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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."
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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.
1805 GET INVOLVED:
Shanu Afolami on Twitter:
"#bbcsportsday arsenal vs man city tonight is going to be a cracking match. Come on goooners!"
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.'"
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.
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"
1738 GET INVOLVED:
Nich Underdown on Twitter:
"Perhaps next year for #SPOTY, publications should be asked to nominate 5 men and 5 women? #bbcsportsday"
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."
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.
1727 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's
Karen Fazackerley on Twitter:
#LUFC fans planning a special '11th minute' tribute to Gary Speed at tonight's match v #Forest #11minutesforGarySpeed."
Tottenham players will wear black armbands in their Europa League match with PAOK on Wednesday, as a mark of respect for Gary Speed.
1720 FOOTBALL: Legendary Olympic gold medallist
Matthew Pinsent on Twitter:
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."
Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi
is banned for three matches after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.
1707 FOOTBALL: BBC Sport's
Richard Conway on Twitter:
Work goes on around National Stadium in Warsaw. Off to Kiev in morning. Euro 2012 draw live on BBC2 at 1700 GMT on Friday."
1707 GET INVOLVED:
Mark Austin on Twitter:
What has Andy Murray done this year? Apart from 1 Grand slam final 3 Grand slam semis and 5 titles!!!"
1700 GET INVOLVED:
Zak Millington on Twitter:
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."
1650 GET INVOLVED:
Sam Dunne on Twitter:
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."
1633 GET INVOLVED:
Alex Newman on Twitter:
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."
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.
1623 GET INVOLVED:
Carl Neville on Twitter:
Achievements of men on the [Sports Personality of the Year] list greatly outweigh achievements of women not on the list, nothing sexist about that."
1617 GET INVOLVED:
Gareth Mills on Twitter:
It's amazing to believe that any club has been so publicly mismanaged as Portsmouth. Looks like nervous times await again."
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?"
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.
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."
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.
Gary Speed's death
hears his wife found his body and there were no suspicious circumstances.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
1455 GET INVOLVED:
Gareth Montgomery on Twitter:
It's not about sex but who deserves it! Chrissie Wellington? But Alistair Brownlee is overlooked so that's a sporting issue!"
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
do not see their sponsorship of Eastleigh
impacting on their involvement with the U's.
2008 silver medallists Nigeria
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.
1427 GET INVOLVED:
Victor Emmanuel on Twitter:
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."
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.
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."
Derbies will take centre stage on Tuesday as the second round of Group A games takes place in
Africa's Olympic qualifiers.
face fellow north Africans Algeria
, before Nigeria
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream will train with West Brom
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
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.
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"
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.
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.
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."
1158 CRICKET: Pakistan
are 92-3 after 13 overs in their Twenty20 international against Bangladesh
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?"
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.
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."
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
of his pride in the club following their fightback from 20-0 down to beat Sale 30-23 in the Premiership.
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"
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.
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."
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).
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."
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."
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
"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."
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
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."
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
the side have a pivotal week as they look to close the gap on the play-off places.
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"
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."
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."
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?"
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.
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."
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."
0921 GET INVOLVED:
Matthew Davies on Twitter:
"Has everyone forgotten about the Brownlee brothers - exceptional athletes and world champions."
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.
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."
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?"
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."
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."
Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera
is added to his team's squad for next month's Test series in South Africa.
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."
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."
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.
0835 GET INVOLVED:
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.
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.
0824 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
Gail Emms on Twitter:
"Ok, BBC SPOTY nominations- Where are our world champion women? So annoying."
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."
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
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:0800 FOOTBALL:
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
. Raikkonen says: "I'm looking forward to playing an important role in pushing the team to the very front of the grid."
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
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