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Sportsday Live - Monday 7 November

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fabio Capello's England squad announcement and all the weekend's sporting action, plus more.

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1956 FOOTBALL: Managing director of Club England Adrian Bevington says he is "fully in agreement" with Fabio Capello's decision to include captain John Terry in the squad to face Spain and Sweden later this month.

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1950 GET INVOLVED: Greg Heathcote on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday So Simpson/Taylor are more deserved of a call up than the likes of Walker/Baines due to the Toons good start? Do me a favour!"

1946 FOOTBALL: Giovanni Trapattoni has warned his Republic of Ireland players they can take nothing for granted as they prepare for their Euro 2012 showdown with Estonia. "We will have to show our pride. It will be very important for us to show all the Irish people our quality, our mentality and our attitude," he said.

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1939 FOOTBALL: Stuart Pearce has had to make three changes to his England Under-21 squad for their Euro 2013 Qualifier against Iceland following injuries to Sunderland's Connor Wickham, Middlesbrough's Alex Nimely, and the senior team call-up for Everton's Jack Rodwell. In their place come 'Boro defender Joe Bennett, Manchester United's Will Keane, and Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi.

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1935 GOLF: BBC Sport online assistant editor Phil Gordos on Twitter: "Tiger Woods due to speak to media at 2330 GMT ahead of Australian Open. Steve Williams sure to be on the agenda."

1929 FOOTBALL: New St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas has no complaints that his side's game against Aberdeen was postponed due to heavy fog. "With it being my first game everyone was looking forward to it, so it is disappointing but safety is paramount for players and fans - it's absolutely the right decision," he said.

1925 FOOTBALL: Tottenham defender Ledley King wants Spurs to become the London club that breaks Manchester's dominance of the Premier League title race. King says: "I hope we can become the biggest challenger to the Manchester teams. At the moment we feel we can win every game we go into."

1920 FOOTBALL: Bangor City secretary Gwynford Jones says Wrexham and Newport County should not be have been invited back into the Welsh Cup.

1916 OLYMPICS: Olympics minister Hugh Robertson has defended the Government's decision to reserve around 3,000 tickets for civil servants who have been involved in the Games to buy. A total of 8,815 tickets have been allocated to the Government. Robertson says: "I think it's absolutely right that the people who have worked on this should get to see a little part of it over the 16 days."

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1912 GET INVOLVED: Lee Robson on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday so no Newcastle players picked in Capello's squad despite 3 out of the 4 of the best defence in PL is english. What a joke!"

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1909 FOOTBALL: Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on Twitter: "Scans showing injury not as bad as first thought, waiting to see a knee specialist later in the week...."

1904 FOOTBALL: In case you missed it, check out our sneak peek of England's Euro 2012 training facilities in Krakow.

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1853 RUGBY UNION: Brian O'Driscoll has revealed that surgery was the only solution to the trapped nerve that he said was troubling his everyday life. The Ireland captain will miss most of the season after being ruled out for six months with the shoulder problem that has afflicted him for the past year. He says: "I need the operation for general life, not just from a rugby point of view."

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1846 COMING UP: Don't forget to join Mark Chapman on BBC Radio 5 live from 1900 GMT. There will be the usual entertaining mix of football debate, with the Football League show at 2100 followed by the Monday Night Club at 2130. At 2200 there is also a look back at Saturday's Four Nations rugby league double-header at Wembley.

1842 SQUASH: Squash's leaders are campaigning to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games and say they have adapted the sport "to suit modern times". Their previous attempt failed with the International Olympic Committee citing difficulties with televising the sport, but the World Squash Federation says those problems have now been overcome.

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1832 TENNIS: British pair Andy Murray and Ross Hutchins have won their first round men's doubles match against Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero 4-6 6-3 (10-7) at the Paris Masters.

1828 FOOTBALL: Southend chairman Ron Martin tells BBC Look East that the club's start to the season, combined with the prospect of a new stadium, has lifted the mood.

1822 HOCKEY: Former Ireland international Mark Gleghorne will make his debut for Great Britain at the Champions Trophy in New Zealand next month. The 26-year-old East Grinstead forward, who has not played international hockey since 2008 and has recently recovered from injury, has now joined compatriot Iain Lewers in earning a GB call-up after switching allegiance.

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1815 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan Warriors' Sam Tomkins, Chairman Ian Lenagan and Leeds Rhino's winger Ryan Hall will be on BBC Radio 5 live tonight at 2200 GMT, as they look back at Saturday's Four Nations rugby league double-header at Wembley.

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1809 TENNIS: British pair Andy Murray and Ross Hutchins have won the second set 6-3 after Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero won the first set 6-4 in the men's doubles event at the Paris Masters.

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1801 RUGBY UNION: Newcastle Falcons head coach Alan Tait tells BBC Newcastle that new signing Adriaan Fondse has quality in the second row.

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1749 RUGBY UNION: Munster rugby's official Twitter feed: "Keith Earl's injury update - scan in Limerick tday confirmed he sustained medial ligament damage & will be out of action for 4-6 weeks."

1740 FOOTBALL: Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria is set to miss Argentina's World Cup qualifiers are against Boliva on Friday and Colombia on 15 November after tearing a thigh muscle in Sunday's 7-1 league win over Osasuna.

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1737 TENNIS: Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero win the first set 6-4 against British pair Andy Murray and Ross Hutchins at the Paris Masters.

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1730 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter at the Republic of Ireland press conference: "Leon Best having scans on groin problem. If given the green light he'll join up with the rest of #ROI squad this evening. #ROI hopeful John O'Shea will recover from his injury in time for the 2nd leg. Giovanni Trapattoni says both Darron Gibson and Robbie Keane are fit and available for selection.

1724 TENNIS: British number one Andy Murray loses his opening service game in doubles partnership with Ross Hutchins against Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero at the Paris Masters.

1713 FOOTBALL: Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero describes the ongoing stand-off between his club and team-mate Carlos Tevez as: "Very sad. He is now training at the club, but not with us. It is a shame. Hopefully, in these days or the next month it can be solved and he will be with us."

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1702 FOOTBALL: The Scottish Premier League match between St Johnstone and Aberdeen is postponed because of dense fog at McDiarmid Park.

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1657 SWIMMING: British Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington on Twitter: "A chilly 7 degrees this morning in training! Not good getting out soaking wet in only a costume!"

1652 RUGBY LEAGUE: Australia forward Tony Williams is charged with a high tackle on England second rower Ben Westwood in the second-half of Australia's 36-20 Four Nations win at Wembley on Saturday. Williams has until 1100 GMT on Tuesday to accept the charge, which carries an automatic one-match ban, or contest it in front of an international disciplinary panel on Tuesday evening.

1645 FOOTBALL: Don't forget to join Mark Chapman on 5 live from 1900 GMT. There will be the usual entertaining mix of football debate, with the Football League show at 2100 followed by the Monday Night Club at 2130. At 2200 there is also a look back at Saturday's Four Nations rugby league double-header at Wembley.

1636 FOOTBALL: Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell, called into Fabio Capello's latest squad, has become the first England player to be photographed in a Team GB commemorative Olympics shirt.

1630 FOOTBALL: A pitch inspection in that Scottish Premier League match between St Johnstone and Aberdeen will take place at 1700 GMT.

1626 FOOTBALL: Belgian teenager Andreas Hoelgebaum Pereira will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with Manchester United on 1 January when he turns 16, he said in an interview with the Dutch daily De Telegraaf.

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1621 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Liam McLeod on Twitter: "I hear it's not looking good for #StJohnstone v #Aberdeen going ahead. Thick fog...stay tuned to Radio Scotland and BBC Sport Scotland."

1610 BOXING: Heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali on Joe Frazier who has been diagnosed with liver cancer: "The news about Joe is hard to believe and even harder to accept. Joe is a fighter and a champion and I am praying he is fighting now. My family and I are keeping Joe and his family in our daily prayers. Joe has a lot of friends pulling for him - and I'm one of them."

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1557 FOOTBALL: stonefish100, on Twitter: "Disgraceful amount of call offs for Scotland.Levein said these days were over. Call up of MacKenzie over SPL players is a joke"

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1550 FOOTBALL: liverbuddy, on Twitter: "Why is Stephen Warnock left out of the England squad? he's been so consistent this season!"

1542 BOBSLEIGH: British bobsleigh brakewoman Serita Shone has taken her first steps since suffering a spinal fracture last month and is hoping to return to the UK from Germany in the next 10 days. Shone has undergone two operations on her spine after being hurt in a training crash in Winterburg.

1535 RUGBY LEAGUE: Following the news that Joel Tomkins has switched codes to join Saracens from Wigan, the Warriors have been boosted by Joel's brother Sam signing a new five-year contract with the Super League club.

1531 FOOTBALL: Hull City manager Nigel Pearson has requested permission to speak to Leicester over their vacant manager's job, BBC Radio Humberside understands.

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1520 FOOTBALL: Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has resigned as manager of Stockport County. "Having being introduced to the club by Tony Evans, I presumed that the take-over by him and his consortium would have taken place," said Hamann in a statement on the Stockport website. "Various promises were made to me at the time of my appointment which subsequently did not take place. I feel therefore unable to continue in the post."

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1514 FOOTBALL: GriffinSpurs, on Twitter: "Anyone else confused by the exclusion of Jermaine Defoe in the England squad - natural replacement for Rooney"

1508 FOOTBALL: Everton defender Phil Jagielka admits the club's current run of poor results has crushed confidence within the squad. Saturday's defeat at Newcastle was their fifth in six Premier League matches. "We've still got some good players. Maybe not with the confidence you'd need though. The manager's got a hard job to do now in terms of getting confidence and morale back up."

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1501 RUGBY UNION: Ireland captain and centre Brian O'Driscoll will undergo surgery for a trapped nerve in his shoulder next week and is expected to be ruled out for up to six months, his club Leinster have confirmed.

1458 FOOTBALL: Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is set to undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the knee injury he suffered on Saturday. The 18-year-old suffered suspected knee ligament damage just seconds into the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United.

1453 FOOTBALL: Barcelona President Sandro Rosell says he wants the Spanish league to cut its size from 20 clubs to 16 and limit the spending of wealthy foreign owners. Rosell also added that Barcelona and Real Madrid, which dominate the La Liga, also understand they must help their opponents through fairer television rights deals.

1447 FOOTBALL: Portugal forward Danny and defender Silvio have been ruled out of the two-legged Euro 2012 playoff against Bosnia due to injury.

1438 OLYMPICS: The government has bought 8,815 tickets for the London Olympics, at a cost of nearly £750,000. Of those, 213 are much-sought after opening ceremony tickets and 143 are for the closing ceremony. The figures, from a Sky News Freedom of Information request, also showed £33,085 went on 257 athletics tickets. The government said the allocated tickets were for business and political leaders, and stressed there would be no free tickets for civil servants.

1430 OLYMPICS: According to the Associated Press, Brazil's largest newspaper, the Folha de S. Paulo daily, says the country will spend an additional $410 million (£255m) to speed up the construction work for the 2014 World Cup. The paper says that work will be non-stop at nine stadiums and seven airports, meaning extra shifts will have to be added which will increase the costs.

1423 RUGBY UNION: Sale Sharks have signed Leinster scrum-half Cillin Willis on loan for the rest of the season.

1419 RUGBY UNION: Wigan Warriors and Saracens have announced a historic partnership between the two clubs which will allow for co-operation between the respective coaching teams and academies as well as player loans and a cross-code match.

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1412 RUGBY UNION: Wigan centre Joel Tomkins has switched codes to join Saracens.

1408 DIVING: As the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award prepares to celebrates its 10th anniversary, BBC Sport catches up with some of the prestigious former winners, including diving superstar Tom Daley who is the only person to have picked up the award three times. "Winning awards like Young Sports Personality of the Year has an impact on your training motives. It gives you a real kick and a boost. When I first won the award, I remember coming back to training and wanting to work harder to try and win it again."

1400 TENNIS: Spain's Fernando Verdasco has beaten Marin Cilic of Croatia in the first round of the Paris Masters. Elsewhere, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Santiago Giraldo in three sets while Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Mikhail Youzhny. Second seed Andy Murray has a bye through to the second round.

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1353 GET INVOLVED: Don't forget to send in your thoughts on the latest sporting issues. Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday.

1348 MOTOGP: Yamaha has confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo will miss this week's post-season test at Valencia as he continues his recovery. The Spaniard injured his left hand in a crash during the warm-up for the Australian Grand Prix, missing that race and the following two in Malaysia and Valencia.

1342 ARCHERY: On the day the route for the Olympic torch is announced, archer Alison Williamson tells BBC Sport that she is hoping for a team medal when competing in her sixth Olympics at London 2012.

1337 FORMULA 1: Williams have opened talks with Kimi Raikkonen as the team attempt to persuade the 2007 world champion to return to Formula 1 in 2012, plus more in Monday's gossip column.

1330 CRICKET: Pakistan clinch the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the third and final match ends in a draw at the Sharjah stadium. Pakistan, set 255 runs to win in a possible of 61 overs, finished at 87-4 before bad light ended play.

1327 FOOTBALL: The FA statement on Antolin Alcaraz's charge for spitting at an opponent: "The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, relates to his side's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers [on Sunday]. The player has until 6pm on November 8, 2011 to respond to the charge. If the player admits the charge he may accept an automatic three match suspension."

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1324 FOOTBALL: paul84johnson, on Twitter: "Another joke of an England squad. Has anything actually changed since England's last dismal performance? I won't be watching"

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1316 FOOTBALL: Wigan's Antolin Alcaraz has been charged with spitting at an opponent, the Football Association have announced.

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1315 FOOTBALL: BernieMaginn, on Twitter: "Disappointed for Jose Enrique not making the Spain squad. Been Liverpool's most consistent performer this season so far."

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1313 BOWLS: You can now follow live coverage of the Scottish International Open bowls at the Dewars Centre in Perth on this very website.

1311 RUGBY LEAGUE: England are anxiously awaiting the results of a scan on captain Jamie Peacock amid fears he could miss Saturday's do-or-die Gillette Four Nations clash with New Zealand.

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1308 FOOTBALL: OptaJoe, on Twitter: "4 - Micah Richards has made twice as many assists as any other PL defender this season. Grounded"

1302 WEIGHTLIFTING: Britain's Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith believes she can achieve the 2012 qualifying standard at the World Championships in Paris on Tuesday. "Paris is another big step [towards the Olympics]. I'm quite confident that I can lift the weight I need," said Smith, who won silver at the World Youth Championships in May but has not competed since because of injury.

1254 FOOTBALL: Under-pressure Blackburn manager Steve Kean remains confident Rovers can turn around their season in the coming weeks. After the international break Blackburn travel to Wigan, the only team below them, with other away games at Stoke, Sunderland, and home fixtures against Swansea, West Brom and Bolton. "Now we have got games against teams around us and if our levels are as high as they have been then I am convinced we will pick up points," said Kean.

1241 RUGBY UNION: Northampton Saints forward Courtney Lawes tells BBC Radio Northampton his side are "unstoppable" once they get possession of the ball.

1233 FOOTBALL: Manager David Holdsworth says he will put Lincoln City's players through a rigorous training regime during their two-week gap between matches. The Imps are without a game until 19 November following their FA Cup exit. Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire: "I'll use it to put in a mini pre-season, if you like. They'll be working their socks off and learning how to be fit."

1224 FOOTBALL: Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has named an experienced squad to face England on 12 November (see below). This includes Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta - who is recalled after injury - his club-mate and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, Manchester City midfielder David Silva and Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.

1218 FOOTBALL: Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray tells BBC Tees that his side deserved the fortuitous goal scored by Scott McDonald in Saturday's 1-0 win against Watford.

1211 FOOTBALL: The Spain squad to face England and Costa Rica in friendlies on 12 and 15 November respectively: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Nacho Monreal (Malaga); Xavi (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona); David Villa (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Jesus Navas (Sevilla).

1208 RUGBY LEAGUE/UNION: Wigan centre Joel Tomkins is expected to complete his switch from league to union by joining Premiership champions Saracens. Warriors will be due compensation for the 24-year-old, who is contracted until 2015, with the move costing Saracens a reported £250,000.

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1200 FOOTBALL: Former Wales international midfielder Robbie Savage, on Twitter: "Phone calls to my house, saying to my wife they'll kill me, newspaper letters stuck on to paper to make a death threat!! It's scary stuff"

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1158 FOOTBALL: Former Wales international midfielder Robbie Savage, on Twitter: "I received a number of death threats in my time as a footballer, letters, verbally, house attacked, car vandalised, it's not nice!"

1152 FOOTBALL: Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi tells BBC Radio Stoke that he will not allow the club's supporters to force him from his position after his side were booed off following a 3-0 home defeat by Torquay.

1145 CRICKET: Close of play in the first Test between India and West Indies in Delhi: West Indies are 21-2 in their second innings, a lead of 116 after earlier bowling India out for 209.

1137 FOOTBALL: Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz could be banned for three matches if a spitting allegation against him is proven. The Football Association are likely to act if referee Lee Probert says he missed the incident during the Latics' 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

1130 FOOTBALL: Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell's first call-up to the senior England squad is reward for his fantastic form this season, according to club and country team-mate Phil Jagielka. "He was unfortunate with the red card against Liverpool but other than that he has been up there with our players of the season so far," Jagielka told evertontv.

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1125 FOOTBALL: Opta Sports on Twitter: "5.96 - Scott Parker has made the most tackles per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season."

1122 CRICKET: Sri Lanka call all-rounder Thisara Perera into their squad for the five-match one-day series against Pakistan after paceman Dhammika Prasad is ruled out with a thigh muscle injury.

1110 RUGBY UNION: England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson hits out at World Cup organisers for the inconsistent balls used during the competition and branded them "horribly unprofessional". Wilkinson suffered from some of the poorest kicking form of his career during the World Cup in New Zealand and pinpointed the unpredictable behaviour of the match balls as the root of the problem.

1101 TENNIS: The latest WTA rankings confirm that Elena Baltacha will end 2011 as the world number 50, and following her second straight ITF title in Germany on Sunday, Anne Keothavong moves up to number 73. Heather Watson ends the year ranked 92nd, while Laura Robson is at a career high of 131.

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1055 RUGBY UNION: Scrum-half Ben Youngs on Twitter: "All the boys are sending there best wishes to Nathan Cubitt who sadly broke his neck playing yesterday. We all hope he has a full recovery."

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1042 CRICKET: Latest score from the fifth day of the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Sharjah. Sri Lanka have declared their second innings on 181 for six wickets to set Pakistan a target of 255 runs for victory in the rain-affected match. However, Pakistan are currently 30 for 2. Meanwhile, in Delhi, India have just been bowled out for 209, giving the West Indies a first-innings lead of 95 in the first Test between the two.

1030 FOOTBALL: During two weeks in December, the BBC will be celebrating sport through a series of events aptly called Celebrate Sport with the BBC. This includes shows, events and interactive sessions taking place at MediaCityUK, Salford, and surrounding venues. Click on the links to find out more and apply for free tickets via a ballot, which closes at 1600 GMT on Friday 18 November.

1025 FOOTBALL: Newcastle's Leon Best is an injury worry for the Republic of Ireland ahead of the Euro 2012 play-off against Estonia. The striker is due to meet up with the rest of the squad in Malahide for assessment after limping out of his club's 2-1 Premier League win over Everton with groin and toe problems.

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1010 FOOTBALL: Blackburn striker Jason Roberts on Twitter: "Pulled Groin Muscle kept me out of selection for Sat Game... Gutted to not be involved and I am going to work hard to be fit soon!!"

1002 BOXING: Former heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes on his one-time sparring partner Joe Frazier who has been diagnosed with liver cancer: "If you talk about heart, determination, courage, all that good stuff, you're talking about Joe Frazier. I got my fingers crossed. I've been watching the news all day and all night, trying to find out what's happening with him. I know it don't look good, but if anybody can beat what he's up against, you'd have to think Joe would be the guy."

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0956 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "Expect we may get swift decision today from The FA regarding Antolin Alcaraz spitting at Wolves defender Richard Stearman yesterday."

0951 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says that he is continuing to select veteran striker Emile Heskey despite him suffering an Achilles problem because of his importance to the team. "The situation is such that we can't really play him for the full 90 minutes," said McLeish. "But he is effective in the team with the contribution he makes."

0946 TENNIS: Britain's Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski will face each other for the first time in London when they meet in the Aegon Masters Tennis tennis tournament on the ATP Champions Tour. The British pair will be joined by Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Younes El Aynaoui and Thomas Enqvist in a six-man field for the event which begins on 30 November.

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0940 BOXING: Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier's manager Leslie Wolff has told BBC Radio 5 live that the 67-year-old was told four weeks ago that he had liver cancer. Since then, Frazier has been on pain management and sleeping a lot.

0934 ATHLETICS: British long-distance runner Jo Pavey further pressed her claim for selection at next year's London Olympics with a top-10 finish in the New York marathon on Sunday. The 38-year-old's time was just outside the mark she set on her marathon debut in London earlier this year, which qualified her for next year's Games, but her place in London is still not guaranteed. Team GB can only select three runners for the event and with world record holder Paula Radcliffe likely to get the nod barring injury, Pavey is competing with the likes of Mara Yamauchi, Louise Damen and Susan Partridge for a place.

0928 OLYMPICS: The London 2012 Olympic torch will fly by zip wire from the Tyne Bridge, ascend Snowdon by rail and cross Loch Ness during its 8,000-mile journey around the UK. The torch will visit 1,018 places over 70 days and culminate in a trip down the River Thames to the Olympic Park for the opening ceremony.

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0924 HORSE RACING: Tony McCoy responds to the decision on Twitter: "I obviously broke the rules but I just don't think that for a minor breech of the rule that it warrants the penalties that the jockeys get. On a lighter note if anyone knows of any part time jobs with the amount of suspensions I'm getting I will have 2 find something else 2 do.

0922 HORSE RACING: Champion jump jockey Tony McCoy has been given a five-day ban after falling foul of the new whip rules for the first time at Ffos Las on Sunday. McCoy was deemed to have used his whip once more than the allotted eight times on Jonjo O'Neill's Caddie Master, runner-up in a handicap hurdle.

0918 FOOTBALL: David Beckham and Robbie Keane helped LA Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 in the Western Conference championship to reach the MLS Cup final.

0911 GOLF: Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is 58th in the latest world rankings - just one year after losing the number one spot to Lee Westwood. Luke Donald retains the number one ranking while US Open champion Rory McIlroy replaces Westwood in a career-high second place.

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0905 FOOTBALL: QPR midfielder Joey Barton on Twitter: "Don't understand Eng Squad. No Newcastle players?? No Micah Richards?? Surely he has to be Man City 5 pts clear, MoM at Old T and skipper??"

0859 FOOTBALL: Police are probing a threatening letter sent to QPR footballer Anton Ferdinand . A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "I can confirm that officers are investigating an allegation of malicious communication." Ferdinand is at the centre of a race row involving England and Chelsea captain John Terry, over comments Terry allegedly made to him during a match.

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0855 OLYMPICS: BBC Sport's Jake Humphrey on Twitter: "Morning friends! Here's good news to wake up to... 95% of you in the UK will be minutes from the Olympic Flame in 2012..."

0848 CRICKET: India are 151-4 at tea on day two of the first Test, in reply to West Indies' first innings total of 304 all out at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

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0839 FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland sports reporter Alasdair Lamont on Twitter: "Cyprus-bound with a patched-up Scotland squad. 6 withdrawals and 4 call-ups by my reckoning. Will this be a worthwhile exercise for Levein?"

0833 CRICKET: Persistent rain wipes out the entire first session of Monday's final day of the third and final Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, who need to win to square the series, were set to resume their second innings on 164-5 - a lead of 237 runs - but the loss of a session significantly increases the chances of the Test being drawn.

0829 FOOTBALL: Three selections from Monday's gossip column: Manchester United are set to make a move to sign PSV Eindhoven's Brazilian-born 15-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira; Lille playmaker Eden Hazard and Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen, who have been long-time Arsenal targets, are attracting strong interest from Tottenham; Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish dismisses rumours he will have to sell Darren Bent in the January transfer window as "utter nonsense".

0825 GOLF: Greg Norman lends his support to Steve Williams by denying his former caddie is a racist. The former world number one and Presidents Cup captain was quick to dismiss claims Williams should be sacked for a racist comment about Tiger Woods. Norman said: "I know he probably regrets saying it. I guarantee you in that room that night there were some heavier things said."

0817 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar, looking for his 100th international hundred, is out for seven in India's first innings of the first Test against West Indies in Delhi.

0808 GOLF: Good morning and welcome to another day of Sportsday Live. To kick-off, Tiger Woods will give his first press conference since his former caddie Steve Williams made a racist remark about him.



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