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2330: With that encouraging news, and with continued good wishes to Tom Bender, we bid you goodnight from Sportsday. Join us again at 0800 BST on Wednesday.

2305 FOOTBALL: 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."

2245 FOOTBALL: 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."

2230 FOOTBALL: Accrington defender Tom Bender is in a stable condition in hospital after being injured against Tranmere, the club's website reports.

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2210 FOOTBALL: More support for Accrington's Tom Bender following his injury. Blackburn and Wales U-19 international Adam Henley writes: "Cannot believe whats happened to my friend and Welsh team-mate @tombender01 Please get well soon." #getwelltombender

2152 FOOTBALL: AFC Wimbledon beat Stevenage 4-3 on penalties in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

2146 FOOTBALL: 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." #getwelltombender

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2140 FOOTBALL: More Twitter reaction to Tom Bender's injury playing for Accrington against Tranmere from Jack Allison: "Tom Bender great prospect for the future. Already played for Wales U21 good luck on your recovery."

2137 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2130 FOOTBALL: BBC pundit Robbie Savage also gives his best wishes to injured Tom Bender on Twitter: "Hope young Tom Bender is going to be ok my thoughts are with him and family."

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2125 FOOTBALL: 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."

2118 FOOTBALL: Morecambe equalise in the final minute against Preston through Kevin Ellison in the JPT and the match goes to penalties.

2116 FOOTBALL: Damien McCrory equalises for Dagenham & Redbridge against Southend in the JPT.

2112 FOOTBALL: Rochdale beat Walsall 3-1 on penalties after the match finishes 1-1 in 90 minutes.

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2110 FOOTBALL: 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.

2106 FOOTBALL: 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.

2105 FOOTBALL: 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.

2102 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2100 FOOTBALL: The JPT tie between Accrington and Tranmere is abandoned after 39 minutes following a serious injury to Accrington player Tom Bender.

2056 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2054 FOOTBALL: 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.

2051 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2048 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "Right. Our task for next few mins: come up with better nickname for England v France ding-dong on Sat than 'Le Crunch'."

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2046 FOOTBALL: 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.

2038 FOOTBALL: In the earlier JPT kick-offs, Brian Smikle puts Cheltenham 2-0 up at Wycombe and Kevan Hurst equalises for Walsall at Rochdale.

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2035 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2033 FOOTBALL: All happening in the Yorkshire JPT derby, Peter Clarke scores a second equaliser for Huddersfield against Bradford.

2030 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2026 FOOTBALL: 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.

2022 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2018 FOOTBALL: Bradford break the deadlock in the big Yorkshire JPT derby, an Antony Kay own goal putting the Bantams 1-0 up at Huddersfield.

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2016 FOOTBALL: 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.

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2011 FOOTBALL: Marc Pugh does it again as Bournemouth go 2-0 up against Yeovil tie in the JPT.

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2010 GET INVOLVED - Grant Ince on Twitter: "Agree with the Ledley King comment finest England centre half there is. #bbcsportsday"

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2008 FOOTBALL: Lee Johnson of Chesterfield is sent off for violent conduct in the JPT tie at Notts County.

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2004 FOOTBALL: Paolo Di Canio's Swindon 2-0 up at Exeter at half-time in the JPT.

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2002 FOOTBALL: Marc Pugh scores the opening goal in the Bournemouth v Yeovil tie in the JPT.

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2000 FOOTBALL: Chris Porter puts Sheffield United one-up at Rotherham in the JPT.

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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"

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1948 FOOTBALL: Former Plymouth manager Peter Reid on 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."

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1940 GET INVOLVED - Paul Gerrard on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday If Rio gets and stays fit he remains the best centre-half in England. Thing is.....can he?"

1935 FOOTBALL: 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).

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1930 FOOTBALL: "The Sacking Season" is starting now on BBC Radio 5 live - listen here. The programme examines why clubs sack managers early in the season and why some are turning their attentions abroad. Read the full story here.

1925 BOXING: Four British boxers have now secured their places in the London 2012 Olympics after wins at the World Championships in Azerbaijan. Englishmen Luke Campbell, Thomas Stalker and Anthony Joshua, and Wales' Fred Evans have qualified.

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.

1916 FOOTBALL: Veteran coach Joaquin Caparros has taken charge of Mallorca following the stormy departure of Michael Laudrup.

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1913 FOOTBALL: 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."

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1906 GET INVOLVED - Jack Finnamore on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Oh so I guess that means Ferdinand's career is fading out now? He, like super Frank has, will make people bite their tongues."

1904 ATHLETICS: 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.

1858 FOOTBALL: Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck says there is no animosity between members of the England squad who play for rival teams in the Premier League.

1851 FOOTBALL: 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.

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1845: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Rio Ferdinand faces fight for future with England & Man Utd as Capello heads to Podgorica without him. Click HERE for my blog:" #bbcsportsday

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1840 FOOTBALL: 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.

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1834 GET INVOLVED - Pete Bancroft on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday 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.

1826 CYCLING: 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.

1824 ICE HOCKEY: The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are teaming up to raise money for the families of the Russian hockey players killed in a plane crash last month.

1817 FOOTBALL: Former England captain David Beckham has told BBC Sport that he has welcomed former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane's arrival at LA Galaxy.

1810 FOOTBALL: Former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh has been appointed as the new manager of Blue Square Premier side Newport County.

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1755 FOOTBALL: Just to remind you there are 14 Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round south and north matches being played later, and you can keep up to date with live scores on the BBC website, with updates here on Sportsday.

1750 BOXING: Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan is another to book his place in the London 2012 Olympics, the flyweight defeating number two seed Nordine Oubaali of France 20-17 to also reach the last eight of the World Championships.

1745 BOXING: British boxers Luke Campbell and Thomas Stalker secure their places in the London 2012 Olympics as light-welterweight Stalker beats Russia's Alexander Solyanikov 17-9 and Campbell defeats Algerian Mohamed Ouadahi 11-9 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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1725 FOOTBALL: Another programme to tell you about later on 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. Ian Dennis reports that Premier League and Football League clubs spent almost £100m changing their managers last season.

1720 ATHLETICS: World athletics officials praise London's bid to host the 2017 World Championships after visiting the city. "The stadium is world-class and we're pleased with the passion and commitment of the people involved in this bid," IAAF senior vice-president Bob Hersh says.

1715 ARCHERY: Team GB are knocked out in the first round of the London Classic Olympic test event at Lord's by Ukraine.

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1714 GET INVOLVED: Shivam on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Lee Clark would be the ideal man for Forest."

1710 FOOTBALL: Hibernian goalkeeper Graham Stack will not be punished for a clash with Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty, the Scottish Football Association has announced.

1707 FOOTBALL: 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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1659 FOOTBALL: 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.

1655 FOOTBALL: Sports minister Hugh Robertson labels Tottenham's legal action over the Olympic Stadium's future as "completely pointless."

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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 @PHanagan again (Leics) & Silvestre de Sousa continues run."

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1644 FOOTBALL: Just to let you know about a programme later on 5 live, at 2100 BST there will be a celebration of commentator John Motson's 40 years at the microphone.

1640 ATHLETICS: London 2012 chairman Lord Coe says there are "strong advantages" to bringing the 2017 World Athletics Championships to London, five years after the Olympic Games are staged in the city.

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1631 FOOTBALL: 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.

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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.

1621 FOOTBALL: 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.

1618 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is not surprised by Manchester City's impressive start to the season. "They are a good team and they were always going to be there or thereabouts," he says.

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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!"

1609 TENNIS: 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.

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1607 FOOTBALL: 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.

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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?"

1544 TENNIS: 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.

1539 ATHLETICS: 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."

1528 TENNIS: 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.

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1521 FOOTBALL: Everton striker Louis Saha, on Jack Rodwell's rescinded red card, on Twitter: "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 already stated 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 and Spain 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."

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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 ..."

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1446 FOOTBALL: 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."

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1339 CRICKET: 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."

1428 FOOTBALL: England striker Danny Welbeck on a possible all Manchester United 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)."

1424 FOOTBALL: 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."

1417 FOOTBALL: 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.

1405 BOXING: 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."

1355 TENNIS: Andy 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.

1330 FOOTBALL: Bologna has fired its coach Pierpaolo Bisoli. The Italian side is bottom of Serie A with just one point from five games.

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1325 BOXING: 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.

1311 ATHLETICS: 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."

1307 FOOTBALL: 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.

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1300 FOOTBALL: 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."

1255 FORMULA 1: In Tuesday's gossip, Ferrari insist there was no malicious intent in the radio call from engineer Rob Smedley to Felipe Massa during the Singapore Grand Prix, in which he told the Brazilian to 'destroy' Lewis Hamilton's race.

1248 FOOTBALL: West Ham defender Herita Ilunga has joined fellow Championship side Doncaster on a three-month loan deal.

1242 FOOTBALL: 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?

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1234 FOOTBALL: Everton's Jack Rodwell has had his claim for wrongful dismissal in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool upheld and a three-match suspension withdrawn.

1232 TENNIS: 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.

1226 FOOTBALL: 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.

1220 FOOTBALL: 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 latest blog on the BBC Sport website.

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1207 BOXING: 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.


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1203 CRICKET: 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."

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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..."


1142 RUGBY WORLD CUP: England centre Shontayne Hape says some of his team-mates' behaviour has let the squad down but urges them to focus on beating France in the World Cup quarter-finals. England centre Hape, 30, told BBC Sport: "A couple of the guys have let the squad down but it's not like anyone killed anyone.

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1135 FOOTBALL: 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.

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1129 CRICKET: England cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Twitter: "Good afternoon India! Warmer in London than here in Hyderabad.. Strange!!"

1119 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth pub landlady Karen Murphy on 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 Sky 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.

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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."

1100 FOOTBALL: Aaron Hughes has been denied an international swansong after a groin injury forced the retiring Northern Ireland captain out of his side's final Euro 2012 qualifiers against Estonia and Italy. Hughes was hoping to lead his country out for a final time at Windsor Park on Friday before a high-profile final appearance against the Azzurri four days later. But the 31-year-old was forced off after 20 minutes of Fulham's Barclays Premier League match against Blackburn on September 11 and has not played since.

1054 FOOTBALL: 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.

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1047 CRICKET: 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."

1042 FOOTBALL: Wales defender James Collins has been urged against international retirement after he withdrew from the squad to face Switzerland and Bulgaria. The centre-back, 28, pulled out of Gary Speed's squad because of a knee problem despite playing 90 minutes in Aston Villa's win over Wigan on Saturday.

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 is to join the Ireland squad in New Zealand as "precautionary cover" for Rory Best, who injured his shoulder in Sunday's win over Italy.

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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."

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0937 FOOTBALL: 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."

0934 FOOTBALL: Liverpool will play a friendly against Rangers at Ibrox on Tuesday, 18 October.

0932 FOOTBALL: 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.

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0927 GET INVOLVED: Daniel Truman on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Karen Murphy 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.

0911 KAYAKING: British sprint canoeist Paul Wycherley has kayaked across the English Channel in record-breaking time.

0904 FOOTBALL: Former Blackburn striker Alan Shearer believes the club should give manager Steve Kean more time to turn around their fortunes.

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0857 OLYMPICS: 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.

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0851 FOOTBALL: The Premier League have lost a case in the European Court of Justice against pub landlady Karen Murphy over the use of a foreign decoder card to show matches at 3pm on Saturdays, the court has announced. Read more on the background to the story in David Bond's blog.

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0845 RUGBY WORLD CUP: BBC Sport's 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.

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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."

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0819 GET INVOLVED: Do you agree with Guscott? Or does Wigglesworth have a point? Get involved via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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 has 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."

0805 FOOTBALL: Everton have paid a reported fee of £2m to sign 15-year-old midfielder George Green from League Two strugglers Bradford City.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Tuesday's gossip column:

Liverpool 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)




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see also
Guscott condemns England conduct
04 Oct 11 |  Rugby Union
Kean requires more time - Shearer
04 Oct 11 |  Blackburn
BOA dope ban 'should be scrapped'
04 Oct 11 |  Olympics
Hester breaks punt return record
03 Oct 11 |  American Football
Tuesday's gossip column
04 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Sportsday Live - Monday 3 October
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