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Sportsday Live - Friday 21 October

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Carlos Tevez's disciplinary hearing, the British Horseracing Authority's decision to review whip bans, the European Track Cycling Championships, plus more.

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1957 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane says he would "give anything" to play in another Manchester derby.

1955 GET INVOLVED: Sparkie on Twitter: "Great to see a bit of lower league footy getting positive coverage #bbcsportsday #ASFC vs Cheltenham well done peeps, more of it please!!"

Breaking news
1951 CYCLING: Great Britain's men beat Denmark to team pursuit title at the European Track Championships in a time of 4:00.008.

1950 FOOTBALL: Frenchman Herve Renard has signed a one-year contract to coach Zambia for a second time.

1947 GET INVOLVED: Oscar Wilde on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday @bbcsport_simon Refusing to warm up is same as refusing to play, isn't it? Or at least as bad"

1941 MOTORSPORT: Citroen's Sebastien Loeb holds the lead after the first day of the Rally de Espana to take an advantage in a tense three-way title fight. Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen are locked together on 196 points, with Loeb's team-mate Sebastien Ogier just three points behind and only this race and next month's Wales Rally GB remaining.

1934 FOOTBALL: Read BBC Sport editor David Bond's official BBC blog on Fifa president Sepp Blatter's investigation into alleged corruption within the game's governing body.

Breaking news
1930 CYCLING: Easy win for Great Britain in the women's team pursuit final at the European Track Championships after two false starts, beating Germany by seven seconds to win gold.

1924 FOOTBALL: Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga says the country can stage the World Cup in 2026.

1919 FOOTBALL: Team news ahead of Accrington's match against Cheltenham: Accrington Stanley starting XI - Dunbavin, Winnard, Long, Hessey, McIntyre, Joyce, Procter, Amond, Barnett, Hatfield, Spray. Cheltenham starting XI - Butland, Jombati, Elliott, Bennett, Garbutt, Pack, Penn, Summerfield, Low, Spencer, Mohamed.

1914 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Martin Gough "Despite a slightly ambiguous magazine article to the contrary, @teamsky confirm Vuelta runner-up @chrisfroome has signed with them for 2012."

1909 FOOTBALL: United States international and former Hull City loanee Jozy Altidore on Twitter: "There is no bust up with me and the manager people all is well. Just have to keep working harder and harder. #AZ"

1903 CYCLING: Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Matt Crampton have not got the chance to race for a team sprint medal at the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn after Kenny's wheel lost traction with the track at the start of his race. It cost the GB rider around half a second, the team finished fifth overall, with only the top four progressing.

1856 FOOTBALL: Schalke has completed the signing of former Germany goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand on a free transfer until the end of the season.

1854 FOOTBALL: Former Rangers, Hibernian and Falkirk player Russell Latapy has told BBC Scotland that after two years managing his country, Trinidad and Tobago, he is now keen to manage in Scotland.

1851 FOOTBALL: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told BBC London that his previous experiences of working with El-Hadji Diouf have led him to look at the Senegal international as five key players are sidelined with injuries.

1843 HANDBALL: Great Britain handball captain Lynn McCafferty says her team face the toughest challenge of their careers on Saturday when they face world champions Russia.

1835 FOOTBALL: Scotland defender Gary Caldwell believes the squad could comfortably finish second in Group I if their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign began again. And he has urged his team-mates to take their upcoming friendlies seriously in a bid to make a better start to their next campaign.

1835 FOOTBALL: There is one League Two game taking place tonight and you can get full text commentary of Accrington versus Cheltenham on the BBC Sport website HERE , kick-off at 1945 BST.

1827 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on SportsdayLive on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1822 FOOTBALL:Tottenham have denied being behind the mystery complaint to the European Commission which was blamed for the collapse of West Ham's bid to move to the Olympic Stadium.

1817 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: ..."but riders insist penalty structure still in place is 'savage'; they won't agree, but BHA concessions do look quite extensive."

1810 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: "jockeys say they 'applaud' BHA for changes to 'furlong rule' + scrapping of riding fee fine & loss of % for 1 'hit' too many (more)."

18:05 FOOTBALL: Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is calling on the fans to hold off from booing until the final whistle, as they bid to end their five-match losing streak at home to Swansea on Saturday. "Every one of my players give 100% every week. If we don't win, I'm more than happy to listen to the boos and the jeers. But whilst the players are on the pitch,100% effort from us, and 100% effort from the fans.

1758 FOOTBALL: Fifa president Sepp Blatter denies world football's governing body is corrupt but admits that people within the "Fifa family" may themselves may be corrupt.

1752 TENNIS: Elena Baltacha on Twitter: "RT @GBtennis: Btw, GB now virtually certain to have 3 women in year-end WTA top 100 for the 2nd year in a row - hasn't happened since 87/88!"

17:45 CRICKET: England women have secured a 62 run victory over South Africa in their latest one day international. Lydia Greenway 125* and Arran Brindle 107* posted the second highest 4th wicket partnership in women's ODI cricket at the match in Potchefstroom. England scored 297 runs from their 50 overs before bowling out South Africa for 235.

1738 FOOTBALL: MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is the latest manager to speak out about the new rules surrounding compensation for outgoing youngsters. He told BBC Three Counties that it will make it impossible for small clubs to make a profit from their academy products.

1730 COMING UP: Coming up on Sportsday with Olly Foster on the BBC News Channel, at 1830 BST:They will be live in Auckland looking back at Wales getting beaten by Australia and forward to the All Blacks versus France in the World Cup Final. There's also the latest on the Tevez saga as well as interviews from both camps ahead of the Manchester derby. Sports editor David Bond dissects the latest Blatter anti-corruption promises and you can see the York City bicycle kick goal that `is better than Rooney's'

1723 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: "just heard jockeys at Newbury have voted to strike; all but 1 rider said yes to strike; result of similar vote at Donc not known yet."

1715 FOOTBALL: @djdil13 on Twitter: "wots Wenger even concerned with the GB football team anyway? His squad is made up of foreigners!!!

17:03 BOXING: Lauren Price has secured a bronze medal at the European Women's Championships. She lost her semi-final bout 17-7 to the experienced Ukranian Mariia Badulina, in her first major senior tournament.

1655 TENNIS: @annekeothavong on Twitter following her latest win: "Happy to get the win again today, wasn't easy after yesterday. Focus was good, happy days. Pumped for tomorrow + thanks for all your tweets!"

1643 MOTOR RACING: The funeral of Dan Wheldon will take place on Saturday in his adopted home town of St Petersburg, Florida, where he lived with his wife and two young children.

1635 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: "it's not over yet...hearing at Newbury votes planned amongst jockeys to see whether to accept BHA amendments or take action"

1628 FOOTBALL: @LooInSpain on Twitter: "Diouf to WH would be another nail in the Hammers Mentality coffin - RIP #WestHam soon to be reborn as Bolton mark 3"

1622 FOOTBALL Crewe manager Dario Gradi has criticised the Premier League's proposed Elite Player Performance Plan changes, which could have implications for their academy, which has bought through several players who went on to play in the Premier League.

1610 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on SportsdayLive on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1605 FOOTBALL: @anthonyjnoble on Twitter: "How disrespectful of Wenger to say Olympics is basically for track & field! I'm sure all the other athletes will be thrilled! "

1600 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the European Track Cycling Championship in the Netherlands: "There will be no re-run of men's team sprint qualifying. British appeal comes to nothing. Early night for messrs Kenny, Hoy and Crampton."

1555 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the European Track Cycling Championship in the Netherlands: "Hoy and co 5th in team sprint, out of medals, but GB team believed to be appealing on grounds there should have been a false start."

1548 FOOTBALL: BBC London's Emilia Papadopoulos on Twitter: "Big goss from #WHU Big Sam told me not much chance of Tevez joining but club in talks with El Hadj Diouf......"

1542 CRICKET: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce tweets from the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Asif finishes giving evidence, walks back to the dock, sits down, stretches his arms over his head and lets out a wide yawn."

1535 FOOTBALL: Wenger added: "Personally I think that is a very bad idea because, if the players decide if they play or not, whatever decisions they make they could be found guilty towards the club or towards the federation or to their country."The worst thing is to leave that decision to the players. The FA has to be a little bit responsible. "If I ask you now who won the Olympic Games 20 years ago you would have problems to tell me. If I ask you who won the Euro Championship you know better and the World Cup even better."

1530 FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger believes Great Britain's quest for Olympic gold next summer will make life impossible for Premier League managers. "At some stage you have to decide how far you can go medically for the players to play so many games under so much pressure. Wenger added: "I would say there is already no real break because of the European Championship and the Olympic tournament for me is not a real football tournament, for me the Olympics is for track and field basically."

Breaking news
1523: TENNIS: Britain's Anne Keothavong won her sixth match of the week as she beat Dutch qualifier Bibiane Schoofs to reach the semi-finals of the Luxembourg Open. The Londoner, 28, came through 6-3 6-2 to match last year's run to the last four in Luxembourg.

1520 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: #Whip: "Seems that though jockeys talking amongst themselves, likely to accept amendments, but still unhappy re penalties & 8-limit for jumps."

1514 CRICKET: BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce tweets from the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: Prosecution to Asif: "How much were you getting paid for all this?" Asif: "I wasn't bowling no balls for money."

1508 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the European Track Cycling Championship in the Netherlands: "As expected, Britain's women - Victoria Pendleton, Jess Varnish - 1st in women's team sprint quali, time 33.559, will race Ukraine for gold."

1500 FOOTBALL: Bolton manager Owen Coyle tells BBC Radio Bristol that he believes Derek McInnes will prosper as the new boss of Bristol City.

1457 FOOTBALL: Fifa president Sepp Blatter confirms that the organisation's executive committee has agreed to release documents relating to the court case following the collapse of the ISL marketing agency.

1450 CRICKET: BBC Test Match Special producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "Andy Flower to BBC on Bresnan fine: "I disagree with the verdict...He wasn't showing dissent he was showing disappointment."

1444: TENNIS: Britain's Anne Keothavong wins the first set of her quarter-final at the Luxembourg Open, taking it 6-3 against Dutch qualifier Bibiane Schoofs.

1440 CYCLING: BBC Sport's Ollie Williams on Twitter at the European Track Cycling Championship in the Netherlands: "GB men's team pursuiters will face Denmark in final tonight, qualifying time 4:01.475. Spain v Russia for bronze."

1435 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has backed the inclusion of Premier League players in Stuart Pearce's Great Britain 2012 Olympic team. "Stuart has to decide freely on what he wants," he said. "It can collide with clubs' interests for sure. Not everyone has this stance of respect for Olympic competition, but I have. Everybody should be proud to represent their country in the Olympics, which is a very special event."

1428 FOOTBALL: Blackburn defender Michel Salgado will miss Sunday's visit of Tottenham after a recurrence of a hamstring injury.

1427 FOOTBALL: BBC football pundit Steve Claridge is to come out of retirement to sign for Southern League side Gosport Borough. He will go straight into the Gosport side for the South Hampshire FA Trophy tie against Sholing on Saturday.

1419 CRICKET: Sri Lanka made 298-5 in their second innings, but still trail Pakistan by 16 runs, at the close of the fourth day of the opening test in Abu Dhabi.

1414 FOOTBALL: Manchester City midfielder Mohammed Abu has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2014. The 19-year-old Ghana international is currently playing for Norwegian club Stromsgodset IF where he has been on loan since joining City in the August 2010.

1406 FOOTBALL: Ferguson added: "They need the rest, they need the pre-season training, they need the recovery and recuperation from injuries, small injuries they carry right through the season. "I am sure what I am saying won't make any difference but it is a fact."

1404 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson has warned against letting England players appear at both Euro 2012 and next year's London Olympics, saying they needed more rest after an intense Premier League season. "That's why I keep saying I never expect England to do well at a European championship or a world championship because the players have gone through a hell of a season," Ferguson said. "It's exactly the same with the Olympics -- I don't see how they can possibly get players to raise the bar after the season they have in our game.

1358 FOOTBALL: Arsenal defender, Carl Jenkinson misses Sunday's match against Stoke with the knee problem he picked up against Marseille in the Champions League in midweek. He will be out for a fortnight, as will Kieran Gibbs with an injury to his stomach muscles. Meanwhile, defender Thomas Vermaelen is back in full training and could be available in 10 days to two weeks.

1351 FOOTBALL: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has recalled Rio Ferdinand to his squad for Sunday's Manchester derby. Ferdinand was excused the Champions League trip to Romania in midweek, but is available and could partner skipper Nemanja Vidic for the first time since the opening day of the season.

1344 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Frank Keogh on Twitter: "Professional Jockeys Association statement on whip rules says still 'serious concerns about level of penalties for minor infringements'."

1340 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on SportsdayLive on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1334 FOOTBALL: On the possible inclusion of 36-year-old David Beckham, who has already said he wants to play, Pearce was less forthcoming. "I've no idea as yet," Pearce said. "I've not seen him play recently. He's a bit too old for the under-21s. "Everyone will be up for selection. The FA have said to me the decision is totally yours, you pick who you deem right and proper to be part of this spectacle."

1329 FOOTBALL: Great Britain's 2012 Olympic football head coach Stuart Pearce, has refused to rule out a place in his 18-man squad for Welshman Ryan Giggs. Pearce said: "I won't close the door on anyone, especially if you are talking about an individual of Ryan's ability. "It's important you go with your strongest team with a view to winning the tournament. That's absolutely crucial."It is a great opportunity to showcase British football on our own soil. I'm very excited by it."

1322 FOOTBALL: West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera is in contention to play some part in tomorrow's derby at Aston Villa after making his comeback from a long-term ankle problem. The Hungary international played 45 minutes of the midweek reserve clash with Arsenal - his first action of any sort since rejoining the Baggies from Fulham during the summer.

1316 FOOTBALL: Sunderland welcome back Phil Bardsley and Nicklas Bendtner after injury for tomorrow's Premier League trip to Bolton.

1310 FOOTBALL: Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong would be open to the possibility of a January transfer to QPR after claiming he was unfairly left out of Spurs' first team at the start of the season. "I'm interested in everything," Bassong said. "I'm not going to say 'No, I'm not interested in anyone who's coming for me'. "First of all, I want to play for Spurs. When I'm playing here, I'm happy.Then, if I'm not playing enough, then we're going to think about something else."

1304 CRICKET: England pace bowler Tim Bresnan, has been fined 7.5 percent of his match fee for "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" during Thursday's one-day international defeat to India, the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

1255 RUGBY WORLD CUP:Wales coach Warren Gatland says the young players in his side will have learned a huge amount from their World Cup experiences after they lost to Australia in Friday's bronze match.

1252 FOOTBALL: The BBC's World Football show has investigated the human traffickers who take advantage of young footballers in Africa. There is also a rare interview with Thomas DiBenedetto, the new American owner of AS Roma who speaks about his ambitious plans for the Seria A club. Download the podcast here.

1247 FOOTBALL: Norwich City manager Paul Lambert tells BBC Radio Norfolk he would not describe his team's Premier League start as perfect ahead of their weekend trip to face Liverpool at Anfield. Lambert's side, who earned promotion last season, are currently ninth in the table.

1242 MOTORSPORT: Formula 1 has been warned to expect a new and improved Lewis Hamilton next season, his father Anthony has told BBC Sport.

1233 CRICKET: England women have made 297-3 in their one-day international against South Africa in Potchefstroom, thanks to impressive displays from Lydia Greenway (125 not out) and Arran Brindle (107 not out).

1226 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales coach Warren Gatland has lamented his side's goal-kicking failures that damaged their World Cup cause after James Hook missed a conversion and penalty in Friday's 21-18 bronze medal defeat by Australia having also been off-form in the 9-8 semi-final loss to France.

1218 BOXING: The World Boxing Council have restored Bernard Hopkins as their light-heavyweight champion after declaring his fight with Chad Dawson last weekend to be a technical draw. Dawson was awarded the fight by the referee after he lifted Hopkins off his feet in the second round, forcing the veteran to claim he could no longer continue owing to a shoulder injury.

1203 HORSE RACING:Richard Hughes is to ride at Newbury today after the BHA amended their controversial whip rules. Hughes had picked up two bans in four days under the new rules, meaning 15-days worth of suspensions and had announced he was giving up his jockey's licence. However, both bans have now been rescinded.

1153 CRICKET: Sri Lanka have reached 212-4, still needing another 102 to avoid an innings defeat, at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Kumar Sangakkara is unbeaten on 113.

1147 CRICKET: Bangladesh are 255-4 at the close of the first day of the first Test against West Indies in Chittagong on Friday.

1138 GOLF: World number three and US Open champion Rory McIlroy has ended his association with management company International Sports Management , they announced today. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman had been with the company and manager Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler from the time he turned professional in 2007.

1134 TENNIS: Britain's Anne Keothavong will look to continue her fine run of form when she takes on Dutch qualifier Bibiane Schoofs in the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open at around 1330 BST , having beaten former world number one Ana Ivanovic on Thursday.

1130 GOLF: Rising star Tom Lewis has pulled out of the Castello Masters in Spain after suffering from a virus. The 20-year-old won last week's Portugal Masters in only his third start as a professional.

1125 BOXING: England's Nicola Adams has guaranteed herself at least a silver medal after reacing the flyweight (51kg) final at the European Women's Championships in Rotterdam. Adams, who is part of GB Boxing's Olympic squad, won her semi-final 15-11 against Bulgarian Stoyka Petrova. Lynsey Holdaway of Wales has reached the non-Olympic 48kg final.

1122 RUGBY WORLD CUP: You can listen to New Zealand coach Graham Henry talk about what a Rugby World Cup win would mean to him, his family and his players as they prepare for Sunday's final against France.

1116 FOOTBALL: Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister has told BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty that he believes the derby against City will replace the meeting with Liverpool as their game of the season

1114 GOLF: BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter on Twitter: "Nigel Edwards reappointed as GB and I Walker Cup captain for 2013."

1106 HORSE RACING : Flat jockey Adrian Nicholls, who was given a five-day ban at Pontefract on Monday for whip offences, has welcomed the changes that the British Horseracing Authority has made to the whip rules. "I'm glad that common sense has prevailed," he said. "I thought they were very harsh rules. I think the new rules are better for racing. The amount of times was never an issue with me, it was more the hefty bans and the financial penalties. Hopefully now we can put this behind us and concentrate on the good bits about racing."

1058 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Both camps expect Tevez to leave City in Jan. He'll appeal charges to #mcfc board and then PL, so case set to run into Dec."

1054 TENNIS: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has earned a place in next week's season-ending WTA Championship finals in Istanbul after Marion Bartoli withdrew from the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow because of an illness. Bartoli needed to win the title in Moscow to secure the last spot in Turkey but her withdrawal means Radwanska qualifies for the event for the first time.

1050 FOOTBALL: Barnet forward Charlie Taylor has been suspended for three matches after admitting a Football Association charge of spitting at an opponent.

1040 FOOTBALL: The BBC can reveal that Fifa has been given documents linked to the ownership of land that executive committee member Worawi Makudi claims he signed over to the Thai FA. Last month Fifa asked Makudi to provide clarification after allegations, which he denies, he benefited from grants to build facilities on land he owned. He has now handed over documentation to Fifa in a bid to provide an answer.

1033 FOOTBALL: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will be charged for refusing to warm up against Bayern Munich when he attends a disciplinary hearing on Friday. A club investigation failed to prove City boss Roberto Mancini's claim that Tevez did not follow instructions to come on as a substitute but the 27-year-old will face a number of other charges.

1030 CRICKET: The International Cricket Council say that England bowler Tim Bresnan has been fined 7.5% of his match fee for showing dissent towards an umpire in Thursday's third one-day international against India in Mohali.

1027 RUGBY WORLD CUP: BBC Radio 5 Live's Alastair Eykyn on Twitter in Auckland: "Fourth place no place to finish. Fine try from Halfpenny after 29 phases at death. Needed that precision earlier."

1024 HORSE RACING: BBC presenter Clare Balding on Twitter: "Well we have a compromise of common sense from the BHA on use of the whip. Final furlong/last fence rule removed & applied retrospectively. So Richard Hughes & Christophe Soumillon no longer in breach. Penalties still strong & include prize money but riding fee protected."

1020 BOXING: Seven women from Britain and Ireland line up in today's semi-finals at the European Women's Boxing Championships in Rotterdam, and BBC Sport caught up with light-welterweight Natasha Jonas ahead of her fight with Turkey's Gulsum Tatar. You can watch live streaming of the event on the tournament website.

1017 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Wales lose 21-18 to Australia in the bronze match in the tournament in Auckland but a last-minute try from Leigh Halfpenny and conversion by Stephen Jones gives the scoreline a more respectable look.

1008 FOOTBALL: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted it is not realistic for players to take part in Euro 2012 and the London 2012 Olympics. "This has been spurred by Argentina and Nigeria sending out their strongest teams [to the Olympics] last time," said Ferguson. "That has given the BOA an opening. But our league is different. Players need their rest and to recover. I do not see how it is possible [doubling up with Euros]. I am sure what I am saying won't make any difference but it is a fact."

1000 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Australia 16-8 Wales. A Berrick Barnes drop goal puts Australia within touching distance of winning the bronze medal match. Ten minutes left in Auckland.

0955 RUGBY WORLD CUP: BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on Twitter: "News from Aussie dressing-room: Quade Cooper has torn ACL. Six months out. Fingers crossed for the high-stepping maverick."

0950 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Australia 13-8 Wales. James O'Connor knocks over a couple of quick penalties to put the Wallabies back in front.

0945 FOOTBALL: Mexican side Guadalajara have fined two players 50,000 pesos each ($3,700) for a goal celebration in which one pretended to shoot the other in the head, sparking outrage in the country where drugs-related violence has claimed 44,000 lives.

0939 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Shane Williams has scored a try to put Wales in front in their bronze medal match against Australia in Auckland. Williams dribbled down the wing before falling on the ball over the line. James Hook, who missed a penalty kick earlier in the half, sent his conversion wide. Australia 7-8 Wales.

0937 CRICKET: Bangladesh have reached 165-3 at tea on the first day of the first Test against West Indies in Chittagong.

0928 RUGBY WORLD CUP: The second-half of Australia v Wales is just getting under way in Auckland. Mike Henson has live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Breaking news
0927 HORSE RACING: The British Horseracing Authority has agreed to amend controversial new regulations on the use of the whip, the BBC can reveal. But jockeys could still lose prize money if they win a race after breaking the rules.

0924 MOTOGP: Honda's Dani Pedrosa was quickest in both of Friday's free practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2011 world championship. Casey Stoner, who won his second world title last week, was the only rider within one second of the Spaniard.

Live action now
0917 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Australia lead Wales 7-3 at half-time of their bronze medal match in Auckland. A converted Berrick Barnes try put the Wallabies 7-0 before James Hook responded with a penalty for Wales. Both sides have since missed penalty kicks though. Mike Henson has the full tale of the first half in his live text commentary.

0915 CRICKET: Sri Lanka are 125-1 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan racked up 511-6 in their first innings after bowling Sri Lanka out for 197.

0912 FOOTBALL: Stoke manager Tony Pulis has said the red cards shown to Cameron Jerome and Yoan Ziv ruined the Potters' 3-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Europa League on Thursday.

0906 GOLF: England's world number one Luke Donald made the perfect start in his quest to top the PGA Tour's money list by scoring a six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Disney Classic in Florida. Donald, who needs a top-two finish to have any chance of overhauling current leader Webb Simpson, shares the lead.

0900 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been talking to one-time Manchester City derby hero Andy Hinchcliffe ahead of this weekend's highly-anticipated game against Manchester United. Hinchliffe says City should go on the attack.

0855 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Whip: off to Newbury on what could be significant day in modern GB racing if jockeys strike called; plenty want it if BHA doesn't back down."

0851 RUGBY WORLD CUP: Twenty minutes gone in the bronze medal match. First blood to Australia as Berrick Barnes touched down and James O'Connor converted to put the Wallabies 7-0 up. Wales have pulled three points back courtesy of James Hook who knocked over a simple penalty from in front of the posts. Mike Henson has live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0844 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport has been examining the tactical options open to Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini ahead of Sunday's derby against United.

0837 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson has pitted his predicting skills against Sri Lanka's cricketing superstar Muttiah Muralitharan, who retired from the international game earlier this year but remains the leading wicket-taker in both Tests and One Day Internationals. Lawro reckons Manchester United will draw with rivals City, while Murali has gone for a 2-0 United win.

0832 RUGBY WORLD CUP: The match no team really wants to play in is under way in Auckland. Wales are taking on Australia in the third-place play-off and Mike Henson has live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

0829 CRICKET: Injured fast bowler Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of India's last two one-day internationals against England and will be replaced by seamer Abhimanyu Mithun. India lead the best-of-five-match series 3-0.

0822 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. Sutton has been talking to BBC Sport's Ollie Williams ahead of the event.

0815: CRICKET - Bangladesh move on to 110-2 on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Chittagong. Raqibul Hasan (20) is joined by Mushfiqur Rahim after Tamim Iqbal was out for 52.

Live action now
0805: RUGBY UNION - Follow live text commentary of Wales v Australia in the Rugby World Cup third-place play-off. The match kicks off in Auckland at 0830 BST.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Friday's gossip column:
Carlos Tevez will attend a disciplinary hearing at which Manchester City are expected to back down over claims he refused to play against Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror). Inter Milan are plotting a January move for Bolton defender Gary Cahill (talkSPORT). And Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could lead the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics. (the Guardian).

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