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1830: FOOTBALL: That is it for another busy Sportsday Live. A final reminder about the Carling Cup quarter-final commentaries we have for you this evening on BBC Radio 5 live. At 2000 GMT on 5 live there is Arsenal against Manchester City from the Emirates Stadium, while on 5 live sports extra from 1940GMT you can hear Chelsea v Liverpool from Stamford Bridge.

1824 RUGBY UNION: Wasps scrum-half Nick Berry has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle during his side's defeat to London Irish on 7 November. Berry is free to play again on December 20.

1820 MOTOR SPORT: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Europe will likely be left with only five Grand Prixs in the coming years as the sport moves into other places around the world. The 81-year-old Ecclestone said in an interview in Marca newspaper that "Europe is a good place for tourism and not much else. Europe is finished."


1815 FOOTBALL: Follow all of tonight's football action through BBC Football's live text commentary.

1810 GOLF: Rory McIlroy may not have to win the last two events of the European Tour to catch Luke Donald at the top of the money list. Second place in this week's Hong Kong Open followed by victory in next week's Dubai World Championship could be good enough. Because the Order of Merit is based on Euros, it will all depend on the exchange rate with the US dollar going into next week.

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1805 GET INVOLVED: Shanu Afolami on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday arsenal vs man city tonight is going to be a cracking match. Come on goooners!"

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1801 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Tribute to Gary Speed from Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas in match programme: 'A fantastic professional, an extremely important figure.'"

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1759 GET INVOLVED: Den Edwinson on Twitter: "I would back Chrissie Wellington - 4 time world champion in toughest sport out there - as sports personality of the year #bbcsportsday."

1755 ICE HOCKEY: The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has banned Vityaz Chekhov's Canadian forward Jeremy Yablonski for the rest of the season, effectively ending his playing career in Russia. The KHL initially suspended Yablonski for eight games following a brawl during Saturday's game against Traktor Chelyabinsk but later decided to increase the penalty, calling him a repeat offender.

1750 FOOTBALL: Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has told his side to use the experience of playing Manchester United in Wednesday's Carling Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford to improve them as players. "I've told my players to go there and come away better players," he said. "This is an experience that you have got to soak up, you've got to enjoy it, you've got to work hard and be proud of your performance and what will be will bbe.

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1746 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Mark Pougatch on Twitter: "Sporting Chance chief exec Peter Kay on 5LS @bbc5live tonight talking about depression and anxiety in footballers."

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1742 GET INVOLVED: Thomas Myerscough on Twitter: "All this moaning about the list is pointless - only one person deserves to win it - Mark Cavendish. #bbcsportsday"


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1738 GET INVOLVED: Nich Underdown on Twitter: "Perhaps next year for #SPOTY, publications should be asked to nominate 5 men and 5 women? #bbcsportsday"

1734 FOOTBALL: Blackburn manager Steve Kean says he is ready to meet some of the club's disgruntled fans if required to do so. "I will always take direction from other people at the club more qualified than me to organise something like that," the 44-year-old said. "But if it is going to happen, then I would be available to do that."

BBC Radio 5 live
1730: FOOTBALL Another reminder about the Carling Cup quarter-final commentaries we have for you this evening on BBC Radio 5 live. At 2000 GMT on 5 live there is Arsenal against Manchester City from Emirates Stadium, while on 5 live sports extra from 1940 you can hear Chelsea v Liverpool from Stamford Bridge.

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1727 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Karen Fazackerley on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday #LUFC fans planning a special '11th minute' tribute to Gary Speed at tonight's match v #Forest #11minutesforGarySpeed."

1725 FOOTBALL: Tottenham players will wear black armbands in their Europa League match with PAOK on Wednesday, as a mark of respect for Gary Speed.

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1720 FOOTBALL: Legendary Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Manchester Evening News voting for Berbatov/Toure for SPOTY is insulting. if you don't want to play then give the votes to someone who does."

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1711 FOOTBALL: Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi is banned for three matches after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

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1707 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Work goes on around National Stadium in Warsaw. Off to Kiev in morning. Euro 2012 draw live on BBC2 at 1700 GMT on Friday."

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1707 GET INVOLVED: Mark Austin on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday What has Andy Murray done this year? Apart from 1 Grand slam final 3 Grand slam semis and 5 titles!!!"

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1705 CRICKET: India recover from 59-5 to reach their target of 212 with one wicket and seven balls remaining in the first one-day international against West Indies in Cuttack.

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1700 GET INVOLVED: Zak Millington on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday It defies the point of equal rights if women are added to SPOTY list based on their gender, not their achievements."

1655 FORMULA 1: The agent of Russian driver Vitaly Petrov says she hopes to finalise his future on Wednesday. Petrov has a contract with Renault, who will change their name to Lotus next year, for 2012, but the team have announced that 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen will race for them next year. "I have a meeting to decide what we are doing, whether we are staying or not," Petrov's agent Oksana Kossatchenko said. "I guess we will find a solution and then we will have a few days to sort it out...we would like to know the plan from the team before we confirm our presence in the team."

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1650 GET INVOLVED: Sam Dunne on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday PFC looking like a 10 - 25 point deduction, here we go again! Just shows how pointless the fit and proper person test is."

1648 US SPORT: Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions has been suspended for two games by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct in stomping on the arm of an opposing player.

1640 RUGBY UNION: More from Mike Tindall's statement in reference to his successful appeal on Monday that saw him reinstated in the elite player squad and his fine reduced from £25,000 to £15,000: ""Yesterday's decision goes some way to reflect a fairer assessment of what actually happened during the World Cup. It had been suggested that I intentionally misled people in relation to the events in Queenstown and I am pleased following this appeal process that it has been made clear that I did not do so. I feel somewhat vindicated by the decision to reinstate me back into the elite player squad. It is the ultimate honour to play for your country and I am proud and privileged to have done this for over 11 years. I have always put my heart and soul into playing for England. For now, my immediate focus is playing for Gloucester on Friday and I would like to thank the great team of people around me as well as the fans who have been hugely supportive."

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1633 GET INVOLVED: Alex Newman on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Andy Murray? What has he done this year apart from underachieving? sports that aren't on TV regularly are suffering I think."

1628 RUGBY UNION: A statement from England international Mike Tindall following his successful appeal on Monday that saw him reinstated in the elite player squad and his fine reduced from £25,000 to £15,000: "While I accept the decision made by the disciplinary appeal panel last night I still maintain that the level of fine is not in line with other RFU disciplinary cases. I absolutely accept my share of responsibility for what happened in Queenstown and that I drank too much that night. It unfortunately created a level of media interest which was an unwanted distraction for myself, my teammates, Martin Johnson and his staff. I can again only apologise unreservedly for this. I am deeply disappointed by the way the RFU has chosen to handle the situation and I have felt throughout the disciplinary process that my case was made unnecessarily political and public by the RFU and that I ended up being made a scapegoat."

1625 FOOTBALL: The Premier League have confirmed that a minute's applause will be observed before all matches this weekend in honour of Gary Speed, who made 535 appearances in the competition.

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1623 GET INVOLVED: Carl Neville on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Achievements of men on the [Sports Personality of the Year] list greatly outweigh achievements of women not on the list, nothing sexist about that."

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1617 GET INVOLVED: Gareth Mills on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday It's amazing to believe that any club has been so publicly mismanaged as Portsmouth. Looks like nervous times await again."

1614 CRICKET: Veteran Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera has been recalled to an expanded squad for the three-Test series in South Africa, the first of which starts at Centurion on 15 December. Samaraweera is part of a 17-man squad because batsman Mahela Jayawardene will be travelling with an injury.

1610 FORMULA 1: Former world champion Mario Andretti cannot contain his excitement at the latest developments in F1: "With Kimi Raikkonen coming back in 2012 the F1 grid will have six world champs. Is this exciting or what?"

BBC Radio 5 live
1605: FOOTBALL A word about the Carling Cup quarter-final commentaries we have for you this evening on BBC Radio 5 live. At 2000 GMT on 5 live there is Arsenal against Manchester City from Emirates Stadium, while on 5 live sports extra from 1940 you can hear Chelsea v Liverpool from Stamford Bridge.

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1556 RUGBY LEAGUE: France are looking for a new head coach for the 2013 World Cup after deciding to part company with Bobbie Goulding. The former St Helens and Great Britain scrum-half has been in charge of Les Bleus for the last three years but the French Federation have decided not to renew his contract.

1554 FOOTBALL: The inquest into Gary Speed's death has been adjourned. Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg says: "I adjourn this inquest until 30 January, 2012. The inquest will be heard in Warrington and will commence at 2pm."

1550 RUGBY UNION: Departing RFU chief executive Martyn Thomas makes statement on Stephen Brown replacing him. Thomas says: "Stephen has increasingly taken over the day to day running of the RFU since I announced on 2 November that I would not be renewing my contract after 16 December. He has demonstrated in the time that he has been at the RFU that he is immensely capable and this has been underlined once again in the last few weeks."

1544 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Carl Doran, Editor of Sports Personality of the Year, insists the voting process is fair and that a balance of all sporting achievements will be included in the show which will be aired next month. He adds: "Undoubtedly, it is a shame there are no female contenders in the top 10 this year, despite some coming extremely close. It is worth noting that many of the papers did have women in their shortlists - and that this is the first time there has been no female representation since the current system was put in place during my first year in charge."

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1540 RUGBY UNION: Martyn Thomas has left the Rugby Football Union with immediate effect and Stephen Brown has taken over as acting chief executive, the RFU have confirmed.

1536 FOOTBALL: The inquest into Gary Speed's death hears his wife found his body and there were no suspicious circumstances.

1532 FOOTBALL: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo did not train with his team-mates today due to his left ankle sprain, picked up in their 4-1 league win over Atletico Madrid. Madrid, who lead the Spanish league by six points on Barcelona, travel to third-from-bottom Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

1528 FOOTBALL: Joey Barton claims his departure from Newcastle was due to a bonus dispute. QPR midfielder Barton said: "Newcastle, as a playing squad, were the only club in Premier League history not to sign a bonus sheet. It was unprecedented. We refused as a playing staff (to sign) as they tried to railroad the players into signing a bonus sheet. They thought we were Sports Direct and we should do what the subordinates at Sports Direct do."

1525 FOOTBALL: Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has been sent for a scan on his back, but manager Ally McCoist is optimistic the problem is not serious. Lafferty will miss tonight's friendly in Hamburg after coming off in the first half of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders' 1-0 loss at Kilmarnock on Sunday after the back problem flared up.

1521 RUGBY UNION: Martyn Thomas, the Rugby Football Union acting's chief executive, will not face a misconduct charge for his role in the departure of John Steele. Thomas was criticised in the Blackett Report, which was commissioned by the RFU Council to review the hiring and firing of Steele as chief executive.

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1513 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth have confirmed the club's parent company, Convers Sports Initiatives plc (CSI), has been placed into administration. Vladimir Antonov has resigned as chairman and director of Portsmouth. But Portsmouth Football Club (2010) Limited - the company that operates Portsmouth Football Club - is not in administration and continues to trade.

1511 FOOTBALL: Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac can return to play for the club providing he apologizes to his team-mates for his behavior after being left out for their Champions League game against Olympiakos. Gignac has been ordered to stay away from the first team since Thursday after insulting coach Didier Deschamps in front of other players.

1504 FOOTBALL: Portsmouth Football Club (2010) Limited - the company that operates Portsmouth Football Club - is not in administration and continues to trade - the club has confirmed. The club has funding in place for the short term, but will now be seeking alternative investment for its longer-term requirements. Pompey chief executive David Lampitt said: "After the extraordinary amount of work put in by so many people over the last 18 months to get to this point, it is incredibly disappointing for the club to find itself in this position."

1501 FENCING: Fencing great Valentina Vezzali is in hospital with head and abdominal injuries following a car crash in Perugia, Italy, where the Italian team was in training.

1459 OLYMPICS: Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics football tournament went back on sale today with 1.5million available at the six venues around the country. Tickets were available for all the games including those involving the Great Britain men's and women's side and both finals, though the men's final was expected to sell out quickly.

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1455 GET INVOLVED: Gareth Montgomery on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday It's not about sex but who deserves it! Chrissie Wellington? But Alistair Brownlee is overlooked so that's a sporting issue!"

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1450 RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport understands Stuart Lancaster and Graham Rowntree will be in charge of England for Six Nations.

1449 FOOTBALL: Neil Fox, chief operating officer of Oxford United's main sponsor Bridle Insurance, tells BBC Oxford that they do not see their sponsorship of Eastleigh impacting on their involvement with the U's.

1444 FOOTBALL: 2008 silver medallists Nigeria face Senegal in a must-win encounter, with Morocco hosting Algeria in Tuesday's first Olympic qualifier.

1439 RUGBY LEAGUE: The French Rugby League Federation (FFR) announces they will not be renewing the contract of English coach Bobbie Goulding. Former Great Britain and England international scrum-half Goulding, 39, had been coaching the France national side since February 2009.

1433 FOOTBALL: Zimbabwean champions Dynamos have chosen to play in next year's Champions League despite the financial drawbacks.

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1427 GET INVOLVED: Victor Emmanuel on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday Everyone can't be nominated cos it just for 10 people, appreciate those on the list."

1420 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Sebastian Coe has expressed his surprise that not a single woman has been included on the 10-name shortlist for the BBC sports personality of the year award. Coe, a winner of the award himself in 1979 said: "We have had Rebecca Adlington winning a world title in the world swimming championships, we have had other women world champions this year too. "This has also been a year where two women have won silver medals at the athletics world championships, Hannah England and Jessica Ennis, and it is one of the toughest championships in which to win a medal so I am surprised."

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1412 CRICKET: Pakistan have beaten Bangladesh by 50 runs in the one-off Twenty20 international at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka. Pakistan, restricted to 135-7 after electing to take first strike, hit back to keep Bangladesh down to 85-9 on a slow wicket.

1407 FOOTBALL: England manager Fabio Capello has tipped former clubs AC Milan and Juventus to fight for the Serie A title this season. "Milan have the best squad but also the most commitments," he said. "They're strong, balanced and used to staying at the top. As they're not in the Champions League, Juve are among the favourites."

1400 FOOTBALL: Derbies will take centre stage on Tuesday as the second round of Group A games takes place in Africa's Olympic qualifiers. Hosts Morocco face fellow north Africans Algeria, before Nigeria meet Senegal in an all-West African clash. If the first game in Tangiers were to end in a draw, then defeat for either Nigeria or Senegal in their clash would send the loser home.

1355 OLYMPICS: Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, who is awaiting the outcome of a doping appeal hearing, has said he will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London next year if possible. The 28-year-old, whose hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ended last week, said: "Why not try this new challenge in London? It sounds interesting...if the possibility is there, I will give it a try."

1351 BOXING: Scott Quigg will make the first defence of his British super-bantamweight title on Saturday, 4 February in Bolton. The 23-year-old's opponent is likely to be announced in the next 10 days.

1347 FOOTBALL: The Football Association of Wales council will not hold talks over finding a successor for Gary Speed when they meet on Thursday. Reports had suggested that Thursday's meeting would include tentative talks over finding the man to fill the void left by the death of manager Speed at his family home in Cheshire on Sunday at the age of 42. But the Press Association is reporting that the FAW consider any discussions of such a nature to be highly insensitive given that Speed's funeral has yet to take place, with any deliberations set to be put on hold until at least the next council meeting in late December.

1343 MOTOR SPORT: Scottish rider Stuart Easton says he is keen to race at the North West 200 again despite suffering potentially life-threatening injuries during practice for the event in May. Easton has signed to ride for the Paul Bird Motorsport team in next year's British Superbike series.

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1338 CRICKET: Bangladesh are 40-6 after 12 overs, chasing Pakistan's 135-7 in the Twenty20 international in Dhaka.

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1335 CRICKET: India are 43-2 after five overs, in reply to a West Indies total of 211-9 in the first one-day international in Cuttack.

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1332 GET INVOLVED: Ashley Hirschberger on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday rather than focusing on who didn't make it, why don't we appreciate the sporting achievments of those nominated."

1328 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Manchester Evening News sports editor Peter Spencer on his widely-criticised selections for SPOTY nominations. He says he nominated Patrick Vieira for his work in the community and because he's a great ambassador.

1324 OLYMPICS: Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright is fully behind the Great Britain football team that will participate at the 2012 London Games. "I'm looking forward to it, it should be a fantastic tournament," he said. "1.5million tickets went on sale on Tuesday and they have already sold 800,000. That is a lot more tickets than any other sports but it is spread right across the country."

1317 RUGBY UNION: Warren Gatland has revealed Wales second-rowers Alun Wyn Jones and Luke Charteris could miss the Six Nations Championship due to injury.

1309 FOOTBALL: New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream will train with West Brom and Bolton over the next fortnight. His agent Patrick McCabe said, though, a potential January move for 24-year-old Ream would have to be right for the player. McCabe told the Wolverhampton Express and Star: "Both clubs (Albion and Bolton) have admired Tim for some time and it affords both parties a chance to see each other up close.

1305 RUGBY UNION: Former England hooker Brian Moore says the RFU's handling of Mike Tindall's ban and subsequent reinstatement to the elite squad is making rugby union "look daft".

1300 FOOTBALL: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will ring the changes for Wednesday's Europa League Group A clash against PAOK Salonika at White Hart Lane. A knee injury to Roman Pavlyuchenko means Jermain Defoe will start up front, but the England striker is likely to be the only player who started against West Brom that will begin tomorrow's game. Sandro, Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Jake Livermore have also been added to the squad.

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1255 GET INVOLVED: Anand D Vallabh on Twitter: "Kimi Raikkonen back in #F1 can only be a good thing; wish he was in a Williams though. #bbcsportsday"

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1245 CRICKET: West Indies made 211-9 in their 50 overs in the first one-day international against India in Cuttack. Darren Bravo top-scored with 60.

1238 RUGBY UNION: Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his team for Saturday's match against Australia in Cardiff. Sam Warburton returns as captain after being sent off during Wales' World Cup semi-final loss to France. There are also starts for centre Scott Williams, half-backs Rhys Priestland and Lloyd Williams, plus prop Scott Andrews and lock Ian Evans.

1233 RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan have loaned out centre Stefan Marsh to Widnes for the 2012 season. The 21-year-old, who had a brief spell on loan with the Vikings in the Championship last season, will link up with former Warriors team-mates Ben Cross and Ben Davies, who have made permanent moves to the Halton Stadium.

1227 FOOTBALL: Bristol City have announced losses of £11.45m for the year ending May 2011. The deficit, has been put down to rising player wages and delays in the development of their new stadium.

1220 FOOTBALL: The Granada versus Real Mallorca Primera Liga game, halted after a linesman was hit in the face with an umbrella, will be played behind closed doors on 7 December.

1211 FOOTBALL: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has expressed his shock and sadness following the death of Gary Speed over the weekend. "He was a lad that I never, ever heard anybody say a bad word about. Everybody loved him who came into contact with him, and the most unlikely lad you could ever see doing something like that."

1200 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Phil Gordos on Twitter: "Metro's cricket writer said this about their decision-making process: Our desk did it democratically consulting all staff & collating #spoty."

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1158 CRICKET: Pakistan are 92-3 after 13 overs in their Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

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1153 GET INVOLVED: Adam Brand on Twitter: "Wellington, Brownlee and Warburton for Murray, Khan and Strauss for SPOTY nominations imo. No nominations for Adrian Lewis?"

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1150 CRICKET: West Indies are 173-7 in the 42nd over of the first one-day international against India in Cuttack. Darren Bravo top-scored with 60.

1147 CRICKET: India seam bowler Praveen Kumar, who had already been ruled out of the first three one-day internationals against West Indies, has now been ruled out of the rest of the ODIs and the Test series in Australia.

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1145 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Journalist Sue Mott on BBC Radio 5 Live : "I don't think it's a big deal or a case of sexism, it's just life. As a journalist I want to write the best, biggest and most interesting stories and they often seem to involve men. I think it is understandable, I will write about anyone as long as it's a good story."

1142 GOLF: Ryder Cup officials have dismissed concerns about the Scottish weather at the date announcement for the 2014 tournament in Gleneagles. The match between Europe and the United States will take place from 26 September to 28 September on the PGA Centenary Course in Perthshire. European Ryder Cup director Richard Hills said: "You have instances where tournaments in July have had to go into Mondays, so it's not an unusual occurrence. We have to deal with what we've been given."

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1138 GET INVOLVED: Alan Simpson on Twitter: "The reason why SPOTY is not a free vote? Just remember Bob Nudd in 1991."

1134 FOOTBALL: Bolton manager Owen Coyle tells The Bolton News he will not be buying his way out of trouble in January. "I've not had money anywhere I have been before," he said. "I came to the club two years ago, second-bottom of the league, and never spent a penny. If you don't have money, then there are ways and means of improving your team."

1130 RUGBY UNION: Exeter Chiefs fly-half Ignacio Mieres tells BBC Spotlight of his pride in the club following their fightback from 20-0 down to beat Sale 30-23 in the Premiership.

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1127 GET INVOLVED: James Youngman on Twitter: "Why not just make SPOTY a free choice vote, that represents the person who public want. It is only a popularity competition. #bbcsportsday"

1125 OLYMPICS: Great Britain's women's handball team are showing signs of being truly competitive at international level, despite finishing sixth in last week's Olympic test event in London, reports BBC Sport's Nick Hope. "I am really impressed with our defence; we need to improve our attack, but our British spirit is fantastic and overall it looks good," says GB coach Jesper Holmris.

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1122 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport's Simon Austin on Twitter: "Great quote from #drogba agent on striker's future: 'He will go where he is offered the most money'. Refreshingly honest at least."

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1120 CRICKET: Pakistan won the toss and are batting first against Bangladesh in their Twenty20 international in Mirpur. Bangladesh's star opener Tamim Iqbal misses out with injury, while seam bowler Farhad Reza has been picked for his first international appearance since September 2008.

1117 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Rebecca Adlington (six) missed out by one vote. Keri-Anne Payne (five) missed out by two. Amir Khan (7) received the lowest number of votes of the top 10, one vote ahead of Adlington and Jenson Button. Others who came close: Rebecca Adlington (6), Jenson Button (6), Alistair Brownlee (5), Keri-Anne Payne (5).

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1115 SPORTS PERSONALTY OF THE YEAR: Badminton player Gail Emms on BBC Radio 5 Live: "Are they voting for the people who are most popular? Or who has achieved the most in their sport this year? The line is fuzzy."

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1110 CRICKET: West Indies are 133-4 after 28 overs in the first one-day international in Cuttack. Darren Bravo is unbeaten on 49 from 54 balls.

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1105 GET INVOLVED: WGC FC on Twitter: "With very few sports that see men and women compete against each other it makes sense to have a men's and women's SPOTY."

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1102 GET INVOLVED: Alex Reilly on Twitter, re: Sports Personality of the Year: "I'm sure they have been recognised in their respective sports, they haven't caught the public's imagination. The whole point."

1054 RUGBY LEAGUE: St Helens half-back Jonny Lomax signs a new four-year-deal at Langtree Park, following a successful 2011 Super League season. The 21-year-old was named Super League Young Player of the Year and was a key member of the Saints side that reached the Super League Grand Final.

1049 FOOTBALL: Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful of having Danny Graham available for Saturday's Premier League trip to Blackburn, but is likely to be without Angel Rangel at Ewood Park. Rodgers told the club's website: "Danny suffered a soft tissue injury. It is too early to say if he will be available for Blackburn. It could be a bit longer for Angel - maybe a couple of weeks. There was no damage on the x-ray but we need to look at his ankle ligament."

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1044 GET INVOLVED: John Oliver on Twitter: "Looking a for a suitable female candidate for SPOTY? This was the year to recognise Chrissie Wellington. One of our best ever. #bbcsportsday

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1040 GET INVOLVED: Simon Cowdrey on Twitter: "#bbcsportsday How can Ali Brownlee not even make the shortlist?! There should be a limit of 1 nomination from any sport."

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1037 GET INVOLVED: BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter: "Still anxiously waiting to hear if Robert Kubica - who is out of contract at Renault - can return to driving after serious injuries #bbcf1"

1035 FOOTBALL: Reading boss Brian McDermott tells BBC Berkshire the side have a pivotal week as they look to close the gap on the play-off places.

1031 SPEEDWAY: Poole Pirates riders Chris Holder and Darcy Ward have agreed to remain with the double-winning side next season. Australian Holder has also been unveiled as the team's new captain following the departure of Davey Watt.

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1027 GET INVOLVED: Robert Legrand on Twitter: "@BBCSport Why not award a male and female SPOTY? Every other sporting award makes this distinction in the modern age #bbcsportsday"

1021 CRICKET: New Australia coach Mickey Arthur has warned fans to be patient as the national side undergoes a rebuilding process that could take years to come to fruition. "We have to be realistic," Arthur said. "But if we keep chipping away, in a year or two we could be top of the tree again."

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1018 FORMULA ONE: Heikki Kovalainen on Twitter: "Great to see Kimi coming back, Finnish championship as well as world championship again in F1!"

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1011 CRICKET: Batting first, West Indies are 62-3 after 14 overs in the first one-day international in Cuttack.

1000 TENNIS: Henri Leconte believes Andy Murray should relax as the Scotsman aims to break his grand slam duck in 2012. Leconte said: "He has the tennis, he has the talent but he has to realise it's great to be there and play in grand slam finals and semi-finals and not put pressure on himself."

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0952 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Karen Pickering on Twitter: "Since lads mags got to vote shouldn't some women's mags have had the same opportunity?"

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0948 GET INVOLVED: Kevin Davidson on Twitter: "For those unhappy about no women please name who should be in Top 10 and at who's expense?"

0943 RUGBY UNION: Newport Gwent Dragons sign Samoa international centre Andy Tuilagi on a two-year contract from Sale Sharks. Tuilagi, 25, previously played for Leicester and Leeds Carnegie, while he also had a spell with rugby league club St Helens.

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0939 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Becky Adlington on Twitter: "Getting so many tweets about this year's BBC Sports Personality nominations. Some amazing people on the list but such a shame there are no women! Think there has been some great women in sport this year including my best friend Keri-Anne Payne and sad they haven't been recognised. Hopefully next year can be all women nominations after London 2012!"

0932 GOLF: Rory McIlroy intends to spend more time on the US tour next year, juggling his commitments with the European Tour. McIlroy, who carries a career-best world ranking of No. 2 into the Hong Kong Open on Thursday, says: "I will add on a couple more events to my schedule in America next year."

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0928 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Dan Walker on Twitter: "There seems quite a bit of 'lack of ladies rage' about the 10 nominations for SPOTY this year. Surely a quota isn't the way forward."

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0921 GET INVOLVED: Matthew Davies on Twitter: "Has everyone forgotten about the Brownlee brothers - exceptional athletes and world champions."

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0920 GET INVOLVED: Jamie Armitage on Twitter: "Maybe there just aren't any female candidates as deserving as those that made it? It's a fair nomination process."

0917 CRICKET: India captain Virender Sehwag wins the toss and decides to bowl first against the West Indies at Barabati Stadium in the first one-dayer of a five-game series.

0914 FOOTBALL: Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu, manager of Kuban Krasnodar, has extended his contract with the club until 30 June, 2015. Krasnodar governor Alexander Tkachev, who also presides over Kuban football club, says: "I think for us it was a logical move to offer Dan a new contract."

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0910 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Jacqui Oatley on Twitter: "Common viewpoint on lack of women on BBC SPOTY list is that no-one can name any candidates off top of their heads. Reasons for that?"

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0908 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Chrissie Wellington on Twitter: "No women in BBC SPOTY top ten. Its not about me, its about the need to celebrate achievements of so many female GBR athletes. Disgraceful."

0903 CRICKET: New Zealand coach John Wright says his side are not daunted by Australia's long unbeaten record at the Gabba as the sides prepare to face each other. Wright says the record is "impressive, no doubt about it, but we have everything to play for. We are not daunted by that record. We see it as an opportunity."

0900 CRICKET: Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera is added to his team's squad for next month's Test series in South Africa.

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0856 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Clare Balding on Twitter: "If you feel strongly about the all-male SPOTY list, it might be worth making the point to the sports editor of the paper you read, the radio station you listen to, the TV stations you watch that their coverage of female sport is very, very limited in non-Olympic years."

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0854 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Simon Austin on Twitter: "SPOTY shortlist decided by votes from major publications. Manchester Evening News put forward Yaya Toure, Dimitar Berbatov and Patrick Vieira."

0842 FOOTBALL: Midfielder Paul Pogba is set to make his full debut for Manchester United in tomorrow night's Carling Cup quarter-final with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Fellow youngsters Ezekiel Fryers, Ravel Morrison, Michael Keane and Ben Amos are also hoping for a chance. United will have plenty of first-team experience at their disposal, including Brazilian full-back Rafael who is in line to make his first appearance of the season after a shoulder injury.

0839 GOLF: The 2014 Ryder Cup will take place from 26 September to 28 September, organisers announce. The biennial match between Europe and the United States will take place at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

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0835 GET INVOLVED: Join in our debate on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, which is put together following nominations by a panel of sports editors from national and regional newspapers and magazines. #bbcsportsday

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0824 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Gail Emms on Twitter: "Ok, BBC SPOTY nominations- Where are our world champion women? So annoying."

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0824 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Gabby Logan on Twitter: "I can't think of anything to say about there being NO women on the SPOTY top 10 list that is positive so I won't say anything."

0819 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: BBC Sport's Jake Humphrey does not want the lack of women on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist to detract from those who have made it. Humphrey says: "That is the talking point. Let's not allow it to overshadow these guys' achievements. We've got some amazing women, it's disappointing but it is the way it is."

0814 FOOTBALL: Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni expresses his pleasure at agreeing a contract extension, which will run until the 2014 World Cup. He says: "I am very happy to continue my job with the FAI."

0809 FOOTBALL: Didier Drogba's agent Thierno Seydi reveals the striker has snubbed Chelsea's offer of a one-year contract extension and vowed to "go where he is offered the most money" after turning down a loan move to AC Milan. He added: "It could be the United States, Russia, Qatar or somewhere else in Asia. Once you are well into your thirties you have to go to a club where you can be certain you'll be able to pay your bills."

0805 MOTORSPORT: Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen has high hopes ahead of his return to Formula One in 2012 as he signs a two-year contract with Lotus Renault . Raikkonen says: "I'm looking forward to playing an important role in pushing the team to the very front of the grid."

0800 FOOTBALL: Morning and welcome to Sportsday Live. To start with, we have three stories from Tuesday's gossip column: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is believed to have rejected a contract offer to stay at the club (Daily Mirror); Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel says he is happy to remain in Portugal despite rumoured interest from Manchester United and Chelsea (Manchester Evening News); and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could make a move for AZ Alkmaar winger Rasmus Elm (Daily Star).


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see also
Raikkonen to return to Formula 1
29 Nov 11 |  Formula One
Sports Personality top 10 announced
29 Nov 11 |  Sports Personality
Trapattoni extends Republic deal
29 Nov 11 |  Irish
Shearer 'numb' over friend Speed
29 Nov 11 |  Football
Tindall reinstated to elite squad
29 Nov 11 |  Rugby Union
Lancashire handed Sussex opener
29 Nov 11 |  Counties
Tuesday's gossip column
29 Nov 11 |  Gossip


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