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Sportsday Live - Thursday 27 October

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2000: That's it from Sportsday Live and it will resume on Friday at 0800 BST.

1957: On 5 Live Sport from 2000 BST, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan examines the role of pressure in top level sport.

1955 WINTER SPORTS: Ex-British two-man bob world champion, Nicola Minichiello, tells BBC Sport that extensive measures are taken to ensure the safety of athletes following a major training crash involving bobsleighers Serita Shone and Fiona Harrison. Minichiello says "serious accidents are rare", but admits the sport is the Formula 1 of ice so can be dangerous.

1948 TENNIS: France' Jo-Wilfried Tsonga began his push to ensure a place in the year-ending ATP World Tour finals when Finland's Jarkko Nieminen was forced to quit their second round Austrian Open clash through illness. Top seed Tsonga, who was 3-6 6-1 3-1 ahead at the time, stands at provisional eighth in the race for the 20-27 November World Tour finals.

1931 FOOTBALL: Striker Anthony Stokes is confident Celtic can make up a 10-point gap and overhaul rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

1914 BOXING: You can hear the recently retired former WBA world heavyweight David Haye taking calls from listeners until 2000 BST on a special 5 Live Boxing phone-in.

1910 FOOTBALL: Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi will miss the next six months with damaged knee ligaments. The former Manchester United player suffered the injury in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid.

1902 RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC Radio Manchester hosts a Four Nations preview and fans forum programme until 2100 BST.

1857 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Jessica Creighton on Twitter: "Kick-off imminent for Wales Women's #Euro2013 qualifier v Scotland. Follow @FAW_Womens for the latest."

1849 FOOTBALL: Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his red card against his former club Carlisle on Tuesday.

1833 TENNIS: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beats world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 in the WTA Championships in Istanbul to leave the Dane waiting on other results to see if she can secure a place in the last four.

1831 FOOTBALL: Veteran midfielder Bryan Hughes has joined Accrington Stanley following a spell in Iceland with IBV Vestmann.

1818 BADMINTON: Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier lose 23-21 21-19 to Chinese second seeds Xu Chen and Ma Jin in the second round of the mixed doubles at the Yonex French Open in Paris.

1758 CYCLING: The International Cycling Union (UCI) announces that the third round of the Track World Cup series will take place a week earlier than previously scheduled in Beijing, from January 13 to 15.

1744 TENNIS: Andy Murray will join world number one Novak Djokovic and home hero Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour event in Basle next week.

1734 FOOTBALL: Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck reveals owner Roman Abramovich has been informed of the club's defeat in its bid to buy back Stamford Bridge. "Roman's disappointed, but he respects that Chelsea Pitch Owners have spoken," Buck said. "It's really a matter of discussing with the rest of the board and discussing with Mr Abramovich what - if any - next steps there should be, can be, will be."

1718 GOLF: Defending champion Graeme McDowell is eight shots behind clubhouse leader Richie Ramsay after firing an opening 73 at the Andalucia Masters.

1710 TENNIS: Fourth seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat China's Li Na 6-2 6-2 in Group A of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

1706 FOOTBALL: Former Republic of Ireland boss Brian Kerr is to step down from his position as Faroe Islands manager after he was unable to agree a contract extension to stay in the role.

Twitter
1700: FOOTBALL: BBC Football Focus presenter Dan Walker on Twitter: "Top Football Focus this Saturday: Adebayor, Bent, Hodgson, Racism, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher sings Blue Moon, goals, Lawro & Peter Reid."

1648 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish launches a staunch defence of Alan Hutton after widespread condemnation of the full-back's challenge on West Brom striker Shane Long. He said: "Alan made a tackle, the ball was there to be won. It is something that UEFA are clamping down on and I'm sure in 10 years time you won't see any contact at all in football. It is heading that way."

Twitter
1640: CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial on Twitter: "Jury in the Pakistan cricket trial has been sent home for the night. They will resume deliberations at 10am tomorrow."

1633 FOOTBALL: Blackburn utility player Jason Lowe signs a new five-year contract at the club after an impressive start to the Premier League season.

1625 FOOTBALL: Chelsea FC statement on their failure to buy back the freehold of Stamford Bridge: "Chelsea FC is naturally disappointed with the result. While we will remain as ambitious as ever, this decision could slow down our progress."

1618 CRICKET: Sarah Taylor scores a half-century as England extended their winning run in South Africa to four matches with a seven-wicket victory in the opening Twenty20 international.

Breaking news
1612: FOOTBALL: PFA statement on Carlos Tevez: "[PFA chief executive] Gordon Taylor attended the hearing with Carlos Tevez on 21 October and was privy to all the evidence presented to the hearing and Carlos' response. The PFA's opinion, based on all the evidence presented, is that Carlos Tevez never refused to play for the club. This is accepted by the club in that the charge against Carlos made at the hearing was not one of refusing to play. As such the PFA considers that there is no justification for a fine other than up to the prescribed sanction of 2 weeks wages agreed by the FA, the Premier League and PFA. The PFA has informed the Manchester City Football Club accordingly and Carlos will continue to be supported by the PFA in this regard."

Twitter
1600: RUGBY LEAGUE - Warrington Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson on Twitter: "Looking forward to watching #Aus play #NZ in the opening #4nations game tomorrow night. Cracking game to start the series."

1547: FOOTBALL - Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson has told BBC Look East that he is "determined to get it right" for the people that are supporting him. "At these times, you get to know which ones are behind you and want you to do well. What you can't do is panic, and you can't make wholesale changes at this point." The Cobblers entertain Rotherham in League Two on Saturday, trying to stop a four match losing run.

1540: RUGBY LEAGUE - Captain Lee Briers is set to return for Wales' Four Nations opener against England on Saturday. The Warrington Wolves stand-off missed Wales' warm-up win over Ireland last Saturday but is expected to win his 21st cap at Leigh.

1532: FOOTBALL - Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke said he will be "here for the long term", speaking at the club's AGM. The American businessman's full takeover took place in May after acquiring the stakes of Danny Fiszman and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith. "We are glad to be here, are happy with the direction of the club and are here for the long term - we love London," said Kroenke.

1525: MOTOGP - Thousands of fans have filled the streets of Coriano to pay their final respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, whose funeral is taking place at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Beside Simoncelli's coffin sat two motorcycles - one that he rode to win the 250cc championship in 2008 and another used this season.

1518: FORMULA 1 - McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to stay focused on racing after his split with pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. "It's very tough [but] I was still able to focus at the last race and I still have that attitude," said Hamilton.

Breaking news
1511: FOOTBALL - Chelsea have been defeated in their bid to buy back the freehold of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Pitch Owners chairman Richard King announced.

1505: FORMULA 1 - Triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart has criticised Lewis Hamilton's overtaking style, saying that "even a blind man" would not have attempted one of his overtaking manoeuvres on Felipe Massa in the 2010 Italian Grand Prix, plus more in Thursday's gossip column.

1458: CRICKET - A first test century for Azhar Ali took Pakistan to 281 for four at the close on the second day of the second test and sent them past Sri Lanka's first innings total of 239.

1452: FOOTBALL - Inter Milan goalkeeer Julio Cesar has been diagnosed with a groin strain having had to come off at half-time in his team's 1-1 draw at Atalanta on Wednesday night. Tests confirmed the injury, a repeat of a previous problem, and Italian media claim he will now miss Saturday's crunch clash against traditional rivals Juventus.

1447: RUGBY LEAGUE - England coach Steve McNamara has kept faith with the same squad that beat France for his side's Four Nations opener against Wales on Saturday. "There were some great signs last week and we are looking for key partnerships to gel and prosper," said McNamara.

1442: ROWING - Anna Watkins has defended her title as champion of the Thames, winning the Wingfield Sculls in 20 minutes 55 seconds - a women's record. Lightweight Adam Freeman-Pask upset GB heavyweight squad-member Tom Solebury in the men's race - his 19 min 41 sec also a record on a very fast tide. Defending champion and favourite Alan Campbell was injured.

1436: TENNIS - Britain's Anne Keothavong continues her fine recent run of form by beating Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele 6-3 7-6 (7-4) to reach the semi-finals in Barnstaple, after Laura Robson earlier lost to Ekaterina Bychkova.

1431: OLYMPICS - Olympic weightlifting champion Galabin Boevski was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport after trying to board a plane bound for Spain with nine kg of cocaine, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Boevski, who was banned for eight years for doping by the International Weightlifting Federation in 2004 after tampering with his urine sample at the 2003 world championships, faces up to 15 years in jail, reports Reuters.

1427: FOOTBALL - Blackburn's England Under-21 international Jason Lowe, who plays at either full-back or in central midfield, has signed a new five-year deal with the club which lasts until the summer of 2016, reports PA.

1421: WINTER SPORTS - The latest on the bobsleigh accident is that brakewoman Sorita Shone has had spinal surgery and is described as stable after a crash in Winterberg, Germany. The driver Fiona Harrison suffered a head injury and is under observation in hospital.

Twitter
1415: CRICKET - BBC Sport's James Pearce at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial on Twitter: "Jury will continue deliberating in the cricket trial until 1630 BST. If there is no verdict by then they'll be sent home until tomorrow."

1409: CRICKET - Australia will make a final call on injury doubts Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh on Friday, just hours ahead of the deciding one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead, reports AP. The three-match series is level at 1-1 with Australia looking for their first ODI series win in South Africa in nine years.

1404: FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he and singer girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger have split. "We're friends at least and we can move forward," said the McLaren star. "I've my family who are helping, so I feel pretty good."

1355 HORSE RACING: BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Whip: Ruby Walsh to ride at Wetherby, Fri: had been talking about missing it because of threat of long ban; expected there Sat too."

1350 FOOTBALL: BBC Look North looks at the task facing newly-appointed Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth with the Imps fourth from bottom in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

1346 BADMINTON: English duo Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis have knocked out Olympic champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia to book their place in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the Yonex French Open.

1341 GOLF: Scotland's Richie Ramsay sets the early pace at the Andalucia Masters with an opening round of 65 which included five birdies and an eagle at the par-five 11th.

1332 FOOTBALL: Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman tells BBC Radio Merseyside he was disappointed to see them exit the Carling Cup with a 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.

1327 CRICKET: Captain Michael Clarke says Australia will make a final call on injury doubts Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh on Friday morning, hours ahead of the deciding one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead.

1322 WINTER SPORT: After the earlier news that two members of the GB bobsleigh team are in hospital after a crash during training in Germany, it has been revealed that Fiona Harrison was driving the sled at the Winterberg track when the accident happened. The name of her brakewoman, who suffered serious injuries, has not been released.

1318 ATHLETICS: Hampshire's Charlotte Purdue talks to BBC South Today about her hopes of competing in the 10,000m at the London 2012 Olympics.

1312 RUGBY UNION: Welsh star Gavin Henson has told Press Association Sport that securing the services of Graham Henry would be a good move for the RFU. "Obviously he is now a World Cup-winning coach and I owe him a lot because he gave me my first cap," said Henson. "With Wales, things did not go so well after he had left. Having won the World Cup he has shown that he is a great coach and of course anyone would want to have him working for them."

1307 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Jury in cricket trial has a break for lunch, so there will be no verdict for at least another hour."

1300: CRICKET - Paul Franks has signed a new contract that commits him to Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2013 season.

1256: TAEKWONDO - World champion Sarah Stevenson has paid tribute to her mother, who has lost a battle with cancer. Diana, 63, was diagnosed with the terminal condition in January and passed away surrounded by family at St John's Hospice, Doncaster on Wednesday.

Breaking news
1250: FOOTBALL - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident club captain Robin van Persie will sign a new contract. "He has 18 months to go and I'm confident he'll sign a new deal. I'm always confident," Wenger told BBC Sport.

1246: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter at the Arsenal AGM in London: "Arsene Wenger: 'The scepticism is too high. This team has qualities to have a successful season. Trust us.' Huge applause. AGM over."

Twitter
1241: RUGBY UNION - The Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Twitter: "England centre @manutuilagi has been ruled out for 6 weeks with a broken cheekbone after a clash of heads in the win over Gloucester."

1235: TENNIS - Britain's Laura Robson loses 6-4 6-4 to Ekaterina Bychkova in the Aegon GB Pro-Series quarter-finals in Barnstaple.

1230: RUGBY UNION - Toulon's Olivier Missoup has been given a 120-day ban by France's national rugby league following a post-match assault on Montpellier's Remy Martin, reports AFP. The forward was ordered to pay damages to Martin after being accused of an assault which prompted a brawl between the players and left Martin requiring 10 stitches in his lip.

1224: MOTORCYCLING - Northern Ireland's Eugene Laverty is to partner former World Superbike champion Max Biaggi in the factory Aprilia team next season. The 25-year-old replaces Britain's Leon Camier.

1218: OLYMPICS - London 2012 organisers have unveiled the blue and pink Olympic Hockey Centre pitch and 16,000-seat outdoor stadium. International players have been trying out the pitch, 276 days before the first match takes place there. London 2012 will be the first world event to be played on a different coloured synthetic turf to the traditional green.

1211 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Judge tells jury in Pakistan cricketers trial not to even think about majority verdicts. Being sent out now to consider."

1202 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa have defended right-back Alan Hutton after he was criticised by West Brom manager Roy Hodgson following his tackle on Shane Long in the Baggies' 2-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday.

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1157 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter at the Arsenal AGM in London: "[Chairman Peter] Hill-Wood: "Not considering injection of additional equity Committed to self-sustaining. Will not match vast sums being spent by other clubs."

1149 CRICKET: Pakistan are 182-3 at tea on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai chasing Sri Lanka's first innings total of 239.

1142 WINTER SPORTS: Two female members of the British bobsleigh team are in hospital after crashing during training in Germany.

1125 OLYMPICS: Production has begun on making the medals for the London 2012 Games. A total of 4,700 Olympic and Paralympic medals will be produced at the Royal Mint headquarters in Llanstrisant in South Wales.

1119 RUGBY UNION: Bath full-back Nick Abendanon tells BBC Radio Bristol their seven-try victories against Newport and Worcester in the LV= Cup have given them a confidence boost ahead of their return to Premiership action against London Irish.

1110 FOOTBALL: UK users can watch James Forrest lead a second-half comeback for Celtic as they reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup with a 4-1 win over Hibernian.

1057 FORMULA 1: Force India's Scottish driver Paul di Resta insists to BBC Sport that Formula 1 is safe despite motorsport being rocked by two on-track deaths in the last two weeks.

1055 MOTORSPORT: British Moto2 star Bradley Smith has told BBC Radio Oxford he questioned his future in the sport following the death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli on Sunday.

1049 FOOTBALL: Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has checked into a rehabilitation clinic to receive treatment for a gambling addiction but manager Paul Jewell has told BBC Radio Suffolk that the forward will start Saturday's Championship game against Millwall.

1045 FOOTBALL: The lawyer who helped introduce the Bosman ruling to sport, Jean-Louis Dupont, tells BBC Sport that the Premier League's third-party ownership rules are "not legitimate".

1038 CYCLING: Belgium's Philippe Gilbert has been awarded the Velo d'Or award as the best rider of 2011 by France's Velo Magazine. Gilbert, who won the Fleche Brabanconne, Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day races, beat Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and world champion Mark Cavendish in a poll of cycling journalists.

Twitter
1030 CRICKET: BBC's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter at the Pakistan spot-fixing trial: "Back in court where judge is concluding his summing up in the Pakistan cricketers case. Jury will be sent out soon. Ish."

1024 FOOTBALL:Former England striker Les Ferdinand says that racism will continue to be a problem in football as long as there are "no deterrents" for abuse by fans or players from the game's authorities.

1022: ROWING - Several of Great Britain's Olympic medal hopefuls are in action today, racing for the Championship of the Thames in the 171st running of the Wingfield Sculls event. At 1215 BST, world double sculls champion Anna Watkins makes a race appearance in a single scull, aiming to defend the title she won last year against squad-mate Beth Rodford. Then, world bronze medallist Alan Campbell aims to win a hat-trick of titles in the men's race at 1315 BST, with GB squad member Tom Solesbury likely to be his biggest rival.

1017: FORMULA 1 - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton will have manager Simon Fuller by his side for only the second time this season for this weekend's Indian Grand Prix, plus more in Thursday's gossip column.

Breaking news
1012: FOOTBALL - BBC Sport's Richard Conway reports: "QPR deny reports that Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry have or will be giving evidence to The Football Association in connection with the Anton Ferdinand-John Terry incident. They make the point that Derry wasn't even on the pitch at the time of the alleged incident."

Twitter
1009: ATHLETICS - Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Twitter: "1000th tweet on exactly 1,000 Days To Go until @Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games. We'll be ready! Will you? #1000days."

1003: FOOTBALL - Aston Villa assistant manager Peter Grant has jumped to the defence of Alan Hutton after the strong criticism of the defender by West Brom boss Roy Hodgson. Hutton has been criticised for a tackle which injured Baggies' forward Shane Long. "I know what Alan has been painted as but he's not that type of player," said Grant.

Twitter
0958: FORMULA 1 - Toro Rosso on Twitter in India ahead of the country's inaugural race on Sunday: "The electric keeps going on and off, the painters are still in and taxi drivers can't find the track. But everyone's smiling and helpful."

Twitter
0953: GET INVOLVED - Chris Reilly, on Liverpool, via Twitter: "It concerns me how much #LFC rely on Suarez at the moment. Got to keep him fit but we need others to step up."

0948: GOLF - Rory McIlroy reeled off five birdies on the back nine to take a one-stroke lead over Hunter Mahan after the opening round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, a lucrative invitational tournament not sanctioned by any of the major tours.

0942: CYCLING - Triple Olympic medallist Rob Hayles is to retire after competing at this weekend's national hill-climb championship. Hayles won team pursuit bronze in 2000 and silver in '04, as well as taking Olympic Madison bronze in 2004 and winning the world Madison title in '05, partnered by a young Mark Cavendish.

0937: MOTOGP - BBC pit-lane reporter Azi Farni remembers Marco Simoncelli in her latest column. "A demon rider on the track; exciting, flamboyant, aggressive and daring, but off it quiet and unassuming. There was no entourage, no flashiness and no mind games, just Marco, his dad Paolo and his home comforts. Marco did his talking where it mattered - on the track."

Twitter
0931: CRICKET - TMS producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "Kevin Pietersen to have fitness test at practice tomorrow but still rated "very doubtful" for T20 on Saturday."

0925: FOOTBALL - Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has dedicated the club's Carling Cup win over Everton to captain John Terry. "I think all the players would like to dedicate it to John Terry," the Portuguese told Sky Sports News.

Live action now
0920: CRICKET - Pakistan were 95-2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 239 at lunch on the second day of the second test in Dubai.

0916: RUGBY UNION - Will James has signed a one-year contract extension at Gloucester to keep him at Kingsholm until 2013, reports BBC Gloucestershire. James has spent five seasons with the Premiership side and had a year left to run on his current deal.

Twitter
0911: CRICKET - BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Back to Court for Pakistan cricket trial. This morning judge will finish summing up, and will then ask jury to retire to consider verdicts."

0905: RUGBY LEAGUE - Bradford scrum-half Cain Southernwood has joined Championship club Dewsbury on a season-long loan. Prop forward Steve Crossley has left the club after having the final year of his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

0900: FOOTBALL - Stoke boss Tony Pulis bemoaned the display of referee Lee Probert in their 2-1 Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool. Probert disallowed a John Walters goal for a foul on Reds keeper Pepe Reina and did not award a penalty when Peter Crouch went over in the box late on. "You can't have some rules in one box and different rules in the other box," said Pulis.

0855: GOLF - Graeme McDowell insists he played no part in close friend Rory McIlroy's decision to change management teams. McIlroy, 22, split from Andrew "Chubby" Chandler's International Sports Management (ISM) group last week to join McDowell at Dublin's Horizon.

0849: ATHLETICS - Brazil's Olympic long jump champion Maurren Maggi and heptathlete Lucimara da Silva bounced back from disappointments to win gold medals at the Pan-American Games. Maggi, who finished last in the world championships in Daegu, won her third consecutive Pan-Am title. Da Silva, who tested positive for the blood booster EPO in 2009, completed a two-year suspension this year.

0843: RUGBY UNION - New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry would be interested in working with the Rugby Football Union in a development role, reports the Daily Telegraph. Henry, who previously coached Wales, stepped down from his role after the All Blacks beat France in the World Cup final.

Twitter
0837: GET INVOLVED - Have your say on any of today's stories via Sportsday Live on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

0832: HORSE RACING - A record 193 horses, including globetrotting marvel So You Think and champion French mare Goldikova, will compete in next week's $26m (£16.3m) Breeders' Cup carnival at Churchill Downs, reports ESPN.

0826: FOOTBALL - Jazz Richards says Swansea City is the perfect place to further his ambitions after signing a new 18-month contract. The 20-year-old defender was keen to commit his future to the club as his previous deal was due to expire next summer.

0821: FORMULA 1 - Mark Webber pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli in his latest BBC Sport column. "It was always good to watch him race. He rode very hard and, off the track, he seemed one of those guys who simply didn't have a bad bone in his body. Those who knew him said he was a super bloke."

0815: BASEBALL - Game six of the World Series, scheduled for the early hours of Wednesday morning, was postponed for 24 hours because of bad weather in St Louis. Texas Rangers lead St Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, with Game six now taking place on Thursday evening (0105 BST on Friday). If the Cardinals win that game to level the series, Game seven will take place on Friday evening (0105 BST on Saturday) with commentary on all games on BBC 5 live sports extra.

0810: TENNIS - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will end the year as world number one for the second season running despite losing to Vera Zvonareva at the WTA Championship. Victoria Azarenka takes on Li Na in today's first match at 1500 BST.

0806: RUBGY LEAGUE - Hull KR have signed back row forward Constantine Mika on a two-year contract.

0803: TENNIS - BBC will continue to broadcast Wimbledon until at least 2017 after agreeing a three-year extension to its current deal as host broadcaster and UK rights holder.

0800: FOOTBALL - Three tales from Thursday's gossip column: Paris Saint-Germain are ready to battle it out with Manchester United and Arsenal for the signature of Lille midfielder Eden Hazard (talkSPORT). Serie A giants Roma are believed to be interested in taking Manchester-based duo Rio Ferdinand from United and Carlos Tevez from City on loan (Metro). Corinthians are ready to test Manchester City's resolve over the £40m price tag on Tevez with their club president confident of a deal (Daily Mirror).



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