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1844: Right, Sportsday Live is drawing to a close earlier than usual because Chris Bevan is two minutes away from kicking off the live football text commentary for the evening. Sportsday Live will be back in the morning.

1840 GOLF: European Tour chief executive George O'Grady hailed Tom Lewis on Tuesday as golf's "new young star" following the Briton's spectacular victory at the Portugal Masters .

1833 BASKETBALL: NBA players and owners return to the bargaining table with a federal mediator on Tuesday in hopes of reaching a deal to end a dispute over money that has shut down the league for 110 days.

1820 CRICKET: Alistair Campbell resigns as Zimbabwe's head selector to focus on his work as a commentator. The former captain had stepped down as a selector immediately but would stay on as chairman of the national body's cricket committee. Campbell will be replaced by former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Wayne James, who joins Kevin Curran and Givemore Makoni as selectors.

1814 FOOTBALL: Historians have uncovered evidence suggesting football was played 300 years before the sport was commonly believed to have been invented, The Times report. New evidence indicates an organised form of the game was being played by royalty from as early as the 15th Century.

1810 GET INVOLVED: - Aly Rowell on Twitter: "Dream Alliance, winner of the 2010 Welsh National has moved to John Flint. Needed change of scenery so been galloping on beach."

1800 GOLF: Nigel Edwards, non-playing captain of the Britain and Ireland team which won back the Walker Cup last month, is to become the English Golf Union's new Director of Coaching. It follows the resignation of Peter Mattsson, who is returning to his home country Sweden to be their Director of Elite Performance.

1756 FOOTBALL: Seydou Doumbia's goal gives CSKA Moscow a 1-0 half-time lead against Trabzonspor in their Champions League Group B match at the Luzhniki Stadium.

1752 MOTORSPORT: Northern Ireland riders Martin Barr and Gordon Crockard will be among the leading competitors at the Belfast round of the British Supercross Championship.

1746 GET INVOLVED: - Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1741 FOOTBALL: Israel midfielder Beram Kayal insists he never considered leaving Celtic despite summer transfer speculation as he vowed to recapture his form following the completion of his contract negotiations on Tuesday morning.

1732 GET INVOLVED: - Harold Dahle on Twitter: "Kudos to Gatland - telling the truth increases his and Wales' standing. Why shouldn't he reveal what goes on during a match #bbcsportsday"

Breaking news
1721 RUGBY UNION: Gavin Henson has agreed to join Cardiff Blues and is expected to be unveiled officially on Wednesday, BBC Wales reports.

1718 BASKETBALL: NBA owners, embroiled in a shutdown over money issues with players, have announced they have voted unanimously to approve the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Breaking news
1716 FOOTBALL: Plymouth City Council leaders has agreed to buy back Home Park from Plymouth Argyle, paving the way for businessman James Brent's takeover to reach its final stages. The purchase was a proviso in Brent's takeover bid.

1710 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wakefield have released former Hull scrum-half Tommy Lee and signed in his place Kyle Wood for a second time. Wood, 22, who first joined the Wildcats as a 17-year-old before going on to play for Doncaster, Sheffield, Batley and Huddersfield, is returning to the club on a two-year deal.

1705 CRICKET: England fast bowler Steven Finn says he will spend a month playing first-class cricket in New Zealand to improve his chances of joining the England test team for next year's three-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The 22-year-old, who is currently touring India with England's one-day squad, will join Otago Volts next month and be available for a maximum of four four-day matches in the Plunket Shield.

1703 GET INVOLVED: - Dougs on Twitter: "This no relegation talk is rubbish, for a neutral fan relegation Sunday is one of the best days in football #bbcsportsday"

1659 JUDO: High-performance judo coach Jurgen Klinger has told BBC London that British judo must think long term.

Breaking news
1652 RUGBY LEAGUE: Harlequins are expected to revert to the name London Broncos again next season, BBC London understands.

1648 FOOTBALL: FC Sion's case against Uefa in the Swiss civil courts could revolutionise football, according to a prominent Scottish lawyer. Paul McBride QC has compared the Swiss side's battle for Europa League reinstatement with the influential 'Bosman ruling'.

1645 RUGBY UNION: Winger Mark Cueto feels England have played an exciting brand of rugby over the past 12 months but says that the main goal of the game is to win and that performance comes second.

1641 FOOTBALL: New Everton signing James McFadden admits there was a point when he feared his career would be ended prematurely by a knee injury earlier this year. The Scotland international played his first match in 13 months when he had 45 minutes for the Toffees' reserves against Sunderland on Tuesday afternoon.

1638 RUGBY UNION: Wales Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis insists coach Warren Gatland should be applauded for his honesty in admitting he considered cheating during the World Cup semi-final.

1633 CRICKET: Rookie paceman Junaid Khan says he wants to fill the void left in Pakistan's pace attack by the absence of his close friend and one-time bowling partner Mohammad Aamer. The 21-year-old took a maiden five-wicket haul to help Pakistan dismiss Sri Lanka for a low score of 197 on the opening day of the first Test at Abu Dhabi stadium.

1630 GET INVOLVED: - Ron Remould on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday - No promotion to the PL? How do you tell Forest supporters that they can never know the success of the Cloughie days again?"

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1621 FOOTBALL: Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has urged fans to reserve judgement on striker Jermaine Beckford.

1614 FOOTBALL: Michel Platini, the president of European soccer's governing body, will appear before a Swiss judge on Wednesday to explain why Uefa has not yet implemented a ruling ordering Sion's reinstatement to the Europa League. Sion were kicked out of the Europa League by UEFA in August for fielding ineligible players in their playoff tie against Scottish side Celtic.

1606 FOOTBALL: Crawley midfielder Sergio Torres has told BBC Sussex that League Two is a tough division but that if they play to their best, no-one can beat them.

1601 CYCLING: Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford believes the 2012 Tour de France route could play into the hands of his riders. Bradley Wiggins and new recruit Mark Cavendish were already expected to be contenders for prizes in Paris next summer, and Brailsford has been given fresh encouragement after an initial glance at the route. Team Sky principal Brailsford said: "It looks like a very exciting Tour route from Team Sky's point of view."

1558: GET INVOLVED - Cymru Andy on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Who has never had a sinful thought? Gatland is just brave enough to say it."

1555 TAEKWONDO: Aaron Cook believes his "massive decision" to leave the Great Britain Taekwondo World Class Performance Programme is already showing itself to be a shrewd move - and admits it was one he had been contemplating for a number of years. It was confirmed in June that Cook had opted to resign from the GB training set-up and pursue his own regime.

1552 FOOTBALL: Striker Shane Long has set his sights on forcing his way into the Republic of Ireland's starting line-up for the Euro 2012 play-off with Estonia via his performances for West Brom. Long was disappointed not to be included in the starting line-up for the decisive group match with Armenia in Dublin last week which saw Ireland secure a runners-up spot.

1549 ICE HOCKEY: Forward Derek LeBlanc has announced that he is leaving the Belfast Giants for personal reasons.

1542 OLYMPICS: Louise Damen has told BBC Radio Solent about her preparations to be selected as part of the women's marathon team for the 2012 Olympics.

1539 FOOTBALL: French international defender Eric Abidal has confirmed that he hopes to reach agreement on an extension to his current contract with Barcelona, which is due to expire at the end of this season. The 32-year-old is hoping to agree a two-year extension to the deal which runs out next June.

1531 RUGBY UNION: Jersey prop James Ellershaw has told club officials he hopes to leave hospital in the next few weeks following his car crash in the UK.

1528 RUGBY UNION: Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric has been handed a three-week suspension for a dangerous tip tackle in the Ospreys' RaboDirect win in Munster.

1525 CYCLING: Mark Cavendish is adamant that Team Sky can support his attempts to defend his sprinters' green jersey in the Tour de France as well as fellow British rider Bradley Wiggins' target of winning the overall race.

1523: GET INVOLVED - James Butler on Twitter: "Delighted to see Vermaelen has signed a new deal with #Arsenal. Fingers crossed Robin van Persie will follow soon! #bbcsportsday"

Breaking news
1519 FOOTBALL: Fifa president Sepp Blatter is preparing to perform an extraordinary u-turn by calling for the release of court documents which could reveal that senior officials at the world governing body took bribes. The BBC has learned that Blatter is to push for the publication of the papers at a crucial two day meeting of the committee in Zurich, which starts on Thursday.

1516 CRICKET: Bangladesh axe former captain Mohammad Ashraful and left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak in naming a 14-man squad on Tuesday for the upcoming test series against West Indies. Middle-order batsmen Roqibul Hassan and Naeem Islam were recalled in the test side which also saw no place for paceman Shafiul Islam.

1512 FOOTBALL: Marseille striker Loic Remy has warned it would be dangerous to underestimate Arsenal when the teams clash at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday. An ideal start to their Champions League Group F campaign sees Marseille looking for their third successive victory, after winning 1-0 away to Olympiacos and crushing Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at home.

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1503 CRICKET: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce tweets from the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Great theatre in court this afternoon as prosecution go for Salman Butt and he tries to hit them back for four. Gripping viewing."

1456 MOTOGP: Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has undergone successful surgery and flown home to Barcelona after injuring two fingers before Sunday's Australian GP. The Spaniard crashed during the morning warm-up session for Sunday's race and underwent plastic surgery to his ring and middle fingers on his left hand. He will miss next Sunday's race at Sepang in Malaysia and a decision has yet to be taken over whether he will contest the final race of the season at Valencia in Spain two weeks later.

1451 RUGBY UNION: Former England centre Jeremy Guscott answers questions on the BBC Sport website after New Zealand and France reach the World Cup final.

1443 FOOTBALL:Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic tells BBC Radio Stoke that the club are relishing the new experience of playing in the Europa League this season.

1434 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has added his voice to the opposition against a move to scrap relegation from the Premier League. He said: "If there is something that makes the Premier League so proud, it's its established rules over the past, the history there has been in English football. That's something that must be taken into account very seriously. I wouldn't do any kind of changes."

1422 FOOTBALL: The Daily Mail reports that Spurs captain Ledley King could be back in action sooner than expected after he suffered a groin injury at Newcastle on Sunday. King could return against Fulham on 6 November after being diagnosed with a grade one tear.

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1407 RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull Kingston Rovers' new Australian hooker Lincoln Withers has told BBC Radio Humberside that he chose the Robins over several other clubs after his move from Crusaders.

1356 CRICKET: Angelo Matthews hit an unbeaten 52 but Sri Lanka were bowled out for 197 in their first innings on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

1346 FOOTBALL: "Organised" football was being played in castle courtyards in Scotland more than 500 years ago, experts have found. The world's oldest surviving football dates back to 1540 and was found behind panelling in Stirling Castle.

1337 CRICKET: Sri Lanka are 193-8 approaching the close of the first day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

1330 FOOTBALL: Fernando Torres is available for Chelsea's Champions League clash with Genk on Wednesday. The striker has a three-match domestic suspension following his sending off against Swansea but can play European games.

1325 BOXING: England's Nicola Adams (flyweight) and Natasha Jonas (light-welterweight) are through to the quarter-finals of the European Women's Championships in Rotterdam, but Chantelle Cameron (lightweight) lost in her opening bout. Six English boxers are competing in the Netherlands this week, follow BBC Sport's Jess Creighton for the latest updates.

Breaking news
1318 FOOTBALL: Leyton Orient have submitted an application to the Football League for permission to move into the 2012 Olympic Stadium after the Games. O's chairman Barry Hearn said: "We are asking for a 25,000-seat stadium and we want to see if we can get around the athletics track. It has to stay, we know that. But can we build up, if not down, and see if it's possible to get it covered while we play?"

1314 CYCLING: Three-time Tour de France winner, Spain's Alberto Contador, reckons the route for the 2012 race is ideal for defending champion Cadel Evans. Contador said: "It is a route that perfectly suits Cadel Evans." And Evans concurred, saying: "I think the second half is favourable towards me."

1307 FOOTBALL: QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has pledged to improve facilities at the club and revealed he has found a potential site for a new training ground.

1258 GET INVOLVED: - Ross William Quinn on Twitter: "I wonder if the IRB will punish Wales for thinking about cheating while letting England off with ball switching."#bbcsportsday"

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1243 FOOTBALL: Indian poultry giant Venky's who own Blackburn Rovers have denied claims they would vote in favour of scrapping relegation from the Premier League. Co-owner Venkatesh Rao told Skysports that the club are 'fully supportive' and 'committed' to the current format of the Premier League.

1236 FOOTBALL: Middlesbrough have completed the signing of former Nigeria international striker Bart Ogbeche on a short-term contract until the end of the season, reports BBC Tees Sport. The 27-year-old was a free agent after being released by Greek side Kavala in the summer.

1229 FOOTBALL: Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs will miss Wednesday's Champions League game against Marseille with the stomach muscle injury he picked up in Sunday's win over Sunderland.

1220 CRICKET: Bangladesh have thrashed the West Indies in the third and final one-day international in Chittagong . The tourists were bowled out for just 61 in 22 overs. In reply, Bangladesh eased to victory reaching their target in just 20 overs. The West Indies won the best-of-three-match series 2-1

1211 CYCLING: Britain's Mark Cavendish says he likes the look of the 2012 Tour de France route , which has been unveiled in Paris today. Cavendish told BBC Sport the route could suit him because it is flatter than in recent years.

1205 FOOTBALL: Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is delighted Thomas Vermaelen has signed a new long-term deal: "Our plan is always to sign top-quality players and with Thomas extending his contract, we have done just that. He said. "Thomas is a special player, who has always made a huge contribution on the pitch and we are looking forward to him being a part of our future at Arsenal Football Club." "

1156 MATCH FIXING SCANDAL: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "I'm back in Court to bring you latest as former captain Salman Butt spends a second day giving evidence in Pakistan spot fixing trial."

Breaking news
1148 FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has signed a new long-term contract with the club, the Gunners have confirmed on their official website.

1139 FOOTBALL: Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie insists the club's financial future is secure, despite the club announcing an annual loss of almost £1million. "The sporting outcomes for the season were not what any of us would have wished. "The team exited two competitions before the change in management" "Despite the figures recorded last year, the financial position of the club is secure.

1131 CRICKET: England all-rounder Samit Patel is confident England can turn their fortunes around in Thursday's third one-day international with India in Mohali. "I don't think we are getting away," Patel, who scored 42 yesterday, said on Sky Sports News. "We're getting starts with the bat and we have to get a win in Mohali. It's crucial for us. "Our unit is tight. We stick together no matter what and that's why we've had the success we've had. "It's a must-win game."

1124 BOXING: BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter: "Ireland's Katie Taylor aiming for her 5th straight European title. On a collision course with GB's kickboxer-turned-boxer Chantelle Cameron."

1116 FOOTBALL: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he would pull his team out of the Premier League if promotion and relegation was scrapped in the English top flight. "It's the most stupid suggestion I've ever heard in my life," Whelan said. "If it was to happen I would resign Wigan from the Premier League and go back and play in the Football League. It would ruin and kill English football."

1107 RUGBY LEAGUE: Former British and Irish Lion and Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas, has been named in Wales squad for the Four Nations match against England on Saturday, 29 October. Wales coach Iestyn Harris has also included six Australian-based players and three new caps in his 24-man squad.

1058 CYCLING: Sir Chris Hoy is among seven members of Great Britain's European Championship squad selected for next month's UCI Track World Cup event in Kazakhstan. Four-time Olympic champion Hoy is joined in the men's sprint event by Matt Crampton, Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar, and Jason Queally, who will all be aiming for European success in Holland this weekend.

1051 CRICKET: West Indies have fallen to their second lowest one-day score ever against Bangladesh. The tourists were bowled out for just 61 in 22 overs in the third and final one-day international in Chittagong. West Indies hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-three-match series.

1044 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Matt Slater on Twitter: "The spirit of Napoleon is alive & well at the official launch of 2012 Tour de France route...massive cast, huge stage, utter chaos"

Breaking news
1038 FOOTBALL: Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has signed a new contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2015.

1030 CRICKET: West Indies capitulation against Bangladesh continues. The tourists are 48-8 after 17 overs in the third and final one-day international in Chittagong. West Indies hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-three-match series.

1022 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Dan Roan on Twitter: "Welsh Rugby Union CEO Roger Lewis tells me Warren Gatland should be praised for his honesty re admission over considering faking injuries."

1018 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: "Hibs report a loss for the first time in 7 years. Loss of £900,000 for year ending July 2011. Club debt stands at £5.9m."

1012 GET INVOLVED: Get involved with Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

1005 CRICKET: West Indies have slumped to 35-4 after 12 overs in their third, and final, one-day international against Bangladesh in Chittagong. The tourists have already won the series after victories in the opening two games.

Breaking news
1000 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands that the Football Association will not make any statement on Patrce Evra's allegations against Luis Suarez today.

0953 GOLF: Major winners Phil Mickelson of the United States, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Ireland's Padraig Harrington are among the competitors chasing one of the sport's biggest monetary prizes in November at the $6m (£3.8m) Singapore Open.

0946 CYCLING: The route for the 2012 Tour de France will be unveiled at around 1030 BST this morning. You can watch live coverage of the event on the official Tour website.

0942 CRICKET: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reversed his decision to retire from the international game. Afridi retired in May after losing the captaincy of the one-day team in a public disagreement with then-coach Waqar Younis. But Afridi left the door open to return if there were changes, and with Waqar having quit as coach and PCB chairman Ijaz Butt having been replaced by Zaka Ashraf, Afridi has made himself available for selection.

0936 CRICKET: West Indies are 16-1 in the ninth over of their third one-day international against Bangladesh in Chittagong. The tourists hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three series.

0931 CRICKET: Sri Lanka are 50-1 at lunch in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Lahiru Thirimanne is the man out, caught at slip by Younus Khan off Saeed Ajmal for 20.

0925 RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand will be without two of their front-line prop forwards for the start of their Four Nations campaign because of suspension. Russell Packer will miss the opening game against Australia after being handed a one-match ban for a striking offence, while Adam Blair has one game of a five-match suspension remaining.

0921 MOTORSPORT: English driver Darren Turner has been named as a replacement for Dan Wheldon at this weekend's Armor All Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercar race in Australia. Wheldon, who was killed in a 15-car accident during Sunday's IndyCar race in Las Vegas, had been due to drive for Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore in the event. A tribute to Wheldon will be held at the event.

0917 CYCLING: - Team Sky's Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "On my way into Paris for the #TourDeFrance 2012 presentation. It's always a good thing to give motivation before starting winter training."

0914 FORMULA 1: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has said his team needs "to be more imaginative and aggressive" with the concepts of the car going into 2012. BBC F1 commentary box producer Mark Hughes says a lot is resting an all-new front wing used on Alonso's car in Korea.

0908 FOOTBALL: - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "What's all this madness I'm hearing about there being no promotion or relegation from the PL...wash your mouth out whoever suggested that. #bbcsportsday"

0902 RUGBY LEAGUE: - BBC Sport's George Riley on Twitter: "Wales RL name 4 Nations squad with 3 new caps: Peter Lupton plus "Aussies with Welsh dads" Tyson Frizell & Matt Seamark. #bbcsportsday"

0900 GET INVOLVED: - John Hiley on Twitter: "Refreshing openness from Warren Gatland; I hope no-one criticises his honesty. I wish we had more of this in football." #bbcsportsday"

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0846 FOOTBALL: Ministers should release all government documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster, MPs have agreed following a debate in the House of Commons. Ninety-six Liverpool fans died in the disaster, which happened at an FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.

0842 FOOTBALL: Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has told his manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, that he wants to pursue his allegations of racism against Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

0835 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will play in Tuesday's Champions League game against Otelul Galati. Rio Ferdinand has been rested for the game in Romania, but fellow defender Nemanja Vidic (calf) returns.

0830 FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger has claimed "half the dressing room wanted to leave" Arsenal this summer and the hangover could be behind their poor start to the season. Wenger made the comments, which have been reported by the Guardian, to French radio station RTL.

0824 CRICKET: Sri Lanka have reached 36-0 after 18 overs in their first innings after being asked to bat by Pakistan in the first Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

0818 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Former England captain Will Carling believes Martin Johnson will quit his role as England rugby manager and has tipped Nick Mallett to take over.

0815 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales have revealed their team to play Australia in Friday's play-off for third place at the World Cup. Prop Gethin Jenkins will take over as captain in the absence of the suspended Sam Warburton.

0808 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales coach Warren Gatland has admitted he thought about asking one of his forwards to fake an injury during their World Cup semi-final defeat by France to force uncontested scrums. "We discussed it but morally I decided it was not right," said Gatland.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Tuesday's gossip column:
Chelsea will have to compete with Inter Milan and Bayern Munich for the signature of 17-year-old River Plate winger Lucas Ocampos, who has been dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daily Mail). Arsenal are poised to offer 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba a contract at Emirates Stadium if he fails to pen a new deal at Old Trafford (Metro). And Boca Juniors, striker Carlos Tevez's old club in Buenos Aires, are believed to want to sign the Manchester City outcast on loan (Daily Mirror).

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