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Sportsday Live - Thursday 10 November

Sportsday Live featured reaction to Newcastle United's decision to rename St James' Park, victory for England U-21's, calamity for Australia's batsmen and all the unfolding sporting action.

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2200: Jack Wilshere is off to bed and it's time for Sportsday Live to close down its doors for another day too. Please join us again from 0800 GMT on Friday.

2157 FOOTBALL: Recuperating Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter: "Night tweeps! Impressed with England U21s! Well done gooner @Alex_OxChambo and @Gards38 decent 2 mins haha well done pal!"

2137 TENNIS: American John Isner beats Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4 6-2 so we now have the quarter-final line-up at the Paris Masters. Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray will begin Friday's action at 1300 GMT, followed by Roger Federer against Juan Monaco. The evening matches see world number one Novak Djokovic against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Isner taking on David Ferrer.

2136 RUGBY UNION: A couple of results to bring you from the Amlin Challenge Cup, in Pool 2 Toulon beat Petrarca 53-22 and in Pool 1 it finished Worcester 14-23 Stade Francais.

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2125 FOOTBALL: England U-21's defeat their Iceland counterparts 5-0 in the Euro 2013 qualifier at Colchester, in front of a crowd of 10,051.

2122 FOOTBALL: In stoppage time, substitute Gardner adds a second to put England U-21's 5-0 up.

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2121 FOOTBALL: A 25-yard Gary Gardner free-kick puts England U-21's 4-0 ahead.

2118 FOOTBALL: Craig Dawson heads England U-21's into a 3-0 lead after 86 minutes against their Iceland counterparts in Euro 2013 qualifying.

2105 FOOTBALL: Glasgow City are beaten 17-0 on aggregate by Potsdam in the last 16 of the Women's Champions League. Already trailing 10-0 from the first match in Germany, Glasgow lost 7-0 in Thursday's home leg.

2059 GOLF: World number 19 Hunter Mahan withdraws from the Australian Open because of soreness behind his right shoulder.

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2049 FOOTBALL: Martin Kelly puts England U-21's 2-0 up after 58 minutes against their Iceland counterparts in Euro 2013 qualifying.

2045 FOOTBALL: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will be fit to play for the Czech Republic against Montenegro in Friday's Euro 2012 play-off despite breaking his nose against Blackburn last weekend.

2040 FOOTBALL: Brazil legend Pele admits it was "scary" to see how far behind Brazil was in its preparations to host the 2014 World Cup. "It is sad and it worries me that we have to go through this even though we knew eight years ago that the World Cup was going to be held in Brazil. We have problems with transportation and communications, but the government will do everything necessary to get things ready."

2036 TENNIS: Third seed Roger Federer, who surprisingly has never reached the final of the Paris Masters, in good spirits after his comfortable victory over Richard Gasquet to reach the quarter-finals. "I feel very good. It's always at the end of the season, you've played a lot of tennis and in the past I've maybe not come in with the best possible preparation. The draws are really difficult here and it's not so simple to cruise to a final but I hope I can make it this year.

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2022 FOOTBALL: England U-21's lead their Iceland counterparts 1-0 at half-time in their Euro 2013 qualifying match.

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2019 RUGBY UNION: From 2100-2200 GMT BBC Radio 5 live will have another edition of the Rugby Club, with studio guests John Smit and Andy Farrell joining Matt Dawson.

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2011 FOOTBALL: Marvin Sordell puts England U-21's 1-0 up after 39 minutes against Iceland.

2011 FOOTBALL: Brazil win 2-0 at Gabon in an international friendly, with Tottenham's Sandro the scorer of the first goal and Hernanes of Lazio also on target.

2010 BOXING: BBC Sport's Ben Dirs looks ahead to this weekend's Amateur Boxing Championships in London's East End with a comprehensive preview on the BBC website.

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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: Andy Murray sets up a quarter-final encounter with Tomas Berdych after overcoming Andy Roddick 6-2 6-2 at the Paris Masters, the British Horseracing Authority amends whip rules for a second time, Premier League side Newcastle rename St James' Park, and goalkeeper Joe Hart says England have nothing to fear when they come up against World Cup and European champions Spain.

1952 MOTORSPORT: Sebastien Loeb takes the overall lead on the first day of the Wales Rally GB as the Frenchman closes in on an eighth straight world title at the season-ending race. After three stages of the 13th round, the Citroen driver leads by 0.7 seconds over Finnish title rival Mikko Hirvonen, who is eight points behind in the championship.

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1946 TENNIS: Switzerland's Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet of France 6-2 6-4 to set up a quarter-final tie with Argentina's Juan Monaco. Meanwhile, Britain's Andy Murray will take on Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in his quarter final on Friday. The BBC Sport website will have full live text commentary of Murray's match from 1300 GMT.

1939 FOOTBALL: Giovanni Trapattoni knows failure to reach the Euro 2012 finals could cost him his job as Republic of Ireland boss: "I am not nervous about this because I know football. Our life is dangerous. But I think I will live, if not here, then maybe there is another. I don't know where, but sure, I am not stopping," he said.

1931 GET INVOLVED: Nick Rose on Twitter: "Well the Sports Direct Arena isn't bad for a stadium, however, it isn't anything on Leicester, the KP Stadium, thats just the nuts #bbcsportsday"

1924 HORSE RACING: In response to the British Horseracing Authority's adjustments to the rules on use of the whip, the World Horse Welfare - one of the groups responsible for drafting the initial whip review - says: "We are utterly dismayed with the further reductions in penalties. This is a backwards step. The weaker the penalties, the less likely they are to have an effect."

1916 FOOTBALL: Away fans will be banned from attending Ligue 1 clashes between Olympique Marseille and Paris St Germain, the French interior ministry has confirmed, citing security reasons following a history of violent clashes between supporters of the clubs.

1913 FOOTBALL: Spain midfielder Javi Martinez has been forced to leave the squad ahead of friendlies against England and Costa Rica due to an abductor muscle problem.

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1907 TENNIS: Switzerland's Roger Federer takes the first set 6-2 against world number 20 Richard Gasquet in the third round of the Paris Masters. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the evening.

1900 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1858 FOOTBALL: Aldershot confirm midfielder Manny Panther is set to join Blue Square Premier side Grimsby on a one month loan deal, while winger Adam Smith has returned to parent club Mansfield to be treated for a slight back strain.

1854 CURLING: Scottish curlers Eve Muirhead and David Murdoch speak to BBC Scotland ahead of a competition that could see the two pitted against each other in competition for the first time.

1847 FOOTBALL: Burton striker Billy Kee wins the Football League Young Player of the Month award for October.

1840 COMING UP ON SPORTSDAY: Sportsday at 1845 GMT on the BBC News Channel with Olly Foster. The latest from the England Camp, with John Terry's inclusion and poppies on the agenda, also news from the Republic of Ireland on the eve of the first leg of their Euro championship play-off. We've more from the Sports Direct Arena on the name-change in Newcastle, Andy Murray wins, South Africa and Australia play quick-cricket and John Daley blows up in Australia.

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1839 TENNIS: World number four Roger Federer is about to start his third round match against Richard Gasquet of France at the Paris Masters. The winner will face Argentinian Juan Monaco in the quarter-finals. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the evening.

1833 FORMULA ONE: Red Bull's Mark Webber is determined to stay positive ahead of this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

1829 FOOTBALL: New Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton believes he can implement changes on and off the pitch to help the club on the journey back towards the Premier League.

1825 FOOTBALL: East Stirling's Ryan Frances will miss 12 matches after being found guilty of a series of misdemeanours by the Scottish Football Association's Disciplinary Tribunal.

1821 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane tells BBC Radio Manchester the loss of Joel Tomkins to Saracens will give youngsters at the club a chance to break into the first team.

1813 GET INVOLVED: JS on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday the re-naming is something deeper than a name. its ashley taking an eraser and rubbing out history."

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1806 BOXING: WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan signs a three-fight deal with Sky Sports that will commence with his bout against Lamont Peterson in Washington on 10 December.

1801 ATHLETICS: London 2017 bid chairman Ed Warner ahead of Friday's decision between London and Qatar capital Doha to stage the World Championships: "It's almost now or never for western European bids for the World Championships. What we will say to the IAAF is 'please listen to the athletes.' Ultimately our sport really is of its best when athletes are given their chance to give of their best and perform at the highest level. I am confident we are in good shape but I can't be absolutely certain we will win because there are two great bids."

1758 CRICKET: Australia captain Michael Clarke after his team are bowled out for 47 by South Africa in the first Test in Cape Town: "I've never had a day like this in my career and I hope I never will again. Our shot selection was horrible and South Africa bowled well, but we shouldn't have been all out for 47."

1753 GET INVOLVED: Steven Johnson on Twitter: "Who cares what the place is called. Fans will still call it St James' Park. Naming only works on new stadia without history."#bbcsportsday

1752 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Alasdair Lamont via Twitter: "The Scotland manager Craig Levein will leave it until tomorrow to name his team for friendly against Cyprus."

1746 FOOTBALL: Norway's John Arne Riise says Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, who he played against in Fulham's 2-1 defeat last weekend and is also set to face in international action in Wales on Saturday, is currently the best left-sided player in the world. "The things he produces are unbelievable," said Riise, who is expected to win his 100th international cap in the match against Wales.

1735 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth chief executive David Lampitt tells BBC Radio Solent the club have made the right decision to appoint the inexperienced Michael Appleton as their new manager.

1730 GET INVOLVED Don't forget you can make your views known on the day's sporting events. Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1722 GET INVOLVED: Kevin Bickle on Twitter: "As a Sunderland fan we have not had much to giggle about this season but the sports direct arena is certainly one of them."#bbcsportsday

1715 TENNIS: The order of play has been announced for Friday's quarter-final matches at the Paris Masters. Britain's Andy Murray will be first on centre court at 1300 GMT against Tomas Berdych. World number one Novak Djokovic will play in the evening, not before 1830 GMT, against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

1714 FOOTBALL: Republic of Ireland team to play Estonia in Friday's Euro 2012 play-off first-leg: Shay Given; Stephen Kelly, Sean St Ledger, Richard Dunne, Stephen Ward; Damien Duff, Glenn Whelan, Keith Andrews, Aiden McGeady; Robbie Keane, Jonathan Walters/Simon Cox. Manager Giovanni Trapattoni will decide between Stoke frontman Jonathan Walters or West Brom's Simon Cox in the morning.

1710 TENNIS: On the same day he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals (courtesy of Tomas Berdych's victory over Janko Tipsarevic), Mardy Fish retires from his last-16 meeting with Juan Monaco at the Paris Masters. The world number nine was 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 1-2 up when a hamstring injury forced him to pull out. He will hope to recover in time for the season-ending tournament at London's O2 Arena, which starts on 20 November.

1702 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on racing's rule amendments, via Twitter: "AP McCoy ban imposed at Ffos Las amongst those reduced to 2 days."

1658 FOOTBALL: Also live this evening England Under-19's play Denmark and you can follow the match on the FA website from 1930 GMT.

1653 FOOTBALL: Everton veteran Phil Neville on Twitter: "Well done Portsmouth on appointing Michael Appleton, very good young ENGLISH coach, hard as nails works his socks off, will do well!"

1650 GET INVOLVED: TK on Twitter: "The Sports Direct Arena, probably the worst stadium name ever?"#bbcsportsday

1647 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght on the rule amendments, via Twitter: "As expected criticised penalty structure eased & stewards told corrective uses of whip needn't be considered in totals permitted. New changes come into force Friday and (as with previous modification) penalties already incurred to be modified in line with changes."

1645 FOOTBALL: St Johnstone's re-arranged Premier League game against Aberdeen will take place on Tuesday, 13 December.

1640 ATHLETICS: London World Championships 2017 bid chief executive Niels de Vos, in response to Doha's offer to pay the £5m prize money should they be awarded the event: Clearly it's fair, it's perfectly within the rules of the competition. We are confident that our overall proposition is a very, very strong one based on the strength of our market and it's attraction to global sports sponsors."

1638 GET INVOLVED: Tori Holloway on Twitter: "Well I certainly won't be calling St James's Park anything else. The fans won't take to it. Pointless! "#bbcsportsday

1634 SQUASH: Malaysian Nicol David becomes the first active player in the history of the sport to be inducted into the World Squash Federation Hall of Fame.

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1633 HORSE RACING: The British Horseracing Authority amend controversial rules for excessive use of the whip, and the five-day ban for one hit over the allotted limit is reduced to two days.

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1630: A chance to tell you about the evening entertainment on BBC Radio 5 live, and at 1930 GMT Eleanor Oldroyd presents "End Game," examining the levels sportsmen go to in an attempt to achieve their goals. You can also listen again to the boxing programme When They Were Kings and the tributes to the late, great Joe Frazier can also be heard again on the 5 live website.

1620 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Kevin Howells on Twitter: "Surrey news: Arun Harinath signs one year ext with the club to stay until end of next season."

1614 FOOTBALL: Tottenham's home league match with Everton, postponed on the opening day of the season following the London riots, has been re-arranged for Wednesday 11 January with a 1945 GMT kick-off.

1610 FORMULA 1: Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher has said he needs more time before reaching any decision on his future with Mercedes.

1604 CRICKET: South Africa close day two of the first Test against Australia in Cape Town on 81-1, requiring a further 155 runs to win.

1600 GET INVOLVED: Have you got any views or opinions on the latest sports news? Then don't keep them to yourself. Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1555 FOOTBALL: The former Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney has told BBC Radio Manchester he believes Tomasz Kuszczak's time at the club could be coming to an end. The Polish international's denied accusing the club of treating him like a "slave" after a proposed move to Leeds was rejected, but Stepney says Kuszczak - whose contract expires next summer - is now fourth choice in the pecking order behind David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos.

1545 CRICKET: South Africa have lost their first wicket as they chase 236 to win the first Test against Australia at Newlands. In reply South Africa are 54-1, needing another 182 runs for victory.

1540 GET INVOLVED: Michael Barnard on Twitter: "Can't wait for the next Ashes series! Surely can't blame the pitch less than 24 hours after Mikey Clarke churned out 150. "#bbcsportsday

1532 OLYMPICS: The chairman of Doha's bid to host the 2017 World Championships Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani today confirmed that they have offered to pay the International Association of Athletics Federations' entire £5m bill for prize money if awarded the event.

1524 GET INVOLVED: Phil Wye on Twitter: "Here's an unlikely sentence: Australia bowled out for 47 in a Test match they are still fairly likely to win." #bbcsportsday

1516 F1: Lewis Hamilton says claims by his McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh that his form has been affected by team-mate Jenson Button's success are "rubbish." Whitmarsh said after the last race in India that the 2008 champion was "feeling under pressure" from Button, but Hamilton said that was not true. "He made some comments which I disagree with," said Hamilton. "It's rubbish.

1508 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport's Tony Husband on Twitter: "Appleton admits he wasn't one of the favourites and was a dark horse for the job." #bbcsportsday

1505 CRICKET: South Africa have made a steady start as they chase the 236 runs they need to win the first Test against Australia at Newlands. South Africa are currently 18-0.

1459 CYCLING: Disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been handed a one-year suspended jail sentence for ordering the hacking of a French anti-doping laboratory.

1450 FOOTBALL: England's Phil Jones admits he was surprised that Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand was not named in Fabio Capello's squad. "It's surprising. Let's not kid ourselves, Rio is a fantastic player and has a lot of experience. Hopefully he can push his way back into the set-up."

1444 CRICKET: Nik Hughes on Twitter: "Tenth-wicket partnership has doubled Australia's score. Wonder if that's a record?"#bbcsportsday

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1440 CRICKET: Australia collapsed to their lowest Test innings total for 109 years as South Africa bowled them out for just 47. South Africa on the second day of an extraordinary opening test at Newlands. South Africa need 236 runs to win.

1430 CRICKET: Red Army on Twitter: "Craziest day's test match cricket ever? #bbcsportsday 19 wickets and still 38 overs to go!!! could be finished tonight!!!! Wowsa"

1422 FOOTBALL: Ex-Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has withdrawn his legal action against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), following his sacking last month. The former international has backed his successor Stephen Keshi to succeed in the Super Eagles post. Siasia sued the NFF for breach of contract after he was sacked for failing to qualify for the 2012 Cup of Nations.

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1414 CRICKET: Australia collapse to 22-9 after South Africa's pace attack ripped through the batting line-up either side of tea on the second day of an extraordinary opening test at Newlands. Australia could be heading for the lowest Test score since New Zealand made 26 in 1955.

1400 GET INVOLVED: Mihir Haria-Shah on Twitter: "What on earth is going on in Cape down?! Aussies six down for less than 20 runs? SA bowled out for under 100?! #bbcsportsday @ESPNcricinfo"

1354 FOOTBALL: Manchester United chief executive David Gill has underlined the requirement for Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement to be completely in tune with the values so prevalent at Old Trafford. "It will be difficult to replace him - it's naive to say anything other than. We are a great club whose values go back in history to our heritage to the '50s and '60s and the last 25 years with Alex. To continue with that, the new manager needs to understand those values and the vision for the club and must buy into that."

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1351 CRICKET: Australia collapse to 18-6 after South Africa's pace attack claimed three wickets either side of tea on the second day of an extraordinary opening test at Newlands.

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1350 ENGLAND PRESS CONFERENCE: England defender Phil Jones on captain John Terry's inclusion in Fabio Capello's squad: "Everything is normal. He is a great leader, a great captain and a great player." Jones also says that he expects Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand to be back in the England frame soon: "It's surprising (he is not in the squad), but hopefully he can push his way back into the set-up."

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1347 ENGLAND PRESS CONFERENCE: England defender Phil Jones on wearing poppies during the Spain friendly on Saturday: "I think everyone is pleased and it's nice for us to pay our respects by showing the poppy on the armband and hopefully we can get the win on Saturday for them. On a personal level it would be a massive honour for me to play."

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1343 ENGLAND PRESS CONFERENCE: England goalkeeper Joe Hart on Manchester City teammate David Silva's inclusion in the Spain squad: "David's a big part of our team, on the field and off. We get on really well with him. He's a fantastic player. He's excited to come and play England at Wembley and we're just as excited."

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1341 ENGLAND PRESS CONFERENCE: England goalkeeper Joe Hart says that he is surprised that Manchester City teammate Micah Richards was not named in the senior squad to face Spain and Sweden. "It's not up to me to pick the squad. Micah's been absolutely fantastic. It's just unfortunate he's not in the squad but he'll just keep on training well like he is and pushing to be in that squad," he said.

1336 FOOTBALL: Bury manager Richie Barker tells BBC Radio Manchester that he is well aware of the quality within League Two side Crawley's squad, following the spending they have undertaken over the past couple of years.

1334 FOOTBALL: New Bristol Rovers loanee Andy Dorman tells BBC Radio Bristol that he thought the Pirates were still in League One rather than League Two.

1331 FOOTBALL: Spartans have been expelled from the Scottish Cup after being found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. The East of Scotland League outfit were also fined £4,000 - which is suspended for 12 months - after Keith McLeod featured in their 2-0 win over Culter on October 22.

1326 ATHLETICS: Paula Radcliffe has won her fight to keep her marathon world record after the International Association of Athletics Federations decided her time from the London Marathon in 2003, of two hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds, will stay in the history books.

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1323 CRICKET: South Africa have struck back to leave Australia 13-3 at tea in their second innings in Cape Town. Seamers Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel have each taken a wicket to remove the Australia top three. The tourists lead by 201 runs.

1318 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has launched a blistering attack on the "disgraceful" fixture scheduling which will see his side play Manchester City and then a Carling Cup tie with Chelsea within 48 hours. He has warned fans they should consider whether or not to buy tickets for the cup tie as he may field a youth team at Stamford Bridge. "The one thing I will say to our fans is to think carefully before buying tickets for the League Cup game. We do not want them spending their money and then we decide there is no other option but to use only young players in the tie," he said.

1312 FOOTBALL: BBC Africa Sport's Piers Edwards looks at how influential the sport of football is in the country of Somalia.

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1307 TENNIS: World number one Novak Djokovic beats fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-3 6-1 in the third round of the Paris Masters. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the day.

1304 FOOTBALL: Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he has never accused the club of treating him like a "slave". The goalkeeper was quoted using the word in an interview with Polish newspaper SuperExpress but he denies using it. In a statement, Kuszczak said: "At no point during the interview did I use the word 'slave', or imply that the club was treating me like a 'slave'. It is important to clear this misinformation up because I have the utmost respect for the club."

1258 CRICKET: England World Cup winner Will Greenwood is to come out of retirement, five years after quitting the game, to take part in the Heroes Rugby Challenge at Twickenham on 3 December.

1250 CRICKET: Kent all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has signed a new two-year contract. The 36-year-old, who has been with Kent for four seasons, has been used as a one-day specialist and was voted last year's supporters' player of the year. The former Pakistan international said: "Whilst it has taken a while to conclude this, I've never had anywhere other than Kent in my thoughts."

1241 GET INVOLVED: Michael Rhian Webber on Twitter: "Will Newcastle fans be appeased if Pardew gets £10m to spend on players?"#bbcsportsday

1237 FOOTBALL: Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has made himself available for selection by Togo, 18 months after he announced his retirement from international football. Togo's national football federation said that he would be available to play in his country's upcoming qualifying games for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2014 World Cup.

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1227 CRICKET: Australia have dismissed South Africa for 96, Ryan Harris bowling Imran Tahir to wrap up the innings. Harris took four wickets and Watson five, with the visitors taking nine wickets in 12 overs after lunch. The hosts did edge past the follow-on target though, so Australia will bat again, and have a first-innings lead of 188

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1219 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth have appointed Michael Appleton as their new manager on a three-and-a-half year deal. The 35-year-old arrives from Premier League West Bromwich Albion, where he has been assistant head coach to manager Roy Hodgson.

1207 TENNIS: Tomas Berdych beats Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters and book his place for the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday. Fifth seed Berdych's win also sent France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American Mardy Fish to the 20-27 November event at the 02 in London.

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1205 FOOTBALL: Steve Davis is Crewe's new manager after Dario Gradi handed over responsibility for first-team duties. A statement on the club's official website highlights the new Football League rules governing youth development as the reason behind the decision, with Gradi set to continue his role behind the scenes as director of football.

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1158 CRICKET: Australia take five wickets in six overs after lunch to leave South Africa struggling on 78-6 in the first Test in Cape Town. Shane Watson has four of those wickets, including the dismissal of Graeme Smith and Ashwell Prince with consecutive balls.

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1154 OLYMPICS: A spokesman for the Football Association of Wales has told BBC Sport they are seeking clarification whether they, as the host association, have to sanction the 2012 Olympic fixtures planned for the Millennium Stadium. The FAW is against Welsh players representing Team GB at the Olympics as they fear a British team threatens their independence as a separate football nation.

1150 RUGBY UNION: Wales' World Cup captain Sam Warburton will make his return from suspension in Cardiff Blues' Heineken Cup opener against Racing Metro. The 23-year-old has been out of action since being sent off in the defeat to France for a tip tackle on Vincent Clerc, for which he was handed a three-week ban.

1146 FOOTBALL: Everton defender Phil Jagielka was absent from training as England began their preparations for Saturday's friendly international with Spain at Wembley. His fractured toe will be monitored by England's medical staff during the next 24 hours.

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1142 FOOTBALL: Fulham defender Zdenek Grygera has been ruled out for approximately six months after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament against Tottenham on Sunday.

1139 RUGBY UNION: Saracens centre Owen Farrell tells BBC Look East that his side's exit from last season's Heineken Cup triggered their run of form to the Premiership title.

1131 F1: Williams' driver Rubens Barrichello is determined his home race in Brazil later this month will not turn into a farewell party. The 19-season veteran is still none the wiser as to whether he will be around for his 20th campaign next year. "I'm not saying goodbye to my fans. I want to be there next year, taking the risk," Barrichello said.

1125 GET INVOLVED: Andy Wootton on Twitter: "@BBCSport Think NUFC fans have it bad? What about York City fans? We had to put up with Kitkat Crescent for years! #bbcsportsday"

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1120 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth will name West Brom assistant head coach Michael Appleton as their new manager on Thursday, BBC Radio Solent understands. The 35-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will take over from Steve Cotterill, who left for Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

1115 GET INVOLVED: Andi Brown on Twitter: "You can't put a price on history! NUFC have got where they are by teamwork and solidarity, 10m quid will not change that. #bbcsportsday"

1112 RUGBY LEAGUE: Whitehaven sign former Widnes prop Dave Houghton for the 2012 Championship One season.

1108 GOLF: Italy's Edoardo Molinari and Briton James Morrison made the most of ideal scoring conditions to fire matching nine-under par 62s for a share of the lead after the opening round of the Singapore Open.

1105 FOOTBALL: Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher expects to return to full training next week following a calf injury and hopes to be fit to face Chelsea when the Premier League resumes. "It's the first time I've ever had a muscle injury in my life but I'm coming along fine. I'm working with the physios and if things continue to go well the plan is to get back into full training at the start of next week," Carragher said.

1100 SNOOKER: World Snooker confirm the Welsh Open will remain in Newport for another three years at least after a funding pledge from the local council.

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1057 TENNIS: Andy Murray says he is 'monitoring' a hamstring problem ahead of his quarter-final match on Friday after beating Andy Roddick in the Paris Masters. "I started the match very well and that helped as I was able to dictate how the match went. I felt my hamstring and it is something that I will have to monitor but everyone has niggles at this time of the season," Murray told Sky Sports. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the day.

1052 FOOTBALL: Scotland manager Craig Levein welcomes the decision to allow his players to display poppies against Cyprus in order to honour the war dead - a group that includes his own grandfather. "I'm not speaking for the Scottish FA but personally I feel we should honour people that died during war," says Levein.

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1046 TENNIS: Andy Murray beats American Andy Roddick 6-2 6-2 in the third round of the Paris Masters. Also in action today are world number one Novak Djokovic against fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki, and Roger Federer taking on Richard Gasquet. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the day.

1043 FOOTBALL: Nikica Jelavic believes Rangers are all but assured a fourth consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League title thanks to their 12-point lead over rivals Celtic. "I am delighted and very satisfied with the way this season is going. I think the 12-point lead we have on Celtic should be enough to do that," Jelavic said.

1036 FOOTBALL: QPR captain and former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton on Twitter: "It will always be St James' Park to me. Ashley and his subordinates, know the cost of everything but the value of nothing...."

1032 OLYMPICS: Team GB announce that remaining tickets for the Olympic football tournament will go back on sale on 29 November 2011 from 1100 GMT. GB men's team will play group stage matches in Manchester, London and Cardiff, while Team GB women's team will play their group stage matches in Cardiff and London.

1027 ATHLETICS: BBC Athletics Statistician Mark Butler says Vivian Cheruiyot has a strong case to be female athlete of 2011.

1023 FOOTBALL: Lille midfielder Eden Hazard is proud to be a reported target of Inter Milan. The Belgium international has reportedly attracted interest from top European clubs, including Serie A giants Inter, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal. "If you play for a club like Inter you have to be considered a top player, the interests of top clubs can only please me," Hazard told Corriere dello Sport.

1019 GOLF: Jarrod Lyle leads the Australian Open by a shot after firing a seven-under 65 on day one, but Tiger Woods is lurking just three strokes back. Americans Dustin Johnson and Nick Watney are Lyle's closest pursuers at six under.

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1015 TENNIS: Andy Murray takes the first set 6-2 in the third round of the Paris Masters against American Andy Roddick. Follow the live commentary from David Ornstein.

1010 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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1006 TENNIS: Andy Murray is in third round action at the Paris Masters against Andy Roddick. Follow the live commentary from David Ornstein.

1000 GET INVOLVED: Sam Bailey on Twitter: "St James' Park will always be St James' Park. It's our home not a toy for those idiots to play with. Someone please buy NUFC!" #bbcsportsday

0955 RUGBY UNION: England's home international fixtures for 2012 have been announced. During November and December 2012, Twickenham will host 2011 World champions New Zealand, as well as South Africa, Australia and Fiji.

0948 GET INVOLVED: Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi on Twitter: "Guess my very 1st game at St James' Park...was also my last! " #bbcsportsday

0945 CRICKET: Captain Michael Clarke made 151 as Australia's tail added valuable runs on the second morning of the first Test in Cape Town. Australia were eventually bowled out for 284. Dale Steyn was the pick of the South African bowlers taking 4-55.

0940 FOOTBALL: Shepherd added: "Do you think anyone else is going to come in, after it's been called the Sports Direct Arena to have it re-named? I don't think so."I don't think the fans will be very happy. St James' goes back to when the monks used to work there, a convent used to be there, and St James' Park goes back hundreds of years."

0936 FOOTBALL: Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd told 5live: "There are three things, one is money, another is emotion and the other one is timing. "The timing is good because no-one is at St James' Park for a couple of weeks so it might have died down by then. "The other one is emotion and fans in Newcastle, like myself, will always call it St James' Park anyway so anyone claiming the rights, it's not going to do them much good because it's always going to be called St James'.

0930 RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signings of forwards Grant Millington from Canterbury Bulldogs and Lee Mitchell from Warrington. Former Cronulla prop Millington has signed a permanent two-year contract while 21 year-old back row Mitchell joins on a one-year loan deal.

0916 GET INVOLVED: England cricketer Graeme Swann on Twitter: "Sports Direct Arena? Yeah course Mike, it's a great name, the fans will love it honestly *makes hitch hiker hand signal minus the thumb." #bbcsportsday

0908 FOOTBALL: Newcastle say the change is a temporary measure to "showcase" the sponsorship opportunity to "interested parties" and have dropped "St James Park" as they don't deem it "commercially attractive."

0902 GET INVOLVED: Mike Anton on Twitter: "Surely your stadium name is as important to your club brand and business than any other?" #bbcsportsday

0855 RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull have signed former Wigan and Huddersfield player Martin Aspinwall, who spent the 2011 season with Castleford. The 30-year-old has signed a one-year deal.

0852 GET INVOLVED: Tim Peach on Twitter: "Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias says changing name of St James Park will generate £8-10m a year for the club" #bbcsportsday

0844 TENNIS: Andy Murray continues his Paris Masters campaign with a last-16 match against Andy Roddick at 0930 GMT. Also in action today are world number one Novak Djokovic against fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki, and Roger Federer taking on Richard Gasquet. And if Tomas Berdych beats Janko Tipsarevic in the first match of the day it will ensure the Czech qualifies for the ATP World Tour Finals along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish, completing the eight-man field for the O2 later this month. Follow 5 live's Jonathan Overend for updates throughout the day.

0839 F1: Formula One driver Nico Rosberg on Twitter: "I'm excited the announce that I extended my deal with mercedes! I can't wait to win in the silver arrow!"

0826 GOLF: Former England fast bowler and Newcastle United fan Steve Harmison has called the decision to St James Park the Sports Direct Arena rename an "insult." Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said: "I can only liken it to changing the team's colours from black and white to red and white and making us look like Sunderland. "That's how big a deal it is. You do wonder whether they would do that if the money was right."

0820 GOLF: American golfer John Daly has made an embarrassing exit from the Australian Open after walking off the course part way through the first round. Two-time major winner Daly quit after hitting six balls into the water from the 11th tee at The Lakes Golf Club. The American then shook hands with playing partner Craig Parry before walking off the course.

0812: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "St James' Park is now "The Sports Direct Arena" - actually no-one will ever call it anything other than St James' Park will they?"

0808 FOOTBALL: Newcastle United have announced St James' Park is to be renamed the Sports Direct Arena as part of a plan to sell the naming rights to their stadium. Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias said: "Our aim for Newcastle United is to continue to deliver success for the fans and everyone associated with the club. We must make this club financially self-sufficient in order to deliver that success.

0801 FOOTBALL: These are three of the best entries from Thursday's gossip column. Liverpool are being linked with Spanish striker David Villa amid rumours he has fallen out with star team-mate Lionel Messi at Barcelona.(Metro) Lille forward Eden Hazard is set to turn down Chelsea and Arsenal in favour of a move to his dream club, Real Madrid.(Daily Mirror) Manchester United are thought to be prepared to sell captain Nemanja Vidic in the summer, with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believed to be keen to sign the centre-back.(Daily Mail)

0800 GET INVOLVED: Have you got any views or opinions on the latest sports news? Then don't keep them to yourself. Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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