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Sportsday Live - Friday, 25 November

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on the leaked RFU reports, David Beckham and Carlos Tevez's possible moves and updates from the ATP World Tour Finals, plus more

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2000 FORMULA 1: We end Friday's Sportsday with a message from BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "My favourite quote of the day comes from Rubens Barrichello, who says: "My middle name needs to change to Rubens F1 Barrichello." Please keep sending us your news, views and comments via Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday. Join us again at 0800 GMT on Monday for all the breaking news and reaction to a busy weekend of sport.

1952 CRICKET: England spinner Graeme Swann has told BBC Sport he would like to see 50-over one-day international cricket scrapped. "I think one-day cricket will have to give at some point, hopefully for everyone," he said. "I don't think that game should carry on for much longer. For me it's not as enjoyable to play in. I think Test cricket and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket." Swann also said the recent postponement of the world Test championship was "disturbing" and "short-sighted".

1945 TENNIS: India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes have beaten top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4 6-2 in the men's doubles at the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena. Coming up at 2000 GMT is David Ferrer v Tomas Berdych. Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

1935 FORMULA 1: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson has been taking a look at the career of Rubens Barrichello, who is set to make a reluctant goodbye to the sport at his home Grand Prix in Brazil this weekend. Barrichello is hopeful he will find a drive to race on into an unprecedented 20th consecutive season but fellow drivers are urging him to treat it as a farewell race.

1925 OLYMPICS: Women's Olympic boxing prospects Savannah Marshall and Natasha Jonas both enjoyed impressive victories to move into the semi-finals of the London International Invitational test event at the Excel Arena. Middleweight Marshall was a 23-11 winner against Australia's Naomi Fischer-Rasmussen, while light-welterweight Jonas defeated American Quanitta Underwood 23-15.

1915 CRICKET: Pakistan have beaten Sri Lanka by five wickets in their Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit an unbeaten 48 off 38 deliveries but it was an overthrow that went for four that helped Pakistan knock off nine in the final over to pass Sri Lanka's 141 all out.

1910 FOOTBALL: Manchester United striker Federico Machedo on Twitter: "In the squad after a month out! Tomorrow is a very important game for us! C'mon!"

1907 FOOTBALL: West Brom manager Roy Hodgson does not believe Peter Odemwingie is guilty of exaggerating the extent of his knee injury despite earlier this week claiming he got nothing from the player and that he was difficult to work out.

1900 GOLF: Scotland's Colin Montgomerie has helped transform firing ranges into driving ranges on a trip to Afghanistan to support troops and promote golf in the country. The former European Ryder Cup captain gave golf lessons and donated equipment to troops and Afghan children on a three-day stay in the country. "These kids were born into and grew up in war, it's been very difficult," he said.

1850 FOOTBALL: QPR manager Neil Warnock insists the new arrivals in the Premier League have not been lulled into a false sense of security by their pleasing starts to the season. QPR, Swansea and Norwich are all in mid-table and Warnock, who takes his Rangers side to Carrow Road on Saturday, said: "We've all acquitted ourselves well, but we're not daft. We're looking at the bottom three and are hoping to finish above them. We might talk a load of rubbish about Europe when we have a few good results, but apart from the top six, from Aston Villa down, everyone's in it."

1842 RUGBY UNION: Lewis Moody and Courtney Lawes have had their fines for breaching Rugby World Cup 2011 commercial rules reduced to £7,500 and £6,500 respectively. The pair were originally fined £10,000 for wearing branded mouth guards in the quarter-final against France.

1836 FORMULA 1: BBC Sport's Andrew Benson is in Sao Paulo for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. He watched McLaren's Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel by 0.167 seconds to set the pace in Friday's tight practice session.

1827 OLYMPICS: British rowing legend Matthew Pinsent will be presenting Saturday's edition of World Olympic Dreams on BBC one from 1300 GMT. It will feature a battling, young judo fighter from Kosovo; a 'blind archer' from South Korea; Iraq's rowing hopeful and a British world champion who is on his way to becoming a household name.

1818 FOOTBALL: New Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has been tipped to take the club back into the top three in the Scottish Premier League, by his former coach Brian Kerr.

1811 FORMULA 1: The BBC has revealed its coverage plans for all Formula 1 races in 2012. Ten races will be shown live on BBC One, including the British, Monaco and season-ending Brazilian Grands Prix.

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1802 GET INVOLVED: Ian Stanley "@BBCSport so how exactly is Milan closer to his family in Buenos Aires?!? #bbcsportsday"

1758 F1: Lewis Hamilton has set the pace in the second practice session ahead of the Brazil GP this weekend. He finished fastest with his quickest lap of just 1:13.392 the fastest of the day.

1754 GOLF: Colin Montgomerie has been in Afghanistan helping raise moral of the troops by helping transform firing ranges into driving ranges. He also gave golf lessons and donated equipment to troops and Afghan children during his three day trip to Helmand and Kabul.

1745 RUGBY UNION: Bridgend RFC and Carmarthen Quins are set to win reprieves that mean they will be in the Welsh Premiership for the start of the 2012/13 season. The Welsh Rugby Union had planned to cut the semi-professional tier to 10 teams But following talks with Wales' four regions the Ravens and Quins are likely to remain in the division.

1735 FOOTBALL: Aberdeen have announced losses of £589,000 for the year to 30 June 2011. The losses include the termination package involved in former manager Mark McGhee's departure.

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1727 F1: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "Back on the track, Hamilton leads Vettel, Webber, Alonso, Schumacher, Massa, Button, Rosberg, Sutil & Di Resta #bbcf1"

1720 FOOTBALL: Darren Bent will not be sold during the January transfer window, according to Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner. The England international has scored 14 goals for the club since signing from Sunderland in January.

1712 FOOTBALL: Carlos Tevez "is happy to move to Italy" according to his agent Kia Joorabchian, who was speaking to the Football Italia website. "I spoke to Carlos and he is happy to move to Italy. We have spoken to Milan and the big Italian clubs are good options. " He then added: "Carlos wants to play in an important club".

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1707 F1: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "I spy a soft tyre or four. Hamilton returns to the top, 0.070secs ahead of Schumacher's Mercedes with Button third #bbcf1"

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1702 GET INVOLVED: Murtaza Ali Khan on Twitter: "Anderson being out for 2 months, either a good hope to bring Gotze/Hamsik/Cavani or a bad omen to see Fletcher/Carrick play. #bbcsportsday"

1657 FOOTBALL: Blackburn manager Steve Kean is set to face more protests from unhappy fans when Rovers take on Stoke City on Saturday. The Ewood Park faithful want the manager sacked and the club run "in the way it deserves."

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1650 F1: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "What can I tell you? Top six drivers in P2 are separated by less than a second. Still waiting for the soft tyre runs from big guns #bbcf1"

1643 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish added: "We take a very dim view of the incident in which Barry was involved. He has been deservedly punished and we have also taken action internally."

1638 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has apologised after receiving an 18-month driving ban for drink driving. The 21-year-old said: "I have to try to make up for a terrible error of judgement and I intend to do so, first by accepting the fine and punishment handed down by the court and subsequently by my actions.

1630 FOOTBALL: Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted he regrets his spat with a fan after Celtic's 2-1 win over Dunfermline.

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1625 TENNIS BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Tipsarevic stuns Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-3 in 2hr7mins at #FinalShowdown. Nole can only reach semis if Ferrer beats Berdych at 2000GMT #bbctennis #FinalShowdown"

1620 TENNIS: Janko Tipsarevic has beaten the world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals, to keep alive his hopes of qualification for the semi-finals.

1610 F1: The second practice session of the Brazil Grand Prix is under way.

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1559 RUGBY UNION BBC Sport's John Sinnott on Twitter: "Blackburn boss Steve Kean says Junior Hoilett 'desperate' to sign new deal-Interesting to see if winger still at Ewood Park come Feb 1 #brfc"

1552 CRICKET: Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan wins the toss and chooses to bat first in the Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi . Pakistan made two changes from the 11 that won the final one-day international: Younis Khan has been rested while left-arm seamer Junaid Khan is out for six weeks because of an abdominal injury. Left-handed opener Imran Farhat comes in at the top of the order, while seamer Aizaz Cheema takes Junaid's place. Sri Lanka also made two changes, leaving out leg-spinners Seekkuge Prasanna and Jeevan Mendis and bringing in off-spinners Ajantha Mendis and Dilruwan Perera.


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1548 TENNIS BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Djoko suddenly looks absolutely shattered and Tipsy takes 2nd set 6-3. Will Nole even make it through the decider? #bbctennis #FinalShowdown"

1546 TENNIS: Janko Tipsarevic levels his match agains fellow Serb and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 at the ATP World Tour Finals. The qualification scenario is complicated but Djokovic's hopes of reaching the semi-finals would have been boosted greatly by a straight-sets win.


1542 FOOTBALL: AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta looks set to be out of action until the new year after doctors confirmed the Italian centre-back pulled a thigh muscle in Wednesday's Champions League defeat against Barcelona.


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1536 HANDBALL BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter: "Today's 31-23 @britishhandball defeat v Austria means they face Slovakia tomorrow in 5th/6th play-off at the Olympic Handball Arena #BBC2012"

1529 FORMULA 1: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone: says he is "not really" optimistic about the US Grand Prix taking place next year and has set American organisers a Wednesday deadline to guarantee its long-term financial backing. He also says he's "confident" the Bahrain GP will be back on the calendar next season and that it "should have been there this year".


1525 RUGBY UNION: Former England manager Martin Johnson: "We won 10 out of 13 games. We won the Six Nations championship. [Attack coach] Brian [Smith, who resigned on Thursday] has been criticised but we scored the most tries in two of the three years he was there for the Six Nations. There are facts that are being papered over. There is a good group of players there with a fantastic attitude that want to be successful who are horrified about how they and the team are being portrayed. There is a good core group who will be ultimately stronger for this when they come out of the other side. It is pretty horrible right now."

1522 FOOTBALL: West Brom have received a treble fitness boost ahead of Saturday's home Premier League clash with Tottenham. Head coach Roy Hodgson expects four-goal leading scorer Shane Long (leg) and fellow striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) to be fit. Midfielder Paul Scharner is also winning his race to face Spurs after a three-week lay-off with a knee setback.

1518 FOOTBALL: Blackburn manager Steve Kean says his new contract signed this week is a sign of the backing he enjoys from the club's owners. Kean signed a new deal which does not extend the length of his contract but includes a pay rise - much to the anger of the section of the club's fans who have been holding protests at matches calling for him to be sacked. "I'm just delighted the owners have backed me and the players are totally behind what we are trying to do," said Kean. "I'm happy now to move on and piece together what we are trying to do."

1513 RUGBY UNION: Former England manager Martin Johnson: "People were frustrated with the way the team was portrayed during the tournament. Certain actions by players did let the group down and led us to be portrayed as something we weren't and something they aren't but we didn't help that at the time, so of course there were frustrations. How much that affected things on the field, it is difficult to judge. I know it probably effected certain individuals and would have had an effect on the team and eroded a little bit of trust, but as a coaching group we didn't feel it was having a huge effect on us as we went through to the final games."


1508 TENNIS: Novak Djokovic takes the first set 6-3 against fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic in their final group game at the ATP World Tour Finals. The qualification scenario is complicated but the world number one's hopes of reaching the semi-finals would be boosted greatly by a straight-sets win. Follow live coverage here.


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1505 RUGBY UNION BBC Sport's John Sinnott on Twitter: "Watching RFU and Martin Johnson implode/navel gaze smart move by Fabio Capello to only learn 100 words of English..."

1459 RUGBY LEAGUE: London Broncos will play their home Super League match against Bradford next season at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road . The 6 May fixture is one of two home games the Broncos will take 'on the road' in 2012 as part of their expansion initiatives and to allow ground maintenance at the Twickenham Stoop.

1456 CRICKET: Sachin Tendulkar, who fell six runs short of his 100th international century on Friday, was left out of the squad for the first three contests of the five-match one-day series against West Indies. India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested, Yuvraj Singh has declared himself unfit and Virender Sehwag will take over the captaincy.

1451 RUGBY UNION: Former England manager Martin Johnson: "Sometimes you let things go by but the way it has been reported is so inaccurate I thought I had to come here (and speak out) for the good, not only of the management group and the players but the whole game. The saddest thing for me is that it doesn't reflect well on the whole game right now. A lot of the players are horrified at how it has come out and how it is being reported."

1447 RUGBY UNION: Former England manager Martin Johnson: "It [the leak of confidential reports into England's World Cup campaign] was one of the worst things I have experienced in the game. You don't like seeing criticism of people, of yourself, of players. Do not take the extreme opinion written in extreme circumstances as fact. You are frustrated because what is being reported is not anywhere near the truth of it. That is not what happened."

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1446 HORSE RACING BBC Sport horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght on Twitter: "#Newbury: Ruby Walsh got a kick in the head but expects to be ok for Aiteen Thirty Three in Hennessy tomorrow"

1440 FOOTBALL: Harry Redknapp insists Jermain Defoe will not be leaving Tottenham in January and has backed the striker to force his way in to England's Euro 2012 squad. Defoe has not started Spurs' last five Premier League games and the England hitman revealed today that he is worried about missing out Fabio Capello's Euro 2012 squad. "I wouldn't sell him. He is a fantastic player," Redknapp said. "He is a top player. He has just been unlucky."

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1435 FOOTBALL: Irish sportswriter Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh on Twitter: "Very brave from Paul McVeigh - 'God Save the Queen' anthem is turning Catholics off, says former northern Ireland player http://shar.es/ouxmp"

1432 BADMINTON: Indonesia's Simon Santoso notches his second seeded victim in as many days to advance to the semi-finals of the China Open, as he ousted Danish ace Peter Gade in three games on Friday.

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1428 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sports News Correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Wonder what Martin Johnson thinks of having the reputation of English rugby dragged through the mud. Watch/listen/read on the BBC from 14.30."

1419 WEIGHTLIFTING: Former Soviet weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev, who won two Olympic and eight world super-heavyweight titles and set 80 world records during his illustrious career, died on Friday following a long illness.

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1412 GET INVOLVED: Muhammad Dinath on Twitter: "In reply to Joseph L. Carey . Sneijder wouldn't be a long term fix. How about Hazard, Goetze, Lucas (Sao Paulo) #bbcsportsday"

1408 RUGBY UNION: We have an interview with Martin Johnson coming to the site at 1430 GMT. It is the first time the former England manager has spoken publicly since details from the leaked RFU reports have been published in the Times.

1402 CRICKET: India have rested captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and named opener Virender Sehwag as skipper for the five-match one-day series against West Indies starting next week. Sachin Tendulkar, who still needs one more century to complete 100 international hundreds, has been rested for the first three matches

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1355 GET INVOLVED: Dave Bland on Twitter: "@TomJDoyle I think they'll go for Phil Jones in CM, with Smalling in at RB and Ferdinand & Vidic at the back. #bbcsportsday"

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1348 GET INVOLVED: Joseph L. Carey on Twitter: "Anderson simply isn't good enough for the success United aim to achieve. A move for Sneijder in January? Surely. #bbcsportsday"

1336 FORMULA 1: Red Bull's Mark Webber has set the fastest time in the first free practice session for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

1332 FOOTBALL: Ashley Cole has been passed fit for Chelsea's Premier League game against Wolves on Saturday. The left-back missed Wednesday's Champions League defeat by Bayer Leverkusen with an inflamed ankle.

1327 RUGBY UNION: England's Mike Tindall will have to wait until next week to discover the outcome of his appeal against a £25,000 fine for his conduct relating to a night out during the World Cup. As well as being fined for his night out in Queenstown, the 33-year-old was also dropped from the England squad following an RFU investigation.

1321 FOOTBALL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been giving his thoughts on the use of goal-line technology in football ahead of the Gunners game against Fulham this weekend. "The earlier the better," he said. "I'm a big fan. I want more [technology]! As much as possible. When you love football you just want to reduce the level of injustice and that for me has nothing to do with the money involved." He says he wants it for penalty calls, offsides but "only at the demand of the central referee."

1316 FOOTBALL: Britain's 5,000m world champion Mo Farah pits his predicting skills against BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson in the latest round of Premier League predicitions. Do you agree with their thoughts on the weekend's games?

1307 FORMULA ONE: First practice is under way for the Brazilian Grand Prix as Interlagos plays host to the season-ending race this weekend. Live updates by BBC Sport's Lawrence Barretto.

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1300 GET INVOLVED: Tom Doyle on Twitter: "Anderson #mufc news is not good with Cleverley also out. Big CM performances needed in December now. Pogba may get his chance? #bbcsportsday"

1249 FORMULA ONE: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he is confident the Bahrain Grand Prix will take place in 2012, despite ongoing concerns about civil unrest in the country. Speaking ahead of the 2011 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, Ecclestone also says it is "most unlikely" that Austin in Texas will host the inaugural United States Grand Prix in 2012.

1241 FOOTBALL: German referee Babak Rafati has confirmed that he is suffering from depression. The Hanover-based referee tried to commit suicide just hours before last weekend Cologne's Bundesliga fixture with Mainz last weekend. He is now receiving psychological care and has requested, in a statement made by his solicitor, to be left in "peace and quiet".

1235 FOOTBALL: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp reports that both forward Rafa van der Vaart and striker Jermain Defoe are doubts for the trip to the Hawthorns to face West Brom on Saturday. "Rafa's hamstring was sore yesterday and he's struggling. Jermain has been so sharp, I just hope he's fit." Redknapp added.

1226 RUGBY UNION: Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath tells BBC Points West that his side must take their chances against Leicester on Saturday after a poor display against Harlequins last weekend.

1219 FOOTBALL: Chris Samba and Martin Olsson are both likely to miss Blackburn's visit to Stoke with hamstring injuries. Ryan Nelsen is back in training but not match-fit while David Dunn is suspended.

1210 FOOTBALL: Sunderland manger Steve Bruce welcomes back Sebastian Larsson to the squad for Saturday's home clash with Wigan after suspension. Striker Fraizer Campbell (knee ligaments) is on course to play a game of some form within the next fortnight.

1201 HANDBALL: Great Britain's women miss out on a semi-final place at the Olympic Handball Arena test event as they lose 31-23 to Austria in their second match.

1153 FOOTBALL: Northern Ireland will start their World Cup 2014 Group F qualifying campaign with an away trip to Russia on 7 September 2012. That will be followed by a home match against Luxembourg on 11 September and a trip to Portugal on 16 October.

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1147 HANDBALL: BBC Sport's Nick Hope Twitter: "19-16 to Austria 12 mins into second half. For updates on @britishhandball in the closing stages, follow @RuislipEagles & @DanielaSposi#bbcsportsday"

1139 FOOTBALL: Kettering Town have been placed under a transfer embargo after failing to pay their players' wages in full, BBC Radio Northampton understands. The restriction came into force on Monday, meaning three signings completed this week are null and void.

1130 CRICKET: West Indies were 81 for two in their second innings, a lead of 189 runs, at the close of the fourth day of the third and final test against India at Wankhede Stadium. India lead the series 2-0.

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1123 HANDBALL: BBC Sport's Nick Hope on Twitter: "GB trail 13-10 to Austria after first half. Austrian defence holding firm & this score would see @britishhandball miss out on the semis.#bbcsportsday"

1120 FOOTBALL: Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has recovered from a fever ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Liverpool. The Italian was sick during Tuesday's Champions League defeat at Napoli but scored City's goal and played the full 90 minutes.

1111 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed the viability of FA plans to introduce goal-line technology as early as next season. "You sure about that? People throw ideas out but you've got to pass it through Fifa, and Fifa have always been against it, so have Uefa. You can never stop progress of course but I can't see it happening next year. Of course it's a good idea, everyone realises that but I don't think it'll happen next year."

1105 FOOTBALL: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has refused to discuss the issue of Carlos Tevez at his weekly press briefing ahead of Sunday's Premier League game with Liverpool. "I do not want to speak about Carlos Tevez," said Mancini. "I will answer no questions about him."

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1059 GET INVOLVED: Arthur Wilson on Twitter: "Great news for the City of Manchester. It finally looks like Carlos Tevez will be leaving us. #bbcsportsday"

1051 FOOTBALL: Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been banned from driving for 18 months for motoring offences. The 21-year-old Scotland international, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, was also fined #4,500 at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

1043 FOOTBALL: Stoke striker Peter Crouch is an injury doubt for Saturday's Premier League clash with Blackburn at the Britannia Stadium. Crouch has a groin complaint, and will undergo a late fitness test.

1032 HANDBALL: Great Britain's women are taking on Austria in their second match at the Olympic Park test event. After beating African champions Angola on Wednesday. GB can make the semi-finals of the six-team event with a one goal defeat or better. Watch live coverage here.

1026 RUGBY LEAGUE: Samoan international Misi Taulapapa has rejoined Sheffield Eagles after his move to Hull KR fell through. Taulapapa signed a 12-month contract with Rovers in August but was then told he does not fit into the plans of new coach Craig Sandercock and has now returned to the Championship club.

1021 CRICKET: Mohammad Ashraful has been left out of Bangladesh's squad for the limited-overs leg of their upcoming home series against Pakistan. All-rounder Farhad Reza, has been recalled to the squad. Shuvagata Hom and Suhrawadi Shuvo are also dropped, while Elias Sunny, who took seven wickets on Test debut, has been included.

1016 FOOTBALL: Ferguson also confirmed Wayne Rooney is fit for Saturday's Premier League match against Newcastle after he missed the Champions League game against Benfica.

1012 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson on the January transfer window: "It is easy to say you are going to buy players but it is not easy to buy them for Manchester United, especially in January," he said. "I do not see anyone who could make us a better team. There are two or three players but they are not available, so there is no point even going there."

1010 FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson on Anderson's injury: "He's been sent to Portugal to see a specialist who operated on him before, not good news."

1003 CARLOS TEVEZ LATEST: Manchester City have re-iterated they won't consider a loan move for Carlos Tevez.

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0956 FOOTBALL: Manchester United midfielder Anderson is out until February with a knee injury, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said.

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0948 GET INVOLVED: John Oliver on Twitter: "Hopefully City will let Tevez rot, but if they let him go at least his shadow on English football will be gone... #bbcsportsday"

0942 FOOTBALL: Some more information on new Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon. The 42-year-old joins the Edinburgh club from Irish club Bohemians. He has signed a contract until the end of the 2013/14 season.

0932 FOOTBALL: Chief executive Paul Faulkner believes Aston Villa should be challenging for a European spot this season. "I think Europe sits there as a goal and this year that would be our goal. That's what we want to try and achieve," said Faulkner. "It's not easy but I believe it's doo-able this year. We've got a lot of ambition."

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0927 GET INVOLVED: Jamie Lyrics on Twitter: "Can't wait for the TeamGB squad to be announced. Looking for glaring omissions and surprise inclusions. #bbcsportsday"

0919 RUGBY UNION: Bath announce the signing of American World Cup hooker Chris Biller on a short-term contract.

0914 GOLF: The second round of the World Cup of golf has finished, with Australia (Brendon Green and Richard Jones) and Ireland (Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy) joint top of the leaderboard on -13.

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0909 FOOTBALL: Hibernian appoint Pat Fenlon as manager.

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0906 GET INVOLVED: Danny Bargota on Twitter: "I'm still in shock after witnessing Tendulkar getting out for 94 earlier on today! #bbcsportsday"

0900 CRICKET: Latest score in the third Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai. The home side have been dismissed for 482 in their first innings, still 108 runs behind the tourists. Ravichandran Ashwin made 100 before being last man out for India.

0853 CRICKET: Cricket Australia has announced that Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Pat Cummins will be unavailable for selection for the first Test against New Zealand starting at the Gabba on 1 December.

0847 RUGBY UNION: Former Wales lock Ian Gough has signed a new two-year deal with the Ospreys.

0840 FOOTBALL: Northampton Town caretaker manager Tim Flowers has told his side to follow his lead and become more boring. "We can't do 'you have a go, we'll have a go' like basketball. So we'll stick to trying to be like me, boring," Flowers told BBC Radio Northampton.

0834 RUGBY UNION: Speaking of that story, today's Times (subscription required) is continuing with its reporting of the leaked reports on England's disastrous World Cup campaign. They allege that the Rugby Football Union put pressure on players James Haskell, Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley to pay off a female hotel worker not to sell her story to the papers following suggestions that they made inappropriate comments to her. The three are reported to have refused to follow the RFU's suggestion.

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0827 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sports News Correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Y'day, Rob Andrew said RFU crisis had reached "rock-bottom". Wrong. Latest revelations by @sousterrugby about hush money mean just got worse"

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GET INVOLVED: - Those are the leading stories this morning and as always we want your views on them. Is there indeed worse to come for the RFU? Will Sachin ever score that 100th 100? Let us know what you think and get involved with Sportsday Live on Twitter with the hashtag #bbcsportsday

0822 RUGBY LEAGUE: The fixture list for the new Super League season has been released. Leeds Rhinos will begin the defence of their title with a home game against Hull KR on 3 February, while newcomers Widnes Vikings start with a home match against Wakefield on the same night.

0818 TENNIS: Rafael Nadal plans to be in "perfect" condition for the start of 2012 after admitting his passion for tennis dropped towards the end of this year. Nadal was knocked out of the season-end ATP World Tour Finals with defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday, his fourth defeat in 10 matches.

0810 RUGBY UNION: Former England hooker Brian Moore believes there is worse to come despite Rob Andrew's claim that English rugby has hit "rock bottom." Moore, who won 64 caps for England, said he felt there would be "a lot of blood-letting to come", adding "If they [England] don't succeed, someone has to pay the price."

0805 CRICKET: Earlier this morning, Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar narrowly failed to make what would have been his 100th international century. The "Little Master" was dismissed for 94 after slicing a Ravi Rampaul delivery to Darren Sammy at second slip in the third and final Test against West Indies in his home city of Mumbai.

0800 FOOTBALL: Morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. To start with we have three stories from Friday's gossip column:

Former England captain David Beckham is believed to be on the verge of signing for Paris Saint-Germain after being offered an 18-month contract worth a staggering £11.6m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City insist that wantaway striker Carlos Tevez will not be allowed to leave the club on the cheap in the January transfer window.
Full story: Evening Standard

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists he is in the dark about French side Lille's desire to make midfielder Joe Cole's stay permanent.
Full story: the Sun



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see also
Nadal aims to bounce back in 2012
25 Nov 11 |  Tennis
Worse to come for England - Moore
25 Nov 11 |  Rugby Union
Tendulkar misses historic century
25 Nov 11 |  India
Tevez is 'happy to move to Italy'
25 Nov 11 |  Man City
Beckham and Bale on Pearce's list
25 Nov 11 |  Football
Chelsea explore move to Battersea
24 Nov 11 |  Chelsea
England now the hunted - Strauss
24 Nov 11 |  England
Friday's gossip column
25 Nov 11 |  Gossip


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