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Sportsday Live - Monday's sports news as it happened

Sportsday Live featuring Leicester's reported dismissal of manager Sven Goran Eriksson, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's contract extension and France captain Thierry Dusautoir winning the IRB Player of the Year award, plus more.

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1956: FOOTBALL - Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is reportedly interested in a move to Paris St Germain. "I would be interested because of the competition there currently is at City," Toure is quoted as saying by RMC Sport. "Given the very good players there are there, it really makes you want to go there, it's clear."

Neil Parmar, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Sven Goran Eriksson, via Twitter: "Thai owners come in, get Sven in, spend money, sack Sven, then get in Mark Hughes. Sound familiar? #bbcsportsday"

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1945: FOOTBALL - Live coverage of Brighton's match against West Ham on BBC 5 live Sports Extra begins.

Darren Campbell, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Sven Goran Eriksson, via Twitter: "Leicester's owners are either absurdly impatient or absurdly naive. A club that seems addicted to learning the hard way. #bbcsportsday #lcfc"

1936: GOLF - Englishman Luke Donald wins the 2011 PGA of America player of the year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average on the PGA tour. The 33-year-old secured his place at the top of the American money list with victory in the Disney Classic on Sunday.

1929: RUGBY UNION - France have been fined £10,000 for advancing on the New Zealand haka immediately before Sunday's World Cup final according to the All Blacks official website.

Kris Noble, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Sven Goran Eriksson, via Twitter: "Sacking Sven now is as bad as sacking Ferguson after the 6-1 loss. Ashamed & embrarrassed to be a #LCFC fan tonight. #bbcsportsday"

1918: MOTORSPORT - More than a dozen IndyCar drivers have met with series officials for three hours to discuss ways to make the sport safer in the wake of Dan Wheldon's death at the Las Vegas Indy 300 on 16 October.

Gwilym J. James, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Eriksson, via Twitter: "At 1 year & 21 days, that was the longest Sven-Goran Eriksson had been in a job since he was England manager. #bbcsportsday #lcfc "

BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Sven Goran Eriksson, via Twitter: "Martin O'Neill bookies' favourite to replace Sven at Leicester but imagine owners would need to be incredibly persuasive to pull that off."

1858: FOOTBALL - QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt believes he could still move to Paris St Germain, but reveals sporting director Leonardo expressed doubts over his temperament during preliminary talks in the summer. "That is just an excuse from Leonardo not to sign me because he had other priorities," he said. "The Qatar officials told me 'do another great six months and in January we will be back'."

1845: ATHLETICS Former Olympic bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton is happy to have made public her heptathlon comeback. "I've had to keep my gob shut for over 2 months about this! So it's a relief it's out! #heptathlon," she tweets.

1840: FOOTBALL - West Brom striker Shane Long could face up to six weeks on the sidelines after a scan confirmed severe bone bruising, and a small bone chip, inside his right knee following a challenge by Alan Hutton in the Baggies win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Shivam, on Leicester's reported decision to sack Eriksson, via Twitter: "#BBCsportsday LCFC wouldn't sack Sven if they didn't have a replacement in mind. Steve and Martin are free..."

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1826: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport understands Sven Goran Eriksson has been sacked as Leicester City manager.

Tom Spencer, on rumours that Sven Goran Eriksson has been sacked at Leicester, via Twitter: "Sven sacked according to sources, not sure how I feel about that - where are the high calibre options to replace him?? #lcfc #bbcsportsday"

1820: FOOTBALL - A number of national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sun, report that Sven Goran Eriksson has been sacked as manager of Leicester City

1813: BBC NEWS CHANNEL - Coming up at 1845 on the BBC News Channel. Sportsday with Olly Foster Reaction from around the globe to Six and the City and what now for United. Latest from QPR as they ponder the John Terry racist allegations . A look ahead to tonight's championship match between Brighton and West Ham, also a special report from New Zealand on the All Blacks Victory parade.

1806: FOOTBALL - The Football Association are looking into comments made by Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas about referee Chris Foy's performance in yesterday's 1-0 defeat against QPR. The Chelsea boss launched a verbal attack on Foy yesterday after seeing his side end the match at Loftus Road with nine men following the dismissals of Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba.

1800: RUGBY UNION - Read the latest Q&A with former England international Jeremy Guscott, who answers your questions in the aftermath of New Zealand's triumph in the Rugby World Cup.

1755: FOOTBALL - Aldershot Town captain Ben Herd says his side must not let the occasion get to them when they play Manchester United in the Carling Cup.

1748: RUGBY LEAGUE - Wales rugby league captain Lee Briers urges his side to prove they can compete at the top level when they face England in their opening Four Nations match on Saturday.

1740: SAILING - Three-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie says he is now fully focused on the 2012 Olympics after completing three races for Oman Air in the Extreme Sailing Series.

1730: FOOTBALL - Watford sign Swansea and Scotland striker Craig Beattie on loan until 8 January 2012.

1721: FOOTBALL - Former Manchester City boss Peter Reid tells BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan that the current team can beat Manchester United to the Premier League title after thrashing their rivals 6-1. "You don't win anything in October but they are hard to beat and they have strength in depth," Reid said.

1714: ATHLETICS - Kelly Sotherton has made a shock return to the heptathlon in a last-ditch bid to compete at the London Olympics. The 34-year-old quit the heptathlon, in which she won Olympic bronze in 2004, in November 2010 to focus on the 400 metres. However, after winning a silver medal as part of the 4x400 metres relay team at the European Indoor Championships in March this year, Sotherton failed to qualify for the World Championships in Daegu and recently lost her lottery funding.

1706: FOOTBALL - Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood is hoping to extend Leigh Griffiths's loan deal beyond January reports BBC Sport. The 21-year-old Wolves striker opened his account for the Edinburgh side on Saturday, scoring twice in the 3-2 win at St Mirren.

1658: FOOTBALL - Rangers midfield player Andrew Little has returned to Ibrox after he suffered knee ligament damage playing for Port Vale against Morecambe, reports BBC Radio Stoke. The Northern Ireland international is unlikley to play for the club again before his loan expires in January.

1650: ATHLETICS - Former world 800m champion Caster Semenya has turned to two-lap great Maria Mutola to help her win Olympic gold in London next year. "Maria has had a long and super successful career. She will be a great teacher for me," said Semenya.

1640: RUGBY LEAGUE - Wales rugby league coach Iestyn Harris says his side are under "no illusions" over the difficulty of this year's Four Nations tournament.

1633: FOOTBALL - Nemanja Vidic explains further his decision to retire from international football in an open letter on the Serbian Football Association (FSS) website (in Serbian): "The main reason for this decision is that for a long time, the media, and therefore the public, have criticised my attitude towards the national team even though I have played when injured and sometimes against the will of my club."

1625: FOOTBALL - Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic on his retirement from international football on "I feel, after 10 years of playing for my country, it is the right time for me to stand aside and allow the younger players to come through."

1618: FOOTBALL: Everton striker Louis Saha, on Twitter: "Wow!! Nemanja Vidic retires from International football. Surely a big blow for Serbia."

1612: BOXING - Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck says one hard blow will be enough to beat heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when they meet in December. Mormeck says he will "smash his face," adding that Klitschko's opponents "don't do what they need to do."

Breaking news
1605: FOOTBALL- Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has quit the Serbian national team after their failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine, the Serbian Football Association (FSS) has announced on its website (in Serbian).

1600: RUGBY LEAGUE - Australian prop Michael Korkidas has left Wakefield Wildcats to join Championship club Keighley Cougars. The 30-year-old made 142 appearances in two spells at Wakefield

1555: WINTER SPORTS - The winter sports season is upon us and British freestyle skiing is already celebrating a podium placing. Katie Summerhayes, 16, has finished third in the Europa Cup ski half-pipe in Saas Fee, Switzerland.

1547: FOOTBALL- Kilmarnock will be without goalkeeper Cammy Bell for their Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final against East Fife. Anssi Jaakkola looks set to deputise at Rugby Park on Tuesday night.

1540: RUGBY UNION - Attack coach Robert Howley wants to remain part of Wales coach Warren Gatland's staff following their fourth-place World Cup finish. Howley, defence coach Shaun Edwards and forwards coach Robin McBryde's contracts ended as Wales returned from New Zealand. "I think these players have been in a good place in the last seven weeks and we haven't seen the best of these yet and I'd love to be a part of it."

1531: FOOTBALL- Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has encouraged players to report racism "because there is no place for it". Heskey was speaking at a Kick It Out event at Villa Park before recent allegations of racism hit the headlines.

1521: CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce at the spot-fixing trial, on Twitter: "Prosecution close their argument "This sad for players and sad for sport. Sad truth no player above his sport and no person above the law""

1456: TENNIS - "Djokovic, Nadal & Federer confirmed for Abu Dhabi exhibition from 29-31 Dec. Still unsure where Murray will start his Oz Open preparations," tweets freelance sports journalist Stuart Fraser.

1446: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan blogs on how David Silva and James Milner combined to give Manchester City's midfield a fluidity and shape that Manchester United lacked on Sunday.

1433: FOOTBALL - AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso hopes that he will eventually be able to play football again as he is confined to the gym with a nerve problem in one of his eyes. He suffered the injury in a collision with team-mate Alessandro Nesta in September. "My gym work is giving me the strength not to give up. There's worse things in life," he said.

Stuart O'Hara, on Manchester United's 6-1 defeat to Manchester City, via Twitter: "#bbcsportsday The result at Old Trafford had been coming after our poor displays against Basel, Norwich and Liverpool."

1410: RUGBY UNION - New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry will lead the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham next month. Henry and his assistant, Steven Hansen, have accepted offers to coach the famous side against the Wallabies on 26 November.

1358: RUGBY UNION - Sale Sharks chief executive Mick Hogan says the club are still in negotiations about a move to Salford City Reds' new stadium at Barton. "If the deal is right for our supporters, our players, sponsors and the like we would like to move there." he added.

1353: CRICKET - Essex's slow left-arm bowler, Tim Phillips, has signed a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him at The Ford County Ground until the 2012 season. While Max Osborne and Chris Wright have been released by the Club.

1347: CRICKET - West Indies reached on 144 for five in their first innings at the close on the fourth day of the weather affected First Test, in reply to Bangladesh's 350 for nine declared. Left-arm spinner Elias Sunny claimed four wickets on his debut.

1338: FOOTBALL - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Manchester United's 6-1 thrashing by title rivals Manchester City. "It's a surprise," he said. "But France nearly beat New Zealand in the rugby (World Cup final) and that was a surprise."

1325: FOOTBALL - Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has joined Championship side Brighton on a month's loan, the Premier League club have announced.

David Taylor, on Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's new contract, via Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Clever bit of P.R by United re: new Hernandez deal. Gives United fans something to be positive about today."

1316: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish confirms the club will appeal midfielder Chris Herd's red card in the 2-1 defeat by West Brom on Saturday. "Looking at the pictures again, Chris has done nothing wrong. It's a poor decision on the day by the official," McLeish told Sky Sports.

1248: MOTO GP - Valentino Rossi will not be retiring from MotoGP in the wake of Marco Simoncelli's death. Davide Brivio, his manager at former team Yamaha, denied widespread internet and media rumours that the 32-year-old was too upset to carry on racing. "Many are asking about Vale stopping races. This is absolutely not true and I'm sorry even that I have to explain it," Brivio said.

Graeme McDowell on Twitter: What kind of machine is @LukeDonald because he IS a machine. Ball striking machine? Putting machine? Definitely a money printing machine.

1237: ATHLETICS - South Africa's Caster Semenya will be coached by former world and Olympic 800m champion Maria Mutola. Semenya, who won silver as she attempted to defend her world 800m crown in Daegu earlier this year, says Mutola "will be a great teacher for me".

1224: FOOTBALL - Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed describes former club manager Mark Hughes as a "strange man" and a "flop". "Sacked by Manchester City, he was becoming a forgotten man when I rescued him to become manager of Fulham Football Club. Even when results were bad, I did not put pressure on him. I gave him every support - financial, moral and personal," says Al-Fayed.

1210: FOOTBALL - "The last player I remember making an impact as big and as quickly as Javier is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His talent for creating space in the box and his finishing ability mark him out as a natural goalscorer," says Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Mexico international Hernandez admits that he "never expected my first year to go so well" after signing from Chivas last summer.

Breaking news
1200: FOOTBALL - Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year deal at Old Trafford to extend his contract until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Breaking news
1154: FOOTBALL - Lincoln City have announced that David Holdsworth will be their new manager report BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The ex-Mansfield boss has been given a contract until the end of the season. He replaces Steve Tilson who was sacked two weeks ago.

1147: TENNIS - The draw has been made for the end-of-season WTA Championships, which are taking place in Istanbul for the first time this year. World number one Caroline Wozniacki has been drawn with Petra Kvitova, Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanska in the red group, while Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na and Sam Stosur make up the white group. The round-robin matches begin on Tuesday at 1500 BST.

BBC football commentator Juliette Ferrington, on Bolton's Carling Cup match against Arsenal on Tuesday, via Twitter: Expect to see eight or nine #bwfc changes at #afc tomorrow, including Bogdan, Klasnic, Steinsson, Muamba and Tuncay. #bbcsportsday. Coyle giving several players a chance tomorrow night at Arsenal to stake their claim for a place in the team at Swansea on Saturday"

1128: RUGBY UNION - England hooker Steve Thompson has revealed in the Independent that he turned down a rival offer to sign a three-year-deal with Wasps. The 33-year-old links up with his new club for the first time this week after England's quarter-final defeat at the World Cup.

1122: GOLF - The Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) have announced the sport's rules for 2012-15, the first time the two bodies have worked together on the regulations. Players will now be exonerating from penalty if their ball is moved by the wind after address.

BBC Football commentator Conor McNamara, on striker Mario Balotelli's celebrations at Old Trafford on Sunday, via Twitter: Just seen a teenager in Altrincham wearing a 'Why Always Me' t-shirt... This won't go away any time soon."

1102: RUGBY UNION - France captain Thierry Dusautoir, whose side lost the World Cup final to New Zealand on Sunday, is named IRB Player of the Year ahead of five other candidates including Australia's David Pocock and All Black Ma'a Nonu. New Zealand win the IRB's Team of the Year award with Graham Henry taking the Coach of the Year accolade.

Breaking news
1054: FOOTBALL - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed striker Shola Ameobi will be out for around four to six weeks with a hamstring strain report BBC Radio Newcastle. The 30-year-old forward was a second half substitute in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League victory against Wigan.

1051: CRICKET - West Indies have made a slow start in pursuit of Bangladesh's first-innings total of 350-9, reaching 80-3 on the fourth-day of the rain-hit first test in Chittagong.

1046: RUGBY UNION - Leicester fly-half George Ford has been named as the IRB Junior Player of the Year after guiding England to the final of the 2011 Junior World Championships.

1042: CRICKET - England are top of the first-ever Twenty20 world rankings. Eoin Morgan is the top-ranked batsman with Kevin Pietersen third, while team-mate Graeme Swann is second in the bowling standings, behind Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis.

1033: BOXING - Unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook will make his American debut on the undercard of fellow Briton Carl Froch's fight against Andre Ward on 17 December. Brook's opponent is yet to be announced.

1026: CYCLING - "Beijing Olympian Liam Phillips is returning full-time to the #BMX after a stint on the track with the GB team sprint squad," reports BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter.

Breaking news
1016: FOOTBALL - A QPR club source has told the BBC that they will discuss claims that Chelsea captain John Terry racially abused defender Anton Ferdinand internally within the next 24 hours. The club will then decide if they wish to proceed with a formal compaint.

John Hiley, on Manchester City's win over Manchester United, via Twitter: "David Silva is the best player in the world right now; his pass for the sixth goal was sublime."

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0935: CRICKET - Paceman Stuart Meaker insists the mood in the England camp remains "surprisingly positive" despite being 4-0 down in the five-match series against India. "We're a young side and we're developing, it's surprisingly positive. We're learning every time we play." he said.

0926: RUGBY LEAGUE - The United States have become the 13th nation to secure their place in the 2013 Rugby Leauge World Cup. The Tomahawks will line up alongside Wales and the Cook Islands in group D after beating Jamaica 40-4 in Philadelphia to win the Atlantic zone qualifying group.

0920 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce at the spot-fixing trial, on Twitter: "Back to Court as cricket spot fixing trial enters 4th week. In closing stages now. Judge plans to sum up tomorrow. Jury due out Wednesday."

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0907: GOLF - Phil Mickelson has fallen out of the world's top 10 for the first time since 2004. Luke Donald, has stretched his lead over fellow Englishman Lee Westwood at the top, while Sergio Garcia's 11-shot victory in the Castello Masters has taken the Spaniard from 49th to 31st.

0904: AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The Chicago Bears intercepted quarterback Josh Freeman four times as they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18 Sunday in the National Football League's (NFL) fifth annual regular season game at Wembley Stadium.

0857: RUGBY UNION - A quarter of a million people turned out on Monday to celebrate the All Blacks rugby World Cup final victory over France. Thousands gathered in Auckland for the victors' parade, to see the players, coaches and support staff celebrate the end of a 24-year wait for World Cup glory.

0846: CYCLING - Dave Brailsford says his British track cycling team must "knuckle down" for a vital period of training after winning seven European gold medals last week. "There's a lot of work to be done between now and Christmas. There's nothing fancy, it's hard, hard graft and real grit," he added.

0840: GOLF - Luke Donald finished top of Golf's US money list by winning the concluding event of the season in Florida. A final round 64 means Donald is on course to become the first player to top the money lists in both the United States and Europe. "It's been a tremendous year for me. I answered a lot of critics' questions coming here knowing I had to win, and doing it." Donald said.

0832: FOOTBALL - Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas could find himself in trouble with the Football Association this morning following his outspoken attack on referee Chris Foy after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to QPR.

0826: MOTO GP - Mokhzani added. "It is a sad and unfortunate racing accident but the circuit is designed to the highest safety levels," he said, adding it was inspected by motor sports' governing bodies. "Yesterday's accident was beyond anybody's control or expectation."

0814: MOTO GP - Sepang International chairman Mokhzani Mahathir said it wil look at safety at the circuit after the death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli. "We will see from it (the investigation) if there is anything we could have done differently." Sepang, which also hosts the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix and other races, was "a safe track", Mokhzani said.

0807: CYCLING - Geraint Thomas, the 2008 team pursuit gold medallist, tells BBC Sport Wales he will miss next year's Tour de France in order to concentrate on the 2012 London Olympics. Next year's Tour will finish on 22 July - less than a fortnight before the Olympic track qualifiers begin.

0803: FOOTBALL - Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has described his side's 6-1 thrashing by rivals City as his "worst ever day" at the club but promised: "There will be a response." Meanwhile, City boss Roberto Mancini insists his side have not overtaken United as the Premier League's major power despite the manner of the victory.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Monday's gossip column: Fulham are monitoring Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak after the Russian impressed while at Zenit St Petersburg alongside midfielder Andrei Arshavin (Daily Mail). Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are planning a £10m swoop for Arsenal's Arshavin and defender Sebastien Squillaci in the January transfer window (Inside Futbol). Inter Milan are set to go head-to-head with Arsenal for the signature of Marseille winger Andre Ayew (Metro).

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