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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 23 November

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on the appeals of the Pakistan cricketers, details of some strong player criticism of England's Rugby World Cup campaign, plus more.

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1845: That's it for Wednesday's Sportsday Live. Sam Lyon will be with you for all the live action on a night of Champions League action, and Sportsday Live will return at 0800 GMT on Thursday.

1840 CRICKET: A thanksgiving service in honour of former England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira will be held at Worcester Cathedral on 27 January. D'Oliveira, who died on Saturday at the age of 80, spent 16 years with Worcestershire as a player and a decade as head coach during which time the county won five county championship titles.

1835 RUGBY UNION: Wales' record try scorer Shane Williams insists next Saturday's Millennium Stadium Test against Australia is the right time to bring the curtain down on his international career. "We are very lucky to have a lot of youngsters coming through who are capable of playing at international level," he said. "The closer it gets to the day the more sad I will be, but as far as I am concerned it will be the right time."

1830 GET INVOLVED: Sam Barker on Twitter: "If APOEL can hold out for a draw then they qualify for knock-outs #unbelievable #BBCFootball #bbcsportsday"

1827 FOOTBALL: Rangers manager Ally McCoist could welcome back Sasa Papac for Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Kilmarnock. Bosnian defender Papac returned from international duty ill and missed last weekend's draw with St Johnstone. Lee Wallace is likely to miss the Killie game due to a bruised thigh.

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1822 FOOTBALL: Latest scores from the Uefa Champions League: Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 APOEL Nicosia, BATE Borisov 0-0 Viktoria Plzen.

1818 GET INVOLVED: Mathew on Twitter: "In what other profession would you not lose your job in with a record like Steve Kean's? We are now a joke #bbcsportsday"

1815 GET INVOLVED: Gary Davies on Twitter: "Can someone explain to me how Fifa's rankings work? England in 5th is bad enough, Wales dropping to 50th is a joke! #bbcsportsday"

1814 FOOTBALL: Uzbekistan midfielder Server Djeparov has won the Asian Football Confederation's Player of the Year award for the second time. Other winners at the ceremony in Kuala Lumpur included Japan's Aya Miyama for Women's Player of the Year and Qatar's Al Sadd for Club of the Year. Japan were named both the Men's and Women's National Team of the Year.

1809 FOOTBALL: Cambridge United captain Michael Wylde tells BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that his side failed to make the most of their second-half dominance in their FA Cup defeat by Wrexham.

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1805 FOOTBALL: Zenit St Petersburg are drawing 0-0 against Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia at half-time in their Champions League Group G match.

1801 MOTORSPORT: French rally driver Sebastien Ogier has signed a three-year contract with Volkswagen. The 27-year-old finished third in this year's World Rally Championship driving for Citroen. His place at Citroen will be taken by Finland's Mikko Hirvonen.

1757 FOOTBALL: Agent Willie McKay confirms Doncaster are in negotiations to sign Marc Antoine Fortune and Boudewijn Zenden. A deal for West Brom striker Fortune is close to completion with Thursday's emergency loan deadline on the horizon. Former Holland midfielder Zenden has been without a club since his release by Sunderland at the end of last season and recently failed to win a contract at Celtic.

1752 FOOTBALL: Hibernian appear set to appoint Pat Fenlon as manager after the Bohemians boss was given permission to speak to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club. Fenlon has long been the bookmakers' favourite to be installed as successor to Colin Calderwood, who was sacked as Hibs boss on 6 November.

Breaking news
1748 FOOTBALL: Midfielder Colin Healy has left Championship side Ipswich Town with immediate effect. The Republic of Ireland international made two appearances for Paul Jewell's side this season.

1744 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty on Twitter: Wenger in programme notes for Dortmund game: "Arsenal is the club of my life. My commitment & love for this club is completely total."

1740 BOXING: World middleweight champion Sergio Martinez believes his most realistic chance of winning recognition as the world's best boxer lies in a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

1738 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins will play on the wing for the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham this weekend.

1734 RUGBY LEAGUE: New Hull Kingston Rovers signing Constantine Mika tells BBC Radio Humberside why he chose Rovers over a host of other Super League and NRL clubs.

1729 WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Hope Powell's England side take on Serbia tonight in a 2013 Euro Group 6 qualifier at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm and is also live on the FA website.

1723 HANDBALL: Great Britain coach Jesper Holmris believes his side are in a strong position to compete at next year's Olympic Games as they made a winning start to the London Handball Cup after defeating Angola 22-20 in Group B at the Handball Arena in the Olympic Park. "It was a great performance in a fantastic arena. Our defence was strong and solid and that is really positive," Holmris said.

Breaking news
1719 FOOTBALL: Blackburn confirm they have made a "revision" to manager Steve Kean's current contract at the club, saying that an agreement made in the summer has now been formalised. The club also confirms that contrary to some media reports there has been no change to the length of his contract.

1712 BADMINTON: Anglo-Scottish pair Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier, the highest-ranked of three GB pairs chasing Olympic qualification, went down 21-17 21-16 against Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying at the China Open.

1707 FOOTBALL: Wales will begin their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals with a home fixture against Belgium. Gary Speed's side will open their campaign on 7 September 2012 before facing a testing trip to Serbia four days later.

1703 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says his side can put their recent run of disappointing results behind them when they face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

1659 FOOTBALL: Mohamed Bin Hammam has lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against his lifetime ban. The former head of the Asian Football Confederation was suspended by Fifa in July.

1655 RUGBY UNION: Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin and skipper Johann Muller admits the team is "getting better" but there is "still a lot of work to do" as they look ahead to Friday's Pro12 match away to Glasgow.

1650 CRICKET: Pakistan paceman Junaid Khan ruled out of the team's tour of Bangladesh after injuring his abdominal muscle during the fifth and final one-day against Sri Lanka. The 21-year-old left-arm paceman had a MRI scan after he felt pain during his three-over spell in the match, which has revealed a partial tear.

1645 TENNIS: Czech Tomas Berdych says: "It's incredible to win, Janko made it hard work early on. I had enough time to prepare [after Andy Murray's withdrawal on Tuesday], Janko is number nine in the world and all of them are really tough and he made it hard."

Breaking news
1640 TENNIS: Czech Tomas Berdych beats Andy Murray's replacement Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 3-6 6-6 (8-6) at the ATP Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena. World number one Novak Djokovic takes on Spain's David Ferrer at 2000 GMT.

1634 FOOTBALL: Scotland's World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying campaign will begin with a home double header, the Scottish Football Association has announced. Scotland manager Craig Levein's side will play Serbia at Hampden Park on 8 September 2012 and Macedonia three days later in Glasgow as they begin their bid to reach the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

1630 RUGBY LEAGUE: Salford City Reds new head coach Phil Veivers tells BBC Radio Manchester the job has been a long time coming after he was announced as Matt Parish's successor.

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1628 TENNIS: The ATP Tour Finals match between Janko Tipsarevic and Tomas Berdych has gone into a tie-break in the third and final set and you can listen to it now on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, with Novak Djokovic against David Ferrer to follow at 2000 GMT.

1626 CYCLING: Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton is "terrified" by the prospect of life after cycling but insists it is right to retire after London 2012. "I am terrified about life after cycling because that is all I have done," she said. "I think I am going to take a year out to try everything. I am going to take up as many opportunities as I can with the people I have met along the way."

Breaking news
1621 GOLF: Britain's world number three Lee Westwood has had a change of heart and rejoined the PGA Tour for the 2012 season. Westwood, who last year questioned the need to play some of the events in the States, will split his time between the European Tour and the US circuit.

1616 ATHLETICS: Steve Mullings, the Jamaican sprinter who was banned for life this week for a second doping offence, has told BBC Sport that he is "extremely disappointed" at the decision. "At this point, myself, along with my attorneys, are focusing our time and energy on proving my innocence to the world," Mullings said.

1611 FOOTBALL: Gillingham captain Andy Frampton tells BBC Radio Kent that the squad are just starting to click having won five of their last eight games.

1608 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1605 FOOTBALL: Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett tells BBC Radio Norfolk the club will consider expanding Carrow Road when they clear their "external debts" next season.

Breaking news
1600 RUGBY UNION: The BBC extends its current contract as exclusive live broadcaster of the Six Nations, incorporating TV, radio and online, until 2017.

1550 TENNIS: The ATP Tour Finals match between Tipsarevic and Berdych is into a final set and you can listen to it now on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, with Djokovic against Ferrer to follow at 2000 GMT.

1544 FOOTBALL: Wales will host Belgium in their opening World Cup 2014 Group A qualifier on Friday, 7 September 2012.

1535 GOLF: Independent economic research commissioned by the Royal and Ancient, highlights that this year's Championship staged at Royal St George's Golf Club delivered a £77m benefit to the county of Kent.

GET INVOLVED: - It has been a busy day - and it is not over yet. Still to come there is tennis news from the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena and eight matches in the Champions League, with Sam Lyon taking you through all the action with his live text. Send in your thoughts about the day's events and get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1524 RUGBY UNION: Connacht flanker Mike McCarthy is given a two-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Toulouse wing Vincent Clerc in the Irish side's 36-10 defeat in Galway.

1521 RUGBY UNION: England and Wigan rugby league star Sam Tomkins makes his union debut on the wing for a Barbarians team also featuring South African wing Bryan Habana, former England fly-half Danny Cipriani and Italian flanker Mauro Bergamasco, against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

1520 FOOTBALL: Celtic confirm the signing of Swede Mikael Lustig on a pre-contract agreement from Rosenborg.

1515 CRICKET: Former England and Wales Cricket Board chairman and International Cricket Council president David Morgan unveils proposals for changing the domestic game, suggesting a programme comprising 14 Championship matches and increasing the current CB40 competition to a 50-over event.

1510 RUGBY UNION: London Irish sign 27-year-old Samoan World Cup flanker Ofisa Treviranus, initially until next February, but with a view to extending his stay until 2014.

1505 GOLF: BBC Sport's Iain Carter on Twitter: "Lee Westwood to rejoin PGA Tour next season. Wants to play Players and FedEx but says Euro schedule will be unaffected."

1500 BADMINTON: Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier, the highest ranked of the British pairs chasing Olympic qualification, are beaten in the first round of the Li Ning China Open, the fifth Premier Superseries event of the badminton year. The world number 13 pair are beaten 21-17 21-16 by Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, while Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork, ranked 18th, also lose at the first hurdle, 22-20 21-13 to Thai pair Maneepong Jongjit and Savitree Amitapai.

1455 OLYMPICS: After Great Britain's women beat Angola 22-20 at the Olympic Park Handball Arena, coach Jesper Holmris says: "It was a great performance in a great arena, so it's been a good day for us. I'm looking for our development and four years ago we hadn't even played a match, so we've made massive progress to beat the African champions."

BBC Radio 5 live
1450 FOOTBALL: A brief moment to remind you about the evening's entertainment on BBC Radio 5 live. The commentary match from 1945 GMT comes from the Champions League and Chelsea's trip to Bayer Leverkusen.

GET INVOLVED: Michael Mackay via Twitter: "Who cares about the leak, it's the reports people should be more concerned about!"

1438 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: The shortlist of 10 athletes for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award has been announced. The award will be presented on 22 December.

1430 OLYMPICS: Great Britain's women beat Angola 22-20 in their first ever match at the Olympic Park Handball Arena with two late goals. Follow BBC Sport's Nick Hope for the latest updates from Olympic Park.

1430 CRICKET: Kumar Sangakkara top scores on 78 with Angelo Mathews on 61 as Sri Lanka make 218-9 in their allotted 50 overs in the fifth and final day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan lead the five-match series 3-1.

1424 TENNIS: At the O2 in London at the ATP Tour Finals, Janko Tipsarevic, who replaced Andy Murray in the competition , will take on Tomas Berdych this afternoon. You can follow live text commentary with Mike Henson on the BBC Sport website.

1418 RUGBY UNION: England's Ben Foden on the England rugby controversy: "I understand that a lot of it is frustration and people will want to point the fingers. At the end of the day, there was 50 of us on the tour with players and coaches. We're all part of the same unit and it's all very well to point at the guy next to you and blame him but we have to take responsibility as a unit. It's going to be blown up by the media but for me, it's [about] going away and working hard with my club and hopefully get re-selected and buy into the whole process again."

1414 FOOTBALL: Javier Hernandez feels Manchester United have already proved they have the character to come through their Champions League test against Basel in Switzerland next month. "We have come through worse moments than this one," said the forward. "The whole history of Manchester United is about never giving in."

GET INVOLVED: Carl Eatson via Twitter: "How on earth can a RU World Cup winning captain not command respect? Who do these players think they are? Tevez!"

1405 FOOTBALL: Lille president Michel Seydoux says midfielder Joe Cole, who is currently on loan from Liverpool, could remain at the Ligue 1 club past the end of the season. "If he has a certain good feeling with Lille and we can make him an interesting offer. This is something that we will look into," he says.

1354 GOLF: Ian Poulter on Twitter: "Team England have officially called it a day & are getting some rest in for day 1 of the world cup. 7.00am gym warm up."

1338 HANDBALL: BBC Sport's Nick Hope at GB v Angola at the Olympic test event in London: "Level at the break 11-11 - GREAT effort by @britishhandball - we'll soon see if their fitness is up to another 30 mins of that intensity."

GET INVOLVED: Jack Saunders via Twitter: "Johnson didn't have the respect of the players and his loyal nature didn't help the situation. I feel sorry for him."

1319 RUGBY LEAGUE: England-based Australian Phil Veivers is appointed as the new head coach of Salford City Reds.

GET INVOLVED: Tom Cranfield via Twitter: "You can only change a culture if it believes it needs to change - senior players and Martin Johnson did not."

GET INVOLVED: Samuel Green via Twitter: "Not exactly the best day for sport! Huge leak in rugby and judge in spot-fixing heaping misery on cricket!"

BBC Radio 5 live
1308 RUGBY UNION: And more from former England international Matt Dawson talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the leaked reports: "In any business, in any walk of life, not everyone gets on with everyone else. There are lists and lists of quotes to do with the captain and the coach and it might be three people involved - it's been made to look like the whole squad is involved. I've done these and I know I've been dropped for things I've said. Some players have been too honest sometimes. It's not about the content, it's about the fact it's come out in the public domain."

1305 RUGBY UNION: More from former England captain Lewis Moody reacting to the revelations earlier in the day in the Times: "I put my body on the line for the lads, the team and England every time I played and anyone who has watched me play knows that I give everything on the field and have always prioritised rugby ahead of everything else, including financial reward. I have only ever undertaken personal commercial activities in my own time and I'm comfortable I got that balance right at all times. Where I had to be involved in commercial conversations with the RFU it was as captain, working with the RPA, representing the best interests of the players, not for any personal gain. I do not think anyone who knows me would think differently. The next few months will be vital for the English rugby and I hope the opportunity is seized to use player feedback for positive change not negative recriminations and political games. I have retired from England and am now focussed on Bath Rugby and playing my rugby in the same way I always have with passion and commitment. It is time we looked forward not back."

BBC Radio 5 live
1302 RUGBY UNION: Former England international Matt Dawson talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the leaked reports: "I'm just totally taken aback. The conversation will be about the content of what has been put in the Times. How on earth has this come out and been leaked? It's yet another foot in the mouth moment from the people to do with the RFU - the PGB [Professional Game Board]. The priority has to be who on earth has leaked this to the paper. The content is shocking in some regard. But I haven't got an problem with the players speaking their minds."

Breaking news
1259 RUGBY UNION: Rugby Players' Association chief Damian Hopley brands the leaking of the confidential World Cup reports "an absolute disgrace" and demands an investigation to track down the source of the leak.

1255 CRICKET: BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew on the failed appeals of the Pakistan cricketers via Twitter: "It is all desperately sad. But there has to a strong deterrent for the good of all sport, & if that means prison, so be it."

1252 RUGBY UNION: More from former England captain Lewis Moody reacting to the revelations earlier in the day in the Times: "I have particularly seen those stories about me personally and wanted to comment. Captaining England was, and remains, the ultimate honour for me and I accepted that honour knowing all the scrutiny that came with it. I am confident I did the job to the absolute best of my ability but if some of the players thought that was not enough I will have to learn to live with that. I have always been my own fiercest critic and have already been honest that there were some things I wish I had done differently at the World Cup, but I have learnt from the experience and hope others can do the same."

GET INVOLVED: Stephen Rees via Twitter: "So, how long has Rob Andrew got? Will he walk, be pushed or will he rely on typical RFU inertia?"

1250 HANDBALL: China begin the London Handball Cup - a test event for next year's London Olympics - with a 28-26 win over Slovakia in Group A.

1248 RUGBY UNION: Former England captain Lewis Moody reacting to the revelations earlier in the day in the Times regarding the reports on the team's controversial World Cup campaign: "I have seen the stories in today's Times with their interpretation of the leaked post Rugby World Cup reviews. Once again it is deeply disappointing to see players' feedback aimed at improving England rugby, and which we were promised would remain confidential and anonymous, being put in the public domain for political purposes."

GET INVOLVED: David Hoy via Twitter: "Glad to see spot-fixing sentences upheld, I want Test cricket fair but hard fought."

1237 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Lord Chief Justice: Ultimately the sport would be "utterly impoverished" if this was seen as simply breaking the rules of game."

GET INVOLVED: - Let us know what you think of the courtroom saga and get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

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1235 CRICKET: Lord Judge dismisses the appeals of Butt and Amir. The sentences stand.

1233 CRICKET: BBC Sport's Gordon Farquhar on Twitter: "Judge says Amir was not so young that he didn't fully appreciate what he was doing."

1231 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: Lord Judge: "If corruption continues then the enjoyment of those who watch cricket "will eventually be destroyed." Lord Chief Justice says he would normally have ruled Butt's appeal "unarguable" in advance, but wanted to hear it alongside Amir's appeal.

1228 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Lord Judge: Corruption was "carefully prepared." Cricketers "betrayed team, country, their sport and the very many followers of the game."

1225 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Lord Judge gives first words of sympathy about Butt, when he repeats Butt's submission that Butt's son was born same day as verdicts."

GET INVOLVED: - Let us know what you think of the courtroom saga and get involved in Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1219 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Lord Judge now repeating Butt's memorable line at the trial that the News Of World money found in his room was for opening ice cream parlour."

1216 CRICKET: Just a reminder, on 3 November at Southwark Crown Court, former Pakistan captain Butt was jailed for two-and-a-half years for his role as the "orchestrator" of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England last summer, and Amir, the 19-year-old left-arm fast bowler, was detained for six months in a young offenders' institution after he admitted bowling two intentional no-balls at Lord's.

1215 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "So far during the judgement there's no sign of any sympathy from Lord Chief Justice to Butt, but we still wait for his final decision."

1205 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "Legal teams frantically writing notes as judgement read out by Lord Judge. Judge says when Butt didn't bat out promised maiden over at Oval it was because of difficulty of new ball, not because he'd repented."

GET INVOLVED: Richard Jackson via Twitter: "Does anyone have any idea what Rob Andrew's own personal performance targets are in his contract?"

1153 FOOTBALL: England will begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign away to Moldova on 7 September followed by a home game against Ukraine on 11 September. They will have no game in June 2013 and will end with a home double-header against Montenegro (11 October 2013) and Poland (15 October).

1147 RUGBY UNION: Bristol prop Jason Hobson tells BBC Points West that he is confident the club can return to the Premiership next season.

1125 FOOTBALL: Nicolas Anelka has admitted he is resigned to leaving Chelsea amid reports he will be allowed to leave the club in January.

1120 CRICKET: A decision is expected on the appeals of Salman Butt and Mohammed Amir some time soon after 1145. For the latest, follow BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter.

1118 FOOTBALL:Danny Lennon has agreed a deal to extend his contract as manager of Scottish Premier League club St Mirren until 2014.

1113 FOOTBALL: Preston manager Phil Brown has accused some of his players of avoiding physical challenges after his side lost lost 1-0 to League Two side Southend in Tuesday's FA Cup first round replay at Roots Hall.

1111 CRICKET: West Indies have moved on to 575-9 at stumps on the second day of the third and final Test against India in Mumbai. Darren Bravo hit 166 with Kirk Edwards (86) and Kieran Powell (81) also making useful contributions.

1104 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter at the spot-fixing appeal: "For the first time Salman Butt's legal team admit that he was party to all three no balls at Lord's."

1100 RUGBY UNION: London Irish have signed Samoa international forward Ofisa Treviranus with the 27-year-old back row in line to make his Premiership debut against Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

1048 CRICKET: Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan wins the toss and opts to bat first against Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day cricket international in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka trail 3-1 in the series. You can follow the latest on the BBC Sport website.

1047 FOOTBALL: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned Manchester City not to expect any favours when the two sides meet in their final Champions League group fixture on 7 December with City needing a win to have any chance of advancing to the last 16. "We are still going to try and win in Manchester," said Rummenigge. "First of all, there are points for the five-year ranking at stake, and then there are 800,000 euros to the group winner. We are not going to give anything away."

1040 OLYMPICS: Five days of 2012 test events begin at the Handball Arena at Olympic Park today. Great Britain's women play Angola in their first match of the six team round-robin tournament at 1300 GMT. "We are treating this as Olympic preparation," says GB coach Jesper Holmris. "It's really a milestone for our team." Follow BBC Sport's Nick Hope for the latest updates from Olympic Park.

1037 FOOTBALL: West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is waiting on the fitness of key quartet Shane Long, Peter Odemwingie, Paul Scharner and Graham Dorrans ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Tottenham.

1030 RUGBY UNION: Professional Game Board chairman Ian Metcalfe has criticised the publishing of a report of players' views into England's off-field issues at the recent World Cup: "It is disappointing and frustrating that confidential reports submitted to the PGB have been put into the public domain when all involved were promised that their views would remain private for the ultimate goal of improving the England team. The reporting of selective elements of those documents is also counter-productive to that aim. There will naturally be a wide range of views surrounding the Rugby World Cup and the PGB review was set up to take into account all feedback from all parties. There has been a clear process that has been followed which will culminate in fair and balanced recommendations to the RFU Board of Directors on 30 November."

1024 FOOTBALL: More from Tuesday night's Champions League reaction as Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson cuts short a news conference after appearing to take offence when a journalist puts it to him that the top two Premier League teams have "struggled in Europe."

1020 CRICKET: BBC Sport's James Pearce on Twitter: "At Royal Courts of Justice. Amir and Butt appeals start 1030. Amir not attending. Waiting for news of Butt. Decision could take just an hour."

1013 FORMULA 1: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson on the Robert Kubica announcement on Twitter: "Reading between the lines of Renault release, it seems they want him to commit to them in 2013 if he is to race for them in 2012."

GET INVOLVED: - Let us know what you think of the revelations regarding England's Rugby World Cup campaign and get involved in Sportsday Live via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0945 FORMULA 1: Renault announce Robert Kubica will miss at least the early part of the 2012 season as he struggles to recover from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash this year. "My recovery is still very encouraging and my doctors keep being impressed. I just need more time, as I want to be 100% ready before I commit to anything driving-related," he says.

0934 TENNIS: Former British number one Tim Henman, talking to BBC Sport about the withdrawal of Andy Murray from the ATP World Tours Finals at the O2 Arena: "It is easy in hindsight to say he should have played fewer matches after the US Open, but you don't necessarily expect to win three tournaments in a row as he did. I don't think he played excessively."

BBC Radio 5 live
0900 RUGBY UNION: More from Mark Souster, rugby correspondent of The Times - who revealed details of the Professional Game Board reviews into what happened during the World Cup in New Zealand. He told BBC Radio 5 live: "The most shocking one [revelation] perhaps is of players playing drinking games and young players being ridiculed for wanting to train more. That's a damning indictment about what went on in New Zealand. They [the Rugby Football Union] have failed to build on the legacy that Sir Clive Woodward laid down and paid the price ever since."

0920 FOOTBALL: England move up to fifth in the Fifa world rankings following their 1-0 victory over Spain, who remain at the top. The Netherlands stay second but Germany close the gap after beating them 3-0 last week, while Brazil drop to sixth.

0915 CRICKET: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting confirms his intention to continue playing Test cricket. "If I keep doing my job then hopefully I'll keep getting picked," he says.

GET INVOLVED: Josh Hobbs via Twitter: "Can't help but think that if City get knocked out they'll put reserves in Europa league and smash the Prem and FA Cup!"

BBC Radio 5 live
0900 RUGBY UNION: Mark Souster, rugby correspondent of The Times - who revealed details of the Professional Game Board reviews into what happened during the World Cup in New Zealand - tells BBC Radio 5 live: "It puts into context [Martin] Johnson's decision to step down, whether he knew bad news was imminent. Everyone now will be looking at [RFU director of elite rugby] Rob Andrew saying: "This happened on your watch, what are you going to do about it?"

Live action now
0845 CRICKET: It is tea on day two of the third and final Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai and the Windies, 2-0 down in the series, are 494-4, Darren Bravo unbeaten on 156.

GET INVOLVED: Ofon Hawkins Ibanga via Twitter: "If City fail to make the knock-out stages, that'll be MASSIVE failure! Just proves money isn't everything."

0835 PARALYMPICS: Great Britain's disability shooters have returned from the IPC Shooting World Cup with one gold, one silver and four bronze medals, securing five places for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

0832 CRICKET: Coming up at 1100 GMT we will have updates from the fifth and final one-day international in Abu Dhabi as Pakistan, 3-1 up in the series, play Sri Lanka.

BBC Radio 5 live
0820 FOOTBALL: The live football commentary this evening comes from Germany where Chelsea, currently top of Group E, face second-placed Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. You can follow all the action from 1945 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

0815 RUGBY UNION: Reports leaked to The Times (subscription required) - which were not meant to be published - quote RFU director of elite rugby Rob Andrew as saying: "It was very disappointing that a senior group, led by the captain Lewis Moody, disputed the level of payment for the World Cup squad."

BBC Radio 5 live
0807 TENNIS: An early word about what you can listen to from the ATP World Tour Finals on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. At 1400 GMT Janko Tipsarevic plays Tomas Berdych and from 2000 BST there is uniterrupted commentary of Novak Djokovic against David Ferrer.

0802 RUGBY UNION: Former Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan declares his interest in the vacant England manager's role, his agent tells the Daily Telegraph.

GET INVOLVED: - Let us know what you think of the findings and get involved with Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0800 RUGBY UNION: The Times (subscription required) reveals details from England players of an error-strewn World Cup campaign, where "a culture of blame and a lack of accountability prevailed." Coaches come in for some heavy criticism, while former manager Martin Johnson is described as "too loyal."

Live action now
0800 CRICKET: Welcome along to Sportsday Live. There is the build-up to another busy evening of Champions League action to come throughout the day but first an update from the third and final Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai. Midway through day two the Windies, 2-0 down in the series, are 454-3, Darren Bravo completing his third Test century.

0800 FOOTBALL: Three stories from Wednesday's gossip column to start with:

Arsenal will have to look elsewhere for added firepower in the January transfer window following the news that Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have ruled out any move for their 19-year-old forward Mario Gotze.
Full story: Daily Mirror

LA Galaxy are prepared to pay Chelsea striker Didier Drogba £5m a year to replace former England captain David Beckham as their big name import.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is now a top target for Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as he looks to add more wide options to his side.
Full story: Caught Offside

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