Stack
will not be punished for a clash with Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty, the Scottish Football Association has announced.
Wolves midfielder David Edwards
feels the Wales camp under Gary Speed is more confident than the one he was last involved in under John Toshack. "It's very different in camp, the manager's ideas are different to the previous manager and the boys have an air of confidence and are enjoying themselves," he says.
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Former Nottingham Forest manager Dave Bassett
tells BBC Nottingham
that another former Forest boss Frank Clark
is the man to help turn around the club's fortunes this season.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson
labels Tottenham's legal action over the Olympic Stadium's future as "completely pointless."
1647 HORSE RACING:
BBC 5 live racing correspondent
Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter:
"Flat jockeys title race hots up further as Kieren Fallon shrinks lead of champion
again (Leics) & Silvestre de Sousa continues run."
Just to let you know about a programme later on
at 2100 BST there will be a celebration of commentator John Motson's
40 years at the microphone.
Scunthorpe midfielder Oliver Norwood,
on loan from Manchester United, is another player added to the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Estonia and Italy.
1628 GET INVOLVED:
Greg Ryan on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday you cannot ban a ref for a bad red card as he wont produce one next time incase he gets banned for it again! It was a mistake."
1625 RUGBY LEAGUE:
Wakefield sack winger Greg Johnson after he is jailed for two years.
Hereford United's new director of football Gary Peters
insists he is no threat to manager Jamie Pitman
but feels he can provide the experience needed in the Edgar Street management structure, report BBC Hereford and Worcester.
1614 GET INVOLVED:
James Kendall on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday agree with Ofon, referees should face a ban, was an awful decision which ruined the spectacle, would increase accountability!"
Top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
reaches the second round of the China Open with a 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, while the number one women's seed Caroline Wozniacki
beats Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2 6-3.
Port Vale's on-loan Rangers forward Andrew Little
is called up by Northern Ireland for their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Estonia and Italy, the League Two club announces.
1605 WINTER SPORTS:
British Ski and Snowboard appoints Paddy Mortimer
as their new Performance Director.
1556 GET INVOLVED:
Ofon Hawkins Ibanga on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday Shouldn't referees miss 3 games after wrong decisions as Rodwell's sending off? Who'll undo the damage done [at] Everton now?"
Serbia's David Savic,
who has received a lifetime ban for attempting to fix matches, is appealing to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Tennis Integrity Unit found the 26-year-old, who is ranked 659 in the world,
guilty on Saturday.
Echoing Robertson's comments, Sebastian Coe,
who is the campaign president for London's bid for the 2017 World Championships,
said: "The Tottenham issue is an irrelevance and it was made very clear to the IAAF that is was an irrelevance. Not my words but the words of the chairman of the evaluation commission - as far as he is concerned this is a issue that has been resolved. The track is there to stay." The IAAF have been on a two-day visit to the capital to assess the city's bid.
1536 OLYMPICS: Hugh Robertson
has labelled Tottenham's legal action over the Olympic stadium's future as "pointless". The Olympics minister said: "The legal action is pointless because their chairman [Daniel Levy] has come out and made a commitment - and I congratulate him for that - to stay and redevelop in Tottenham."
US Open champion Sam Stosur
has been beaten for the second time in a week by Russian Maria Kirilenko. The Australian, who was beaten at the Pan Pacific Open last week, lost 7-5 1-6 7-5 in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday.
Everton striker Louis Saha,
on Jack Rodwell's rescinded red card,
"Dont want 2 see overturned decision every week cause we all want the right decision to happen on the field."
1511 OLYMPICS: Olympics minister Hugh Robertson
insists the lifetime Games ban for British athletes who take drugs can be maintained even if an important test case, involving LaShawn Merritt of the United States, opens the way for a new legal challenge. The British Olympic Association has
it wants to keep the ban in place.
1506 FOOTBALL: Darren Fletcher
is the latest fitness doubt ahead of Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifying double-header against Liechtenstein
after being hit by illness. The Scottish Football Association this afternoon revealed the Scotland captain was not with the squad, who fly out to Switzerland on Thursday ahead of Saturday's clash in Vaduz. A short statement on the
SFA's website read:
"Darren Fletcher is suffering from tonsillitis in Manchester but will be assessed by club and Scotland medical staff on daily basis."
1456 GET INVOLVED:
Jeff W Bee on Twitter:
#bbcsportsday "Rodwell's red card recinded, sense prevails at last, what lessons will be learned? Respect the game not just the ref ..."
Celtic captain Scott Brown
has been ruled out for eight to 10 weeks and will have to undergo ankle surgery, the club have said.
1444 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
International Rugby Board chief executive Mike Miller
has said New Zealand
are replaceable should the All Blacks carry out their threat to boycott the 2015 Rugby World Cup because of financial concerns. Miller said: "Does the World Cup need the All Blacks? It would be good for the All Blacks to be there. Everyone is replaceable."
BBC Sport News Correspondent
James Pearce on Twitter:
"Jury sent home for the day. Prosecution due to begin outlining case in Pakistan spot fixing case at 11am tomorrow."
England striker Danny Welbeck
on a possible all
strike pairing with Wayne Rooney:
"He's been on fire, he has started the season scoring goals and creating goals. To be training with him every day is a bonus and I'm going to learn from him. "He's a great guy to go to for advice, he's always talking to you during training and it's been really beneficial. "Because we've been training together for a couple of years now it would work (as a partnership for England)."
Asked whether he felt there were cliques in the England camp -
a problem former United team-mate Paul Scholes claims he experienced -
Welbeck said: "I've not felt that yet, hopefully I don't. I'm good friends with (Liverpool striker) Andy (Carroll), and (Manchester City defender) Micah Richards. All the lads are great, it's a great set-up in the camp."
England striker Danny Welbeck
insists Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand
is still "a Rolls-Royce of a defender" despite him being left out of Fabio Capello's latest national team squad." We all know what capabilities he's got - It's wrong to write him off. We all know the ability he's got." Welbeck said.
1411 RUGBY LEAGUE:
Wigan Warriors loose forward Sean O'Loughlin has been ruled out of England's preparations ahead of the
2011 Gillette Four Nations.
The 28-year-old, who led the Warriors to Carnegie Challenge Cup success in 2011, will have an operation on a troublesome left hip later this week, but will be fit for the start of the Warriors pre-season training.
Britain's Amir Khan
on his fight against American Lamont Peterson
in Washington DC. "I always said I wanted to be active and a true world champion and I will prove it on December 10. I know Lamont is a strong contender but it doesn't matter that I'm fighting him in his back yard, I'm coming in as champion and will leave as champion."
and Jamie Murray are through the quarter-finals of the Japan Open
after beating Pablo Andujar and Milos Raonic 7-5 6-7 (2/7) 10-6.
Bologna has fired its coach Pierpaolo Bisoli.
The Italian side is bottom of Serie A with just one point from five games.
Britain's Amir Khan
will defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles against American Lamont Peterson in Washington DC on 10 December.
1316 BOXING: Anthony Ogogo
has failed to book his Olympic spot after losing 17-12 in an all-action contest against Brazilian Esquiva Falcao at the World Championships in Baku. All is not lost for the Lowestoft middleweight though. Under AIBA's qualification rules, if Falcao goes on to claim a place in the final, Ogogo, as Falcao's vanquished quarter-final opponent, will also qualify.
IAAF senior vice-president Bob Hersh has lauded London's bid for the 2017 World Championships,
saying: "It is a wonderful city, the stadium is world class and we're pleased with the passion and commitment of UK Athletics (UKA) and the people who are involved in this bid. UKA have shown they are capable of holding a successful World Championships."
The Austrian football federation have appointed Marcel Koller
as coach of the national team. As a player, Koller won the Swiss league title seven times with Grasshopper and coached the Zurich team to the title in 2003.
BBC Radio five live presenter and football commentator
Darren Fletcher on Twitter:
"Surprise, surprise Jack Rodwell's red card overturned.......I presume they punish Martin Atkinson in some way for the shocking decision."
West Ham defender Herita Ilunga
has joined fellow Championship side Doncaster on a three-month loan deal.
A couple of podcasts from BBC Radio 5 live are available to download.
The first is the full Monday Night Club
featuring an in-depth interview with former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes and Tottenham keeper Brad Freidel on Sunday's north London derby. The second is the Monday Night Club Booted
which takes a look at the Messi/Maradona debate and asks who are the best young players in Europe?
Everton's Jack Rodwell
has had his claim for wrongful dismissal in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool upheld and a three-match suspension withdrawn.
Top seed Rafael Nadal
is safely through to the second round of the Japan Open, beating Go Soeda 6-3 6-2. Nadal's fellow Spaniard, third-seeded David Ferrer
is also though after a 6-4 6-3 victory over another Japanese player Kei Nishikori.
Blackburn's Indian owners say they will come up with a
"plan of action"
this week, following the club's poor start to the season.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta
is fit to play after spending three weeks out with a leg injury. The Spaniard pulled a muscle in his left leg during their
2-2 Champions League draw with AC Milan.
1211 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
The BBC's chief sports writer, Tom Fordyce, says it is time to
"clear away the side dishes
and tuck into the beef: a XV that can beat France at Eden Park on Saturday night" in his
on the BBC Sport website.
Great Britain's Luke Campbell
has qualified for the London 2012 Olympics. The Hull bantamweight defeated Mohamed Ouadahi of Algeria 11-9 to reach the World Championship quarter finals in Baku.
BBC Radio 5's Sports News and Olympics correspondent
Gordon Farquhar on Twitter:
"Hearing legal argument in court ahead of the trial of cricketers Butt and Asif on charges relating to spotfixing allegations."
1157 FOOTBALL: Kenny Miller
remains a doubt for
Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein on Saturday
but he is confident of facing 2010 World Cup winners Spain on Tuesday. The striker suffered a groin injury which forced him off early in Cardiff's Championship clash with Hull on Saturday. Scotland's assistant manager Peter Houston said: "He is working away with the physios and hasn't joined our sessions yet. Saturday might be difficult but certainly for Tuesday I have high hopes for him."
1149 RUGBY UNION:
Harlequins and England scrum-half
Danny Care on Twitter:
"Just about to see the specialist...hopefully get the all clear to start running again! Fingers crossed..."
Premier League and Football League clubs in England spent almost £100m last season
on changing their manager. According to figures released to the BBC by the
League Managers Association (LMA),
the cost of compensation, legal fees and 'double contracts' amounted to £99m. A 'double contract' is when a sacked manager's contract is honoured until a certain point in time but his replacement also requires a salary.
Kevin Pietersen on Twitter:
"Good afternoon India! Warmer in London than here in Hyderabad.. Strange!!"
Portsmouth pub landlady Karen Murphy
BBC Radio 5 live:
"I'm relieved. We have to go to High Court to get their take on the ruling and hoping that [will be done] by end of year. This goes a great way towards that. It's been a rollercoaster. Highs and lows and nerves. It's been a strange time and I'm glad it's coming to an end. First time I got prosecuted was six years ago. Feel like I've taken on Premier League
and they seem to dictate when matches are shown. It's [football] all become about money and that's the bit I'm trying to stop. I haven't got a box anymore I won't be showing any games until High Court give their stamp of approval."
1114 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Tonga
have climbed into the
top 10 on rugby's world rankings list for the first time
after their shock 19-14 win over France at the weekend. France drop to eighth, their lowest-ever ranking, while Ireland, Wales and Argentina move up one place each to fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Scotland drop from ninth to 10th.
1107 GET INVOLVED:
Richard Owen on Twitter:
#bbcsportsday "not sure the TV pub ruling will affect PL clubs but it will have a massive effect on smaller lower Div clubs. Share the wealth."
Barcelona's Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay
will be sidelined for about six months after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee,
the Spanish club said Tuesday.
BBC Sport News Correspondent
James Pearce on Twitter:
"Good news for those wanting to follow the Pakistan cricket spot fixing trial via Twitter. Judge has ruled tweeting will be allowed in court."
1030 RUGBY LEAGUE:
Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase
on being being named
Super League Man of Steel: -
"I was shocked," Chase said. "I wasn't expecting it, the way Sam Tomkins
and James Roby
had played this year. It's unbelievable for me. "I was overwhelmed to get into the last three. I said 'that will do for me. If I do win, it would be an absolute bonus'. I'm over the moon".
1021 CRICKET: Monty Panesar
has signed a new three-year-extension to his contract with Sussex.
The England international, who took 69 wickets for Sussex last season will remain at the Pro biz County Ground until at least the end of the 2015 season.
1009 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Australia's Rocky Elsom
believes it is important his team learns from the quarter-final defeat by England at the last Rugby World Cup. "We don't have to go too far back to have a look at when we don't do things so well how it turns out for us," said Elsom. "It is just about the whole group being aware of what helps us go well, and in particular that this team performs well."
1004 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
French forward Imanol Harinordoquy
says he is unhappy at coach Marc Lievremont for criticising the players in public after
the defeat by Tonga.
The number eight, who will start against England in the quarter-final on Saturday, said: "I am not happy. There are things that have to stay in the room when you speak between the coach and players."
0954 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Munster hooker Michael Sherry
join the Ireland squad
in New Zealand as "precautionary cover" for Rory Best, who injured his shoulder in Sunday's win over Italy.
0945 GET INVOLVED:
Freddy on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday Clubs worry that the pub ruling will affect attendance figures. Solution. Bring back safe standing and cheaper tickets."
BBC Radio 5 live commentator
Jacqui Oatley on Twitter:
"Closely following pub TV story is Wolves chief exec Jez Moxey. He's said local pubs showing game live has badly affected their attendances."
A bit more on the
ruling from the European Court of Justice
on the pub landlady v Premier League court case. The Premier League anthem, and pre-recorded clips showing highlights of recent Premier League matches and various graphics could be protected by copyright. Pubs would have to obtain permission to broadcast those opening sequences, said the ruling, but not the match itself.
0927 GET INVOLVED:
Daniel Truman on Twitter:
has just unknowingly destroyed a lot of football clubs reliant on the funds for exclusive rights Sky pays them."
0922 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini
has been suspended for 15 weeks after admitting to eye-gouging Ireland prop Cian Healy during their game on Sunday.
0916 FOOTBALL: Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio
has told BBC Wiltshire
that his side have the attitude of "chihuahuas" away from home and why he has advised his players to dive and develop a "nasty" streak.
Liverpool light-welterweight Thomas Stalker
has become the first Great Britain boxer to guarantee his place in the London 2012 Olympics after reaching the quarter-finals at the World Championships in Baku.
0845 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Aimee Lewis on Twitter:
"Wales trio James Hook, Shane Williams and Dan Lydiate passed fit to start training and expected to be available for Ireland clash."
0842 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
England centre Manu Tuilagi
has been fined £4,800
by Rugby World Cup officials for wearing a sponsored mouthguard during the win over Georgia. Tuilagi, whose brother Alesana was fined last week for the same offence, also wore the gumshield in the victory against Argentina.
0840 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
France have made two changes
to their starting line-up for Saturday's quarter-final against England. Nicolas Mas
will replace Luc Ducalcon at tighthead prop, while number eight Imanol Harinordoquy
starts ahead of Raphael Lakafia.
0837 OLYMPICS: The British Olympic Association
(BOA) has been urged to
scrap its policy of issuing lifetime bans to drugs cheats
by the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada). The BOA's strict stance goes far beyond the sanctions demanded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)
0832 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Tuesday's round up of the
news from New Zealand
features more unrest in the French
camp, New Zealand's
pledge to the injured Dan Carter and Tonga's
rise in the world rankings.
0824 GET INVOLVED:
Phil L Durrant on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday It's a myth that modern sports 'stars' are worse behaved than 'olden days'-just under media microscope now like never before."
0819 GET INVOLVED:
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0815 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
England scrum half Richard Wigglesworth
has responded to Guscott's criticism, telling BBC Sport: "If you listen to all the after-dinner speaking, if we did half what they did it really would be a storm."
0810 RUGBY WORLD CUP:
Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott
told BBC Sport
that some England players have shown a "lack of respect" in New Zealand. "[Manager] Martin Johnson's got a few kids that aren't acting as though they're playing for England, or at a World Cup," he said. "It's beyond belief, it is staggering."
- Three tales from
Tuesday's gossip column:
are ready to battle Manchester United, AC Milan and Juventus for Borussia Dortmund's 22-year-old midfielder Shinji Kagawa. (talkSPORT) Fulham
have offered a new two-year deal to striker Andy Johnson,
who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool
chairman Tom Werner has assured fans there will be no shared stadium with Everton on Merseyside.(Daily Mirror)