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Sportsday Live - Thursday 20 October

Sportsday Live featuring the latest from the Rugby World Cup and the build-up to Thursday's Europa League games, plus more.

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1800: That's it for Thursday's Sportsday Live. Phil Dawkes will be with you for all the live action on a night of Europa League football, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 BST on Friday.

1758 FOOTBALL: Listen to live commentary of Fulham's Europa League clash against Wisla Krakow on BBC London.

Breaking news
1754 CRICKET: India beat England by five wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series. In a thrilling match in Mohali, England made 298-4, but India reached their target with two balls to spare - their skipper Mahendra Dhoni scoring the winning runs. Live text commentary and reaction continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1752 FOOTBALL: Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been charged with drink-driving, a police spokeswoman has said. The 20-year-old was arrested in an early morning incident in Newcastle city centre last month.

1746 OLYMPICS: Hearts winger Andrew Driver has told BBC Scotland that he would relish playing if asked to take part in an Olympic Great Britain team.

1738 FOOTBALL: Bury have extended the loan deal of Liverpool forward David Amoo until January.

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1736 OLYMPICS: Former Scotland manager Craig Brown has told BBC Radio 5 live just why he does not want Scottish players to take part in Team GB at London 2012.

1735 FOOTBALL: Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has rubbished talk of scrapping relegation and promotion in the top flight, labelling the suggestion "nonsensical".

1731 CYCLING: British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton has called for his team to dominate the track European Championships, which begin on Friday in the Netherlands.

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1723 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1720 FOOTBALL: Bayern Munich's president Uli Hoeness has dismissed Jurgen Klinsmann's time as coach of the German Bundesliga side as an expensive 'mistake'.

Breaking news
1718 FOOTBALL: Fifa have announced that Sao Paulo will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup and Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium will stage the final.

Live action now
1716 CRICKET: Graeme Swann takes Virat Kohli's wicket, with India moving to 235-5 after 41 overs, in the third one-day international in Mohali. England totalled 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1712 NFL: Tampa Bay legend Brad Johnson believes his old team will put on a far better show against the Chicago Bears at Wembley on Sunday than they did two years ago, when they were hammered by New England.

1708 FOOTBALL: Leeds manager Simon Grayson will consider letting striker Billy Paynter move on loan to a club from outside the npower Championship. The 27-year-old has been unable to win back his place in the Leeds side following the opening-day defeat at Southampton, initially due to injury, and the former Swindon forward has been linked with loan moves to several clubs.

1707 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher looks into why the new proposals to overhaul youth development is a cause for concern for Football League clubs.

Live action now
1701 CRICKET: England get lucky with Suresh Raina caught out by Kevin Pietersen for a duck. India move to 217-4 after 38 overs, in the third one-day international in Mohali. England totalled 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

Live action now
1656 CRICKET: Yet another wicket falls for India as Ajinkya Rahane is caught out by captain Alistair Cook with India moving on to 212-3 after 37 overs, in their third one-day international against England in Mohali. England totalled 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1653 FOOTBALL: The South African Football Association has apologised for the blunder that prompted the country's failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

1648 FOOTBALL: Derek McInnes has backed St Johnstone to continue improving after he left the club to take over at Bristol City. Having taken assistant Tony Docherty with him, Saints have put captain Jody Morris and under-19 coach Alec Cleland in temporary charge for Saturday's Tayside derby against Dundee United at Tannadice.

1641 FOOTBALL: Football League chairman Greg Clarke has hailed English football's new Elite Player Performance Plan as "a major step forward" after the organisation's member clubs approved the proposals on Thursday morning.

Live action now
1634 CRICKET: Gautam Gambhir is caught out by a superb one-handed catch by Kevin Pietersen, with India moving on to 190-2 after 33 overs, in their third one-day international against England in Mohali. England totalled 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1632 FOOTBALL: Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson has told BBC Radio Manchester he is targeting reaching 50 points before he thinks about a play-off place.

1629 SAILING: Olympic, European and British Laser Champion Paul Goodison says his early selection to compete at the 2012 Olympics will help him 'be in the right place to deliver a medal' for Team GB.

1625 RUGBY UNION: Cardiff Blues have strengthened their front row with the signings of hookers Ryan Tyrrell and Marc Breeze as well as prop Jamie Corsi.

Live action now
1622 CRICKET: India have moved on to 183-1 after 31 overs in their third one-day international against England in Mohali - Gautam Gambhir hitting 50. England totalled 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1619 FOOTBALL: Cameroon coach Javier Clemente says he will see out his contract until told otherwise by the football federation.

1616 RUGBY LEAGUE: Cumbria have named four senior Super League players in their squad for Saturday's match against England Knights at Whitehaven.

1612 FOOTBALL: New Bournemouth signing Charlie Sheringham has told BBC Radio Solent that giving up his job as an investment banker to play full-time football was an easy decision.

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1606 GET INVOLVED: Daniel Turiccki on Twitter "#bbcsportsday Why should the relevant football associations deny any of their players the right to play football for their nation?"

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1550 CRICKET: New Zealand have beaten Zimbabwe by nine wickets in their one-day international in Harare. Rob Nicol hit an unbeaten 108 in the Kiwis 232-1 as they surpassed Zimbabwe's 231-6 with more than six overs remaining.

1545 TENNIS: After four consecutive years of rain-postponed men's finals, the US Open is looking into changing its schedule as soon as next year and could become the first Grand Slam tennis tournament to switch permanently to a Monday finish.

1536 FOOTBALL: Scotland will play an away friendly against Cyprus on Friday, 11 November.

1530 CRICKET: India have moved on to 101-1 after 18 overs in their third one-day international against England in Mohali. England scored 298-4. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1524 RUGBY LEAGUE: England second-rower Jon Wilkin has told BBC Sport he is at the top of his game going into the next week's Four Nations tournament against Wales, Australia and New Zealand.

1515 CRICKET: England's Tim Bresnan has taken the first Indian wicket in Mohali. Parthiv Patel is adjudged leg before wicket and departs for 38 to leave the hosts 79-1. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1513 CRICKET: India have scored at five runs an over to reach 75-0 after 15 overs in the third one-day international against England in Mohali. England amassed 298-4 in their 50 overs. Live text commentary continues on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

1510 CYCLING: Three-time Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck has dismissed suggestions he cannot win next year's race, saying he is tired of finishing second.

1504 MOTOGP: In his latest column for the BBC Sport website, motorcycling commentator Steve Parrish says there is still plenty to look forward to at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix despite Casey Stoner wrapping up the title last week.

1458 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: San Francisco 49ers co-owner John York has said having a British franchise is "a long-range plan" as NFL officials continue to look into the global expansion of the sport.

1451 CRICKET: Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne have taken Sri Lanka to 47-1 in their second innings at the end of the third day's play of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Earlier, Pakistan declared their first innings on 511-6, a lead of 314

1445 CRICKET: India have raced to 50-0 after nine overs as they attempt to chase down England's total of 298-4 in the third one-day international in Mohali. Ben Dirs is providing live text commentary of the match on the BBC Sport website.

1440 OLYMPICS: The Scottish Football Association has released a statement in light of Stuart Pearce's appointment as coach of the Great Britain men's football team for the London 2012 Olympics. It reads: "The Scottish FA reiterates its opposition to taking part in Team GB. We have been consistently clear in our position and, in particular, the threat it poses to our independent membership of FIFA and also our representation on the International Football Association Board. It is imperative we preserve our voice at the top table of world football and the supporters are in agreement with our stance."

1433 CRICKET: Tharanga Paranavitana was out first ball, leg before wicket to Umar Gul, as Sri Lanka's second innings got off to the worst possible start against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

1425 GOLF: The world's top two players, Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood wil lay in the invitational Sun City Challenge in South Africa in December. Westwood is the defending champion, having won by eight shots last year. 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke and 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell are also in the 12-man field.

1418 TENNIS: Defending champion Robin Soderling has pulled out of next month's Paris Masters because of illness. The world number six from Sweden is suffering from a viral infection and has not played since he won in Bastad last July.

1410 CRICKET: India are 6-0 after the first over in the third one-day international against England. The home side, who lead the best-of-five match series 2-0, are chasing 299 to beat the tourists and wrap up the series. Ben Dirs is providing live text commentary of the match.

1400 FOOTBALL: It's derby day in Manchester on Sunday and Alan Hansen is already stirring things up in his pre-match column. "If City continue to invest on the same vast scale then sooner or later they will be the dominant force in their own city," the ex-Liverpool defender writes.

1350 FOOTBALL: Ivorian Salomon Kalou tells Chelsea he wants a guarantee of more game time before he signs a new contract at Stamford Bridge, after starting just two games for the club this season.

Breaking news
1342 FOOTBALL: The Football League has voted in favour of accepting the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) that will radically overhaul the youth development system at English clubs at a meeting in Walsall.

1340 CRICKET: Tune in to Test Match Special now for a discussion of Andrew Strauss's concerns over the future of Test cricket.

1333 CRICKET: Opener Taufeeq Umar is run out for 236 as Pakistan declare their first innings on 511-6 against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 197 in their first innings.

1328 GOLF: Englishman Tom Lewis recovers from a shaky start to post a level par opening round of 71 at the Castello Masters in Spain, five shots behind current leader Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay.

1322 CRICKET: England post 298-4 from their 50 overs against India in Mohali. Jonathan Trott finishes on 98 not out and Samit Patel smashes the last ball of the innnings for six to reach 70 not out off 43 balls.

1315 CRICKET: Opener Karl Turner has signed a one-year deal with Nottinghamshire after impressing during a trial spell.

1308 FOOTBALL: Hearts manager Paulo Sergio has revealed Kevin Kyle could face another operation on his injured hip. The 30-year-old, who has not played since January, inflamed his hip while doing a stretching exercise during his rehabilitation.

1300 FOOTBALL: In his latest blog for the BBC Sport website, BBC Sports editor David Bond suggests that by saving Fifa, president Sepp Blatter risks destroying the personal legacy he so craves.

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1253 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce at the spot-fixing trial, on Twitter: "Mohammed Asif has spent the morning giving evidence. Still being questioned by his legal team. Speaking in English he's denied fixing."

1248 CRICKET: Taufeeq Umar has become the first Pakistan opener to score a double century since Aamer Sohail did so against England in 1992. Opener Umar is 206 not out on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan are 463-4, a first innings lead of 266.

1242 FOOTBALL: European football's governing body, Uefa, has announced it is banning smoking at stadiums during Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. A statement read: "Uefa will enforce a complete ban on the use, sale or promotion of tobacco in all stadia involved in Euro 2012 The regulation will apply without exception to all spaces within stadia perimeters, both indoors and outdoors."

1234 CRICKET: Make that England are 195-4 as Ravi Bopara is bowled by India's Praveen Kumar for 24.

1228 CRICKET: England have reached 180-3 off 34 overs in the third one-day international against India in Mohali. Jonathan Trott has moved past 50 for the 15th time in one-dayers. Ben Dirs is providing live text commentary of the match.


1220 CRICKET: Taufeeq Umar is seven runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century since Aamer Sohail did so against England in 1992. Umar is 193 not out at tea on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Pakistan are 439-4, a first innings lead of 242.

1213 CRICKET: Captain Brendan Taylor hit an unbeaten 128 as Zimbabwe recovered from 21-4 to post 231-6 in their first one-day international against New Zealand in Harare.

1203 FOOTBALL: Peterborough director Barry Fry tells BBC Sport Football League clubs could close their youth academies if a new compensation system is introduced. The 72 Football League clubs vote on proposals to overhaul the academy system later on Thursday.

1200 CRICKET: Kevin Pietersen is trapped leg-before-wicket by left-arm spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for 64 to leave England 158-3 in the 30th over against India in Mohali. Follow our live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1156 RUGBY LEAGUE: St Helens's Jon Wilkin tells BBC Sport's Shamoon Hafeez he is at the top of his game going into the Four Nations tournament next week.

1145 OLYMPIC SWIMMING: Michael Phelps tells BBC Sport he is not surprised to see Ian Thorpe come out of retirement to compete at London 2012, and expected him to return sooner.

1140 CRICKET: Former captain Chris Gayle will be cleared to play for the West Indies again if he publicly retracts his criticisms of head coach Ottis Gibson and board chief Ernest Hilaire, the West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement.

Twitter
1134 GET INVOLVED: From 2_hip_2b_square on Twitter: "There's no one else out there who has such a detailed overview of young players eligible for the olympic team other than Pearce."

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1125 CRICKET: TMS Producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "We are in the 18th over and England are 97-2 wih Trott on 30 and KP 25. Looks a good pitch so England will need a big score you would think."

1119 FOOTBALL: Outgoing St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes says he happy to help the club find his successor at McDiarmid Park.

1113 GOLF:Tom Lewis looks to be coming down to earth with a bump after his Portugal Masters victory in only his third professional start on Sunday. He's 3 over par after 12 holes of his opening round of the Castello Masters in Spain, seven shots behind the lead currently being help by Englishman Robert Coles.

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1106 GET INVOLVED: From Jim Whitby on Twitter: "Pearce is a bad choice. Tactically naive but typical press favourite. He was a heart on sleeve player. Shows how poor English management is."


1101 CRICKET: England are 56-2 in Mohali after Craig Kisewetter chops a Virat Kohli delivery onto his stumps to fall for 36. Ben Dirs is providing live text commentary of the match.

1057 FOOTBALL: Everton captain Phil Neville has told BBC Radio Merseyside he is determined to work hard to win back a place in the Blues starting line-up. "I need to make sure I up my game," said the former Manchester United star. "The manager is not leaving me out because it's personal, he's leaving me out because he wants to pick the best team play on a Saturday."

1052 SNOOKER: Snooker's governing body World Snooker is increasing the number of professional players from 96 to 128 from the 2013/14 season in order to help the sport grow.

1045 FOOTBALL: Stuart Pearce on his appointment as coach of Great Britain's men's football team for London 2012 Olympics: "I was fortunate to be part of Euro '96, so I know how special it can be to play for your country on home soil at a major tournament. I'm sure this group of players will relish being part of not only a huge tournament in this country, but a unique one competing together and representing the UK."

1043 FOOTBALL: Hope Powell: "This is a historic moment for women's football. It will promote the sport, raise its profile and hopefully bring success."

1040 FOOTBALL: FA Chairman David Bernstein: "We have two people here with the most outstanding credentials. With their excellent track record and experience I am convinced we have chosen the best coaches for these positions."

Breaking news
1035 BREAKING FOOTBALL: Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell named football managers for Team GB at London 2012 Olympics.

1028 GET INVOLVED: From micro_al on Twitter: "If its the "French against the world", shouldnt they have surrendered by now? Or will they do that after the Haka?" Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1023 FOOTBALL: Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has returned from his loan spell with Championship side Doncaster after just one match because of a back problem.

1020 CRICKET: England have lost captain Alastair Cook for just three runs in the third one-day international against India in Mohali. Follow our live text commentary of the match with Ben Dirs.

1016 RUGBY WORLD CUP: France wing Vincent Clerc is backing his team to upset the odds against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday. "They have their reasons for being confident," Clerc said of the All Blacks. "They have put in some great performances and now maybe it is our turn to play our cards."

1004 CRICKET: England are 2-0 after the first over of the third one-day international against India in Mohali. Ben Dirs is providing live text commentary of the match.

0957 RUGBY LEAGUE: Warrington's Lee Briers will lead Wales in the 2011 Four Nations Series. The 33-year-old stand-off, who won the first of his 20 Welsh caps against England in 1998, returned to the national team after a two-year self-imposed exile last season to help them win the European Cup and qualify for this year's Four Nations.

0952 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: "Sussex will play in the Carribean T20 tournament in January. The other overseas teams taking part are the Netherlands and Canada."

0946 OLYMPICS: In his latest column for the BBC Sport website, pundit and Olympic bronze medallist Steve Parry agrees with both Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe that Ryan Lochte is the man to look out for in the swimming pool at the London 2012 Games.

Twitter
0942 FOOTBALL: BBC Sports Editor David Bond on Twitter : "In Zurich for Blatter's 'great' reform act. Platini meeting now with Euro execs but Uefa still in dark on Blatter plans."

Live action now
0934 CRICKET: Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford tweets that both England and India are unchanged for the third one-day international in Mohali. England have won the toss and will bat. Ben Dirs is beginning live text commentary of the match.

0931 CYCLING: British riders Ian Stannard, Ben Swift and Peter Kennaugh have all re-signed with Team Sky for the 2012 season.

0926 CRICKET: Pakistan have reached 336-2 at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Opener Taufiq Umar is unbeaten on 146 and Pakistan's lead is 139 after Sri Lanka were dismissed for 197 on the opening day.

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0920 RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC Sport's George Riley on Twitter "Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark has signed a new five-year contract until the end of 2016." #bbcsportsday

0914 GOLF: Matteo Manassero has begun his defence of the Castello Masters in Spain with four consecutive birdies. Keep up to date with the latest scores on the European Tour website.

0909 GET INVOLVED: Get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0903 RUGBY UNION: Northampton's England full-back Ben Foden, 26, has agreed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2014.

0857 RUGBY WORLD CUP: France have developed a siege mentality ahead of their World Cup final against New Zealand. One bookmaker has already paid out on the All Blacks winning the tournament and French fly-half Morgan Parra says it is "France against the world".

0851 HORSE RACING: Jockeys have revealed their proposals for changes to controversial new whip rules, which include scrapping financial penalties.

0846 FOOTBALL: Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu has told BBC Sport that the players are desperate to ease the pressure on manager Steve Kean and has asked the fans to stick with the Premier League's bottom side.

0840 FOOTBALL: In the latest edition of Football Forum - Savage Says, BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage has been answering your questions on a range of subjects from whether Fabio Capello should select Wayne Rooney for his Euro 2012 squad to who Manchester City should play up front against Manchester United on Sunday.

0833 GOLF: England's Luke Donald remains hopeful of becoming the first player to top both the European and US money lists in the same year as he goes into this weekend's final event of the PGA Tour season. The world number one trails America's Webb Simpson on the US list and needs a top-two finish in Florida to keep alive his hopes.

0827 OLYMPICS: England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has been backed to take charge of Great Britains football team at the 2012 London Olympics by Newcastle defender Steven Taylor. Pearce is widely expected to be named the men's team manager by the British Olympic Association (BOA) later on Thursday morning while England boss Hope Powell is tipped to take charge of the women's side.

0821 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales will dedicate their final game of the World Cup to banned captain Sam Warburton when they aim to beat Australia to third place on Friday.

0815 FORMULA 1: In his latest column for the BBC Sport website Mark Webber has been mourning his friend Dan Wheldon, who was killed in a crash during Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300, and discussing how drivers deal with death and danger.


0811 FOOTBALL: A quick round-up of Wednesday evening's Champions League action. Aaron Ramsey scored a late, late winner for Arsenal at Marseille, while Chelsea's Fernando Torres hit two as the Blues thrashed Genk 5-0.

0806 OLYMPICS: Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has told BBC Sport that he is more likely to fail than succeed at London 2012. The 29-year-old, who has won five Olympic gold medals, makes a competitive return to swimming next month after five years away from the sport.

0800: FOOTBALL - The latest from Thursday's gossip column:
England manager Fabio Capello will select Wayne Rooney for the Euro 2012 squad even if he misses the entire group phase (Daily Mirror). Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel's agent has played down talk of a possible move to Manchester United (talkSPORT). Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has reportedly been offered a treble-your-money pay rise at Old Trafford (Daily Mail).



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