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Sportsday Live - Thursday 13 October

Sportsday Live featuring news from the Rugby World Cup, the latest on David Haye, Carlos Tevez, Wayne Rooney's suspension and more.

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2100: That's it for Thursday's Sportsday Live. Thank you for all your Tweets and please keep sending us your news, views and comments via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday. Join us again at 0800 BST on Friday for all the breaking news and build-up to a busy weekend of sporting action.

2058 FOOTBALL: Remember to watch BBC News at Ten for all the latest on Wayne Rooney's three-game ban. As well as that there will be a special report looking ahead to the impact his absence will have on England's chances in Euro 2012, live on the BBC News channel, at 2230 BST.

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2052: GET INVOLVED - Travis on Twitter: "Take Defoe, Bent, Carroll and Welbeck. Really wish Crouch would get a start, but I don't see it happening. Owen too. #BBCSportsday"

Breaking news
2044: HORSE RACING - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght reports that top jockey Richard Hughes has given up his riding licence in protest at the new whip regulations after receiving a second five-day riding ban in the space of four days. Hughes said he would relinquish his licence until the new rules, introduced on Monday, were reviewed. He gave up his two remaining rides at Kempton this evening. Earlier, the British Horseracing Authority announced its to recall the Whip Review Group to consider concerns about the new rules.

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2035: GET INVOLVED - Thom Bolton on Twitter: "Just seen Rooney news, tough call, it would be harsh to drop whoever plays & helps us through the group, but he's the best we have #bbcsportsday"

BBC Radio 5 live
2030: FOOTBALL - Former Tottenham manager David Pleat says he would "definitely appeal" the three-game ban handed to Wayne Rooney for Euro 2012, he told BBC Radio 5 live : "It was serious foul play, but I don't think the appeal would be frivolous. Quite frankly, if we can't get through from the group stage without Rooney than honestly Capello should have a nice cappuccino and say arrivederci. The upside of Rooney's ability definitely outweighs the down side of his short fuse."

2024: TENNIS - Read BBC Radio 5 live's Tennis commentator Jonathan Overend's thoughts on the news that Spaniard Rafael Nadal will not be taking part at the AEGON Championships at London's Queen's Club next year for tax reasons, opting instead to sign a new deal with the rival grass court tournament in Halle, Germany.

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2019: GET INVOLVED - Daniel Rose on Twitter: "Gutted that Wayne Rooney got 3 games today. At least he'll be well rested to rip defences apart in the knockouts #bbcsportsday every cloud"

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2015: GET INVOLVED - Alan L. Jones on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday I can remember the nation's shame when England first had a player sent off - Alan Mullery. Rooney has been sent off TWICE..."

BBC Radio 5 live
2007: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live's chief football correspondent Mike Ingham tells 5 live that: "Unless a possible appeal is reduced he is likely to be out for half of the tournament, so I think the punishment is slightly excessive. I think Rooney is the only player that Fabio Capello would still consider taking under the circumstances, but the one thing that musn't happen now is that there shouldn't be a phobia over Wayne Rooney - England need to move on."

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2000: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Phil McNulty on Twitter: "To those insisting Fabio Capello would be mad to take banned Wayne Rooney - he would be even crazier to leave him behind, like him or not."

1954: RUGBY UNION - Away from Wayne Rooney for a second for the news that New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, who has been battling a persistent foot injury and barely taken part in training all week, will be fit to face Australia on Friday. Aaron Cruden will take over the flyhalf position after he was called into the squad when Daniel Carter was ruled out with a groin tear and promoted to the starting role after Colin Slade was injured in the 33-10 victory over the Pumas.

BBC Radio 5 live
1947: FOOTBALL - Former England captain Alan Shearer told BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm not surprised. When you look at it, it is violent conduct, and more often than not that carries a three match ban. It's not only a huge blow to the team and the fans but to Wayne Rooney himself. Should he still go to the tournament? Absolutely, definitely yes. If they get through to the knockout stages then it's a world class player coming back into the team."

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1940: GET INVOLVED - Kushal Malde on Twitter: "Who can honestly see England beating the likes of Spain, Holland, Portugal, etc without Wazza? #bbcsportsday"

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1932: GET INVOLVED - Thomas Stenson on Twitter: "To the person who said it wouldn't be fair to drop to bring Rooney back, it's about winning games not being fair #bbcsportsday"

1925: FOOTBALL - West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes England should get through the Euro 2012 group even without striker Wayne Rooney.

BBC Radio 5 live
1918: FOOTBALL - David Davies, former executive director of the FA, told BBC Radio 5 live: "There is always a suspicion that somehow England get badly treated. We certainly make a greater noise than others. The key thing here is that since this happened last Friday night, there's no doubt that there was a feeing around Europe that this was a serious offence. It's been treated that way. Could an appeal possibly be described as frivolous? I don't think it could. This is a test for the FA's influence inside Uefa."

BBC Radio 5 live
1913: FOOTBALL - Danny Mills was capped 19 times by England, and told 5 live Sport on BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a massive disappointment for England. Wayne Rooney is without doubt our best player, and he's been in great form for Manchester United this season. He gives us a spark and he plays on the edge. I would still take him. If you do get through the group stage, why wouldn't you want Wayne Rooney available?"

BBC Radio 5 live
1907: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis has said that should the FA appeal against Wayne Rooney's three-game ban, it would be a "massive risk". "A four-game ban is a real possibility should the FA appeal. I think it is unlikely but it is still in Uefa's remit," Dennis said.

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1859: FOOTBALL - Everton defender Phil Neville on Twitter: "Rooney banned for 3 games what a joke - if it was a Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German player they wouldn't even get 1 game #fact"

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1855: GET INVOLVED - Jon Harris on Twitter: "Pointless taking Rooney to Euros if we don't qualify through the group, if we do it's not fair to drop players who got us there #bbcsportsday"

BBC Radio 5 live
1851: FOOTBALL - England Supporters Club spokesperson Mark Perryman said he was disappointed with the "immaturity" shown by Wayne Rooney in Montenegro. "I'm gutted, absolutely gutted," she told BBC Radio 5 live. "I was there at Euro 2004 when he lit up to competition, but he was petulant out in South Africa. He was talked about as a future England captain. Not on this basis, not in a million years."

1846: FOOTBALL - Match of the Day pundit Garth Crooks has expressed his surprise following the the three-match-ban handed to Wayne Rooney.

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1841 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Disappointing news regarding @WayneRooney Missing 3 games on such a big stage seems a bit harsh."

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1837: GET INVOLVED - Ed Hewings on Twitter: "This will be the chance that Sturridge, Welbeck, Agbonlahor, Zamora, and maybe even Crouch and Owen to get back into the side. #bbcsportsday"

1834: FOOTBALL - Former England captain Terry Butcher has told BBC Sport's Phil McNulty: "I thought Wayne Rooney would get two games and never thought there was a chance of one, but to get three is desperate news for England. Fabio Capello's heart must have fallen through the floor the moment Uefa's decision was announced. This is the worst news you could imagine for the team and Capello going into the tournament. I would still take him to Euro 2012 because he is so important."

1830: FOOTBALL - Former England boss Graham Taylor has told BBC Sport: "I would definitely take Wayne Rooney to Euro 2012 because I can imagine that, if we get through those first three group games, to be able to bring him back into the side will be a massive lift. And, if people think we are totally relying on one player to get us through the group stage, then we may as well not go."

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1825 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Dan Walker on Twitter: "Capello will still take him... let's be honest, we all would. Needs to realise that actions have consequences."

1821: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport has learnt that Wayne Rooney is shocked and disappointed at the three-match ban and that he will do whatever he can to support the FA's appeal, should they choose to make one.

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1818: GET INVOLVED - DanLfcMan89 on Twitter: "So without Rooney for group stages its all down to Bent, Carroll & Defoe! Which is still quite a decent attack! #bbcsportsday "

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1817: GET INVOLVED - BenJimmyJ on Twitter: "If I was Capello, I'd be inclined to leave him out of the squad for the tournament entirely, assuming the ban remains at 3 games. #bbcsportsday "

1813: FOOTBALL - Former England striker and captain Alan Shearer has told BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan that he would take Wayne Rooney to Euro 2012 and that the ban represents a great opportunity for the likes of Darren Bent, Andy Carroll, Bobby Zamora and Danny Welbeck.

1810: FOOTBALL - The Football Association has released a statement in reaction to the three-match ban handed by Uefa to Wayne Rooney. It says it will "give full consideration to the decision internally, before deciding on any response to Uefa or making any further public comment."

1806: FOOTBALL - Former England international Ray Wilkins on Sky Sports News: "It's quite sad. It didn't warrant a one-match ban but slightly more than one. The action by Wayne was totally out of order. He's merited what he's got."

BBC Radio 5 live
1759: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio 5 live's chief football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: FA will appeal Rooney's 3 match ban. Maybe it will be reduced to 2. #bbcsportsday

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1754: GET INVOLVED - Brian Sim on Twitter: "Rooney got what he deserved! There is no room for such petulance at that level of football! #bbcsportsday"

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1752: GET INVOLVED - Richard Coupe on Twitter: "Correct decision. Anything else would have been special treatment, which he doesn't deserve. #bbcsportsday"

Breaking news
1744: FOOTBALL - England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the Euro 2012 group stage after being banned for three matches for his sending off against Montenegro. What do you think of the decision? Tell Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1738: TENNIS - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic battles back from a set down to beat Britain's Anne Keothavong 3-6 6-2 6-1 in their second round encounter at the Generali Ladies tournament in Linz, Austria.

1733: FOOTBALL - Fulham defender Phillipe Senderos will miss Saturday's game at Stoke with a thigh injury. He will not travel to Poland to face Wisla Krakow either. Brian Ruiz has also been ruled out of the weekend's game with a knee injury.

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1727: GET INVOLVED - Craig Parsons on Twitter: "I'm sure the Premier League managers will come out and moan about these pointless friendlies England are playing in November #bbcsportsday"

1721: FOOTBALL - Swansea are being frustrated by the wait for international clearance as they attempt to confirm the signing of Greece defender Vangelis Moras, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

1719: FOOTBALL - Plymouth have not received any bids for highly-rated 16-year-old striker Matt Lecointe, according to caretaker manager Carl Fletcher. Speculation earlier this week linked the teenager with teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United.

1715: CRICKET - Northants Cricket head coach David Capel has told BBC Radio Northampton that bowler Tom Brett and all-rounder Gavin Baker are not being offered new professional contracts. If they do not secure deals elsewhere, they will be invited to stay with the club and play second XI cricket.

1712: ICE HOCKEY - Hull Stingrays forward Derek Campbell will remain suspended for the games against Nottingham Panthers and Coventry Blaze this weekend. The 31-year-old Canadian was handed a match penalty for excessive roughness (sucker punch) during the 4-3 defeat by Belfast Giants at Hull Arena in Elite League last Saturday.

1708: RUGBY LEAGUE - Hull KR forwardClint Newton says the British game is in severe danger of losing its best players to the Southern Hemisphere. Newton, who is returning to his native Australia to play for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL on a two-year contract this weekend says that is if the RFL and the clubs don't get their act together.

1704: TENNIS - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic has hit back at Britain's Anne Keothavong in the second set to level their second round match 3-6 6-2, at the Generali Ladies event in Linz, Austria.

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1659 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1656: FOOTBALL - Hearts manager Paulo Sergio is unhappy with the appointment of Iain Brines as fourth official for his team's Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting with Dunfermline. Brines angered the Portuguese manager when he disallowed an Eggert Jonsson goal for handball during the Edinburgh club's 1-0 Scottish Communities League Cup defeat by Ayr last month.

1650: RUGBY UNION - Russia, who made their rugby World Cup debut last month, plan to bid for the sport's premier event in 2023, the Russian Rugby Union (RRU) has revealed.

1646: GYMNASTICS - Britain's Hannah Whelan says she will work as hard as she can to build on her ninth-place finish in the all-around event of the World Gymnastics Championships.

BBC Radio 5 live
1640: OLYMPICS - Olympic legend Michael Johnson has told BBC Radio 5 live LaShawn Merritt was not to blame after winning an appeal which allows him to defend his 400m title at London 2012 after his doping suspension. Johnson said he supported the International Olympic Committee law that bans any athlete who had received a doping suspension of more than six months from competing in the next Games. But he said the IOC and national bodies were to blame for Merritt being allowed to compete as their differing levels of punishment had left the door open for legal challenges.

Breaking news
1633 FOOTBALL: QPR manager Neil Warnock says he will not stand in striker Adel Taarabt's way if he wants to leave Loftus Road.

1632: TENNIS - Britain's Anne Keothavong leads Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-3 in the first set of the second round of the Generali Ladies event in Linz, Austria.

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1627: GET INVOLVED - Shea McAleese on Twitter: "Agree with McLeish Harry Redknapp would be ideal next England coach. Done great things for #Portsmouth & Tottenham #bbcsportsday"

1622: CRICKET - Lendl Simmons has smashed a maiden century as the West Indies posted an easy 40-run win over Bangladesh in the first one-day international on Thursday to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The opener made a 124-ball 122 as the West Indies scored a challenging 298-4 before restricting Bangladesh to 258-7 in the day-night match in Dhaka.

1618: FOOTBALL - Hamburg have hired Thorsten Fink as their new coach after Swiss champions FC Basel released the German from his contract.

1616: FOOTBALL - Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has suggested leaving Stamford Bridge would eventually be viewed as a good decision for the club but only if they moved to a brand new 60,000-seater stadium.

Breaking news
1610: FOOTBALL - England have announced they will play Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday, 15 November at Wembley Stadium.

1609: FOOTBALL - Former Rangers striker Daniel Cousin has returned home to play for FC Sapins to boost his chance of playing at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations for Gabon. Cousin has been without a club since leaving Greek side Larissa in June.

1605: FOOTBALL - Darren Ferguson has told BBC Look East he should not have received a one match touchline ban. The Peterborough manager and his assistant Kevin Russell will sit in the stands at Bristol City on Saturday after admitting charges of improper conduct following an incident in last week's Championship defeat to Doncaster.

1600: BASKETBALL - Bologna president Claudio Sabatini has stepped up his attempts to land NBA star Kobe Bryant on a loan deal by taking his case right to the top. Sabatini has written to United States President Barack Obama, a renowned basketball fan, to ask him to intervene and help convince Bryant to join the Italian side, if only for a single exhibition match.

1554: CYCLING - Team Sky has announced that Juan Antonio Flecha, Christian Knees and Michael Barry have signed new contracts ahead of the 2012 season. Flecha and Knees have both penned two-year deals while Barry has extended his current agreement by a further 12 months.

Breaking news
1551: FOOTBALL - West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has not ruled out signing Carlos Tevez on loan between now and the January transfer window opening, despite being knocked back by Manchester City last week. Allardyce still believes there is an "outside chance" they could get him. He said: "I don't think there's anywhere else in the World he can move to between now and the window opening in January. We're one of the only options. The Championship is the only option for him to play football from now until January."

1545: ATHLETICS - Marathon runner Dan Robinson has told BBC Radio Gloucestershire that he does not have the "hunger or determination" to compete at London 2012.

1541: FOOTBALL - Fulham manager Martin Jol believes the resounding defeat of QPR can be the turning point in their campaign. Andrew Johnson's hat-trick spurred the Cottagers to their first Premier League victory of the season before the international break.

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1536: GET INVOLVED - Scott Cleaveley on Twitter: "Everyone should be proud of Haye to be brave enough to walk away. Still such a shame that he's retiring on a loss but that is sport #bbcsportsday"

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1533: GET INVOLVED - Chris Dinwoodie on Twitter: "With Nadal, Fish & Tsonga out, Murray is now the easy favourite for the tournament and should go to Number three in the world #bbcsportsday"

1529: FOOTBALL - Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley believes James McFadden would be a good addition to the Parkhead squad. Free agent McFadden's representatives are reported to have held several days of talks with Celtic officials over a move to Celtic Park.

1524: BOXING - British flyweight Nicola Adams says she is relishing the challenge of winning an Olympic medal next summer.

1518: FOOTBALL - Alex McLeish has hinted veteran Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey could be offered a new contract. Heskey, who is 34 in January, is in the final year of his current deal but has impressed McLeish with his performances and versatility.

1515: RUGBY UNION - France number eight Imanol Harinordoquy has urged his side not to panic when they come up against Wales' all-singing, all-dancing style of rugby in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday. Les Bleus have reached the tournament's last-four stage for a fifth successive occasion, although their previous semi-final flirtations produced one win and three defeats.

1511: MOTOGP - New World Superbike champion Carlos Checa has promised not to be "too relaxed" when he takes to the track for the final round of the season in Portugal this weekend.

1506: NETBALL - Northern Thunder have appointed Tracey Neville as their new director of netball for the new Super League season. The 34-year-old joins from Team Northumbria, who finished eighth in the league last season, where she was head coach last year.

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1458: GET INVOLVED Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1454: FOOTBALL - QPR boss Neil Warnock is pleased Fabio Capello will soon leave the England post and believes Harry Redknapp is the ideal man to fill the void. He said: "I am quite pleased, if I am honest, that Capello is leaving. That means no disrespect to him but I think the time has come. We have some good managers and Harry would be my choice because I think it needs a Harry Redknapp-type now to get the best out of the players."

1449: FOOTBALL - Rangers manager Ally McCoist has told BBC Scotland that a move to the English Premier League could happen - but it would require a great deal of work.

1446: FOOTBALL - The Confederation of African Football says Morocco will replace Egypt as host for the continent's Olympic football qualifying tournament after an upsurge in violence in Cairo.

1444: CRICKET - England's recent demolition of India will have no bearing when the two teams clash again in a one-day series from Friday, skipper Alastair Cook has said. England blanked Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men 4-0 in August to take over as the world's number one Test side and also won the one-dayers 3-0 to hand India one of their worst defeats ever.

1441: FOOTBALL - Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has issued an impassioned plea to be given more time in the job. The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) meets on Thursday to decide his fate. "I love this job and I know what I'm doing - I just need some time," Siasia told the BBC.

1437: RUGBY UNION - Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has told BBC East Midlands Today that his returning England stars will benefit from being away from the World Cup limelight.

1433: BOXING - Tony Bellew says he is "willing to die, that's how much this fight means to me," when he goes head-to-head against WBO world light-heavyweight title holder Nathan Cleverly on Saturday.

1426: RUGBY UNION - Jonny Wilkinson is poised for an immediate return to action for Toulon just a week after suffering Rugby World Cup heartbreak with England. Wilkinson has been named in Toulon's 25-man squad for their Top 14 match against Perpignan on Saturday.

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1420: GET INVOLVED - P_Knott on Twitter: Does Nadal defeat prove that tennis season is too long & Gruelling? #atp #bbcsportsday "

1413: BOXING - Do you think David Haye's decision to retire is right? Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1407: FOOTBALL - Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish reveals he has a fully fit squad to select from against Manchester United this weekend.

1401: FOOTBALL - Millwall confirm the signing of Patrick Agyemang on a one-month loan from QPR.

Breaking news
1359: TENNIS - Top seed Rafael Nadal suffers a surprise 7-6 6-3 defeat by German world number 23 Florian Mayer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters, leaving Andy Murray as the highest-ranked player in the draw. Murray will play Australia's Matthew Ebden, the world number 124, in the quarter-finals on Friday.

1356: BOXING - More from British former world heavyweight champion David Haye on his decision to retire: "There's always one more payday. I didn't have to fight in the past three or four years. Financially, I was OK after my cruiserweight days. I was the heavyweight champion of the world and nobody can take that away from me."

1352: BOXING - British former world heavyweight champion David Haye talks to Sky Sports News about his decision to retire: "I've always said I will not fight into my 31st year. I love boxing but you have to call it a day sooner or later. A lot of boxers get injured and hurt [because they continue to box] - I've never wanted to be one of those guys."

Breaking news
1348: BOXING - Former world heavyweight champion David Haye announces his retirement.

1343: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport has video footage of Carlos Tevez back in training with Manchester City.

1337: RUGBY UNION - Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder has told BBC Look East that the performance both on and off the pitch by England at the Rugby World Cup was 'disappointing'.''I know my players are good lads,'' he said. ''There are always going to be incidents. Everyone's got to be so much more aware. You've got to trust players. They will make mistakes. Hopefully they'll learn from them and become better. Dealing with negative headlines are part of the job as a coach or manager.''

1330: FOOTBALL - Juventus winger Milos Krasic has been a target of Manchester United for the past two seasons, according to the player's agent.

1323: GYMNASTICS - Briton Hannah Whelan, 19, has broken into the top 10 of world gymnasts for the first time, having finished ninth in the blue riband event, the individual all around at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. It is the third best result in British women's gymnastics history, and the best since Beth Tweddle's 8th place at the World's in 2006.

1312: FOOTBALL - Carlos Tevez has emerged onto the training pitch at Manchester City alongside a physio, reports BBC Sport's Martin Richardson. The rest of the first-team squad finished training an hour ago.

1307: CRICKET - England side to face India on Friday: From Alastair Cook (Captain), Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Jade Dernbach, Steve Finn, Ian Bell, Scott Borthwick, Chris Woakes

1305: CRICKET - Jonny Bairstow has been named in the England squad for the first one-day international in India on Friday. Bairstow hit a century off 53 balls as England thrashed a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI on Tuesday.

1259: FOOTBALL - Celtic are in talks to sign Scotland forward James McFadden, BBC Scotland has learned. The 28-year-old is a free agent after being released by Birmingham at the end of last season.

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1255: FOOTBALL - World Soccer magazine editor Gavin Hamilton on Twitter: "Good play-off draw for Ireland, tough on Bosnia, but fancy Montenegro to upset Czechs. Croatia-Turkey hard to call"

1251: CRICKET - A maiden one-day century from Lendl Simmons has helped West Indies to score 298/4 in the first one-day international against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

1248: MOTOGP - BBC commentator Steve Parrish expects Casey Stoner to be disappointed in his quest to seal the MotoGP championship in Australia this weekend. He says in his latest column: "It is Casey Stoner's 26th birthday and his home race so everything points to a mammoth party, but I think Jorge Lorenzo will throw a spanner in the works."

1245: FOOTBALL - Sporting Lisbon have refused to take back Portuguese striker Yannick Djalo. French side Nice signed Djalo on transfer deadlnie day but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the transfer was too late and invalid. A Sporting spokesman told Portuguese newspaper Record: "The Yannick problem is now Nice's concern, so it's up to them to sort it."

1235: FOOTBALL -Scotland may have missed out on the Euro 2012 play-offs following defeat in Spain in midweek but they are poised to play in November, with Craig Levein planning a friendly. Cyprus is one of several possible destinations for the Scots.

1230: RUGBY UNION - Coach Warren Gatland denies Wales have been existing "like monks" during their World Cup campaign in New Zealand. He said: "There is a lot made that we are whiter than white. We definitely are not."

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1225: GET INVOLVED - Paul O'Connor on Twitter: "ROI must be happy with that draw! they have a fantastic chance to qualify now! come on Ireland! #bbcsportsday"

1220: FOOTBALL - The full draw for the Euro 2012 play-offs: Turkey v Croatia, Estonia v Ireland, Czech Republic v Montenegro, Bosnia v Portugal. Have your say on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

Breaking news
1217: FOOTBALL - The Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Estonia in the play-offs for Euro 2012.

1215: FOOTBALL - Striker Carlos Tevez arrives at Manchester City's Carrington training complex in a Hummer vehicle and gives a wave to the camera crews. It is the first time he has been with City squad since he was banned for two weeks for allegedly refusing to come on as a substitute in the match at Bayern Munich.

1212: RUGBY LEAGUE - The England Knights have agreed to face Cumbria in a friendly next Saturday. The fixture will mark the second game of the year for what amounts to a reserve team to Steve McNamara's senior squad, with France providing the opposition in Leigh this Saturday.

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1205: HORSE RACING - BBC Radio 5 live's horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "On #BBC5Live tonight 8-9 5 Live Racing to include #whip, Champions Day/Frankel chat; special guest @Hayleyturner123"

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1157: GYMNASTICS - BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the World Gymnastics Championships: "Wow. America's Jordyn Wieber wins women's all-round title ahead of Victoria Komova. GB's Hannah Whelan superb for 9th."

1155: FOOTBALL - Bolton manager Owen Coyle says clubs negotiating their own overseas TV deals won't happen. Responding to Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre's suggestion, Coyle says 14 Premier League clubs would have to vote for it and that it is not going to happen. Coyle says the idea is self-interest from Liverpool, but if Ayre does regret saying "In Kuala Lumpur, there isn't anyone subscribing to watch Bolton" he can phone him to apologise. Have your say via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

Breaking news
1151: TENNIS - Andy Murray beats Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters and claim his 22nd win in 23 matches. He will play France's eighth seed Gilles Simon or Australian qualifer Matthew Ebden in the last eight. Next up in Shanghai, top seed Rafael Nadal plays Germany's Florian Mayer.

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1146: GET INVOLVED - anthonyjnoble on Twitter: How can Fran Cotton lead an independent review of rugby when he makes public comments about the management before the review? #bbcsportsday "

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1138: HORSE RACING - BBC Sport's Frank Keogh on Twitter: "Frankel to face 7 in QEII Stakes, Ascot: Bullet Train, Dick Turpin, Poet's Voice, Side Glance, Dubawi Gold, Excelebration, Immortal Verse."

1132: FOOTBALL - Wigan manager Roberto Martinez cautions the Premier League against adopting a Spanish-style 'go it alone' approach to TV deals, claiming it has not worked in La Liga. "The distribution of TV funds in Spain hasn't worked," he said. "Real Madrid and Barcelona are getting richer and the others are finding it harder, year by year, to compete."

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1125: GET INVOLVED - benjw84 on Twitter: I like the Welsh rugby union team a bit dodgy on Mike Phillips but he has proven himself and he is experienced #bbcsportsday "

1117: FOOTBALL - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is not expected at the training complex in Carrington until early afternoon. He will not train with the first team, but will undergo a fitness assessment and fitness session [he hasn't played for over two weeks so they're not sure about his condition].

1116: BOXING - Scott Harrison's bid to return to boxing has been rejected. BBC Scotland understands that the British Boxing Board of Control did not receive the relevant paperwork at their meeting yesterday that forms part of Harrison's application to win back his licence. The BBBC are refusing to comment.

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1110: GYMNASTICS - BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the World Gymnastics Championships: "Britain's Hannah Whelan 7th at halfway stage of World Gymnastics women's all-around final. Excellent night so far by GB standards for her."

1101: TENNIS - Stansislas Wawrinka takes the second set 6-3 against Andy Murray at the Shanghai Masters to force a decider, with a quarter-final place at stake. Murray leads their head-to-head 5-4 but Wawrinka won their last match at the US Open in 2010.

1057: CRICKET - Will Smith has signed a new two-year contract at Durham. The 29-year-old was Durham's second highest run scorer in the County Championship last season.

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1053: GET INVOLVED - Ballardgb on Twitter: "It doesn't matter how many Euro 2012 games Rooney misses as he never performs in international tournaments anyway #bbcsportsday "

1045: FOOTBALL - Manchester United deny claims Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract. The Mexican striker's agent has been quoted as saying the deal was done. But United say that is incorrect and no new deal is imminent.

1041: FORMULA 1 - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton accuses Felipe Massa of lacking a grown-up attitude after finding his olive branch snubbed by the Brazilian. "I've always had respect for Felipe, and I still do regardless of the negative comments he is constantly coming up with," said the Briton. "I've nothing to say. I've seen many mistakes, and not from me," said Massa.

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1032: FOOTBALL - Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "TV and newspaper headlines again full of rubbish about England's off field antics at Rugby World Cup. Still fail to see what they did wrong. I bet every other team has done worse only any little thing gets reported in our country. Can't we just accept that we just played poorly?"

1028: FOOTBALL - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is here - he's just cycled through gate, reports BBC Sport's Martin Richardson at City's training ground in Carrington.

1023: TENNIS - Andy Murray takes the opening set 6-4 against Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round of the Shanghai Masters, breaking twice and making 71% of his first serves.

1021: RUGBY UNION -BBC's Alastair Eykyn looks ahead to Wales's World Cup semi-final against France on this website.

1010: RUGBY LEAGUE - Leeds Rhinos have agreed an undisclosed fee with Huddersfield Giants to sign England international Darrell Griffin on a three-year contract.

1008: FOOTBALL - AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano intends to retire after the 2014 World Cup. He said: "Football has been the most beautiful thing in the world for me but despite that, I'm exhausted. I'm stressed, for the last 13 years, whatever I say has been wrong."

0957: GYMNASTICS - Live coverage of the women's individual apparatus finals at the World Gymnastics Championships in Japan is now available on the BBC Sport website (UK users only).

0952: FOOTBALL - Still no sign of Carlos Tevez at Manchester City's training ground, with BBC Sport's Martin Richardson watching Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Owen Hargreaves and James Milner being put through their paces.

0950: FOOTBALL - After losing 4-1 to the Czech Republic on Tuesday night, Lithuania coach Raimondas Zutautas has quit.

0943: MOTOGP - Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi is on the brink of losing his record of winning at least one race in every season of his career. The Ducati rider joked: "I always win a minimum of one race from 1996. Maybe if it snows I can win!"

0940: FOOTBALL - Basel coach Thorsten Fink - who guided his side to an impressive 3-3 draw at Manchester United last month - has said he will take over at Bundesliga club Hamburg SV in the next few days.

0938: FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton has said it "will take a lot of time to recover" from his worst season in the sport.

0935: MOTOGP - Casey Stoner can win his second world championship in Australia on Sunday if he wins and Jorge Lorenzo finishes fourth or worse. But Stoner said: "My chances of the Championship this weekend I think are very slim, almost none."

0930: FOOTBALL - Bolton manager Owen Coyle expects goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen to return for the trip to Wigan on Saturday. Coyle said: "Jussi did some light work with us earlier this week. All being well he should be fit and available for Saturday." Stand-in Adam Bogdan had a day to forget against Chelsea last time out.

0927: TENNIS -David Ferrer saves three match points before beating fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters and secure his place at the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Next up in Shanghai, defending champion Andy Murray takes on Stanislas Wawrinka and you can follow the live scores here.

0923: RUGBY UNION - Martin Johnson has been given "seven to 14 days" to make up his mind whether he wishes to continue as England manager by Rugby Football Union's acting chief executive Martyn Thomas.

0919: FOOTBALL - Championship side Doncaster have signed former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland on loan from Wigan until January, and he could make his debut against Leeds on Friday night.

0912: FOOTBALL - Carlos Tevez is due back in training for Manchester City today after his two-week suspension but there are only coaching staff visible at the training ground so far, reports BBC Sport's Martin Richardson.

0910: RUGBY LEAGUE - Richie Myler, Ryan Atkins, Rhys Williams, Matty Blythe and Simon Grix have all agreed contract extensions with Warrington Wolves.

0902: FOOTBALL - Former Celtic and Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of contention for the Northern Ireland manager's job.

0854: BOXING - WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly says he has gone from "strength to strength" since father Vince became his coach. Cleverly takes on Tony Bellew in Liverpool on Saturday night.

0845: RUGBY UNION - England's reputation has taken another blow, with sponsors calling the players "rude and arrogant." This and more in the latest World Cup round-up.

0840: MOUNTAIN BIKING - If you missed this video yesterday, watch as South African Evan van der Spuy has a close encounter with an antelope.

0836: RUGBY UNION - All Blacks legend John Kirwan has decided not to continue as Japan coach when his contract ends in December.

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0835: GET INVOLVED - Rebecca Waters on Twitter: "Rooney should only get a one match ban it wasn't malicious or dangerous play it was an act of stupidity. he is only human #bbcsportsday"

0830: GET INVOLVED - A busy day on the cards today. Wayne Rooney will learn how long he will be banned for at Euro 2012, the draw for the play-offs is held, Andy Murray is in action and as it's his 31st birthday, we are expecting an announcement from David Haye. Have your say on the big stories on Sportsday Live on Twitter (via hashtag #bbcsportsday) We'll use the best messages here.

0825: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Paul Plunkett looks at how Liverpool have progressed in a year under the ownership of John Henry in which "he has brought Kenny Dalglish back, invested in players and respected the traditions of the club."

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0820: RUGBY UNION - Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "TV and Newspaper headlines again full of rubbish about England's off field antics at Rugby World Cup. Still fail to see what they did wrong."

0815: TENNIS - Andy Murray is due to begin his Shanghai Masters tournament within the next hour - in the third round. Murray was handed a walkover on Wednesday when Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov pulled out with a wrist injury.

0810: FORMULA 1 - Red Bull driver Mark Webber chats about the Rugby World Cup, going to watch baseball with Jenson Button and his team-mate Sebastian Vettel winning the world title in his latest BBC Sport column.

0805: RUGBY UNION - Wales team news for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against France is in. Fly-half Rhys Priestland is out with a shoulder injury so James Hook will start at 10 in Auckland.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Thursday's gossip column:
Juventusare not interested in Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez (talkSPORT). Celtic are close to signing striker James McFadden (Daily Record). And former Wales striker John Hartson is living off £250 a week as he struggles to pay off huge gambling debts (the Sun).



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see also
Rooney banned for three matches
13 Oct 11 |  Football
Haye announces boxing retirement
13 Oct 11 |  Boxing
Tevez to face misconduct hearing
13 Oct 11 |  Man City
Hook replaces injured Priestland
13 Oct 11 |  Welsh
Sportsday Live - Wednesday 12 October
12 Oct 11 |  Sport Homepage



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