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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 25 October

Sportsday Live featuring Gareth Thomas's retirement from rugby, England's final one-day international against India, QPR's stance on John Terry's alleged racist slur, plus more.

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1900: That's it for Tuesday's Sportsday Live. Phil Dawkes will be with you for all the live action on a night of Carling Cup football, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 BST on Wednesday.

Breaking news
1850 FOOTBALL: - Aston Villa have confirmed they have suspended midfielder Barry Bannan as they carry out an internal inquiry after he was involved in a motorway crash on Sunday.

1840 F1: - Karun Chandhok has been told that he will not be racing in his home grand prix this weekend. Team Lotus reserve driver Chandhok had been hoping to drive in front of 100,000 of his countrymen for Sunday's inaugural race in India. Instead, teammates Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will instead take their places on the starting grid.

Breaking news
1832 FOOTBALL: - QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes has released a statement regarding allegations that Chelsea captain John Terry racially abused Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, saying: "Queens Park Rangers does not condone racism in any way, shape or form. As a Club, we will provide our players with our unequivocal support when alleged incidents like this occur. We are keen to draw a line under this alleged incident and focus on our forthcoming fixtures." The Football Association has confirmed they will now begin to make enquiries into the matter after receiving a complaint relating to the alleged incident.

1828 FOOTBALL: - Blackburn striker Jason Roberts says he has been racially abused 'too many times to count'.

1823 HORSE RACING: - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght reports that a barrister-cum-racehorse trainer who regularly acts for the British Horseracing Authority has been found guilty of breaking the Authority's so-called 'non-trier' rules at Chepstow. QC Graeme McPherson was fined £3,000, and his jockey Jodie Mogford was banned for 14 days, after the stewards adjudged their horse Traditional Bob, who finished fifth in a novices hurdle (2-40), to have been 'schooling in public'.

1815 FOOTBALL: - Denmark international Simon Poulsen insists he "knows nothing" of Aston Villa's reported interest in signing him from AZ Alkmaar. Villa have been linked with a cut-price move in January for the utility player, whose contract with the Eredivisie leaders expires next summer.

1807 RUGBY UNION: - Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin is pleased to have most of his World Cup contingent available again for Saturday's clash with the Scarlets.

1800 RUGBY UNION: - Worcester Warriors head coach Richard Hill has told BBC Hereford and Worcester that scrum-half Shaun Perry is likely to return to action this weekend as he does not have a cruciate knee injury as had been feared.

1753 FOOTBALL: - Lazio coach Edy Reja says he is aiming for a Champions League place this season after guiding his team to second in the Serie A table following three straight wins. Lazio finished fifth last season and just missed out on Europe's premier club competition.

1752 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Alison Mitchell on Twitter: "On a brighter note, Eng's women have just completed a 3-nil series whitewash in South Africa. They move onto T20s and should win those too."

1751 GET INVOLVED: Steven Johnson on Twitter: "Chelsea should point out they will control their players when the FA control their refs. AVB simply pointed out the facts. #bbcsportsday"

1746 FOOTBALL: - Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has told BBC Sussex that he would like to extend his loan spell at Brighton beyond the initial one-month agreed by both clubs.

1738 BOXING: - Michael Katsidis has labelled Ricky Burns the most dangerous British opponent he could face as he looks for his third success in London. The Australian fights Burns on November 5 for the WBO interim lightweight title as the Scot moves up a weight following three successful defences of his world super-featherweight title, which he won in spectacular fashion from Roman Martinez last year.

1733 FOOTBALL: - England captain Alastair Cook has admitted his side were "blown away" by India after a spectacular collapse saw them suffer a 5-0 whitewash in the one-day series. Chasing India's total of 271 for eight, England were well on course in the fifth and final ODI but collapsed embarrassingly from 129 without loss to 176 all out. "We were in with a shout at 120-odd for nought and just got blown away at the end. It was very disappointing," said Cook, whose side lost the match by 95 runs.

1729 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1720 FOOTBALL: - Frenchman Henri Michel has returned to his post as the head coach of Equatorial Guinea, just one week after he resigned.

1714 FOOTBALL: - Grimsby have signed young Hull City left-back Conor Townsend on a one-month loan deal .

1710 ATHLETICS: Edwin Moses, the two time Olympic gold medallist and two times World Champion who broke his own World Record four times, has been unveiled as an official bid ambassador for London's bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

1706 GET INVOLVED: Craig Robson on Twitter: "Want to see United pick up the pace tonight, make up for the weekend by putting six past Aldershot #bbcsportsday"

1701: FOOTBALL - Everton manager David Moyes is optimistic the club will soon reach agreement with midfielder Marouane Fellaini over a new contract. The Toffees broke their transfer record when they signed Fellaini for an initial £15m from Standard Liege on a five-year deal in 2008, and Moyes revealed in April that talks had begun with the 23-year-old Belgium international about extending his stay on Merseyside.

1655: FOOTBALL - Veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has agreed a contract extension with Championship side Doncaster until June 2013.

Breaking news
1649: CRICKET - England's misery is completed as Steve Finn is the last man to fall in Kolkata. They're all out for 176 and lose the match to India by 95 runs. The series ends in a 5-0 defeat for Alistair Cook's side, who lost their 10 wickets for just 47 runs after Cook and Craig Kieswetter got them off to a fine start with a first-wicket stand of 129. Follow live text commentary reaction with Ben Dirs.

1648: FOOTBALL - Veteran Spanish coach Javier Clemente has had his contract as national coach of African giants Cameroon terminated by the Cameroon federation.

Live action now
1645: CRICKET - Stuart Meaker out for one leaving England on 174-9 chasing India's 272. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

Breaking news
1644: CRICKET - Zimbabwe beat New Zealand by one wicket in the third and final one-day international at Queens Sports Club. New Zealand win the series 2-1.

Live action now
1640: CRICKET - Ravindra Jadeja grabs his fourth wicket, that of Sami Patel for 18. England now 167-8 chasing 272 to win the final match of the series in India. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1633: FOOTBALL - Leicester midfielder Neil Danns has told BBC Radio Leicester that he is shocked by Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure as manager.

Live action now
1628: CRICKET - Tim Bresnan caught for a duck as England capitulate under heavy Indian pressure. England 156-7 chasing 272 to win the final match of the series in India . Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

Live action now
1624: CRICKET - Ravi Bopara out for just four with England suffering against a spate of fantastic India bowling. England 155-6 chasing 272 to win the final match of the series in India . Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1618 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on SportsdayLive on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1608: CRICKET - BBC Sport's James Pearce tweets on the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Judge tells jury that nobody disputes involvement of Amir. Tells jury they must decide if either Butt or Asif involved in the spot fixing."

Live action now
1600: CRICKET - Poor 15 mins for England as Craig Kieswetter, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and now Jonathan Trott fall in quick succession. England 137-4 chasing 272 to win the final match of the series in India and avoid a 5-0 whitewash. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1555: CRICKET - England women have completed a 3-0 series whitewash over South Africa with a 5 wicket win in the third ODI. Heather Knight top scored with 55.

Live action now
1549: CRICKET - England lose captain Alastair Cook for 60 in the fifth one-day international against India in Kolkata. Chasing India'a 271, England are currently 133-1 after 22 overs. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1542: FOOTBALL - Former Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon has backed Martin O'Neill to return to the club as the successor to Sven-Goran Eriksson."It would be great to see him back in the game, first of all," Lennon said. "One of his old adages was that you never go back, but I think it is very, very tempting for him."

1530: RUGBY LEAGUE Former Hull, and Halifax prop Dominic Maloney is to return from Australia to join Championship Grand Final winners Featherstone. The 24-year-old , made seven Super League appearances for Hull in 2009, spent the 2011 season with Gold Coast club Burleigh Bears.

1523: FOOTBALL Wolves boss Mick McCarthy confirmed that he will make changes to his side for the Carling Cup fourth-round clash with Manchester City at Molineux tomorrow. Adlene Guedioura, Nenad Milijas, Sam Vokes, Dorus De Vries, Jody Craddock, Stephen Hunt, Matt Doherty, David Edwards and George Elokobi will come into contention to start.

1516: FOOTBALL - The women's short lists for the 2011 Fifa Ballon d'Or gala have been announced and, while England's Hope Powell is nominated for coach of the year, there are no English players among the 10 candidates for player of the year. They are: Sonia Bompastor (France), Kerstin Garefrekes (Germany), Marta (Brazil), Aya Miyama (Japan), Alex Morgan (USA), Louisa Nécib (France), Homare Sawa (Japan), Lotta Schelin (Sweden), Hope Solo (USA), Abby Wambach (USA).

Breaking news
1508: FOOTBALL -The Football Association have charged Chelsea with failure to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during Sunday's match against QPR, and have asked manager Andre Villas-Boas to explain his comments about the match officials.

1500: OLYMPICS Great Britain's women's handball team took a major step forward despite defeat on Saturday, as they ran world champions ussia close in a 24-16 loss at Crystal Palace. RBritain had been expected to suffer a heavy defeat and captain Lynn McCafferty told BBC Sport: "The handball world won't take us for granted now. We celebrated like a win when it was a loss but we're happy with the progress we're making ahead of the Olympics." Watch highlights of the match here.

1456: CRICKET - BBC Sport's James Pearce tweets on the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Butt's lawyer finishes, asks jury to "end his ordeal. Allow him to leave Court to pursue only vocation he knows and loves - to play cricket."

Live action now
1450: CRICKET - England are currently 41-0 after overs in the fifth one-day international against India in Kolkata. India made 271-8 at the end of their 50 overs. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1443: RUGBY UNION France have been fined £2500 for advancing on the New Zealand haka before Sunday's World Cup final, the International Rugby Board have confirmed. Les Bleus were supposed to remain behind the 10-metre line in their own half but instead advanced towards the All Blacks in a v-formation, led by captain Thierry Dusautoir.

1436: FOOTBALL Mick McCarthy has slammed the "mindless idiots" amongst the Wolves fans and claimed they deserve "no credit" after his side recovered to force a 2-2 draw in Saturday's home game with Swansea. "Let's not give any of the dissenting voices, the mindless idiots that do it, any credit whether it's aimed at me, Karl Henry, Andy Keogh or Stephen Ward. "There was no credit given to any of them at all for the 2-2 draw."

1423: FOOTBALL - Uefa President Michel Platini says they will "see what we can do" to curb excessive spending among Europe's top clubs. Manchester City and Paris St Germain have been carried to the summit of the Premier League and Ligue 1 respectively on the back of the vast wealth of their middle eastern owners. "The philosophy is that you cannot spend more money than you generate. "We are in the process of studying the accounts, and we will see what we can do."

1416: GET INVOLVED - JackOMeara93 tweets: "Pleased to see Herd has been cleared. The linesman should serve that 3 game ban instead! #bbcsportsday"

1404: FOOTBALL - More from Sven-Goran Eriksson on his departure from Leicester: "Being the manager of Leicester was an absolute pleasure and I wish everyone connected with the club the best of luck. Leicester City is a great club and I am certain that with the current owners in charge the club will go from strength to strength. To the players, old, new, everyone in the squad, I would like to say thank you. You are a talented group and I am hopeful that you will achieve success very soon."

1402: FOOTBALL - Sven-Goran Eriksson on his departure from Leicester: "I am disappointed to be leaving Leicester. It was always my aim to lead the club into the Premier League and I am very sorry that I won't be able to do that. I have always thought, and still believe now, that the club will be promoted this season. The current squad is capable and ready to achieve promotion, but football is a results industry and unfortunately we couldn't quite get things right enough of the time."

1355: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa defender Chris Herd on his successful red card appeal: "I'm very happy with the decision and I feel vindicated because I was convinced all along I had done nothing wrong. My foot was being held by a West Brom player and I was just trying to free it from his grasp. I'm grateful and glad that the appeal committee reached the right decision."

1352 GET INVOLVED: Have your say on the Gareth Thomas's retirement, England's final one-day international against India and John Terry's alleged racist slur via Sportsday Live on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

Live action now
1344: CRICKET - A third strike for Samit Patel sees England pick up their eighth India wicket, but the hosts up the run rate late on to reach 271-8 at the end of their 50 overs in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1335: FOOTBALL - When asked if he was satisfied with John Terry's on-field behaviour, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says: "Always". Villas-Boas reveals Terry told him the incident with Anton Ferdinand was "a big misunderstanding. That's why he put his statement out straight away, so the situation would not to be blown out of proportion. I find it strange when people want to not trust the words of such a representative player for the country."

Live action now
1328: CRICKET - Samit Patel picks up his second wicket, that of Ravichandran Ashwin, and India are now 232-7 after 48 overs of their 50 overs against England in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1320: FOOTBALL - Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas gives his full support to his captain John Terry following allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during the Blues' 1-0 defeat at QPR on Sunday. "We fully back John," says Villas-Boas. "He's confident about it. He spoke to Anton after the game. Anton was present in our dressing room. For us it was end of story and it still is. It's just a big misunderstanding and something blown out of proportion. The clubs are in touch with each other and for us the matter is over. We have full backing for our player. And for is it is the end of story. The rest we have to wait and see."

Breaking news
1318: MOTOGP - Gresini Honda withdraw from the final race of the season - in Valencia next month - following the death of their rider Marco Simoncelli on Sunday. Team owner Fausto Gresini says: "I know our job is dangerous, that risk is part of the game, but you always hope nothing happens."

Live action now
1315: CRICKET - Samit Patel dismisses Ravindra Jadeja as England reduce India to 207-6 after 44 overs in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

Breaking news
1310: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa defender Chris Herd has his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld. As a result, the three-match suspension handed to him is withdrawn. Herd was sent off for violent conduct against West Brom at Villa Park on Saturday.

1305: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Richard Conway tweets: "Villas-Boas indicates that Terry may not play tomorrow night v Everton but because he's on 4 yellow cards, not because of state of mind."

1302: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Richard Conway tweets: "Villas-Boas: Clubs are in contact with each other. For us the matter is over. It's the end of the story. Terry says incident is a big misunderstanding. Strange that people would doubt the words of someone who represents this country."

1258: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Richard Conway tweets from Andre Villas-Boas's press conference: "Villas-Boas: we fully back John Terry. Anton was in our dressing room after game. Story blown out of proportion. It's a misunderstanding."

Live action now
1249: CRICKET - Ravi Bopara manages to run out Suresh Raina as England reduce India to 170-5 after 38 overs in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

BBC Radio 5 live
1244: FOOTBALL - Chief inspector George Forfeit, head of Greater Manchester's fireworks safety campaign, will be on BBC Radio 5 live at 1325 to talk about Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli's involvement in the project. Worth tuning in.

1239: GARETH THOMAS RETIREMENT - Wales Rugby League head coach Iestyn Harris says: "I've worked with Gareth for just under two years and the work and desire that he put into his transition from Union to League was a testament to his supreme professionalism. Even though he switched at a mature age his enthusiasm for information made his switch a huge success."

1228: HANDBALL - Great Britain's women's handball team have exceeded expectations in a narrow 24-16 defeat to world champions Russia at Crystal Palace.

Live action now
1220: CRICKET - India are currently 148-4 after 33 overs in the fifth one-day international against England in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1212: HORSE RACING - BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght with the latest on the whip rules: "Top Irish-based flat jockey Johnny Murtagh is to follow fellow countryman Ruby Walsh in restricting his riding in Britain in protest at new rules governing use of whips during races. Three-time Epsom Derby winner Murtagh described the controversial regulations, which have led to a string of suspensions, as 'bad rules introduced for the wrong reasons', and said he would not risk bans by riding in the lead-up to major fixtures.

1206: FOOTBALL - Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth insists his side have "no fear" ahead of their fourth-round Carling Cup tie against Manchester United on Tuesday, saying his side will "rise to the challenge".

1201: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "Understand that QPR held talks with Anton Ferdinand this morning. Team now training and talks will continue this afternoon."

1155: FOOTBALL - Newcastle midfielder Chiek Tiote will miss the the Carling Cup tie against Blackburn on Wednesday after the club confirmed he sustained an injury to his right knee in the 1-0 win over Wigan on Saturday.

Breaking news
1149: RUGBY LEAGUE - Dual-code Wales international Gareth Thomas has retired from all forms of rugby with immediate effect according to his manager Emanuele Palladino.

1143: SPEED SKATING - Britain's Jon Eley has won gold in the men's 500m at the speed skating ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City. The 26-year-old from Nottingham beat reigning Olympic champion Charles Hamelin of Canada in the final. Eley then teamed up with Richard Shoebridge, Paul Stanley and Jack Whelbourne to win silver in the Men's 5000m relay final, behind Canada.

1135: CRICKET - BBC Sport's James Pearce tweets on the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Salman Butt's lawyer says there's "the strongest possible evidence" that Mohammed Amir organised his no balls directly with his agent."

1128: CRICKET - BBC TMS producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "Great catch from @kiesy_22 and Rahane is out now for 42 to Tim Bresnan. India lose 3 wickets without adding a run. 80/3 in 19th."

1122: CRICKET - The rain-affected first test between Bangladesh and West Indies has ended in a draw.

Live action now
1116: CRICKET - England bowler Steven Finn strikes in quick succession to remove Gautem Gambhir and Virat Kohli in a double-wicket maiden over in the fifth one-day international against India in Kolkata. The hosts are now 80-2 after 18 overs. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1110: TENNIS - The end-of-season WTA Championships for the top eight players in the world begins in Istanbul at 1500 BST, with three round-robin matches on day one: Petra Kvitova v Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki v Agnieszka Radwanska, and Maria Sharapova v Samantha Stosur. Victoria Azarenka and Li Na will start their campaigns on Tuesday.

Live action now
1100: CRICKET - India are currently 77-0 after 16 overs in the fifth one-day international against England in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1054: MOTOGP - BBC Sport's Matt Roberts remembers Marco Simoncelli in his latest blog: "Motorcycle racing brought Marco Simoncelli to his death but it also brought him to life and you can rest assured that he would not have lived it any other way."

1048: FOOTBALL - Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Looking forward to tonights game. I'm sure Aldershot will be right up for it so we will have to be mentally ready."

1042: ATHLETICS - South African runner Caster Semenya, who won the world 800m title in 2009, has chosen Mozambican Maria Mutola as her new coach, reports AFP. Mutola won Olympic 800m gold in Sydney in 2000 as well as three world titles in 1993, 2001 and 2003 and will train Semenya ahead of London 2012.

1035: MOTOGP - Associated Press reports that the body of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has arrived back in Italy following Sunday's fatal accident in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Simoncelli's father Paolo and fellow rider Valentino Rossi were on the flight that landed in Rome. A public viewing of the Italian's body is planned for Wednesday in his hometown, Coriano, with the funeral scheduled for Thursday.

Live action now
1030: CRICKET - India are currently 29-0 after six overs in the fifth one-day international against England in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary with Ben Dirs.

1024: FORMULA 1 - West New York mayor Felix Roque claims Formula 1 will hold a grand prix in New Jersey in 2013. New Jersey governor Chris Christie could announce the deal at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday.

1017: FORMULA 1 - Indian racer Karun Chandhok will not drive in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Sunday after Team Lotus choose to stick with Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

1010 GET INVOLVED: Have your say on the allegations against John Terry, Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure from Leicester and England against India via Sportsday Live on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday

Live action now
1000: CRICKET - England win the toss and elect to field first in the fifth and final one-day international against India in Kolkata. Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website with Ben Dirs.

0957: FOOTBALL - The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set 24 November as the date for its hearing into the dispute between FC Sion and Uefa. The Swiss club were thrown out of the Europa League on 2 September after being found guilty of fielding ineligible players in their play-off match against Celtic, who were installed in the group stage in their place.

0953: GOLF - BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter assesses the achievement of Luke Donald in topping both the European and American money lists.

Live action now
0945: CRICKET - England women reduce their South African counterparts to 54-1 after 11.5 overs of their third and final one-day international in Potchefstroom.

0938: FOOTBALL - Former Liverpool and Scotland international Steve Nicol leaves his position as coach of Major League Soccer side New England Revolution after 10 years in charge.

0937: ATHLETICS - Former world 100m champion Kim Collins rolls back the years to break the 28-year-old Pan-American Games record. The 35-year-old from St Kitts and Nevis, the 2003 world champion, clocks 10 seconds flat in the semi-finals for a time two hundredths slower than his personal best.

0929: TENNIS - The sport could have joint men's and women's season-ending finals in not too distant future, says WTA chief Stacey Allaster

0926: FOOTBALL - "From Clapton to Manchester United"... BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher looks ahead to Aldershot Town's Carling Cup meeting with the Premier League champions.

0917: FOOTBALL - Infostrada Sport tweets: "ON THIS DAY: In 1997 Diego #Maradona played his last official match as his side #BocaJuniors won 2-1 away at bitter rivals #RiverPlate."

0915: TENNIS - With the end-of-season WTA Championships starting in Turkey today, BBC tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend assesses the impressive work done by the governing body for women's tennis.

0905: CRICKET - Adam Mountford tweets: "Pietersen to stay with squad but rated as "doubtful" for T20 on sat. Ian Bell expected to replace him today with Swann back for Borthwick."

Breaking news
0900: CRICKET - BBC TMS producer Adam Mountford tweets that England batsman Kevin Pietersen is out of today's fifth and final one-day international against India with a fractured left thumb, which he suffered while fielding in Sunday's fourth ODI.

0857: FOOTBALL - England's Hope Powell is one of 10 coaches nominated for the Fifa World Coach of the Year for Women's Football award.

Live action now
0854: CRICKET - New Zealand are 19-1 after four overs of their third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

0850: BASEBALL - Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli inspires a late fightback as they beat St Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series in Arlington. With Texas leading the best-of-seven series 3-2, Games 6 and 7 (if needed) will be played back in St Louis on Wednesday and Thursday - commentary on all World Series games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

0840: GET INVOLVED - N56Medhurst tweets: "If Terry is found guilty, then instantly he should be stripped of the england captaincy and banned from selection altogether! #bbcsportsday"

Breaking news
0823: FOOTBALL - Allegations that Chelsea captain John Terry racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand on Sunday are being "assessed" by police after a complaint from a member of the public. Terry has categorically denied making an alleged racist slur towards Ferdinand during the Blues' 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that police have been notified of an incident on Sunday 23 October involving alleged racial abuse. This is currently being assessed by officers from Hammersmith and Fulham."

0815: TENNIS - World number one Caroline Wozniacki tweets from the end-of-season WTA Championships in Turkey: "Early morning practice at this cool stadium:) looking forward to play tonight 2nd after 5 against Radwanska."

0805: GOLF - Britain's Luke Donald is named 2011 PGA of America player of the year and also wins the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average for the year on the PGA Tour (68.86). World number one Donald becomes only the second Englishman, after Nick Faldo in 1990, to clinch the PGA of America award.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Monday's gossip column: AC Milan want to bring Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli back to Italy. (Metro). Balotelli has been made the face of a Bonfire Night safety campaign - just days after a blaze at his Cheshire home was caused by fireworks being let off from a bathroom. (the Sun). QPR defender Anton Ferdinand will decide on Tuesday before whether to formally complain over an alleged racist slur made by Chelsea captain John Terry. (Daily Telegraph).

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