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Sportsday Live - Monday 10 October

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2125 That's it for today's Sportsday Live. Join us again tomorrow at 0800 BST.

2116 FOOTBALL Manchester City have been linked with moves for AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Real Madrid's 15-year-old forward Jose Angel Pozo, reports Setanta.

2100 CRICKET BBC Sports News Correspondent James Pearce tweets: "Cricket trial will resume tomorrow with journalist Mazher Mahmood continuing his evidence. Jury will be shown more of his secret filming"

2050 FOOTBALL Keeper Maik Taylor says Northern Ireland players are starting to resent the extent of withdrawals from the squad before games. Taylor also spoke of his sadness at the news that Nigel Worthington will stand down as manager after Tuesday's game.

2038 FOOTBALL England under-21s manager Stuart Pearce, speaking on 5 live following his side's 2-1 victory over Norway, has revealed the reasons why he has ruled himself out of the running to replace Fabio Capello as coach of the senior side. "I have managed a football team - be it in the Premier League or international football - for less than 200 matches," he said. "I think the job needs somebody who is vastly experienced. Maybe I am doing myself down, but I watch lots of coaches and managers in training, and sometimes I walk away thinking I know nothing about the game."

2027 RUGBY UNION Top 14 side Bayonne are to allow male and female spectators to get in for half-price at Friday's clash with Montpellier if they are sporting a moustache, the club announce. Bayonne's marketing gimmick is a nod to France coach Marc Lievremont, who has been growing a moustache for the past week since losing a bet at the World Cup to France's English defensive coach David Ellis.

2011 FOOTBALL Accrington Stanley's on-loan defender Tom Bender, who suffered a serious head injury in a match against Tranmere, tweets: "Good to be back out on the training pitch! Unfortunately it was only to watch! Desperate to get back playing!"

2000 FOOTBALL England Under-21s hold on for a vital 2-1 victory away to Norway Under-21s and remain the only team in Euro 2013 qualifying Group 8 with a 100% record.

1953 GET INVOLVED gregheathcote tweets: "Having Rooney back after two games fresh and with a point to prove may not be a bad thing if were looking for positives #bbcsportsday"

1951 CRICKET Australian and Pakistani cricket stars rigged their games, according to a cricket agent accused of taking bribes, a London court is told. At the corruption trial of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, covert recordings are played of agent Mazhar Majeed speaking to an undercover journalist. Mr Majeed says match fixing had been happening for years, and names players. The Australians were "the biggest" when it came to fixing matches, he says.

1938 ARCHERY Organisers have declared their satisfaction with preparations for the 2012 Olympics after the London Classic, a test event for next year's Games, concluded at Lord's. World Archery general secretary Tom Dielen says: "World Archery is very excited about holding Olympic archery in this fantastic venue. The athletes, staff and volunteers all fell in love with Lord's and we can't wait for Lord's to become the home of Archery next summer."

1920 FOOTBALL Any new Aston Villa signings will be required to live nearer to the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground, Press Association Sport understands. New arrivals, as well as any current players agreeing new contracts, will have to be based within 30 miles of the training ground.

1913 GET INVOLVED smthngoriginal tweets: "Rooney can't win. If England do badly with him, he's to blame; without him, he's to blame. #bbcsportsday"

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1852 FOOTBALL England Under-21s concede for the first time in Euro 2013 qualifying as Valon Berisha pulls a goal back for Norway Under 21s. England lead 2-1.

1839 FORMULA 1 "Suzuka was arguably the first time in his F1 career that Lewis Hamilton has delivered an uncompetitive personal performance" - BBC F1 commentary box producer Mark Hughes sees the 2008 world champion endured more disappointment in Japan.

1823 HORSE RACING BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght: "Richard Hughes told stewards that 6th 'hit' was corrective measure. Said: 'But they said six was six...I feel a bit hard done by."

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1815 FOOTBALL Two goals in six minutes from West Brom defender Craig Dawson and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson give England Under-21s a 2-0 lead away to Norway Under-21s in their Euro 2013 qualifier.

1804 FOOTBALL Referee Martin Atkinson has not been given a temporary demotion from the Premier League despite the red card he showed to Everton's Jack Rodwell being overturned. Professional Game Match Officials Limited announced today Atkinson will be in charge of Stoke v Fulham on Saturday.

Breaking news
1755 FOOTBALL Lincoln City have confirmed they have cancelled the contract of manager Steve Tilson and his assistant Paul Brush. Head of Youth Grant Brown has taken over first-team duties until a permanent manager is found. The club are currently 19th in the Conference table.

1752 FOOTBALL Donald McIntyre has resigned as Rangers' finance director - five months after being suspended by the Scottish champions, reports BBC Scotland.

1748 FOOTBALL England's failed 2018 World Cup bid cost £21m, according to the latest Football Association accounts. The FA accounts show that although net spending was £14m, the total expenditure over two years was £21m. Sports minister Hugh Robertson told the Leaders in Football conference last week that the investment was £15m.

1741 FOOTBALL Future Aston Villa contracts will contain a mandatory clause stating players must live within a 30-mile radius of Bodymoor Heath training ground, reports the Birmingham Mail. It follows the board and management's concerns that long daily commutes could have an adverse effect on the physical well-being of players.

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1732 HORSE RACING Top jockey Richard Hughes and apprentice Kieren Fox are the first to fall foul of racing's strict new rules on jockeys' use of their whips during races. Riding at Salibury today, Hughes received a 5-day ban and Fox 15 days for over-use of the whip. Both also lose their riding fees and prize money.

1730 FOOTBALL Bristol City chairman Colin Sexstone says it is unlikely they will appoint a new manager by the weekend. Keith Millen left his position last Monday after a year in the job and his assistant Steve Wigley has been in caretaker charge since then. "It's quite possible that we'll go into Saturday with the current coaches, with Steve acting as manager," Sexstone told BBC Radio Bristol.

1723 FOOTBALL Hamburg SV sports director Frank Arnesen, who used to fulfil a similar role at Chelsea, has named himself as coach of the bottom-of-the-table Bundesliga side after attempts to find a suitable long-term replacement for Michael Oenning fell through. "I will take on both jobs until we can find the coach who is best for HSV," the Dane told the club's official website.

1715 FOOTBALL FA Editor for website and programmes Jamie Bradbury on Twitter: "#EnglandU21s starting XI: Butland, Smith, Briggs, Lowe, Bennett, Dawson, Chamberlain, Henderson (c), Sordell, Lansbury, Barkley"

1710 FOOTBALL Alasdair on Twitter: "Most people predicted that England would get as far as the RWC QF, so why is everyone angry/suprised when we went out?"

1705 RUGBY UNION Former England scrum-half Kyren Bracken calls for the return of World Cup-winning ex-England coach Clive Woodward to the Rugby Football Union. "The RFU are in a right state," said Bracken. "It's horrendous what has been happening off the pitch. How Martyn Thomas is still involved I will never know. Things have to change right from the top. I hope Martin Johnson stays..... Above Johnson it's an absolute mess. There must be a structure. Martin Johnson is on his own in this pool of mayhem above and below him. But I think he is the right man for the job. He has been let down by his players and the management above him."

1703 RUGBY UNION More from Jeremy Guscott on England coach Martin Johnson: "Martin Johnson took this job because he felt he could make a difference. If he can look in the cold light of day and say he has improved the side then he should continue. What Martin Johnson is feeling only he knows. If he continues he's even more under the microscope and it's a bold move I think from the RFU to believe that Martin Johnson can make the changes that are required. For the management I think it's down to Martin Johnson to, as he said, consider his position. If he feels he's strong enough and good enough to go for another four years then that's what he should ask for. I'm a bit like Johnno, still making up my mind - 'should he stay or should he go?'" Read the full story here.

1658 FOOTBALL Former Northern Ireland striker Iain Dowie says he would welcome the chance to talk to the Irish Football Association when they start looking for Nigel Worthington's successor. "I believe my CV stands up to scrutiny and if the IFA want to have a conversation with me I would be happy to do that," said Dowie.

1650 RUGBY LEAGUE Salford have signed St Helens second rower Matty Ashurst on a three-year contract. Ashurst becomes Reds coach Matt Parish' fourth signing for 2012 and could be joined at the club's new stadium by his Saints team-mate Scott Moore.

1645 RUGBY UNION Jeremy Guscott has told BBC Sport that if England manager Martin Johnson was operating in the business world then he would be unlikely to stay in his role. "As a player he was all about winning and as a coach you'd like to think he was the same - in that regard he's come up short," said Guscott of Johnson, who's England side were eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter-finals by France on Saturday.

1638 FOOTBALL Nigel Worthington, who is to step down from his position as Northern Ireland manager after Tuesday night's final Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy, on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is an attractive job, but it is also a difficult one because of a lack of numbers to choose from and the fact you can count on one hand the number of players you have available from the Premier League. It's not for me to say who should get the job, but whoever it is will have my full backing."

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1632 CRICKET Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will take no part in the Twenty20 and one-day components of his country's current tour of South Africa after being diagnosed with appendicitis. Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris revealed the 34-year-old is liekly to return in "six to eight weeks".

1625 ARCHERY Five-time Olympian Alison Williamson says winning a team gold medal at London 2012 would mean more to her than an individual honour, as the Olympic test event at Lord's comes to an end.

1620 CRICKET Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter says playing for his county in the recent Champions League Twenty20 tournament will help him when England starts its limited overs series against India on Friday. The 23-year-old said there is "no better preparation for a tough series" like the five one-day games against world champion India, though the "the tempo will be different" compared to Twenty20 cricket.

1612 FOOTBALL The Press Association reports that Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala are lining up swoops for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, Chelsea forward Nicolas Anelka and Brazilian attacker Neymar, according to player-coach Roberto Carlos. Carlos also claimed his club are targeting Paris St Germain star Nene.

1606 FOOTBALL Liverpool Echo's Neil Jones on Twitter: "Andre Marriner appointed to referee Liverpool v Manchester Utd on Saturday. Marriner refereed LFC v MUFC in October 2009 (2-0). Sent Vidic and Mascherano off. Alex Ferguson was critical of him afterwards."

1559 FOOTBALL Manchester City have become the first Premier League club to sign a content deal with YouTube reports The Next Web. "The ability to extend our reach and to increase accessibility to audiences is great," said the club's Head of Digital Richard Ayers.

1551 FOOTBALL BBC Sport has asked the leading football reporters across the country to pick their starting XI for England's opening game of Euro 2012.

1545 FOOTBALL Sammy McIlroy tells BBC Radio Ulster that he would "crawl back on his hands and knees" to manage Northern Ireland for the second time.

1537 CYCLING World road champion Mark Cavendish will not ride for Omega Pharma-Quick Step next year, the Belgian team's owner Bessel Kok has said, as confusion over the Manx man's future remains. Cavendish, who currently rides for the HTC-Highroad team, has previously been linked with a move to Team Sky - a switch referred to by team principal Dave Brailsford as "complicated". HTC are set to disband at the end of the season.

1524 FOOTBALL West Brom striker Simon Cox has been given the nod to lead the line for the Republic of Ireland against Armenia in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday in the absence of the injured Robbie Keane. A draw will see Giovanni Trappatoni's side into the play-offs. Republic team v Armenia: Given (capt); O'Shea, Dunne, St Ledger, Kelly; Duff, Whelan, Andrews, McGeady; Doyle, Cox.

1515 FOOTBALL Nigel Worthington on his imminent departure as Northern Ireland manager: "I want to remain in football, and get back into club management if and when the opportunity arises. I will give the new manager of Northern Ireland my 100% backing."

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1509 RUGBY LEAGUE Wakefield have signed former Hull KR full-back or threequarter Ben Cockayne on a 12-month deal.

1502 FOOTBALL Former Tottenham and Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen has taken over as coach of German club Hamburg SV alongside his sport director role. Arnesen will fulfill both roles until a permanent replacement is found for Michael Oenning, who was sacked last month. "I'll do the job until the coach who is best for Hamburg is there," said the 55-year-old.

1454 CRICKET BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce, at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial where agent Mazhar Majeed is giving evidence, tweets: "Agent: 'We have one result planed in the next three-and-a-half weeks. Pakistan will lose.'"

1449 FOOTBALL Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has backed under-pressure striker Fernando Torres ahead of the final Euro 2012 Group I qualifier against Scotland, saying: "Fernando in good form with a lot of energy and enthusiasm."

1441 FOOTBALL Jade Moore has been handed a first call-up to the England squad by manager Hope Powell for the Euro 2013 qualifier against the Netherlands in Zwolle on 27 October.

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1435 FOOTBALL Striker Robbie Keane is out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Armenia on Tuesday night through injury.

1431 ATHLETICS Ethiopian two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie has been named as a bid ambassador and member of the Athletes Commission for London's bid to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

1423 TENNIS American Andy Roddick says the top men's players may still meet this week in Shanghai to discuss their grievances with the ATP tour, despite the absence of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, report AP.

1415 BOXING Former British champion James DeGale says he is refreshed and ready to go this Saturday night in his European Super-Middleweight title fight against Pole Piotr Wilczewski, who has only lost once in 30 fights and is ranked number two by the WBO. "I've had a good rest and returned back stronger than ever and I'm just looking forward to getting in the ring again and winning the European title," said DeGale, who lost to George Groves in May.

1404 GYMNASTICS BBC Sport's Ollie Williams tweets from Tokyo: "World Gymnastics: Goose cooked. British men finish 10th, out of team final, do not qualify for London 2012. 1 Japan, 2 US, 3 China."

1400 GYMNASTICS Great Britain men's team fail in their mission for a top-eight spot and instant Olympic qualification after finishing 10th in the men's qualifying competition at the World Championships in Japan. They will now compete in the Olympic Test event at London's O2 Arena in January with the aim of a top-four spot in order to progress the full team to London 2012.

1353 GET INVOLVED JohnHiley on Twitter: "With Worthington departing will there be be an emotional return for Lawrie Sanchez? #bbcsportsday"

1348 SPEEDWAY Poole Pirates boss Matt Ford tells BBC Radio Solent the sport is set to introduce a Champions League-style tournament featuring the best teams from Europe's top divisions. The competition would see the top two teams from British speedway competing against their European counterparts from Poland, Sweden and Denmark. That means Britain would be represented by Poole Pirates and Eastbourne Eagles.

1344 RUGBY LEAGUE England coach Steve McNamara is confident the "bad blood" between Leeds prop Ryan Bailey and St Helens back rower Jon Wilkin will not spill over into his training camp ahead of the Four Nations Series.

1337 MOTOGP Andrea Dovizioso signs a one-year deal to partner British rider Cal Crutchlow in the Tech 3 Yamaha team for 2012.

1335 FOOTBALL Read a write-up for the BBC Sport website by Guardian journalist David Conn on tonight's Inside Out Special, Who Owns Leeds Utd. The programme is on BBC One Yorkshire at 1930 BST and will be available on BBC iPlayer for seven days after transmission.

1324 HORSE RACING BBC Sport's Frank Keogh tweets: "Unbeaten Frankel will face up to nine rivals in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday. The other entries are Excelebration, Bullet Train, Dick Turpin, Dubawi Gold, Poet's Voice, Rio de la Plata, Cityscape, Immortal Verse and Side Glance."

1317 FOOTBALL In a statement released by the Irish FA, Worthington adds: "I understand their frustration over the last three games; but when you look at the incident in the Serbia game and the game away to Estonia, and then the game at home against Estonia, this is the fine line in football."

1314 FOOTBALL "I have had four-and-a-half fantastic years working with the Irish Football Association and a lot of hard work has been put in by many people over this time to help improve Northern Ireland football," says Worthington. "I feel it is only right to give the Association and players the opportunity and time to move forward and that is why I have decided that Tuesday night's game will be my last in charge."

Breaking news
1310 FOOTBALL Nigel Worthington confirms he will step down as Northern Ireland manager after Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy.

1301 RUGBY UNION Former England players and officials have been giving their reaction to the team's disappointing World Cup campaign which ended on Saturday with a quarter-final defeat to France and was marred by off-the-field controversies, including Kyran Bracken, Mike Catt and Dick Best.

1252 FORMULA 1 Sebastian Vettel is "unlikely" to break Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles despite becoming the youngest double champion on Sunday, former world champion Damon Hill tells BBC Sport.

1245 FOOTBALL Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is calling for a strong finish to his side's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign when they face Bulgaria on Tuesday, saying: "Hopefully we can take our form into the next game and show what we're capable of."

1237 RUGBY LEAGUE danny_mac on Twitter: "England's Rugby League team includes seven Leeds players. Looks like they've gone for players on form, but will it make a difference?"

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1230 GYMNASTICS BBC Sport's Ollie Williams tweets from Tokyo: "China, a third of way through their qualification, yet to set world (gymnastics) on fire. But they'll still knock Great Britain out. A matter of time."

1217 RUGBY UNION Assistant coach Neil Jenkins says Wales' World Cup semi-final with France on Saturday is "maybe the biggest game in Welsh rugby history".

1210 FORMULA 1 McLaren driver Jenson Button has no doubts he can follow in Sebastian Vettel's footsteps and become a two-time Formula One world champion next season. "For me it's all moving in the right direction," said the Briton.

1200 GET INVOLVED pmoconnor88 on Twitter: "I can't see how anyone can overlook @DarrenBent for #EnglandXI Always in the right position, scores goals & proven experience #bbcsportsday"

1144 RUGBY UNION BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce analyses exactly why why England went so wrong at and why Wales went so right at the World Cup.

1142 GET INVOLVED Chrishenwood on Twitter: "Want to see either Defoe or welbeck starting alongside Carrol or Zamora for England, would be perfect foils for eachother #bbcsportsday"

1128 RUGBY LEAGUE Carl Ablett is the shock inclusion in England's squad for the Four Nations Series. The 25-year-old second rower-turned centre is one of seven players from Super League champions Leeds Rhinos named in coach Steve McNamara's 24-man squad for the matches against Wales, Australia and New Zealand. However, scrum-half Rob Burrow is out with a rib injury.

1112 CRICKET TMS producer Adam Mountford tweets from India: "Craig Kieswetter fit for warm-up game tomorrow. Jos Buttler to train with England in India but not."

1108 GYMNASTICS More from Alison: "It's a set back for GB, after finishing seventh in their first ever world final in 2010, and if/when they are knocked out they'll have to go to the Olympic Test event at the O2 Arena in January to try to secure their place. Dan Purvis CAN still seal an individual spot with a medal in the All Around, but Olympic bronze medallist Louis Smith can't. He's in the Pommel Final, but because he only competes on one apparatus, he's relying on the Team place to get through. Sam Oldham, meanwhile, has been bumped out of the All Around final here as well."

1100 GYMNASTICS BBC Sport's Alison Mitchell in Tokyo: "It looks as if Great Britain's men have failed to secure a Team place at London 2012 via the World Championships. GB have been knocked down into eighth position by Russia - and barring an unthinkable upset, they'll be bumped out of contention during the next session by China, who are the reigning four-time world champions."

1055 CYCLING British Cycling performance manager Shane Sutton adds: "Rebecca's decision to leave is a great loss to the team and it's a shame to lose an Olympic Champion going into the Olympic year. Looking ahead, we have some great young talent in addition to experienced riders in the Team Pursuit squad and I'm confident we can remain on track to hit our performance targets in the lead up to and during the London Olympic Games."

1052 CYCLING Romero, who won gold in the individual pursuit at the 2008 Beijing Games, says: "Having suffered several setbacks at crucial points, I believe I'm no longer on a pathway which will see me fulfil my Olympic ambition to win a second Olympic gold medal. I'm proud to have contributed to the cycling team's great Olympic triumph in Beijing and I thank all the amazing people within British Cycling who were central to my success. I wish my current team mates every success in London next year."

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1048 CYCLING British Cycling confirms that Rebecca Romero has left the Olympic Programme.

1046 CRICKET Murali Kartik says he will not be signing a new deal with Somerset. The 35-year-old spinner has been the county's overseas player for two years. Kartik revealed the news on Twitter after Saturday's CLT20 semi-final defeat by Mumbai, writing: "Played my last game for Somerset last nite..fantastic 2 yrs,emotional and sad..the supporters have been absolute diamonds,thx 4 evrything."

1030 GYMNASTICS BBC Sport's Ollie Williams tweets from Tokyo: "Britain's men down to eighth with China still to come in World Gymnastics qualifying. GB all but certain to finish outside top eight now. Which means get booking tickets to the Olympic test event in Jan - on sale 17 Nov. That is now GB men's second/last chance to reach Games."

1024 CRICKET Craig Kieswetter has joined his England team-mates for practice in Hyderabad, India, after flying in from the Champions League. England expect their wicketkeeper to be available for selection for Tuesday's final one-day international series warm-up match despite bruising to his left forearm.

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1015 FORMULA 1 Former F1 driver and BBC pundit David Coulthard tells BBC Radio 5 live that Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel celebrated retaining his world title by singing karaoke at a local pub in Japan.

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1011 FOOTBALL England striker Wayne Rooney will find out this week how many Euro 2012 matches he will miss for kicking an opponent against Montenegro. Uefa say its disciplinary panel will study the England forward's case at a meeting on Thursday and consider increasing his mandatory one-match ban.

1008 RUGBY UNION Wales are hopeful that fly-half Rhys Priestland and lock Luke Charteris will be fit for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against France, report the Press Association.

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1002 FOOTBALL Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley signs a new four-year contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2015, the club confirm.

0959 ARCHERY BBC Sport's Nick Hope tweets: "Heading to Lord's for final day of the @London2012 archery test event. No GB interest - shall be asking what the results mean for @archerygb."

0950 SPORTS PERSONALITY Do you know a budding Wayne Rooney, Tom Daley or Andy Murray? The 2011 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has been launched, giving you the chance to nominate the best in young sporting talent in the UK.

0941 FOOTBALL Aston Villa players must live within a 30-mile radius of Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground under a new club rule, reports the Birmingham Mail.

0935 GET INVOLVED StockholmRob on Twitter: "Unpredictable France will be underdogs v Wales leaving Wales a good bet for the Rugby World Cup Final! Amazing days for the Welsh."

0925 BOXING The 16th edition of the World Amateur Boxing Championships produced Great Britain's best ever medal haul with four podium places - a statistic worthy of further analysis, reports BBC Sport's Ronald McIntosh.

0917 GOLF World number three Rory McIlroy is targeting at least one more win this season ahead of several big tournaments including the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, the Hong Kong Open and the Dubai World Championship. "My last two tournaments, I've finished second in both," said the Northern Irishman. "If I could win one of those three [big tournaments] or even two of them... I feel as if I'm playing well enough."

0909 GET INVOLVED supernaturalbro on Twitter: "Fabio Capello risks alienating Wayne Rooney with his plan to leave him out of the England team in run up to 2012. #bbcsportsday"

0904 RUGBY LEAGUE Did you miss Saturday's Grand Final between Leeds and St Helens or just want to relive the Rhinos' impressive victory at Old Trafford? Watch our highlights now.

0855 RUGBY UNION France coach Marc Lievremont believes Wales will be a greater challenge than England in their World Cup semi-final clash in Auckland on Saturday.

0849 HORSE RACING New rules governing jockeys and their use of whips come into force on Monday - starting with Flat meetings at Great Yarmouth, Salisbury and Windsor.

0842 FOOTBALL Watch our Focus Forum show with Dan Walker and Joey Barton, who discusses all things QPR, Newcastle, philosophy, pundits, high, lows & Joe Parkinson.

0835 GET INVOLVED Want to comment on any of the stories featured here on Sportsday? Get involved via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0828 RUGBY UNION Ireland's Alain Rolland and South Africa's Craig Joubert will referee the World Cup semi-finals. Rolland, in charge for the 2007 World Cup final, will preside over Wales v France, with Joubert in charge of New Zealand v Australia.

0823 GYMNASTICS BBC Sport's Ollie Williams tweets from Tokyo: "France move ahead of Great Britain in World Gymnastics men's team qualifying. GB now 7th,
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China, Russia, Korea left. GB now v unlikely to reach 2012 here. Important to clarify: British men can still qualify at the test event in London in January. But a big hassle/distraction to 2012 build-up."

0819 GOLF A tough 2011 season for Tiger Woods took a turn for the bizarre when a spectator breached security at the Open in California - to throw a hot dog in his direction.

0815 FORMULA 1 Sebastian Vettel's rivals have showered the Red Bull driver with praise after he became the youngest double world champion in history with a third-place finish in Sunday's Japan GP.

0811 RUGBY UNION Centre Manu Tuilagi has been formally warned by police and fined £3,000 by England rugby officials after jumping from a ferry in Auckland on Sunday.

0807 FOOTBALL England manager Fabio Capello says he will not start Wayne Rooney in pre-Euro 2012 friendlies as he aims to find effective ways of playing without the Manchester United striker, who will miss the start of the tournament.

0805: A look, then, at our top stories...

0800 FOOTBALL Three tales from Monday's gossip column:
Real Madrid are ready to offer striker Carlos Tevez an escape from his Manchester City nightmare. (Mirror) Manchester United are facing competition from AC Milan in the race for promising Santos midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso. (Metro) Tottenham are plotting a move to lure Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to White Hart Lane. (

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