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Sportsday Live - 14 November

Sportsday Live featured news that Carlos Tevez did not return to Manchester City, plus there was defeat for Stuart Pearce's England's U-21 side in Belgium.

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2200: It's time for Sportsday Live to bid you farewell for another day, but please do join us again for more breaking sports news from 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

2148 FOOTBALL: Former England captain David Beckham is voted Major League Soccer's comeback player of the year after missing most of the 2010 season because of a torn Achilles tendon. The 36-year-old received 59.8% of votes cast by media, players and club officials, after playing in 26 matches this term.

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2136 FOOTBALL: All over in Belgium and the home side have beaten England 2-1 in the Euro 2013 U-21 qualifier, the first dropped points for Stuart Pearce's side in the competition.

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2134 FOOTBALL: Belgium take a 2-1 lead in injury time in the Euro 2013 U-21 qualifier against England, Omar El Kaddouri converting after a shot had come back off a post.

2125 FOOTBALL: Paris St Germain suspend former France striker Peguy Luyindula for "recent behaviour" despite the French league saying last week that the club were breaching his contract by making him train with the reserves.

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2115 FOOTBALL: The Republic of Ireland U-21's complete a 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein U-21 in their Euro 2013 qualifier.

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2115 FOOTBALL: Belgium equalise in the Euro 2013 U-21 qualifier against England. Despite being dominated for much of the second half, the home side are level as Jens Naessens prods home from fellow substitute Omar El Kaddouri's cross, only the second goal England have conceded in their qualifying tournament so far - Belgium U-21 1-1 England U-21.

2106 FOOTBALL: Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor's international return is "now definite" after Togo officials agreed to his demands at a series of meetings in Ghana, which include the federation paying promptly for air tickets for players to travel to games. Adebayor, who retired from international football in 2010, is expected to make his comeback in Tuesday's home World Cup qualifier against Guinea-Bissau.

2052 FOOTBALL: Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti denies recent speculation that he is to take over at Paris St Germain.

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2042 GET INVOLVED: Stuart Gilbert on Twitter: "At what point does Tevez think 'I might be missing out on something here?' Of all seasons to decide to spit dummy out."

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2034 FOOTBALL: Half-time in the Euro 2013 U-21 qualifier and it is Belgium U-21 0-1 England U-21.

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2032 BASKETBALL: World number three golfer Lee Westwood on the NBA dispute via Twitter: "I can't believe the NBA can't resolve this lockout dispute! Nobody wins."

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2023 FOOTBALL: We're 14 minutes into England's U21 England U-21's continue to dominate their Euro 2013 Championship qualifier against Belgium, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having just forced a desperate goalline clearance with a firm shot 12 yards out. It remains Belgium U-21 0-1 England U-21.

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2018 GET INVOLVED: Frances Clarke on Twitter: "So excited about how Martin Kelly is coming along - Liverpool fans must be hoping he sticks around forever, a la Carra."

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2008 FOOTBALL: Leeds United's Aidan White puts the Republic of Ireland U-21's 2-0 up after 37 minutes against their Liechtenstein counterparts.

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2002 FOOTBALL: We're 14 minutes into England's U21 Euro 2013 qualifying match in Belgium and Stuart Pearce's side take the lead from a set-piece, Martin Kelly nodding home Jordan Henderson's free-kick eight yards out, in off the post.

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2000 FOOTBALL: Joey Barton on Twitter: "Tuning in to watch Eng u21's against Belgium, see what the future holds and hoping young Sammi Ameobi does well."

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1954 GET INVOLVED: Tom Pyman on Twitter: "Anyone who thinks Barry should be in the England team for the Euros needs to remember Ozil v Barry sprint race."

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1945 FOOTBALL: England Under-21s are about to kick off in Belgium, while their Republic of Ireland counterparts are winning 1-0 against Liechtenstein. Robbie Brady, with a penalty, is the goalscorer for the Irish.

1942 FOOTBALL: Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will play no part in Tuesday's friendly against Italy after he suffered a knock during his four-goal starring role in the 2014 World Cup qualifying 4-0 win over Chile on Saturday.


1937 FOOTBALL: The full-time whistle has gone and Scotland Under-21s have completed a fantastic 2-1 victory over Holland in Nijmegen in Euro 2013 qualifying.

1935 BASKETBALL: The NBA season has been placed in doubt after players rejected the league's latest offer on revenue-sharing, reports AP. The current proposal called for a 50-50 division of basketball-related income and proposed a 72-game season beginning 15 December.

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1923 FOOTBALL: Jim Gannon has returned to Stockport County as the club's new director of football. He will be responsible for selection and all transfers and will be assisted by Willie McStay.

1918 TENNIS: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been named as the WTA's player of the year to cap her breakthrough season. The 21-year-old won six singles titles, including the season-ending tour championships, and rose from No. 34 to No. 2 in the rankings.

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1914 FOOTBALL: England Under-21 team to face Belgium in the Euro 2013 qualifier at Stade Charles Tondreau tonight, kick-off 1945GMT: Butland, Smith, Clyne, Lowe, Kelly, Dawson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Sordell, McEachran, Ameobi. Subs: Flanagan, Steele, Gardner, Dunk, Barkley, Butterfield, Keane.

1909 FOOTBALL: During his side's 2-0 friendly defeat to Brazil in Doha, Egypt midfielder Ahmed Hassan equalled the record for the most number of international appearances when he came on for his 178th cap.

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1903 FOOTBALL: Brazil have beaten Egypt 2-0 in a friendly, Valencia's Oliveira Jonas with a brace for the South Americans.

1858 CRICKET: Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan by 25 runs in the second one-day international in Dubai. Umar Akmal scored a classy 91 for Pakistan, but three wickets for Lasith Malinga helped Sri Lanka to edge the win.

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1848 FOOTBALL: Scotland Under-21s are now leading 2-1 in their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier with Holland. David Wotherspoon has scored the goal.

1846 FOOTBALL: Football Focus reporter Damien Johnson on Twitter: "On Look North in a few minutes with more on Nick Barmby's imminent appointment as Hull City boss."

1839 RUGBY UNION: Biarritz prop Eduard Coetzee has announced his retirement after being told by doctors that he has taken too many blows to the head, reports AFP. The 32-year-old, who has been knocked out three times already this season, said: "For me it is over as far as rugby is concerned. I consulted three different neurologists, including two who work with the National Rugby League (LNR), and those last two formally forbade me to play rugby at the highest level."

1833 FOOTBALL: Neil Taylor has given Swansea City a boost after declaring himself fit for Saturday's showdown with Manchester United. The left-back missed Wales' 4-1 win over Norway with a bruised ankle but will be fit for the Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

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1830 FOOTBALL: Brazil are 2-0 up in their friendly with Egypt. Oliveira Jonas has scored both goals for the South Americans.

1829 FOOTBALL: Crawley Town loanee Michael Doughty tells BBC Sussex that, although their performances in League Two are their priority, they are keen to have another run in the FA Cup after reaching the fifth round last season.

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1823 FOOTBALL: It's 1-1 at half-time in the under-21s match between Scotland and Holland.

1821 RUGBY UNION: Referee Alain Rolland says he has no regrets in sending off Wales captain Sam Warburton during last month's World Cup semi-final against France. "If I had to do it all over again I would do the same thing," he told the Western Mail. "I don't think it needs to be vindicated full stop. The important part for referees, no matter what sport it is, is to take the emotion out of it."

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1814 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Man Utd's Michael Owen ruled out for 6 weeks with a thigh injury."

1810 FORMULA ONE: BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle has hailed Lewis Hamilton's "blistering form" after he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

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1804 CRICKET: It's finely poised in the second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Dubai. Pakistan need 85 more runs to win with five wickets and 13 overs in hand.

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1800 GET INVOLVED: Matthew Duffy on Twitter: "Tevez, you're paid £180,000 a week! Who cares if you don't like the job! Many people do something they don't like for less!"

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1744 FOOTBALL: The Netherlands U-21's equalise against their Scotland counterparts through Adam Maher, after an error from Scots keeper Mark Ridgers.

1742 FOOTBALL: Oliveira Jonas gives Brazil the lead after 39 minutes of their friendly with Egypt.

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1734 FOOTBALL: Jordan Rhodes puts Scotland U-21's 1-0 up after two minutes of their Euro 2013 qualifying match with the Netherlands.

1732 CRICKET: MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson on the news that the proposed 2013 World Test Championship in England will be postponed until 2017. "It is disappointing. MCC has been very consistent in its support for Test cricket and the need for governing bodies to give the five-day game a bit of a boost. The announcement is a setback for Test cricket, at a time when we need to work to find the optimum balance between all formats of the game."

1727 FOOTBALL: More from Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane on his club v country situation with LA Galaxy. "They requested for me to come back, but this could be one of the greatest moments in Irish history. The country means everything to me, I would never not turn up. For me this is probably one of the proudest moments."

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1722 GET INVOLVED: Stephen Cook on Twitter: "Modric-so far it looks like Levy was absolutely right to dig in over the summer when many other chairman might have buckled."

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1718 FOOTBALL: The Republic of Ireland make three changes for Tuesday's Euro 2012 play-off second-leg with Estonia in Dublin. John O'Shea replaces the injured Stephen Kelly at right-back, Stephen Hunt will take over from Aiden McGeady on the left side of midfield and Kevin Doyle will return from suspension to partner Robbie Keane in attack, in place of Jon Walters.

1716 MOTORCYCLING: Italian Loris Capirossi is appointed to advise on MotoGP safety, having ended a 22-year career this month.

1712 TENNIS: New Zealand forwards Issac Luke and Jeremy Smith will have appeals against two and one-match bans respectively heard by an international disciplinary panel in Leeds on Tuesday.

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1710 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Ministry of Defence says that if ground to air missiles are deployed during Olympics, it will be first time ever deployed in London."

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1705 FOOTBALL: Another high-profile guest on BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club this evening will be former Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson.

1702 TENNIS: Roger Federer remains at number four in the latest ATP world rankings, despite winning his second successive tournament last weekend. Britain's Andy Murray retains the number three position.

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1700 GET INVOLVED: A Trott on Twitter: "It's fine saying let Tevez rot in the reserves but that's difficult when he's not even in the country let alone at the club."

1645 FOOTBALL: Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric is thought to be close to agreeing a new contract, which would see him become the first £100,000 per week player at Spurs, the Daily Mail reports.

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1641 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio 5 Live's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "[Robbie] Keane reveals LA Galaxy asked if he could return Stateside after first leg #Euro2012 win. He said no."

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1634 GET INVOLVED: Brian Sim on Twitter: "No club with an ounce of common sense is going to want Carlos Tevez now! Man City should leave him to rot in the reserves!"

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1630 FOOTBALL: A word about the evening entertainment on BBC Radio 5 live and Manchester United striker Michael Owen will be in the Monday Night Club studio at around 1915 GMT.

1627 RUGBY LEAGUE: Australia captain Darren Lockyer's parents will make their first visit to Europe to watch their son's final match, the Four Nations final against England at Elland Road on Saturday.

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1620 CRICKET: India close day one of the second Test against West Indies in Kolkata on 346-5, VVS Laxman unbeaten on 73.

1615 FOOTBALL: Fulham forward Mousa Dembele, subject of recent reported interest from Tottenham, has moved quickly to quash speculation about his future by insisting he is happy at Craven Cottage.

1611 RUGBY LEAGUE: England expect second rower Gareth Ellis to be fit for Saturday's Four Nations final against Australia after a back injury kept him out of last week's victory over New Zealand.

1558 RUGBY UNION: Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has told Sky Sports News that did not have any contact with the Rugby Football Union about a role with England should Martin Johnson's tenure as coach come to a close. "I am always open to offers but I wouldn't expect to hear anything from the RFU," said Edwards. "And I'm not the kind of guy to pitch for another man's job. I live in the here and now. I never make plans too far ahead. My next focus is to beat Australia in December. We lost to them in the third/fourth place play-off at the World Cup - we owe them one, we want to beat them."


1550 CRICKET: International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat has ruled out the possibility of holding a World Test championship until 2017. Speaking during Pakistan's one-day game against Sri Lanka, Lorgat confirmed: "At the last board meeting we decided that the first opportunity that we can play the World Test Championship is 2017. So I am disappointed that it is not going to take place sooner."

1542 FOOTBALL: Carlos Tevez's advisors have confirmed to the BBC that the striker remains in Argentina and has not returned to Manchester City for training on Monday.

1536 CRICKET: South African seamer Charl Willoughby has joined Essex on a two-year contract. The 36-year-old was released by Somerset after six years at Taunton.

1530 BASKETBALL: Two-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant is being courted by a club in Germany. Bavarian side BBC Bayreuth, who play in Germany's 18-team Bundesliga have been in "serious negotiations" with Durant's management for about three weeks and are optimistic about signing the Oklahoma City Thunder forward during the NBA lockout.

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1522 GET INVOLVED: Tee Dubs on Twitter: "Kyle Walker really deserves a place in the line up. For a defender his pace is frighting, perfect for a more attacking team."

1514 FOOTBALL: Speaking ahead of their friendly at Wembley on Tuesday, Sweden coach Erik Hamren has hinted that Sweden would have adopted the same policy as England regarding whether or not to play captain John Terry during the ongoing race row. Hamren said: "In my opinion, you're always not guilty until you're proved guilty."

1510 FOOTBALL: Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne insists he is not motivated by the prospect of sharing a reported bonus of £3.4m with his team-mates should they qualify for Euro 2012. "We all make enough money at our clubs and playing for Ireland is an honour, it's not about money," said the 32-year-old Aston Villa player. "The whole country will benefit from it and the main thing is having the pride."

1506 CRICKET: Upul Tharanga's 77 was the cornerstone of Sri Lanka's 235-7 off their 50 overs in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai.

1450 RUGBY LEAGUE: England forward Adrian Morley will become the most capped player in the history of British rugby league in Saturday's Gillette Four Nations final against Australia. His 50th cap, which includes matches for both England and Great Britain, will put him just nine behind world record holder Darren Lockyer. The Australian will make his 59th and final appearance in the same match.

1446 FOOTBALL: Accrington defender Tom Bender says he is pleased to be back in action after six weeks out with a head injury. Bender, 18, was left unconscious after colliding with Stanley keeper Ian Dunbavin and Tranmere's Lucas Akins during a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie.

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1440 CRICKET: Sri Lanka posted 235-7 in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai. Upul Tharanga top-scored with 77 while Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi took two wickets each.

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1438 GET INVOLVED: Ryan Godson on Twitter: "Capello should play Jones and Terry centre back with Welbeck and Sturridge forwards. And we need some creativity in midfield!"

1433 TRIATHLON: Welsh triathlete Helen Jenkins has been named the sport's British Olympic Athlete of the Year, alongside male world champion counterpart Alastair Brownlee. Jenkins and Brownlee sealed a second world crown apiece in Beijing in September.

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1426 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio 5 Live's Juliette Ferrington quotes Richard Dunne on Twitter ahead of Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 play-off second leg against Estonia on Tuesday night: "Footballers want to play in tournaments and this is a big tournament. To represent Ireland is something money can't buy."

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1420 RUGBY UNION: Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Shaun Edwards' decision to continue as Wales' defence coach was "pretty straightforward" after the former Wasps boss signed a new four-year deal to remain part of Warren Gatland's staff.

1412 CRICKET: Former Somerset and England all-rounder Vic Marks has spoken to BBC Points West about his memories of former team-mate Peter Roebuck, who died on Sunday aged 55.

1407 FOOTBALL: On-loan Oldham Athletic midfielder Andreas Mancini tells BBC Radio Manchester it is tough trying to make it as a player when his father - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini - was so successful in his career.

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1401 GET INVOLVED: Who do you think England manager Fabio Capello should select in the team to play Sweden on Tuesday evening? How good was Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi? Give us your views on all the stories of the day on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1400 FORMULA ONE: Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Sebastian Vettel proved himself a team player despite the disappointment of his first retirement of the season in Abu Dhabi. Instead of heading home, Vettel opted to stay behind and increase his knowledge in the pitwall. "He was interested to see the pitwall because he is never in a situation where he can hear the strategy unfolding and how a race operates," said Horner. "What he did is part of who he is. He's like a sponge for information, and it also demonstrates what a team player he is."

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1356 CRICKET: Upul Tharanga's 76 not out is the cornerstone of Sri Lanka's 171-3 after 40 overs in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai.

1352 FOOTBALL: Former Spanish international Guti has parted company with Besiktas after a 15-month spell with the club. The midfielder's contract was terminated after he failed to return to the club following a three-day break, Turkish media reports.

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1348 GET INVOLVED: Steven Johnson on Twitter: "England's best two performances of recent times away to Croatia and home to Spain, both without Gerrard, there is a lesson there."

1342 FOOTBALL: Gregory Ioannidis, a professor in sports law and a top sports lawyer, has told BBC Sport's Simon Austin it will be impossible for Manchester City to sue Carlos Tevez for anything approaching the £40m that is being talked about. "If you sue, you sue for expectation loss, essentially a missed opportunity to make a profit. This is very difficult to calculate in this case. The loss is too remote and the figure of £40m is very speculative. The best thing City can do is to try and sort this out with the player."

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1330 FOOTBALL: Dietmar Hamann has praised Giovanni Trapattoni for his role in putting Republic of Ireland on the verge of Euro 2012 qualification: "He is an absolute genius," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. "To come back from the hurt of losing out in the play-offs last time to come second in a tough group and then win the first leg against Estonia 4-0 is a fantastic achievement."

1321 FOOTBALL: Capello on tactics: "As a manager, you are asked why you play defensively. But you have to understand the opponent. Tomorrow we will play a different style. The opponents will play different."

1320 FOOTBALL: Capello on missing his son's wedding which was on the same day as England v Spain: "It's my job. I signed my contract with the FA. I am upset. Your son's wedding is very important but the present was that the result was very important. They could toast victory at the wedding."

1319 FOOTBALL: Capello on Terry: "He is here. He will be with us. He will be the captain." When asked if the Terry race row has dragged on too long, Capello adds: "Another question please."

1317 FOOTBALL: Capello on Scott Parker: "I think Scott Parker has improved. He is playing for a really important team, Tottenham, and he has improved."

1314 FOOTBALL: Capello on Spain: "When you are playing against Spain, the style that they use, means it's difficult. They play a lot of passes. In the first half, we defended very well. But when we went forward we missed the last pass sometimes. Spain are the best in the world and will be for four or five years. They are young. When you play teams like them and Barcelona, you need to counter-attack. [Carlo] Ancelotti said it in an interview, that it's impossible to play against them."

1312 FOOTBALL: Capello on Sturridge: "100% he will start on the bench. It's not only him, all the players who have come in from the under-21s I have monitored and spoken to [coach] Stuart Pearce about them. I am pleased with the confidence with which our younger players played against Spain."

1310 FOOTBALL: Capello adds: "Some midfielders and a keeper will remain. Spain and Sweden are two very different games."

1309 FOOTBALL: Coach Fabio Capello on England team to face Sweden: "Eight new players."

1302 FOOTBALL: More from Terry: "The squad has been very supportive both publically and privately. I'm delighted to be leading the side out again. I'm in a great state of mind. Completely focused on playing well, so from my side of things nothing has changed at all."

1257 FOOTBALL: Terry on Frank Lampard, who was captain for Saturday's 1-0 win over Spain: "For me, he's never lacked anything. He's the best midfielder I've ever played with."

1255 FOOTBALL: Terry adds: "Nobody rests on their laurels at all. It's the biggest honour of all to be captain. Once we're out there, we're all as one. We get a couple of jeers but I got a great response when I warmed up near the touchline. Being on the football pitch is where I feel at home."

1251 FOOTBALL: Terry on whether he is undroppable: "I don't feel that at all. Now everyone wonders who's going to be in and who's not going to be in. Every game that I pull on an England shirt I feel that we're all playing for our places. You can never take it for granted. We all dreamed of it as boys."

1247 FOOTBALL: England captain John Terry after being asked: "you're not a racist, are you?" Terry does not answer as an FA press officer intervenes. Speaking about England's win, he adds: "It's a positive thing that we beat the world champions. We need to keep that momentum going into the Euros."

1245 FOOTBALL: England captain John Terry on the reaction of the fans at Wembley on Saturday: "We clapped them and got a good reception back," he says. "I get boos always. The players have been very good. The players showed we are united no matter what."

1243 FOOTBALL: England press conference under way. Captain John Terry's thoughts coming up.

1239 CRICKET: South African police investigating the death of former Somerset captain and cricket writer Peter Roebuck, 55, expect an inquest to last at least six weeks before an official cause can be determined. Captain Frederick van Wyk of Cape Town police has said the incident is being treated as suicide.

1232 FOOTBALL: Football Focus reporter Damian Johnson is reporting on Twitter that former England international Nick Barmby is the "strong favourite" to be the new Hull City manager, initially on a caretaker basis.

1228 RUGBY LEAGUE: England captain Jamie Peacock on Sky Sports News on the Four Nations final: "It's easy to focus when you are in the final. We know we need to play even better than we did against New Zealand to beat Australia, but we have got better in every game we have played so far in this competition."


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1226 GET INVOLVED: Stephen Andrew Peart on Twitter: Gk-Hart, Def-Walker, Cahill, Lescott, Cole, mid-Milner, Parker, Rodwell, for-Sturridge, Bent, Welbeck."

1222 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Increased visible security at England's team hotel ahead of John Terry press conference later."

1220 FOOTBALL: Those of you waiting for the England press conference featuring coach Fabio Capello and captain John Terry will have to wait a little longer. We were expecting a 1230 GMT start but it has been put back to 1300 at the earliest.

1210 FOOTBALL: Nigeria defender Bobsam Elejiko collapsed and died while playing for Belgian side Merksem S.C. on Sunday. The 30-year-old was playing in the fifth-tier game against FC Kaart when he collapsed. Attempts to resuscitate the defender were unsuccessful and the cause of death was not immediately clear.

1205 CANOEING: Great Britain's Rachel Cawthorn faces an anxious wait to see if she will compete at next year's Olympics. Team GB have qualified for London 2012 in the K4 1,000m class, but the former European champion still has to compete for a place in the boat. The 23-year-old told BBC Surrey: "We've qualified but it could be any four girls. We don't know at all yet."

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1159 CRICKET: Sri Lanka have made a good start to the second one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai. They are 56-0 after 11 overs. Tillakaratne Dilshan (28 not out) and Upul Tharanga (21 not out) are at the crease.

1154 GOLF: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has moved up into second place in the European Ryder Cup standings after his play-off win at the Singapore Open. Martin Kaymer is still in the lead, with Sergio Garcia third and Rory McIlroy fourth.

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1147 FOOTBALL: Fede Farco on Twitter: Capello should keep playing Lescott and Jagielka! Perfect understanding developed during their time at EFC.

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1143 RUGBY UNION: Matthew Blumberg on Twitter: Sad day for SA Rugby after news about Solly Tyibilika's death. So much talent - a ferocious tackler and strong runner.

1138 RUGBY UNION: Cornish Pirates boss Chris Stirling has told BBC Radio Cornwall he is delighted with Friday night's 10-6 British and Irish Cup win in Munster. "The Rotherham performance last week was definitely two steps forward and this was another one on top of that," Stirling said. "The forward pack was superb and the defence was top shelf."

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1134 CRICKET: Sri Lanka have made a solid start to the second one-day international against Pakistan in Dubai. They are 32-0 after six overs.

1128 FOOTBALL: Blackburn owners Venky's insist they have "no interest" in selling the club just a year after taking over at Ewood Park. Middle East oil giant Qatar Petroleum have been linked with a potential takeover but bosses at the Indian poultry firm are intent on keeping control. "We have no interest in selling Blackburn Rovers whatsoever," co-owner Venkatesh Rao told the Lancashire Telegraph.

1125 RUGBY LEAGUE: The city of Hull has moved up the pecking order for host city status for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup after a record crowd at the KC Stadium for England v New Zealand at the weekend, says BBC Hull's Simon Clark.

1121 FOOTBALL: Tranmere manager Les Parry tells BBC Radio Merseyside his side's failure to take their chances cost them a place in the FA Cup second round after Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Cheltenham.

1118 FOOTBALL: Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric says Croatia must remain focused to avoid letting their spot at Euro 2012 slip away. They head into the second leg of their tie against Turkey with a 3-0 lead. "We have only done half our job," Modric said. "We can't relax even a little bit, it could be very dangerous."

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1110 RUGBY UNION: Stephen Orwin on Twitter: Joe Worsley. England silent hero, he will be missed, even in his later years he was still an amazing talent.

1106 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan believes England may be more suited to a counter-attacking style of play after their victory over Spain in his latest football tactics blog.

1101 BOXING: Chris Eubank Jr, the son of the former world champion, believes he can be even better than his father after winning on his professional debut. The 21-year-old middleweight stopped Lithuanian Kirilas Psonko in the fourth round on the undercard of Tyson Fury's Commonwealth title defence on Saturday.

1057 RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand's Thomas Leuluai says Wigan colleague Sam Tomkins is a "special player" who can help England beat Australia in the Four Nations final.

1050 CRICKET: Pakistan batsman Younis Khan says his team will continue to keep things simple as they look to double their series lead in the second one-day match against Sri Lanka in Dubai, which starts in 10 minutes. "In the one-dayers we are doing the basics in a simple manner and although there is no assurance of winning we want consistency in our performance," he said.

1046 FOOTBALL: AFC Totton chairman Phil Shephard tells BBC Radio Solent that being drawn against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup second round is "huge" for the club.

1040 CRICKET: India lost two late wickets to close the opening day on 346-5 in the first Test against the West Indies. Rahul Dravid is out for 119, but VVS Laxman remains unbeaten on 73.

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1037 FOOTBALL: Dom King on Twitter: Time for Capello to play best team - Hart; Walker, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Parker, Barry; Johnson, Lampard, Walcott; Welbeck

1033 GOLF: Steve Stricker insists he is fit for an American tilt at a fourth straight Presidents Cup this week, having shrugged off a neck injury that has kept him out since September. "I feel good, tired from the travel probably more than anything," the 44-year-old said after a practice round at Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Monday.

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1026 CRICKET: India are well on top on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies in Kolkata. They are 337-3 with just five overs remaining in the day.

1024 FOOTBALL: Mark Lawrenson has been busy previewing the Republic of Ireland's second leg clash with Estonia in Euro 2012 qualifying on the Focus Forum.

1018 FOOTBALL: The Football Association confirms goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence has been admitted to hospital. Clemence began to feel unwell on Friday, when he missed training and also Saturday's friendly win over world champions Spain.

1012 WEIGHTLIFTING: Britain's Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith believes she can achieve the 2012 Olympic qualifying standard at the World Championships in Paris on Tuesday.

1005 FOOTBALL: Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri says he would love to coach Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli one day. "I would welcome Balotelli with open arms," Ranieri told Corriere dello Sport. "He is a formidable talent."

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1000 GET INVOLVED: Who do you think England manager Fabio Capello should select in the team to play Sweden on Tuesday evening? How good was Joe Worsley? Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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0958 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Alastair Eykyn on Twitter: "All the best to Joe Worsley, forced to retire with a neck injury. The 'tree feller' felled. Outstanding career for Wasps & England."

0953 CRICKET: India's Rahul Dravid has scored his fifth Test century against West Indies - his 36th overall. The batsman nipped a leg-side delivery off his toes to the square leg boundary as the home side progressed to 304-3. VVS Laxman then brought up his 56th Test half century.

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0943 RUGBY UNION: Wasps flanker Joe Worsley has announced his immediate retirement from the game due to a neck injury. World Cup winner Worsley, 34, who won 78 caps for England, also represented the British and Irish Lions and Barbarians.

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0939 FOOTBALL: Northampton Town manager, Gary Johnson, has left the club by mutual consent officials confirm to BBC Radio Northampton.

0938 CHILDREN IN NEED: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "100k raised for the Cricket match on the @achrisevans show. All for Children in need. I better get some practice in."

0934 BOXING: The funeral of former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier takes place in Philadelphia at 1600 GMT on Monday (1100 local time). Muhammad Ali, who was beaten for the first time by Frazier, is expected to be at the service.

0930 FOOTBALL: Manchester City confirm that Carlos Tevez IS expected back at the club on Monday. They won't say where or at what time though. The Argentine has not turned up at the club's Carrington training ground yet.

0925 FOOTBALL: Wales manager Gary Speed says his side's rapid improvement has exceeded all expectations, but stressed they are by no means the finished article. Saturday's 4-1 friendly win over Norway gave Wales a third successive win and Speed's fifth in 10 games as manager.

0919 FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side's recent run of good form is down to curbing their "cavalier" nature. The Gunners have won nine and drawn one of their last 11 games.

0915 ARAB GAMES: Syrian athletes will boycott December's Arab Games in Qatar in protest at the Arab League move to suspend Damascus and impose economic and political sanctions, the state news agency SANA has said. The Syrian Olympic Committee and General Sports Federation described the Arab League decision on Saturday as a "dark spot in its history".

0910 CHILDREN IN NEED: Former England all-rounder Freddie Flintoff on Twitter: "Under an hour to bid on the cricket day with me and Chris Evans plus others on Radio 2 for children in need!"

0904 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's South American football expert Tim Vickery says Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was in sparkling form as he scored all four goals in Uruguay's 4-0 World Cup qualifer win over Chile.

0856 FOOTBALL: The Republic of Ireland want to arrange a friendly against England, which would be their first meeting since 1995. The last match between the sides - at Dublin's Lansdowne Road - was abandoned after 27 minutes due to crowd trouble.

0850 GOLF: Tiger Woods is back in the world's top 50 after finishing third at the Australian Open over the weekend. The American, who had fallen from world number one just over a year ago to 58th, is back up to 50th. England's Luke Donald remains as world number one, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood of England second and third.

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0846 FOOTBALL: Celtic will face disciplinary proceedings from Uefa on 8 December over "illicit chanting" during their Europa League tie against Rennes at Parkhead on 3 November.

0845 FOOTBALL: England can take another step towards qualification for the finals of the European Under-21 Championship by beating Belgium in Mons on Monday. Stuart Pearce's team currently top Group Eight after winning all four qualifying matches so far.

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0840 FOOTBALL: Robert Pires has distanced himself from a move to Championship strugglers Doncaster. The former Arsenal and France midfelder, who was released by Aston Villa at the end of last season, tweeted: "Doncaster people called me! I am happy they think I can help them but it's not in my plan to play there."

0835 GOLF: Scotland's Catriona Matthew has won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico. She carded a final-round 71 to win by four shots and collect prizemoney of £125,000.

0831 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty: "John Terry will address the media at England's headquarters later on Monday ahead of his return as captain against Sweden on Tuesday. The Football Association is expected to warn that any questions about the ongoing Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations Terry racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in the recent west London derby will be ruled out of bounds."

0827 CRICKET: India are 212-3 at tea on the first day of the second Test against West Indies in Kolkata. Rahul Dravid is unbeaten on 62.

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0820 GET INVOLVED: Who do you think England manager Fabio Capello should select in the team to play Sweden on Tuesday evening? Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0818 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Off to England press conference later. Capello & John Terry - returning as captain v Sweden tomorrow - scheduled to speak." Press conference expected around 1230 GMT - quotes and reaction will appear in Sportsday Live.

0814 FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton has said he was "massively proud" to answer doubts about his performances with a strong victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

0810 FOOTBALL: Phil Jagielka will not be involved in England's friendly against Sweden after he was released from the squad. The centre-back, who impressed in the 1-0 win against Spain on Saturday, has returned to Everton to recover from an ongoing toe injury.

0806 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th international century goes on after the Indian batsman was dismissed for 38 in the second Test against West Indies. The 'Little Master' was caught by Marlon Samuels off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo to leave the home side 205-3.


0800 FOOTBALL: We start, as always, with three tasters from Monday's gossip column. Manchester United and Manchester City are likely to be in direct competition over Ajax's 19-year-old Danish international Christian Eriksen. (Metro)Manchester City are thought to be in competition with European champions Barcelona to sign Brazilian international defender Thiago Silva from AC Milan. (Inside Futbol)Everton's Russian midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has threatened to leave the club in January if he does not play more first-team football.(Daily Mail)




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