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Sportsday Live - Thursday 24 November

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on Carlos Tevez and a potential move to AC Milan, the latest from the ATP World Tour Finals and RFU elite director Rob Andrew's view that English rugby has hit rock bottom.

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2200: That's it for Thursday's Sportsday Live. Please keep sending us your news, views and comments via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday. Join us again at 0800 GMT on Friday for all the breaking news and build-up to a busy week of sport.

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2156 TENNIS: Spain's Rafael Nadal leads in the second set 4-3 against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after Tsonga took the first set on a tie-break 7-6 (7-2). There is uninterrupted commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, and full text commentary continues with Mike Henson on the BBC Sport website.

2149 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: For all the latest transfers on this loan deadline day check out our updated Football transfers page on the BBC Sport website.

2145 FOOTBALL: Arsenal forward Gervinho has spoken of his pride at being included on the 10-man shortlist for the African Footballer of the Year award. "It would mean a lot," Gervinho told Arsenal's official website. "Every African player dreams of winning this award. I was choked to learn I got shortlisted for that award."

2139 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Leeds United have bolstered their goalkeeping cover by signing Northern Ireland international Maik Taylor on a short-term deal until January.

2137 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Derby County have signed Ipswich Town striker Tamas Priskin on loan until 2 January.

2135 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has moved to Championship side Coventry City on a month's loan.

2130 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Manchester City defender Chris Chantler has extended his loan stay at Carlisle until early January 2012.

2124 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Chesterfield midfielder Jamie Lowry has joined Crewe on loan until 9 January. The 24-year-old returned to action in February after 16 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

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2118 TENNIS: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes the first set on a tie-break from Spain's Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-2). There is uninterrupted commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, and full text commentary with Mike Henson on the BBC Sport website.

2111 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Peterborough defender Scott Griffiths re-joins Chesterfield on loan until 2 January. Griffiths made 33 appearances for Spireites during a temporary stay last season.

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2105 TENNIS: Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas on Twitter: "Watching Rafa Nadal vs Tsonga. What do u guys think of the game? I love the Masters in London."

2100 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Swindon have signed Ipswich striker Ronan Murray on loan until 14 January.

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2055 GET INVOLVED: Andy Millar on Twitter: "Tevez move is good for City, but bad for football. Surely the Sheik has enough money to let him rot. #bbcsportsday"

2049 FOOTBALL: Ipswich defender Carlos Edwards has told BBC Radio Suffolk that he believes his off-field issues should not affect his performances. The 33-year-old was dropped to the bench two weeks ago after receiving a suspended jail sentence.

2038 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Crewe Alexandra have completed the loan signing of Burnley stiker Wes Fletcher until 5 January. He recently completed a similar spell at Accrington Stanley, scoring twice in 12 appearances.

2028 TENNIS: Rafa Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are on court at the O2 Arena with the winner going through and the loser going home.

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2020 GET INVOLVED: David Ornstein on Twitter: "Spain flags dotted all over O2 for Rafa-JWT. Not one Tricolour. Big crowd, big noise, big match. Winner takes all #bbctennis #FinalShowdown #bbcsportsday"

2012 FOOTBALL: Stuart Pearce has admitted that David Beckham, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are on his wanted list for the Team GB team for next summer's Olympic games.

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2003 GET INVOLVED: Carlos Tevez could be on his way to AC Milan. Would it be a good move for both Manchester City and the Argentine striker? Let us know what you think. #bbcsportsday

1955 RUGBY UNION: A final bit from Brian Moore on BBC Radio 5 live: "If there was a manager and a coach I'd like to see at England it would be [Northampton coach Jim] Mallinder."

1950 RUGBY UNION: More from former England hooker and BBC summariser Brian Moore on Radio 5 live: "I had a problem with Martin Johnson's press conference when he left as he didn't say why he was leaving. Now it looks like we know why."

1945 FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says he will look back on a trying season as a "year of growth" from which he will emerge stronger in the future. The McLaren driver has had a topsy-turvy year marked by three wins and a number of on and off-track incidents. "In future I will look back on this year and smile and say: 'I needed that,'" said the British driver.

1935 RUGBY UNION: Former England hooker and BBC summariser Brian Moore talking about the leaked reports on Radio 5 live: "It is deeply damaging and it shouldn't have happened. It will get worse before it gets better and there will be a lot of blood-letting to come. I have a bit of a problem with players criticising coaches with anonymity but the fact is these comments have been made and it's inconceivable that management weren't aware of it."

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1927 GET INVOLVED: Robert Shenkman on Twitter: "If Beckham is selected for Olympics because he helped get them [see 1905] do we have to pick Seb Coe as well? #bbcsportsday"

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1921 GET INVOLVED: Robert Shenkman on Twitter: "Love the fact that American Samoa has won a game, [see 1840] didnt they lose about 31-0 to Australia once? #bbcsportsday" Yes, back in 2001.

1916 CRICKET: England captain Andrew Strauss says it is time to put the Pakistan spot-fixing trial behind them as they prepare for their winter tours, the first of which is a three-Test series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

1910 FOOTBALL: AC Milan have opened talks with Carlos Tevez's advisors about a January move for the Manchester City striker, BBC Sport understands.

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1905 GET INVOLVED: Beppa Babel on Twitter: "If David Beckham isn't included in TeamGB, it will be like saying "thanks for helping us get the Olympics, now go away #bbcsportsday"

1900 FOOTBALL: Top players should not be obliged to provide information on their whereabouts to drug testers for 365 days a year, according to Fifa's medical chief, professor Jiri Dvorak. UK Anti-doping are pushing to bring football closer into line with athletics who are obliged to provide such detail. "There is a difference between individual and team sports' athletes," said Dvorak. "In team sports they are there 49 weeks a year and maybe have three weeks off with their families. It's very different from individual athletes who are training for maybe five events a year."

1853 FORMULA 1: The Bahrain Grand Prix will take place in 2012 despite ongoing concerns about civil unrest in the country, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has told BBC Sport.

1848 FOOTBALL: England Under-21 manager and Great Britain's Olympic coach Stuart Pearce on Manchester United defender Phil Jones: "He's a very old head on young shoulders and he knows where he wants to go in the game. I think Phil will leave no stone unturned to achieve what he wants to achieve. He would have been captain of the U21's this year if he had have been with us. He has got all the tools."

1840 FOOTBALL: American Samoa's football team - ranked as the worst international team in the world - has won a game for the first time in its history. The US protectorate ended a run of 30 defeats over almost two decades with a 2-1 victory over Tonga.

1830 OLYMPICS: Roger Mosey, the BBC's director of London 2012, has been writing about the commissioning of Manchester band Elbow to compose the BBC's Olympic theme for next year, in his latest blog.

1820 FOOTBALL: England Under-21 manager and Great Britain's Olympic coach Stuart Pearce has insisted that football does not need goal-line technology - putting him at odds with the Football Association. "It doesn't chew me up when I go home at night when I've had a goal disallowed as I know next week that will go in my favour," he said. "The spontaneity of it is the excitement."

1811 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: League One side Bournemouth have signed Leyton Orient defender Charlie Daniels. The 25-year-old underwent a medical on Wednesday and initially joins the Cherries on loan before the move is made permanent in January.

1805 FOOTBALL: Oldham striker Chris Taylor is considering an offer of a new contract with the Latics. The 24-year-old's existing deal expires next summer, and the frontman has made 259 first-team appearances since 2006.

1800 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen manager Craig Brown expressed his disappointment after Sone Aluko opted to leave Pittodrie for rival Scottish club Rangers. "I'm disappointed," said Brown. "We made him a very good offer to stay and the fact that he didn't is disappointing. That's all from my point of view. We'd love to have kept him."

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1755 TENNIS - COMING UP: Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at 2000 GMT to uninterrupted commentary as Rafael Nadal meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Earlier today Switzerland's Roger Federer beat American Mardy Fish 6-1 3-6 6-3.

1750 FOOTBALL: New Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton tells BBC Radio Solent he is relishing the visit of Leicester on Saturday.

1747 FOOTBALL: The Confederation of African Football rejects Namibia's appeal to have Burkina Faso thrown out of next year's African Nations Cup finals.

1745 FOOTBALL: Nottingham Forest Greg Cunningham tells BBC Radio Nottingham he feels he is getting better with each game and is buzzing to be back playing regularly again after breaking his leg last season.

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1741 GET INVOLVED: John Oliver on Twitter: "Kaka to Chelsea? They've got to sort the defence out first, it's a shambles - a headless chicken partnered with an old man. #bbcsportsday"

1736 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: MK Dons midfielder Anthony McNamee has joined Wycombe on loan until 7 January.

1733 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Preston sign Barnsley midfielder Nathan Doyle on loan until 2 January.

1731 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Wolves winger Ashley Hemmings has joined League Two side Plymouth on loan until January.

1727 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Crystal Palace have received international clearance to sign Cardiff's Israel international defender Dekel Keinan on loan until 2 January.

1724 FOOTBALL: Hibernian are expected to unveil Pat Fenlon as their new manager on Friday. The 42-year-old was given permission by Dublin-based Bohemians to talk to Hibs on Wednesday about the manager's job and is set to succeed Colin Calderwood as boss.

1722 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka has joined Tranmere on loan until January. The 30-year-old joined Simon Grayson's side in the summer from Blackpool and has made seven appearances for the club.

1719 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Preston have signed Huddersfield defender Jamie McCombe on an emergency loan deal until 2 January.

1717 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Leeds defender Alex Bruce has joined League One side Huddersfield on loan until January.

1713 JUDO: Great Britain's Ben Quilter and Sam Ingram both win gold medals in their respective weight categories at the visually impaired European Judo Championships in Crawley.

1709 FOOTBALL: Norwich trio Wes Hoolahan, Anthony Pilkington and Marc Tierney are all in the frame for the European Championships next summer, according to Republic of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli.

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1705 GET INVOLVED: Get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday


Breaking news
1700 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: The loan deadline for English Football League club's to sign players has now passed. It will re-open on 8 February 2012.

1657 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Peterborough striker David Ball re-joins Rochdale on loan until January. He enjoyed a successful temporary stay at Spotland earlier this season, scoring four goals in eight apperances for Steve Eyre's side.

1654 FOOTBALL: Rochdale manager Steve Eyre tells BBC Radio Manchester he still feels his side are a work in progress following the recent new additions to the squad.

1650 FOOTBALL: Hartlepool head coach Mick Wadsworth tells BBC Tees their impressive away form can impact on the club's home results.

1648 EQUESTRIAN: British international showjumper Tim Stockdale has been released from hospital six weeks after breaking his neck in a riding accident. The 47-year-old suffered multiple fractures when he fell from a young horse he was trying out in north Wales last month.

1646 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Accrington striker Kurtis Guthrie has completed a loan move to Blue Square Premier side Southport. The 18-year-old will stay at Haig Avenue until 2 January.

1642 SNOOKER: World champion John Higgins has urged World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn to spare snooker stars the misery of playing for paltry prize pots in empty venues. Ronnie O'Sullivan recently said he felt "blackmailed" by the need to take part in Players Tour Championship (PTC) events to protect his world ranking.

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1639 FOOTBALL: Great Britain men's coach Stuart Pearce admits David Beckham is involved in his plans for the 2012 Olympic Games. Pearce, when asked about the inclusion of former England captain Beckham, said: "He's certainly on a long list of people, yes."

1637 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Doncaster midfielder Mark Wilson extends his loan stay at Walsall until 7 January.

1635 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Brentford midfielder Sam Wood joins Rotherham on an emergency loan until January.

1632 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Reading striker Cedric Baseya joins League Two side Barnet on loan until 2 January.

1630 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Preston midfielder Darel Russell has joins Charlton on an emergency loan deal until 3 January.

1627 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: West Brom striker Marc-Antoine Fortune joins Championship side Doncaster on loan until 2 January. The 30-year-old striker will go straight into the squad for Saturday's home clash with Watford as Dean Saunders' men look to climb off the foot of the table.

1624 TENNIS: British number four Laura Robson has had to pull out of a training trip to Las Vegas because of a stress fracture in her shin but is optimistic of being fully fit for the start of the new season. The 17-year-old was due to spend three weeks in America at the Adidas player development programme.

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1620 GET INVOLVED: Freddie Leech on Twitter: "Imagine an AC Milan front three of Tevez, Ibrahimovic and Robinho. On-field class, off-field nightmare. #bbcsportsday"

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1618 GET INVOLVED: Alex Butler on Twitter: "8 years after England Rugby's peak, declined disastrously, with false hope peaks along the way. HIT rock bottom. Shambles. #bbcsportsday"

1612 FOOTBALL: AC Milan have begun talks with representatives for rebel Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, Italian press has reported. They claim Tevez's agent, Kia Joorabchian has met with Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani.

1609 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Blue Square Premier side Stockport sign winger Aaron Cole from Championship side Derby on loan until 3 January.

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1604 ATHLETICS: The BBC has won the TV, radio and online rights to the 2015 and 2017 World Athletics Championships.


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1600 TENNIS: Switzerland's Roger Federer beats American Mardy Fish 6-1 3-6 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals. Coming up at 2000 GMT there is uninterrupted commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra as Rafael Nadal meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

1554 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Port Vale sign Ipswich defender Shane O'Connor and Stevenage duo Jennison Myrie-Williams and Guy Madjo on loan until 3 January.

1549 FOOTBALL: Sheffield United have re-signed former England striker James Beattie on a short-term deal until mid-January.

Breaking news
1545 FOOTBALL: Winger Sone Aluko has joined Rangers until the end of the season after compensation was agreed with former club Aberdeen.

1541 RUGBY UNION: Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells BBC Radio Leicester that their poor start to the Premiership season means they have to go all out for victory over Gloucester on Saturday.

1537 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Brentford sign England Under-19 defender Jake Bidwell on loan from Premier League side Everton until 8 January.

1534 FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists he is building for the long-term future at Anfield and isolated results - good or bad - have no bearing on that plan. "We are looking to progress and build something here that is going to last for a long time and I think we are moving in the right direction," he said.

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1532 TENNIS: Mardy Fish takes Roger Federer into a third set at the ATP World Tour Finals. Federer won the first set 6-1 but Fish battled back to take the second 6-3. Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Coming up at 2000 GMT there is uninterrupted commentary as Rafael Nadal meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

1528 FOOTBALL: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has delivered a damning assessment of Chelsea's current failings, pinning the blame firmly on the players and absolving manager Andre Villas-Boas of responsibility. "The manager is not on the pitch, we are on the pitch and we are making mistakes," Cech said. "He cannot do anything about individual mistakes while he is standing by the bench."

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1524 GET INVOLVED: Have you got on views on last night's Champion's League matches? Your football club's loan deadline day targets? The fall-out from the Rugby World Cup? Or the ATP World Tour Finals? Then don't keep them to yourself, get involved on Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

1523 FOOTBALL: Port Vale manager Micky Adams tells BBC Radio Stoke he is at the club "for the long haul" and will not quit.

1520 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Grimsby Town sign Bury midfielder Luke McCarthy and Luton Town defender Will Antwi on loan until 31 December.

Breaking news
1516 FOOTBALL: Former Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood has been appointment as Chris Hughton's assistant at Championship side Birmingham.

1511 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Striker Jose Baxter extends his loan stay at Tranmere from Premier League side Everton until January. He has made nine appearances for Rovers, scoring against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday.

1507 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Torquay sign defender Tom Aldred from League One side Colchester on loan until 2 January.

1505 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Wycombe sign striker Marcello Trotta on a one-month loan deal from Premier League side Fulham.

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1500 FOOTBALL: Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is set for talks with chairman Huw Jenkins about extending his current contract at the club. The Swans manager is on a rolling one-year contract at the Premier League newcomers but Rodgers reveals he is ready to commit to the Welsh club.

1458 FOOTBALL: Inverness have successfully won their appeal to have Greg Tansey's red card from last weekend's loss to Celtic rescinded, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed.

1455 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: West Brom midfielder George Thorne and winger Joe Mattock join Championship side Portsmouth on loan until 2 January. The duo will be reunited with former Albion assistant head coach Michael Appleton after the new Pompey boss made the double swoop before today's loan deadline.

1451 LOAN DEADLINE DAY: Burton striker Greg Pearson joins Aldershot on loan until 7 January.

1444 FOOTBALL: Dundee United manager Peter Houston has agreed a deal for Sligo Rovers midfielder Richie Ryan and the 26-year-old will move to Tannadice when the transfer window opens in January.

1440 FOOTBALL: Cameroon's presidency is to take over the investigation into the row that prompted last week's Indomitable Lions strike.

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1434 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "No, I am not going to resign. If other people choose to make a decision that will be taken out of my hands. We have done a lot of good work in the last five years and martin had done a lot of good work. the focus is on the England team and we have to get that right."

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1429 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "This is not what rugby is about, this is not a fair reflection on these players or or on Martin or the game up and down the country. We have got to get back to the values of our sport that we all cherish."

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1425 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "I have not done as good a job as I should have done. I should have supported Martin [Johnson, England coach] better."

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1419 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "This last 12 months has been the most extraordinary work environment anyone could be in."

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1416 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "This is rock bottom, this is the lowest of the low."


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1414 RUGBY UNION - Rob Andrew Interview: "I'm absolutely shattered by what's going both on and off the field at the moment."

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1410 RUGBY UNION: Rob Andrew, the RFU's director of elite rugby, has told the BBC he is disgusted with the leaking of a confidential World Cup report and says he is intent on finding out who is responsible.

1407 FOOTBALL: Chelsea have appointed one of London's leading developers to explore the feasibility of building a new stadium at Battersea Power Station.

1400 FOOTBALL: Napoli striker Edinson Cavani says he is happy to remain with the Serie A side despite being linked with a host of European clubs. Cavani scored a double to help Napoli beat Manchester City 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday and put the Italian club on course for the second round.

1353 RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford Tigers have announced that home-grown forward Oliver Holmes has signed an improved new three-year contract until the end of 2014. The 19-year-old back row made five appearances in 2010.

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1344 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Dan Roan, on Twitter: "Brian Smith resigns as England attacks coach - no surprise after he was humiliated in leaked WC review - RFU chaos continues."

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1337 RUGBY UNION: Brian Smith has resigned as England attacks coach.

1336 FOOTBALL: Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero could make his 700th professional club appearance on Saturday when joint leaders Lazio and Juventus meet at the Olympic stadium in Rome. Only Paolo Maldini, with 859 appearances, has played more.

1330 FORMULA 1: Robert Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli has been left baffled by Renault's claim that the driver will not be ready for the start of the 2012 Formula One season. Speaking in Gazzetta dello Sport, Morelli said: "I don't understand why Renault has changed Robert's words. It's not true he won't be ready for 2012."

1322 CRICKET: England captain Andrew Strauss says the biggest challenge is still to come for his team as it looks to cement its place at the top of the Test rankings next year. Series wins over Australia, Sri Lanka and India in 2011 ensured England became Test cricket's top-ranked team for the first time. "We don't underestimate the challenge - a lot of teams below us will want to knock us off our perch." Strauss said.

1314 FOOTBALL: Steve Harper has returned to Newcastle following the end of his one-month loan spell at Brighton, the npower Championship club have confirmed. The 36-year-old goalkeeper spent a month with Gus Poyet's side, where he kept two clean sheets in five appearances.

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1305 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport's Dan Roan, waiting for verdict on Mike Tindall appeal, on Twitter: "Sat trucks camped outside Twickenham. But RFU say hearing not happening here. Lots of media outside Twickenham but RFU say Tindall appeal switched to secret location & no decision announced today."

1300 FOOTBALL: Exeter City sign winger Chris Hackett on loan from Championship side Millwall until 31 December.

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1256 GET INVOLVED: Russ Healey on Twitter: "Chelsea seem to be going the way of the old man city chop/change managers after a few bad results = no winning anything #bbcsportsday"

1251 RUGBY UNION: Those anxious to hear what the RFU director of elite rugby Rob Andrew has to say, his interview on BBC Radio 5 live will now be after 1300 GMT and we will have updates from it here on Sportsday Live as they happen.

1247 CRICKET: Pakistan include left-arm paceman Mohammad Khalil, who has not played international cricket since 2005, for their forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, replacing Junaid Khan who has returned home from the Sri Lanka series with an abdominal injury.

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1240 HORSE RACING: BBC Sport's Cornelius Lysaght at Newbury on Twitter: "Great week continues for trainer Emma Lavelle/Jack Doyle as Kentford Grey Lady wins first in comf style."

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1235 GET INVOLVED: CJSR on Twitter: Come on Sachin - only another 726 yards tomorrow and you're there. Well, prob less buy hey, I'm not some maths genius #bbcsportsday"

1231 FOOTBALL: Barnsley's loan move for Manchester City midfielder Gai Assulin has collapsed because of an injury to the Israel international.

1225 FOOTBALL: Full-back Joe Riley will miss Bolton's game with Everton at the weekend after suffering a hamstring injury in training this week. 20 year-old made his Premier League debut in Bolton's last home game, the 5-0 win against Stoke.

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1220 GET INVOLVED: Lewis Andrews on Twitter: Whats the big debate for on goal line technology?.....The video ref in rugby has worked well over the years. #bbcsportsday"

1211 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar is only 33 runs away from scoring a much-awaited 100th international century after India reached 281-3 on Thursday at stumps on the third day of the third and final test against West Indies. An expectant crowd of about 20,000 turned up at Wankhede Stadium to watch Tendulkar reach 67 not out after two days of low attendances as West Indies totaled 590 in their first innings.

1205 FOOTBALL: Leeds United have bolstered their goalkeeping cover by signing Northern Ireland international Maik Taylor on a short-term deal until January. The 40-year-old has been without a club since leaving Birmingham in May, although he played for his country last month in their 3-0 defeat in Italy.

1157 FOOTBALL: Borussia Dortmund have issued a 'hands off' warning to the top European clubs interested in signing Germany's teenage star Mario Goetze by insisting the 19-year-old is not for sale. Arsenal have been linked with a multi-million transfer deal in January.

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1150 FOOTBALL: British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion George Groves has had to withdraw from the Friday 9 December show at the Liverpool Echo Arena because of a hand injury. Groves was due to joint-headline alongside rival James DeGale - who's defence of the WBO Intercontinental title against Jose Maria Guerrero will now top the bill on the show - and a further title fight could be added.

1143 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has moved to Championship side Coventry City on a month's loan.

1134 FOOTBALL: Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is to hold talks with manager Brendan Rodgers over a new long-term contract at the Liberty Stadium. Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post: "We will be sitting down with Brendan to look at sorting out a longer-term deal over the next few months. Brendan's services are already secured as he is on a one-year rolling contract, but naturally we want to secure him in the long term."

1126 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar is 67 not out at stumps at the close of the third day of the third and final Test between India and West Indies, chasing his 100th international century. India will resume Friday on 281-3.
1120 FOOTBALL: Bournemouth are set to complete the loan signing of Leyton Orient defender Charlie Daniels with a view to a six-figure transfer in January.

1113 RUGBY UNION: BBC 5 live's Alastair Eykyn interviewing Rob Andrew for BBC TV & radio and online shortly after midday for those keen to hear from the head of England's Elite Rugby Department.

1106 OLYMPICS: Following the news that Elbow will compose the BBC's Olympic soundtrack, details of the corporation's cultural line-up for 2012 have been announced and it ranges from Shakespeare to Tinie Tempah, punk to the Proms, the great fire of London to another series of Twenty Twelve, and plenty more.

1100 FOOTBALL: Steven Gerrard will miss Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday and there is still no date in place for when the midfielder will return. "Like we've already said, we are delighted with the progress he's making and we've said that we won't put a date on his return - and we won't put a date on it now," Manager Kenny Dalglish told a press conference.

1052 CYCLING: The 100th staging of the Tour de France, in 2013, will start on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. It will be the first time the island has welcomed the race and Corsica is the only metropolitan region of France never to have held a stage in the race.

1047 FOOTBALL: Fifa are set to trial goal-line technology at League One club Rochdale's Spotland ground on Thursday. The system under scrutiny is called 'Goalminder'.

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1042 GET INVOLVED: Marc Dodd on Twitter: "Either the old guard go or avb goes - either way it's going to be a tough couple of years for Chelsea . #bbcsportsday"

1040 FOOTBALL: BBC Radio Manchester report that full-back Joe Riley will miss Bolton's game with Everton at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday. The 20-year-old, who made his Premier League debut in Bolton's last home game, the 5-0 win against Stoke, suffered a hamstring injury in training this week. On-loan Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata could replace Riley after returning to training after a month out.

1037 OLYMPICS: British heptathlon hope Jessica Ennis has told BBC Sportl about getting over the disappointment of winning a silver medal at this year's World Championships and how she plans to turn it into gold in London next summer. "I've got a great team around me in Sheffield," says Ennis. "It's about keeping my head down, training, and trying to block out the other distractions."

1034 CRICKET: The England and Wales Cricket board have announced that INVESTEC, the international bank and asset manager, has agreed to become the new title sponsor for Test match cricket for the next 10 years. The sponsorship, which will last until 2021, is the largest sponsorship agreement secured in the ECB's history.

1030 FORMULA 1: A teaser from BBC presenter Jake Humphrey on Twitter: "This weekend we've an incredible way to close out Sunday's Show (spread the word!) and hopefully some info for you regarding our 2012 plans."

1024 OLYMPICS: Manchester band Elbow are to record the BBC's soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The band, who won the Mercury Music Prize in 2008 for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, have composed a six-minute specially-commissioned track and singer Guy Garvey said they were "knocked out" to get the role, and the band felt "real responsibility".

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1017 GET INVOLVED: John Oliver on Twitter: "I wish that Tendulkar would hurry up and get his 100th 100 so we can stop reading about it before during and after every game. #bbcsportsday"

1009 FOOTBALL: FC Sion, the Swiss team that Celtic replaced in the group stages of the Europa League, will today have their hearing heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. They're in a dispute with Uefa after they were thrown out of the competition for being found guilty of fielding ineligible players in their play-off match against Celtic.

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0958 CRICKET: Rahul Dravid is dismissed for 82 after a review - Sachin Tendulkar, who needs just one more hundred to complete an unprecedented 100 international centuries is still there on 42. India are currently 224-3 in the third and final Test between India and West Indies.

0951 FOOTBALL: So today's David Beckham news - PSG sporting director, Leonardo, says he has spoken with Beckham about possibility of joining the French club. "Yes, we've spoken. These situations take time. We'll see if something suits him and suits us," Leonardo was quoted as saying in the Sun.

0940 GOLF: Australia have a two-shot lead after firing a superb 11 under par 61 on the opening day of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China. Richard Green and Brendon Jones combined for seven birdies and two eagles in perfect scoring conditions to lead the way ahead of Northern Ireland pair Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell and Scots Stephen Gallacher and Martin Laird.

0931 FOOTBALL: Carlos Tevez's future at Manchester City is still at a stalemate. The Argentine failed to report for training earlier this month and is believed to be in Buenos Aires, with the club telling their lawyers to take action. Simon Heggie, Manchester City's head of Media Relations, said: "There is nothing to report and the story has not moved on."

0923 RUGBY UNION: Mike Tindall's appeal against the £25,000 fine from the Rugby Football Union will be heard at Twickenham today. The Gloucester centre was fined and dropped from the England squad following an RFU investigation into his conduct after a night out at the World Cup in New Zealand.

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0915 GET INVOLVED: James Ward on Twitter: "'Goal-line technology'? It's called a TELEVISION CAMERA. Genius! Why is this even being debated?! It's 2011, not 1966. Yawn. #bbcsportsday"

0912 RUGBY UNION: Flanker David Pocock will debut as captain for Australia in their match against the invitational Barbarians team at Twickenham on Saturday.

Live action now
0904 CRICKET: It is tea on day three of the third and final Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai and the Windies. Rahul Dravid became the second batsman to score 13,000 test runs as India reached 172-2. Test cricket's leading scorer Sachin Tendulkar is on 20 as India made steady progress in reply to the West Indies' first innings score of 590.

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0855 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 Roger Federer plays Mardy Fish and from 2000 BST there is uninterrupted commentary as Rafael Nadal meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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0847 GET INVOLVED: Steve Andrade on Twitter: "Arsenal a team in crisis? as long as RVP keeps scoring I'm sure we'll be fine! #bbcsportsday"

0840 RUGBY UNION: The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will appoint an independent investigator to see who leaked the damning reports on England's failed World Cup campaign.

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GET INVOLVED: - So do you think Andre Villas-Boas is going to get time to build at Chelsea? What are your thoughts on the possibility of goal-line technology next season? Let us know what you think and get involved with Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0825 FOOTBALL: Goal-line technology could be used as early as next season in the Premier League, according to the Football Association. The general secretary of the FA, Alex Horne, told the BBC that if one or more of the systems currently being tested works then the laws governing football are likely to change. "I think goal-line technology would be a huge boost for the game," said Horne. "For years we've thought this was a good addition to referees' armoury."

0820 FOOTBALL: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is holding talks in Iran to become the next coach of Persepolis FC, according to Iranian state news agency IRNA. This follows his departure from Leicester City last month.

0815 FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praises captain Robin van Persie after his two goals gave Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund to send Arsenal into the Champions League knockout stage. The Dutchman's double provokes Wenger to enthuse that "goals just come naturally" for Van Persie, who is "always in the right place at the right moment".

0810 FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is confident his side will qualify for the last-16 of the Champions League, despite defeat by Bayer Leverkusen. The Blues must keep a clean sheet in their final group game against Valencia if they are to progress. Villas-Boas said: "It's in our hands to qualify. It's a game at Stamford Bridge and we expect to do our job".

Live action now
0804 CRICKET: Welcome along to Sportsday Live. Reaction to Wednesday night's Champions League matches coming up, but first an update from the third and final Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai. Midway through day three the Windies, 2-0 down in the series, finished on 590. In reply India are currently 138-2.


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

Real Madrid could be ready to offload former World Footballer of the Year Kaka for around £30m, and Chelsea have been sounded out about a possible January move.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a £30m bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to replace Carlos Tevez.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on a move for the Blackburn forward Junior Hoilett in the January transfer window.
Full story: Independent



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see also
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Chelsea
24 Nov 11 |  Europe
Arsenal 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
24 Nov 11 |  Europe
Ferrer stuns Djokovic to qualify
23 Nov 11 |  Tennis
RFU to investigate reports leak
24 Nov 11 |  Rugby Union
Westwood rejoins PGA tour in 2012
24 Nov 11 |  Golf
Wednesday's gossip column
23 Nov 11 |  Gossip


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