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2158: CYCLING: - Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler finally left hospital on Friday, four months after a horror fall on the Tour of Switzerland left him in a coma, his Movistar team announced. Soler, who suffered a fractured skull, broken ankle and several other injuries in the fall on June 16, will continue his rehabilitation at his Spanish home in Pamplona.

2150: FOOTBALL: - In the Blue Square Bet Premier, Fleetwood Town came from a goal down to beat Lincoln City 3-1 at Sincil Bank.

2145: FOOTBALL: - In League Two it finished Bristol Rovers 5 Rotherham 2, Burton Albion 0 Cheltenham 2 and Port Vale 3 Northampton 0.

2139: FOOTBALL: - It's full-time at the Keepmoat Stadium. Leeds move up to fifth in the Championship after beating Doncaster 3-0.

2129: RUGBY WORLD CUP: - World 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene on Twitter: "Good luck to the Welsh team tomorrow! Can't wait to see the game, already done so well, just a little more to go. Come on!!!"

2121: FOOTBALL: - Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he would have sold Luka Modric to Chelsea this summer had the Croatian become a disruptive influence within the Spurs squad. "If he had been a nasty person and been disruptive he may well have got his move. In the end I might have said to the chairman: 'This can't go on, we don't need it'. "The more disruptive players are, sometimes it forces it (a move)."You spend half your time looking at them, who else they're dragging down with them, he's not that type of lad."

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2114: FOOTBALL: - In the Championship, Leeds look to have secured all three points against Doncaster as Tom Lees adds a third to make it 3-0. .

2107: FOOTBALL: - Everton manager David Moyes will run the rule over a number of players ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Jack Rodwell is available after his red card against Liverpool was rescinded. Moyes will also check on the fitness of Tim Cahill, who withdrew from the Australia squad during the international break.

2059: FOOTBALL: - In the Championship, Ross McCormack has given Leeds a 2-0 lead against Doncaster. It's the strikers 9th goal of the season.

2053: HORSE RACING: - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: "Jockeys still fuming but as with any dispute, if arbitration offered, groups like PJA recommend no action; wait & see if that happens."

2046: FOOTBALL: - Wigan manager Roberto Martinez welcomes back winger Albert Crusat and defender Steve Gohouri for tomorrow's local derby with Bolton at the DW Stadium. Crusat sustained a knock in last month's Carling Cup defeat at Crystal Palace,whilst striker Hugo Rodellega is unlikely to be risked despite making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury.

2038: FOOTBALL: - Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has pinpointed Premier League player of the month David Silva as the dangerman ahead of Saturday's match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. "We saw that from Silva's performance the other night for Spain and they can even play him up front. "He is a quality player, he is fantastic, but most of the whole of Spain is fantastic and what a generation of players they have at their disposal. "He is a great player, has settled in at Manchester City really well after a sticky start. McLeish added.

Breaking news
2025: HORSE RACING: - PJA Chief Executive Kevin Darley said: "We are pleased that the BHA board will meet the representatives of Jockeys so that together we can resolve the current issues concerning the whip rules. It is imperative for the sport that these matters are settled as soon as possible." The PJA added that it recommended that those jockeys who were independently considering not participating in races at Monday's racing fixtures should now take their planned rides as originally scheduled.

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2021: HORSE RACING: - The Professional Jockeys Association have released a statement welcoming the invitation to attend Monday's British Horseracing Authority board meeting. The Association will take the opportunity to develop the points that it raised in written proposals and recommendations submitted to the BHA earlier today concerning the new whip rules.

1920: FOOTBALL: - In the Championship, Danny Pugh has given Leeds United the lead against Doncaster Rovers.

2014: HORSE RACING: - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "So, at last a chance for Champions Day, Ascot to rush out from under shadow of #whip crisis; coverage across the BBC on richest raceday, Sat"

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2002: GOLF: - England's Simon Khan holds a one shot lead after the second round of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. Khan shot a 66 to reach 13 under at the halfway stage. Welshman Rhys Davies, first-round leader James Kingston and Chilean Felipe Aguilar are one behind Khan, with Swede Christian Nilsson and England's David Dixon on ten under.

1953: FOOTBALL: - Lincoln City v Fleetwood Town - Kick-off for this match has been delayed by 15 minutes, due to the late arrival of the away team. The match will now start at 8.00pm.

1950: FOOTBALL: - Three League Two fixtures have also kicked off. Bristol Rovers are hosting Rotherham, Cheltenham have travelled to Burton Albion and Port Vale have welcomed Northampton.

1945: FOOTBALL: - Follow live text of the Yorkshire derby between Championship sides Doncaster and Leeds at the Keepmoat Stadium.

1937: CYCLING: - Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "Tonight I shall partake in a pass-time that I have very much missed for the last few months. It's called playing Playstation."

1930: FORMULA 1: - Racing gets underway again in Korea in the early hours of Saturday morning. Live action of final practice begins at 0255 BST with the qualifying show on BBC One kicking off at 0500 BST. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice earlier on Friday.

1923: CRICKET: - Captain Alastair Cook says England must improve the way they play spin after losing by 126 runs in the opening one-day international against India. "We're going to have to learn from this, and that's the beauty of a five-match series," said Cook. "Playing against spin is an issue, and that's a skill thing. We're going to work hard in the next couple of days."

1914: FOOTBALL: - Four Caribbean football officials have been banned, including one for 18 months, for their part in a cash-for-votes scandal in the run-up to this year's Fifa presidential election.

1907: FOOTBALL: - Former Sweden coach Lars Lagerback has been named as the new man in charge of Iceland's national team. The Icelandic Football Association said the 63-year-old will officially take over on 1 January next year.

1900: HORSE RACING: - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Whip update: peace talks on Monday, jockeys & BHA; no relaxation of rules in meanwhile & no response yet from riders re possible strike."

1853: FOOTBALL; - Portsmouth chief executive David Lampitt tells BBC Radio Solent following Steve Cotterill's departure: "I've built up a good personal relationship with Steve over the last 16 months - we've been through some challenging times together, so I'm sad to see him go, but he leaves with our best wishes for his new job. From a professional and footballing point of view, it creates an opportunity for us to bring in some fresh blood and fresh ideas to the club."

1845: FOOTBALL: - St Johnstone have granted permission to Bristol City to interview their manager Derek McInnes. The English side, currently bottom of the Championship, are seeking a new boss following the departure of Keith Millen at the start of the month.

1840: FOOTBALL: - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be ready to go to the European Championship finals with England next summer. The 18-year-old continued his rich vein of scoring form with a hat-trick for England Under-21s against Iceland in Reykjavik last week.

1830: FOOTBALL: - Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says people should not curb Wayne Rooney's aggression as it is part of what makes him a world-class player. The Leicester City manager added Rooney must be selected for the Euro 2012 squad, despite his three-game ban.

1819: FORMULA 1: - BBC weatherman Ian Fergusson on Twitter: "KOREA F1: Just a v small chance of a light shower by quali time, but effectively looking dry tomorrow for the track sessions & dry for race."

1812: RUGBY LEAGUE: - Widnes Vikings have been given approval to play on an artificial surface on their return to Super League in 2012.

Breaking news
1806: FOOTBALL: - Portsmouth have confirmed that manager Steve Cotterill has left the club to take up the corresponding post at Nottingham Forest.

1800: FOOTBALL: - BBC Sport's Tony Husband on Twitter: #pompey "David Lampitt tells BBC Radio Solent Guy Whittingham will assist Stuart Gray, who is in caretaker charge at Fratton Park."#bbcsportsday

1750: FOOTBALL: - Ivory Coast and World Cup finalists Ghana were named top seeds for this month's African Nations Cup draw. Angola, Guinea, Zambia and Tunisia are ranked second seeds while Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco and Senegal will be drawn from the third tier. The draw is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 29 Oct.

1741: GOLF: - World number one Luke Donald has entered PGA Tour's final tournament next week at Disney, a response to Webb Simpson playing this week in the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island. Donald is currently top of the money list with a $68,971 over Simpson. Donald is trying to become the first player to win the money title on the PGA Tour and European Tour.

1736: FOOTBALL: -For the first time since he became a minority owner of Liverpool Football Club in April, LeBron James will be in the crowd this weekend at Anfield to see Liverpool play in person. The Miami Heat forward will be attending Liverpool's home game Saturday morning against rivals Manchester United.

1726: FOOTBALL: - Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has been named Premier League manager of the month for September. Spurs ended the month with a 100% record following wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool and Wigan Athletic. Redknapp's side have moved up to sixth in the Premier League, with a game in hand over the sides above them. Manchester City's Spanish forward David Silva, 25, was named as the player of the month.

1711: CRICKET: - BBC Test Match Special cricket commentator Simon Mann on Twitter: "Seen this from England before in India. Ball disappearing amid noise & heat and then batting folding against spin under pressure." #bbcsportsday

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1703: CRICKET: - India have beaten England by 126 runs in the first of five ODI's at Hyderabad. Follow live text and reaction with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1653: FOOTBALL: - Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has been ruled out of Sunday's derby clash at West Brom with a calf injury suffered in training. It leaves Kevin Doyle as the only fully fit experienced striker, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake not match-fit after a two month lay-off following a knee set back. Left-back George Elokobi is also sidelined with an ankle injury as Wolves look to end a run of four successive defeats.

1644: FOOTBALL: - Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine has won the Football League Young Player of the Month award for September after a superb start to the season. The 21-year-old has scored 10 goals in 12 games for the League One club making him the division's top scorer.

1639: FOOTBALL: - Plymouth Argyle's administrators have told fans to stop protesting or they will quit, leaving the League Two strugglers in danger of liquidation. The P&A Partnership took over when the club filed for bankruptcy protection in March. An initial plan to rescue Argyle fell through last month but a second buyer has come forward and is believed to be close to sealing a deal to save the club. But that agreement is now in jeopardy because of a row about the £1.2m bill run up by P&A and their lawyers. In the meantime, the club's staff will go without their full wages for another month.

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1633: CRICKET: - England have lost a flurry of wickets, chasing 301 to win, against India in Hyderabad in the first of five one-day internationals. Ravi Bopara and Jonny Bairstow have just gone in quick succession both caught and bowled off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin. England are currently 133-7 after 29 overs. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1629: FOOTBALL: - Norwich City have announced a £6.1million revenue increase in the financial year up until last May. The recently-promoted Canaries' improved commercial performance across the business saw revenue rise from £17million in 2010 to £23.1million this year.

1622: FOOTBALL: - QPR have terminated the contract of Alessandro Pellicori by mutual consent. The 30-year-old striker joined the Rs on a free transfer in 2009, making 10 appearances and scoring one goal. The Italian made his last appearance for the Hoops in a 2-2 draw with West Brom in December 2009 and then spent loan spells with Mantova and Torino.

1616: FOOTBALL: - Kettering Town have loaned Norwich City midfielder Josh Dawkin on a month-long deal. Kettering boss Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton: "He's another option for us - a wide player with pace."

1608: BOXING: - WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and British and Commonwealth champion Tony Bellew had to be dragged away by security staff during the head-to-head photo-call today. Both fighters weighed in for their world title fight on Saturday 15 October at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Cleverly weighed just under the limit at 12st 6lb 4oz, while undefeated challenger Bellew was spot on at 12st 7lb.

1557: FOOTBALL: - Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs says he wants to extend his career until at least the end of next season. "After Christmas I will go to Sir Alex Ferguson's office and we will talk about my contract." Giggs said. "I have an annual contract with Manchester United and all it needs is that I sit down at the table with him [Sir Alex Ferguson] for a few minutes to renew it."

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1549: CRICKET: - England now 82-2 after 16 overs, chasing India's total of 300, in the first one-day international in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1547: GET INVOLVED: - James Butler on Twitter: "Would love David Beckham to sign for PSG and get back into European football again. Beckham for Euro2012 anyone? #bbcsportsday"

1544: FOOTBALL: - Serbia's national team coach Vladimir Petrovic has resigned after his side failed to qualify for Euro 2012.

1540: FOOTBALL: - Former Nottingham Forest player and manager Frank Clark tells BBC East Midlands Today he is excited to be returning to the City Ground as a chairman.

1537: WINTER SPORTS: - British skier Chemmy Alcott has ruled out a return to racing this season as she battles back mentally and physically from a high-speed crash.

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1535: CRICKET: - England now 66-2 after 13 overs. England need 235 more runs to win, chasing India's 300 total, in the first one-day international in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1530: GET INVOLVED: - Darren Shirt on Twitter: "Would like to see Peter Crouch given a go for the next couple of England games now #bbcsportsday"

1528: RUGBY LEAGUE: - Dave Clark resigns from his post as Barrow Raiders head coach following the club's relegation to Championship One.

1525: F1: - After heavy rain in a frustrating practice session for the Korean Grand Prix, McLaren's Jensen Button is confident that his team will be able to challenge Red Bull in qualifying on Saturday.

1520: FOOTBALL: - Former Scotland international midfielder Gavin Rae has rejoined Dundee on a short-term contract.

1517: FOOTBALL: - Neil Lennon has confirmed he aims to have a look at striker James McFadden in training with a view to signing him for Celtic. The Scotland international, 28, is a free agent and recently spent two weeks training at Wolves, where he received a contract offer.

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1513: CRICKET: - Kevin Pietersen run out for 19 with England now 40-2 after nine overs. England chasing 301 to win in the first one-day international in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1508: FOOTBALL: - Blackburn manager Steve Kean hopes the appointment of a trusted assistant in Paul Clement will ease some of the pressure and responsibility on his shoulders. Former Chelsea coach Clement has been brought in after Rovers dispensed with the services of John Jensen a fortnight ago.

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1506: CRICKET; - England now 37-1 after eight overs after losing Craig Kieswetter early on. England need 301 to win in the first one-day international in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1501 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on SportsdayLive on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1500: GET INVOLVED - Michael Brennan on Twitter: "Too early for Chamberlain to go the Champs, let Arsenal nurse him into the quality player he has the potential to be #bbcsportsday"

1455: FOOTBALL - Celtic manager Neil Lennon has no regrets about giving Greek striker Georgios Samaras a new contract despite his poor form, but says the striker could cost him his job.

1451: FOOTBALL - Brian Kerr and Jimmy Quinn emerge as the latest contenders to replace Nigel Worthington as Northern Ireland manager.

Breaking news
1445 TENNIS - Britain's Andy Murray beats Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-3 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters. The Scot plays Kei Nishikori in the last four. It was Murray's 23rd win in 24 matches.

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1443: CRICKET - England lose Craig Kieswetter after he was caught behind by MS Dhoni, England move to 8-1, chasing India's 300 total after 50 overs in the first one-day international in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1438: BASKETBALL - New signing Andrew Sullivan tells BBC Radio Leicester that Flinder Boyd played a big part in his decision to join Leicester Riders.

1430: GET INVOLVED - George Guthrie on Twitter: "Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain going to a major champs as a youngster? It worked well with Walcott... #bbcsportsday"

1426: FOOTBALL - Kettering have signed Norwich midfielder Josh Dawkin on a month-long deal. Kettering boss Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton: "He's another option for us - a wide player with pace."

1422: RUGBY UNION - Gloucester captain Luke Narraway has told BBC Points West that a cup run could help the side improve their form in all competitions.

1419: FOOTBALL - League One sides Huddersfield and Stevenage have been charged by the Football Association with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion at the end of last Saturday's 2-1 home win.

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1414: TENNIS - Another break of serve sees Andy Murray take the first set of his Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-3. The winner plays Kei Nishikori for a place in the final.

1410: HORSE RACING - Jockeys' group PJA issue a statement after writing to racing's rulers BHA calling for revisions to range of whip penalties.

1407: GYMNASTICS - Infostrada2012 on Twitter: "Jordyn Wieber is 6th US woman to win All-Around at #gymnastics WChs (only USSR has more). US winners:"

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1358: TENNIS - Andy Murray breaks the Matthew Ebden serve for a 4-3 lead in the first set of their Shanghai Masters quarter-final. The winner plays Kei Nishikori.

1346: FOOTBALL - Sir Alex Ferguson suggests Manchester United against Liverpool is one of the biggest match in world football, telling reporters: "You know the difference, Barcelona's one end of the country, Madrid the other. The fans don't travel. The only game that can rival United v Liverpool is Rangers v Celtic."

1337: FOOTBALL - New Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill tells BBC Radio Solent his departure from Portsmouth was "upsetting and tough" but that ultimately he found the lure of Forest too hard to resist.

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1332: TENNIS - Andy Murray's Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Australia's Matthew Ebden is under way and they're going with serve so far. The winner plays Kei Nishikori.

BBC Radio 5 live
1328: HORSE RACING - Regarding the whip rules, Grand National winner Bob Champion tells Radio 5 live: "I don't think going on strike is going to help at all. It will only upset your owners. Cut your nose off to spite your face. Owners are trying to win races; they might be getting their horse ready for a race on Monday and this is going to upset them."

1325: RUGBY UNION - Wales centre Jamie Roberts tells BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan that all their hard work in getting to the World Cup semi-finals will count for "nothing" if they fail to reach the final.

1322: GET INVOLVED - welshbowl tweets: "Getting very nervous now! Only another 20 hours! COME ON WALES! #bbcsportsday"

Breaking news
1317: GYMNASTICS - Britain's Dan Purvis just misses out on a medal as he finishes fourth in the all-around final at the World Championships in Tokyo, with Japan's Kohei Uchimura taking gold, Germany's Philipp Boy silver and Koji Yamamuro of Japan the bronze. Reaction and highlights to follow soon on the BBC Sport website.

1313: FOOTBALL - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is holding his press conference ahead of the visit of Sunderland on Sunday. Of midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger says: "Alex has exceeded our expectations, I did not expect him to start so quickly. I don't rule him out of Euro 2012 because he has the basic talent."

1308: COMING UP - Stay across the Sportsday Live for updates from Andy Murray's Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Australia's Matthew Ebden, which starts in the next hour. The winner plays Kei Nishikori after he beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 6-3.

BBC Radio 5 live
1300: HORSE RACING - Former jockey Bob Champion will be on Radio 5 live at 1305 BST talking about the sport's controversial whip rules. Worth tuning in to hear his views on Monday's planned strike.

1256: MOTORSPORT - Toyota confirm they will contest the top category at the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours using a newly-developed hybrid prototype.

1249: FOOTBALL - BBC South sports editor Tony Husband tweets: "Cotterill tells media it's been upsetting morning saying goodbye. Flattered to be offered #nffc post. He's on way there now."

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1245: CRICKET - India move to 157-4 off 36 overs in the first one-day international against England in Hyderbad. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1238: FOOTBALL - Blackburn announce that Paul Clement will take over from John Jensen as the club's new assistant head coach with immediate effect. The 39-year-old has spent two spells at Chelsea and seven years at Fulham.

1233: GYMNASTICS - Britain's Dan Purvis is in third place going into the final two events of the All Around Final at the World Championships in Tokyo - follow live coverage of the closing stages.

1229: RUGBY UNION - England flanker James Haskell on Twitter: "Sorry, but isn't quad biking in the wet far more dangerous than bungee jumping. oh no wait there not english so don't criticise. Its bonding."

1224: GET INVOLVED - Jonathan Walser on Twitter: "Rooney should stay at home! Bent should lead the frontline with Young and Theo. Devastating pace on the break. #bbcsportsday."

1218: RUGBY UNION - Sam Warburton says he has grown into his role as Wales captain at the World Cup despite his initial reservations. The Cardiff Blues player, who captained his country for the first time against the Barbarians in June and got the nod for the World Cup due to an injury to Matthew Rees, will lead Wales against France in the World Cup semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.

1212: FOOTBALL - Celtic's outgoing chairman John Reid has told the club's annual meeting that their recent record "has not been good enough". The club have failed to win the Scottish Premier League title for the past three seasons and trail defending champions Rangers by 10 points this term.

1208: FOOTBALL - Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has said Wayne Rooney "absolutely" has to be in Fabio Capello's England squad for Euro 2012. "Hopefully we are good enough to go and qualify without him," he said. "If you then have your best player coming back in the quarter-finals that will be a boost."

1205: RUGBY UNION - In an exclusive interview with BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan, Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty, accuses the Rugby Football Union (RFU) of "panic management" in the wake of England's World Cup exit. McCafferty also questions the independence of a review into the England set-up commissioned by the RFU.

BBC Radio 5 live
1203: FOOTBALL - Everton boss David Moyes tells BBC 5 live: "I think everybody wants to pick out Wayne [Rooney]. There's no doubt Wayne shouldn't have done what he did. But I thought they (UEFA) would have near enough let it go.. Wayne is one of the biggest players on the world stage, get him involved in the big games. If you want to have a big tournament I think you want people like Wayne to be there. I'm not saying it's right (what he did) but I think three games is a bit excessive."

1150: FOOTBALL - Samuel Eto'o's agent says the Anzhi Makhachkala striker is unlikely to return to Inter Milan on loan during the Russian league's winter break.

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1147: CRICKET - England's bowlers have started well in Hyderabad in the first of five one-day internationals against India. Jade Dernbach and Graeme Swann have a wicket each and Steven Finn a run out to leave India on 92-3 after 21.5 overs. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1143: GET INVOLVED - Have your say on Sportsday Live and the Wayne Rooney story on Twitter (via hashtage #bbcsportsday). We'll use the best messages here.

1140: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio Solent on Twitter: "Steve Cotterill has just confirmed to waiting press that he's off to Nottingham Forest, as reported here earlier this morning."

1137: FOOTBALL - Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he would take Wayne Rooney to Euro 2012 despite his three game ban. "You've gotta take him. When he plays, he makes a big difference to the England team," he said.

1131: TENNIS - Japan's unseeded Kei Nishikori beats 12th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, where he will face Andy Murray or Australian Matthew Ebden. That match begins not before 1300 BST. Before then, Germany's Florian Mayer - conqueror of Rafael Nadal on Thursday - takes on Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

1125: FOOTBALL - Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has launched a staunch defence of his fellow under-fire boss Arsene Wenger ahead of the Black Cat's trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday lunchtime. Bruce also said if he were England manager he would take Wayne Rooney to the Euros. "He's our best player", he said. Watch more from the interview on BBC Look North tonight.

1120: FOOTBALL - BBC Scotland's Alistair Lamont, who is at Celtic Park for Celtic's AGM, on Twitter: "[The club's chief executive] Peter Lawwell: Extremely painful not to have won SPL last 3 seasons. Still v optimistic of winning title this year."

1113: HORSE RACING - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Whip: details of planned protest emerging; jockeys to refuse to ride on Monday; scheduled meetings at Plumpton, Pontefract, Windsor."

1107: FORMULA 1 - US Open major winner Rory McIlroy has offered Lewis Hamilton a round of golf, an offer the McLaren driver is determined to accept, plus more in Friday's gossip column.

1100: FOOTBALL - BBC Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray believes Spain are favourites to defend their European Championship next year. "They have qualified with a 100% record and have equalled a sequence set by great France and Netherlands teams of the past by winning their last 14 competitive internationals."

1055: FOOTBALL - Everton manager David Moyes tells BBC Radio Merseyside: "I'm not a great believer in demoting referees, but there seems to be a rule in place and it's hard to say the referee (Martin Atkinson) who refereed our game (against Liverpool) should have another one (in the Premier League) this weekend."

1050: CRICKET - Viewers missed the first four overs of the England's first one-day international against India after the coverage was disrupted by a picture blackout. The loss of coverage was caused by a breakdown in negotiations between production company Nimbus and the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian government.

1045: FOOTBALL - From BBC sports news correspondent Andy Swiss at Manchester City's Carrington training ground: "When asked whether Carlos Tevez would play for the club again, Roberto Mancini replied 'I don't know.'"

1040: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "Just been talking David Moyes who describes Wayne Rooney's three match ban as "a joke!"

1034: RUGBY UNION - French coach Marc Lievremont has admitted to being "afraid" of Wales ahead of their World Cup semi-final on Saturday morning, plus more in today's Rugby World Cup news round-up.

1027: FORMULA 1 - BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "News just in from Alguersuari. He says a blue light will be used for the rest of weekend to indicate when a car is leaving the pits #bbcf1". Earlier this morning, Lewis Hamilton went fastest in practice for the Korean Grand Prix.

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1020: CRICKET - India are currently 19-1 after 4.5 overs in Hyderabad in the first of five one-day internationals against England. Parthiv Patel is the first man out, run out by Steven Finn for nine. Follow live text commentary with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1013: GET INVOLVED - Shaun_Hodgson94 on Twitter: "Why all this panic over Rooney? Have we forgotten his performance in the World Cup? #bbcsportsday."

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1006: CRICKET - Follow live text commentary of England's first ODI against India with BBC Sport's Sam Sheringham.

1003: FOOTBALL - At his press conference ahead of Manchester United's trip to Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson refuses to take questions about Wayne Rooney's three-match international ban.

1000: SPEEDWAY - Plymouth Devils skipper Ben Barker will race against Newcastle at St Boniface Arena, despite only having an operation on a broken leg last week.

0957: FOOTBALL - Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans tells BBC Sport's Paul Plunkett the Reds are serious contenders to win the Premier League this season.

0952: TENNIS - Rafael Nadal suggests the ATP World Tour Finals' presence in London could be under threat when the contract ends in 2013, because of the UK's 50% tax on players' appearance fees, winnings and a proportion of their worldwide endorsement earnings. "This (tax) thing is probably really negative," says the Spaniard. "What I believe in my heart is that London is a fantastic event. There's a full crowd at every match, a fantastic stadium. But London is not the only city in the world." Do you agree with Nadal? GET INVOLVED on Jonathan Overend's blog.

0950: GYMNASTICS - Dan Purvis will carry British hopes at the World Championships in Tokyo today when he goes in the All Around Final, hoping to improve on fifth place in Rotterdam last year. There is live coverage online and on the Red Button from 1050 BST and you can follow BBC Sport's Ollie Williams for the latest updates.

0947: FOOTBALL - BBC senior football report Ian Dennis reports that the Plymouth takeover should finally be completed next week. They met the Football League board on Thursday and Peter Ridsdale is confident everything will be sorted within the next few days.

0943: FOOTBALL - From BBC sports news correspondent Andy Swiss at Manchester City's Carrington training ground: "Roberto Mancini presser due to start at 10am. But again, we've been told he won't answer any questions about Carlos Tevez due to the ongoing disciplinary process."

0939: MOTOGP - Casey Stoner remains on course to win the MotoGP World Championship for a second time after setting the pace in both practice sessions at Phillip Island, Australia. The Repsol Honda rider overcame a crash in the first session to record a best lap of one minute, 30.535 seconds.

0937: BOXING - British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew says taking Nathan Cleverly's WBO world title would crown his life's work. The two unbeaten fighters meet at the Echo Arena in Bellew's home city of Liverpool on Saturday. "This is a lifetime's worth of work, 15 years are going into 36 minutes," Bellew told BBC Radio Merseyside.

0933: GET INVOLVED - aishyv1 on Twitter: "Can you imagine Argentina considering not taking Messi to the world cup because he cant play in the group stages? #bbcsportsday."

0930: GET INVOLVED - aishyv1 on Twitter: "Can you imagine Argentina considering not taking Messi to the world cup because he cant play in the group stages? #bbcsportsday."

0921: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish believes striker Darren Bent could be the man to solve England's Euro 2012 striker conundrum following the announcement of Wayne Rooney's three-match ban.

0913: FOOTBALL - BBC Radio Solent reports that Nottingham Forest will announce Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill as their new manager later on Friday.

0910: GET INVOLVED - robinsandsaints on Twitter: "Rooney must go to EC. 23 is more than big enough squad. 5 or 6 wont even get on the pitch. Some people are just not thinking #bbcsportsday."

0908: GET INVOLVED - ChumsyWellsLi on Twitter: "Rooneys red card cost Eng at 2006 WC, he was not in form at 2010 WC. I hope Capello doesn't make a mistake that will cost Eng again #bbcsportsday."

0902: FOOTBALL - Nottingham Forest agree compensation with Portsmouth for manager Steve Cotterill, Sky Sports News reports.

0845: FOOTBALL - BBC Wiltshire's Chris Wise reports that Swindon will confirm the loan signing of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wes Foderingham on Friday. He's expected to join until January.

0840: FENCING - Infostrada2012 on Twitter: "Andrea Cassara (ITA) wins first major individual title at #fencing WChs. His major results:"

0833: FOOTBALL - Paris Saint-Germain make an initial approach to sign former England captain David Beckham when his contract with LA Galaxy expires in December, BBC Sport understands.

0828: COMING UP - Stay across the BBC Sport website for updates from England's opening one-day international against India at 1000 BST and Andy Murray's Shanghai Masters quarter-final against Australia's Matthew Ebden not before 1300 BST.

0821: BASEBALL - Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Netherlands have become the first European country to reach final of Baseball World Cup since GBR in the first edition in 1938."

0818: GET INVOLVED - martinkem on Twitter: "We've got to admit the truth, Wayne Rooney does deserve a 3 match ban. Such foolishness has to be punished #bbcsportsday."

0814: HORSE RACING - Richard Hughes explains to BBC Radio 4's Today programme why he has given up his riding licence in protest at the new whip regulations: "When they said the whip can be used seven times in a Flat race, I though ok, that's fair enough. Then they set a trap for us - only five in final furlong. They're taking art of race riding away, I feel I can't do my owners justice. It's like telling Messi not to use his left foot any more."

Breaking news
0807: FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time ahead of McLaren team-mate Jenson Button in a wet practice for the Korean Grand Prix.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Friday's gossip column:
Arsenal are watching Udinese winger Gabriel Torje, who's been dubbed the "Romanian Lionel Messi" (Daily Mirror). Chelsea are set to make a fresh bid for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin in the new year (the Sun). And Roberto Mancini held 1am peace talks with Carlos Tevez after the Manchester City striker was invited to his manager's house for a clear-the-air meeting (the Guardian).

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Rooney banned for three matches
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