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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 8 November

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Carlos Tevez's acceptance of his misconduct charge, England's poppy row and the tragic death of boxing great Joe Frazier and all the week's sporting action, plus more.

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2200: That's all for tonight's Sportsday. We will be back at 0800 GMT on Wednesday.

2150 FOOTBALL: Bradford have beaten Sheffield United 6-5 on penalties in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Check out the other full-time results on the BBC Sport website.

2125 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Everton chief executive Robert Elstone responds to recent speculation about investment & takeover talks: "

BBC Radio 5 live
2121 GOLF: BBC 5 live golf correspondent Iain Carter believes that Steve Williams should step down as Adam Scott's caddy for the time being. He says: "The sensible thing to happen would be for Stevie Williams to tell Adam Scott to get a new caddy for the next few weeks while this storm blows up."

2117 FOOTBALL: Oxford striker Tom Craddock becomes the third player to be sent off in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Southend. Oldham are the first team through tonight after beating Crewe 3-1.

2115 FOOTBALL: Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out of France's upcoming friendlies with the United States and

Belgium because of an inflamed left knee, the French Football Federation confirm.

2055 FOOTBALL: West Ham midfielder Jack Collison has pulled out of the Wales squad to face Norway on Saturday.

BBC Radio 5 live
2040 FOOTBALL: New St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas tells BBC 5 live that he is ready to make the step up into management. He says: "I've done the ground work and it is the right time to become a manager."

2035 FOOTBALL: Sheffield United are being held 1-1 by Bradford in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at half-time. You can keep across the latest scores on the BBC Sport website.

2031 MOTOGP: British rider Cal Crutchlow on Twitter: "Happy to test 1000 today & get my first run out on it. Went ok & just worked a little on my comfort on bike too. Still a lot of work to do …"

2030 MOTOGP: Dani Pedrosa was fastest for Honda on the new 1000cc MotoGP bike in their test in Valencia.

2025 FOOTBALL: Former Bolton manager Colin Todd is in the running for the managerial vacancy at Berwick.

2012 RUGBY UNION: Official RFU Twitter feed: "Delon Armitage @LiRFU banned for 5 weeks - dangerous tackle on Tom Biggs. Three-week ban - striking Dave Attwood with knee to run at same time."

2006 FOOTBALL: Former Juventus executive Luciano Moggi has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison by a Naples court for his role in the 2006 Italian match-fixing scandal.

2000 SPORTSDAY REVIEW: In what has been a busy day of sports news, here are some of the stories that have made the headlines today: Boxing legend Joe Frazier loses his battle with cancer, with the great and good of the boxing world paying tribute. Fifa has rejected the Football Association's request for the England team to wear poppies on their shirts during Saturday's game against Spain. Carlos Tevez accepts a charge of misconduct from Manchester City and Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz has accepted a FA charge for spitting at an opponent during Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

1953 TENNIS:Wednesday's order of play for the Paris Masters has been released, with Andy Murray playing Jeremy Chardy in the second match on Central Court. The first match starts at 0930 GMT and the BBC Sport website will have full live text commentary of Murray's match.

1945 TENNIS: BBC Sport Tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend's new blog reveals world number one Novak Djokovic's $1.6m dilemma over whether to risk an injured shoulder in the Paris Masters.

1937 GET INVOLVED: Akash Madhu on Twitter: "Leicester need a good manager and Pearson is the right man #bbcsportsday"

1930 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1924 BOXING: Belfast trainer Gerry Storey, who was a friend of Joe Frazier, pays tribute to one of boxings all-time greats.

1920 CYCLING: Experienced Australian sprint specialist Jonathan Cantwell has signed for the Saxo Bank team, which is led by Spain's three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador.

1917 CYCLING: Rabobank announce that Netherlands rider Theo Bos will undergo surgery on a groin injury that will rule him out of next year's London Olympics.

1910 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wales forward Craig Kopczak has been cleared to play against Australia on Sunday after successfully challenging the charge of making a dangerous shoulder charge on New Zealand's Sam McKendry last Saturday. He has instead been cautioned over the incident at a Disciplinary Committee meeting.

1905 GET INVOLVED: Steven Johnson on Twitter: "Think players should wear a t-shirt under their shirts with a huge poppy on and then when one scores all remove them. #bbcsportsday"

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1900 BOXING: On BBC Radio 5 live now - a tribute to the legendary boxer Joe Frazier.

1859 FOOTBALL: Togo hope Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will return to international football for the first time in almost two years when they start their World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday. Togo Football Federation president Gabriel Ameyi is believed to have spoken to the frontman about a possible return, but it remains unclear whether he will play.

1854 GET INVOLVED: Richard Sunbury on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Re: poppies ...In all fairness Fifa have always had this rule. Let it go. Historical symbolism should be removed from sport"

1848 GET INVOLVED: Jan Eaton on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Re: poppies. We wouldn't like things we don't approve of appearing on shirts! The only fair way is to have nothing!"

1840 FOOTBALL: League One side Chesterfield sign Bolton winger Tope Obadeyi on loan until Boxing Day.

1839 GET INVOLVED: Ben Tilling on Twitter: "@bbcsport How about embroidering the Poppy onto the black armband? Would Fifa allow this? #bbcsportsday"

1837 FOOTBALL: Jack Rodwell says his call up to Fabio Capello's England side for the two friendlies between Spain and Sweden is a childhood dream come true. "It's a brilliant feeling and I am over the moon. I'd heard rumours that I could be in the squad but I was hopeful more than anything," the Everton midfielder said.

Breaking news
1832 FOOTBALL: Rangers goalkeeper Grant Adam has withdrawn from the Scotland Under-21s squad ahead of their Uefa European Championship qualifier against Holland on Monday. The 20-year-old has now been replaced by Marc McCallum of Dundee United.

1828 TENNIS: Former world number one Roger Federer says he is delighted to have refreshed his batteries with a six week break from tennis as he prepares to attempt to win the Paris Masters for the first time. "It gave me a chance to do everything I wanted to do in practice, outdoors, also holidays and my family. I've been playing 10-12 years in a row from January to November," he said.

1824 RUGBY UNION: Glasgow Warriors head coach Sean Lineen speaks to BBC Scotland about the decision of lock Richie Gray to leave the club to join Sale at the end of the season.

1820 FOOTBALL: MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman tells BBC Look East that the expansion of Stadium MK and the construction of a new retail area will create 1,000 jobs for the town.

1816 FOOTBALL: Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "What is Fifa's reason for not allowing a poppy to be worn during the England match??"

1813 FOOTBALL: Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter: "My Great Granddad fought for this country in WW2 and I'm sure a lot of peoples grandparents did so #WearThePoppy

1810 BOXING: Legendary boxing promoter Don King, who promoted Joe Frazier in the finale of Frazier's phenomenal trilogy with Muhammad Ali, in 1975's 'Thrilla in Manila', says: "Smokin' Joe brought honor, dignity and pride for his people, the American people, and brought the nation together as only sports can do."

1803 GET INVOLVED: Do you have a view on the future of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez? Fifa's rejection of the FA's request that England should wear poppies on their shirts for their friendly clash with Spain? Or your tributes to legendary boxer Joe Frazier? Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1755 RUGBY UNION: Interim Cardiff Blues coaching team Justin Burnell and Gareth Baber hope to continue until the end of the season.

1747 TENNIS: British Tennis on Twitter: "Well done to @colin_fleming & @jamie_murray who beat Spain's Lopez & Verdasco 6-1 2-6 10-8 at the @bnppmasters #paris"

Breaking news
1745 BREAKING FOOTBALL: BBC Sport has learnt that Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will not contest his misconduct charge resulting from his actions during the Bayern Munich game in September. The deadline to appeal to the club's board was today.

1735 GOLF:Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy "are the future of world golf and there is the potential for both to share one of the game's great rivalries", according to Iain Carter's latest blog .

Breaking news
1720 BREAKING FOOTBALL: Manchester City confirm that defender Kolo Toure has received a fine of six weeks' wages which relates to doping offences committed by him earlier this year.

Breaking news
1710 BREAKING FOOTBALL: Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz has accepted a Football Association misconduct charge for spitting at an opponent during Sunday's match at Wolves and will now serve a three-match ban, the club have revealed.

1705 FOOTBALL: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes he should have scored "two or three more goals" this season, despite being named the cub's player of the month for the third straight month.

1655 PARALYMPICS: Martine Wright, who lost her legs in the 7/7 bombings in 2005, is poised to become a member of the British sitting volleyball team in the 2012 Paralympic Games.

1645 FOOTBALL: Fifa reject the proposal from the FA to allow the England team to wear poppies on their shirts for the friendly against Spain this Saturday. Fifa say "We regret to inform you that accepting such initiatives would open the door to similar initiatives from all over the world, jeopardising the neutrality of football."

1635 FORMULA 1: Ferrari will bring a modified version of their new front wing to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following the severe flexing Felipe Massa's wing suffered during the Indian Grand Prix. Read this and more in today's F1 gossip column.

1615 MOTOGP: Ducati rider Nicky Hayden on Twitter: "Think my test is probably over, just got back from hospital - wrist is broken in two spots."

1611 FOOTBALL: Preston take their tally of signings this week to three by bringing in Southampton strikers Jonathan Forte and Sam Hoskins on loan deals.

1604 RUGBY UNION: The IRB is to consider changing its disciplinary procedures after France's Aurelien Rougerie avoided being cited for an incident during the World Cup Final. Television pictures appeared to show Rougerie raking his hand across New Zealand captain Richie McCaw's face. But current rules prevent action being taken because the footage emerged more than 36 hours after the game.

1557 FOOTBALL: Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has undergone surgery to his right Achilles tendon. The England defender has been out since Spurs' 5-1 defeat by Manchester City on 28 August. Dawson's return date is to be decided in December.

1548 FOOTBALL: Sunderland defender John O'Shea has been ruled out of the first leg of Ireland's European Championship play-off match against Estonia on Friday. O'Shea is expected to be available for the second leg in Dublin on Tuesday.

1540 FOOTBALL: British sports minister Hugh Robertson has written to FIFA's Jerome Valcke asking football's governing body to allow England team to wear poppies on their shirts for the friendly against Spain this Saturday.

1532 FOOTBALL: Sunderland fine defender Titus Bramble the maximum amount for bringing club into disrepute. The club also confirmed that the allegation of a drug related offence has been dropped.

1523 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1517 TENNIS: Andy Murray will play world number 104 Jeremy Chardy in his opening match at the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The Frenchman progressed when Spanish opponent Marcel Granollers retired after the first set of their match. Meanwhile, top seed Novak Djokovic is expected to arrive in Paris on Tuesday evening as speculation continues over his fitness.

1508 FOOTBALL: Barnet have signed Southampton defender Jack Saville on a one-month loan deal. The 20-year-old left-sided centre-back had spells with Reading and Chelsea before joining Championship side Saints. "I am delighted to be here and looking forward to playing some league games," he told the club website.

1500 BOXING: Following the death of Joe Frazier, Mike Costello will take a journey back to the 1970s, when heavyweight boxing ruled the sporting planet, for a boxing special on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday. You can listen to 'When They Were Kings' from 2130 GMT.

1451 RUGBY UNION: Gloucester full-back Olly Morgan has signed a three-year contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club. The 26-year-old has spent his entire professional career at Kingsholm since joining in 2004, and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Cherry and Whites.

1443 SAILING: Sam Goodchild, part of the only all-British crew in the Transat Jacques Vabre race, has retired from the event. The 21-year-old, from Southampton, was forced out after suffering a damaged hull.

1436 RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League newcomers Widnes will be the first visitors to St Helens' new stadium when they take on their hosts in the annual pre-season friendly for the Karalius Cup on Friday, 20 January.

1427 FOOTBALL: Leicester City striker Darius Vassell is expected to miss the rest of the 2011-12 season after a knee operation. The 31-year-old England international sustained a tear to his medial meniscus and ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during the 3-2 defeat at West Ham United on 29 October. He has since undergone successful surgery and is expected to make a full recovery in around six months.

1418 FOOTBALL: Valentin Ivanov, one of the Soviet Union's greatest football players and co-winner of the Golden Boot at the 1962 World Cup, has died after suffering for years from Alzheimer's Disease, the Russian Football Federation said. He was 76.

1409 WEIGHTLIFTING: Britain's Zoe Smith set two personal bests at the World Weightlifting Championships in Paris but opted not to go for the Olympic 'A' qualifying mark. The 17-year-old Londoner lifted a combined total of 204kg, with 205kg the required 'A' standard for 2012.

1400 FOOTBALL: Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent insists the Argentina forward will remain at Napoli this season. Reports in Italy have linked the 26-year-old Lavezzi with a move to AC Milan in the winter transfer market.

1357 KABADDI: A top official of India's anti-doping body says seven players in an ongoing Kabaddi World Cup have tested positive for banned steroids.

1354 BOXING: BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Ricky Hatton tells me Joe Frazier goes down as a boxing legend, one of the all-time greats. Interview across BBC outlets soon #bbcsportsday"

1349 FOOTBALL: Midfielder Yaya Toure says the time has come for Ivory Coast to justify their status as Africa Cup of Nations favourites.

1344 TENNIS: Tomas Berdych takes another step towards securing a place in the eight-man ATP season wrap-up as the Czech fifth seed reaches the third round of the Paris Masters with a 6-3 7-5 win over Fernando Verdasco.

1337 GET INVOLVED: Terry Raptor on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Kuszczak has no right to demand anything let alone first-team football after he horribly ruined his chances."

1330 FOOTBALL: Britain's Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce adds his voice to calls for the world governing body to permit England's players to wear poppies on their shirts at Wembley on Saturday. Boyce says: "Armistice Day is a very important day in the FA calendar and I don't think it would offend anybody to have a poppy on the shirts.

1324 F1: Seven-times world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher causes a stir in Germany by insisting "Switzerland is the only home I have". The 42-year-old has lived in Switzerland for the last 15 years and has settled on the shores of Lake Geneva, despite being born and raised in Germany.

1319 FOOTBALL: Former world champion Chris Eubank talks to BBC Radio 5 live about Joe Frazier: "In boxing, you look for an intense rivalry with men who are of the highest calibre in their abilities to fight. Muhammad Ali could not have been the mammoth character, fighter and man he became without Joe Frazier. He just couldn't have. You need someone to bounce off. You need another great. The operative word is great and indeed he was."

1314 FOOTBALL: Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew tells BBC Radio Stoke that no-one's place in the Port Vale team is safe after a run of three defeats in four matches.

1310 FOOTBALL: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez breaks his silence over the Patrice Evra race row to deny allegations he verbally abused the Manchester United defender. He told Uruguayan newspaper El Pais: "There were two sides of our discussion, one in Spanish and one in English. I didn't insult him, it was just my way of expressing myself."

1305 FOOTBALL: Scotland newcomer Jordan Rhodes insists his international allegiance is not an issue as he revels in his "jaw-dropping" promotion to the full set-up. Rhodes stepped up to Craig Levein's squad for Friday's friendly in Cyprus after hitting five goals in two UEFA qualifiers for Scotland's Under-21s. The Huddersfield striker says: "It's something that never even came into my mind. I have always felt Scottish."

1258 GET INVOLVED: Tim Lewis on Twitter: "Delighted that Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to reach 15,000 test runs. Different gravy. Best batsman of this generation. #bbcsportsday"

1251 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1238 FOOTBALL: Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given missed training this morning as he underwent treatment for a stiff neck. However, the Aston Villa stopper is not considered a doubt for Friday night's Euro 2012 play-off first leg in Estonia.

Live action now
1231 WEIGHTLIFTING: BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter at the World Championships at Disneyland Paris: "Zoe Smith absolutely beaming after breaking two personal best lifts. Says she expects to be dropping to the -58kg division next year."

1225 FOOTBALL: Former Burnley captain and manager Jimmy Adamson has died at the age of 82. Adamson spent more than 30 years during his career at Turf Moor, making more than 426 league appearances. He also had managerial spells at Sunderland and Leeds, where he guided the Yorkshire club to a place in the Uefa Cup in 1979.

1216 FOOTBALL: Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids have said they will not renew English coach Gary Smith's contract, ending a relationship with the man who guided them to the MLS title last year."After meeting with Gary, we decided it would be in the best interest of both parties to move in a different direction," Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush said in a statement.

1206 FOOTBALL: Brede Hangeland believes that Fulham are owed some "lucky wins" after their recent misfortune against Everton and Tottenham at Craven Cottage. Trailing 2-1 in the second half, Fulham pounded the Tottenham goal on Sunday, only to be denied time and again - and then conceded in stoppage time to lose 3-1 again, leaving the Whites just one point above the relegation zone. "It's happened twice in a row at home now so it's very disappointing. We just need to keep playing like this and we should cause most teams a problem," said Hangeland.

1202 GET INVOLVED: Ryan King on Twitter: "Delighted that Nigel Pearson is coming back to Leicester. He gets the best out of players and he did a great job last time. #bbcsportsday"

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1154 WEIGHTLIFTING: BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter at the World Championships at Disneyland Paris: "The @GBWeightLifting coach Dave Sawyer tells me that with Zoe Smith's recent back problem they didn't want to risk it by pushing her any further" - "Sawyer adds that although A standard pretty much guarantees @TeamGB selection in 2012, B standard, which Smith smashed, probably good enough"

1147 CRICKET: India finished on 152-2, chasing 276 runs to win, in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the opening Test against the West Indies in Delhi.

1144 FOOTBALL: Scottish Football Association performance director Mark Wotte believes that the future success of Scottish football lies with its youth system.

1140 FOOTBALL: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is keeping his fingers crossed over Connor Wickham's knee injury. The 18-year-old striker suffered suspected ligament damaged in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Manchester United. Bruce says: "Initial scans are encouraging, but hopefully we will know more by the end of the week."

Live action now
1136 WEIGHTLIFTING: BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter at the World Championships at Disneyland Paris: "This next lift is key. If Zoe Smith makes it, she'll go for the @London2012 Olympic 'A' standard at 113kg's to give her 205 total, IF that is..." - "Interestingly Smith is up to do 112 in her last lift, which would be a total of 204 - below the Olympic 'A' standard ..."

1132 FOOTBALL: Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic believes the 5-0 win over Stoke, is the good omen the club needed to lift them from their recent troubles. He says: "I hope it is a good sign for us. It is a new start. I think we are going to be positive."

Breaking news
1121 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to reach a career best of 15,000 runs in test-match cricket. The batsman is currently on 28 runs off 76 balls with India currently 140-2, needing 136 more runs to beat the West Indies on day three of the first Test in Delhi.

1115 FOOTBALL: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has paid tribute to the defenders who have laid the foundation for the club's fine start to the season, Pardew says: "There are some fantastic players and sometimes, as much as you can defend and have all your disciplines in place, someone can produce a bit of quality to unlock it."

1110 FOOTBALL: Hull manager Nigel Pearson looks set to be named as the new manager of Leicester in the next 24 hours.

1108 FOOTBALL: Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic tells BBC Radio Stoke that football in Bosnia-Herzegovina would change massively, if they progress to the finals of Euro 2012, which would be their first major tournament.

BBC Radio 5 live
1100 BOXING: WBC champion Vitali Klitschko has spoken of his admiration of Joe Frazier, telling BBC Radio 5 live: "He was a huge fighter, huge champion and a huge personality. I didn't have a chance to meet him personally, but I heard about him and that's why he is always in the memory of the next generation of great fighters."

Live action now
1055 WEIGHTLIFTING: BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter at the World Championships at Disneyland Paris: "Slight wobble from Zoe Smith this time but she makes the 90kg mark. She'll return for 92kg's (& a new personal best) shortly... #BBC2012" - "Phew - close as you can get to failing a lift - without failing! Wobbles & shakes, but Smith keeps it together to hold 92kg's above her head."

BBC Radio 5 live
1049 BOXING: Joe Bugner has paid tribute to fellow boxer Joe Frazier who has died after a brief battle with liver cancer. Bugner lost to Frazier five months after being beaten by Muhammad Ali in 1973, he told BBC Radio 5 live: "I happened to have the privilege of fighting Frazier and Ali, those two to me were the greatest. Joe took everything away I thought I had and made me realise I needed more. If I was going to succeed I needed a lot more."

1043 FOOTBALL: It has emerged that West Ham will have to agree to make way for any major athletics event if they want to become tenants at the Olympic Stadium. Under the new tender process, athletics will be given a 99-year lease with the running track guaranteed to remain in place. Those details have been made public ahead of Friday's vote for the 2017 world athletics championships where London is bidding against Doha.

1033 MOTORSPORT: Belle Vue Aces are continuing to strengthen for next season by agreeing a new deal with Patrick Hougaard.

1031 FOOTBALL: Leicester striker Jeffrey Schlupp has been handed a shock debut call-up by Ghana for two friendlies later this month.

1026 FOOTBALL: St Mirren's Kenny McLean has been named young player of the month for October in the Scottish Premier League.

1023 FOOTBALL: Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is being treated like a "slave" by Manchester United after a proposed loan move to Championship Leeds was blocked.

1019 ICE HOCKEY: Hull Stingrays coach Sylvain Cloutier tells BBC Radio Humberside that he was diappointed by his team's inability to close out games against Sheffield Steelers and Cardiff Devils.

1014 RUGBY UNION: Munster's Keith Earls will be out of action for up to six weeks with a knee injury. Earls suffered the injury in the first minute of Friday's defeat to Leinster and the Ireland international is set to miss the Heineken Cup meetings with Northampton and Castres and league meetings against Edinburgh and the Ospreys.

1009 FOOTBALL: England skipper John Terry could be on the bench or even play against world and European champions Spain on Saturday due to a an injury to Everton's Phil Jagielka. The Toffees' centre-back is suffering from a hairline fracture of his toe and is expected to be sent home later on Wednesday.

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1000 CRICKET: India are currently 102-2, needing 174 more runs to beat the West Indies on day three of the first Test in Delhi.

0950 FOOTBALL: The wags are back. England will allow the players' wives and girlfriends to stay in Krakow, the squad's Euro 2012 base, but they will only be allowed into the team hotel the day after matches, reports the Telegraph.

0943 FOOTBALL: Highly-rated United States youth international Marc Pelosi will join Liverpool's academy set-up after signing a deal with the club. The 17-year-old midfielder, who has played 28 times for the US Under-17s and scored eight goals and captained the side in this summer's youth-level World Cup in Mexico, has joined from De Anza Force in California.

0936 F1: Team Lotus have appointed Steve Nielsen as their sporting director following his departure from rivals Renault, the Malaysian-owned Formula One team have announced.

0926 FOOTBALL: Striker Leon Best has become the third player to pull out of Ireland's squad for the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off against Estonia on Friday as his wife is set to give birth to their first child. With Best, Liam Lawrence and Shane Long injured, and Kevin Doyle suspended, either Jonathan Walters or Simon Cox will partner skipper Robbie Keane in attack.

0920 OLYMPICS: Ex-Olympic champion Cathy Freeman says Britain's Jessica Ennis needs to be selfish in order to deal with the pressures of winning gold in London. Australian Freeman coped with the huge weight of expectation to win the 400m at Sydney 2000, and Ennis will carry British hopes in the 2012 heptathlon. "The spotlight will be on Jessica," Freeman, now 38, told BBC Sport. "She has to find a place where she can't be touched. She knows what she wants and it must be on her terms."

0911 SWIMMING: Olympic great Ian Thorpe's comeback ended in disappointment as he failed to qualify for the final of the 100m freestyle at the FINA World Cup meet in Beijing.The five-time Olympic gold medallist clocked a time of 50.21 seconds to finish sixth in his heat and 15th overall in his first freestyle race since 2004.

0906 WEIGHTLIFTING: British 17-year-old Zoe Smith will hope to achieve the Olympic qualifying standard when she competes at the World Championships at Disneyland Paris today. "It will be my first major senior international competition," Smith told BBC Sport. "I did the Commonwealths, but the Worlds are another level completely so it's a big step for me." Follow BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter for updates.

0855 RUGBY UNION: Scottish International Lock Richie Gray has joined Sale Sharks on a three year deal starting in June 2012. Sale Sharks' executive director of sport Steve Diamond is delighted with his signing."Richie is only 22 but has the makings of a world class forward. He has been courted by three Premiership clubs and several French clubs, but he has bought into our vision at Sale Sharks and wants to spend the next part of his career in Manchester."

0851 CRICKET: Shane Warne has confirmed he will come out of retirement to play for the Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League. The legendary leg spinner has signed a 12-month deal that will see him return to competitive action in his homeland for the first time in five years.

0846 DARTS: Reigning champion and number one seed Martin Adams takes on fellow englishman Scott Mitchell in the first round of the 2012 Lakeside World Pro. While in the womans draw, defending champion Trina Gulliver plays Lisa Ashton. 2012 World Pro draw in full.

0830 BOXING: Six-time world champion Manny Pacquiao: "Boxing lost a great champion, and the sport lost a great ambassador."

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0826 BOXING: British former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis told BBC 5 Live: "Without him, other boxing heroes wouldn't be great either because they tested their talent against him. He definitely was legendary and he made a great contribution to boxing. I'm so sad for his family. Nobody likes to hear about great heroes passing on. It's very sad for boxing today."

0820 BOXING: Ten-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya on Twitter: "I will miss you my friend. R.I.P. Joe Frazier"

0815 BOXING: WBC world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather on Twitter: "RIP Smokin Joe. My thoughts and prayers go out to to the Frazier family. We lost an all time great tonight."

0810 BOXING: Tributes have been pouring in from around the world for former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier who has died after a brief battle with liver cancer. Muhammad Ali said: "The world has lost a great champion."

0801 FOOTBALL: These are three of the best entries from Tuesday's gossip column. Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung insists he wants to end his career at Old Trafford (talkSPORT). Tottenham have reportedly agreed a deal worth £35,000-a-week to take Juventus striker Amauri to White Hart Lane in January (Metro). Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has confirmed the Turkish club's interest in Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov (Daily Mirror).

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